Folder also contains brief narrative passages, apparently intended as a bridge between this piece and another work. 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, worn.
11 parts and an indefinite number of scores
The roving gambler is contained in one folder consisting of 1 eleven page conductor score, 2 three page piano vocal scores and 11 parts in F Major concert -- in ink and pencil -- in unidentified hands (Still, other?).
Conductor score indicates parts for flute, 2 clarinets, horn, trumpet, violin 1, violin 2, violin 3, viola, cello, bass, piano. Piano vocal score lyrics begin "I am a roving gambler, I've gambled all around ...". Parts for 3 reeds - flute, clarinet 1, clarinet 2; horn; trumpet; 3 violins - 1, 2, 3; viola; cello; bass. -- from the Duke Ellington Library.