Folder also contains a brief narrative, appparently intended to introduce the piece. Handwriting and other details have been reported based on the notes of David Berger, Andrew Homzy, Dr. Theodore Hudson, Walter van de Leur, and Dr. Mark Tucker.
Condition: fair, brittle.
19 parts and an indefinite number of scores
O gambler, git up offa yo' knees is contained in one folder consisting of 1 eighteen page conductor score, 1 four page piano vocal score, 1 one page piano vocal score and 19 parts in Ab Major concert (?) -- in ink -- in identified hand (Brave) and unidentified hand (Redman?).
Conductor score indicates parts for 6 reeds - flute, oboe, clarinet, alto 1, alto 2, tenor; horns; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; drums; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass; guitar. Note on the conductor score indicates that the scoring was done by Still (William Grant Still?). Four page piano vocal score lyrics begin "O gambler, git up offa yo' knees ...". One page piano vocal score lyrics begin "Bring you back to me and our love would flow ...". One page piano vocal score appears incomplete and may be unrelated to other materials. Parts for 6 reeds - flute, oboe, clarinet, alto 1, alto 2, tenor; horns; 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 violins - A, B, C; viola; cello; bass; drums; guitar; piano. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.