Parts for "Hurry sundown" and "Something 'bout believing" are noted on the verso of parts in grouping iii. 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, worn, torn.
Grouping iv from the Mercer Ellington Library.
32 parts and 1 score
I.T.B.G. Esther is contained in one of sixty nine folders for "Sacred concert I" consisting of 7 parts in g minor concert, 3 parts in f minor concert, 8 parts in Ab Major concert, 13 parts in eb minor concert, 1 part in ab minor concert (?), and 1 one page short score in c minor concert -- in ink and photocopy -- in unidentified hands (Whaley, others?).
Items in 8 groupings -- (i) Parts in g minor for 4 reeds - Pro, Jimmy, Paul (2), Carney; 1 trombone - Chuck. -- (ii) Parts in f minor for 2 reeds - Paul, Carney; 1 trombone - 2. -- (iii) Parts in Ab Major for 2 reeds - Ashby (3), Paul; 1 trumpet - Herb; 1 trombone - Buster. -- (iv) Parts in Ab Major for 1 reed - Paul; 1 trumpet - Cat. -- (v) Parts in eb minor for 5 reeds - alto 1, alto 3, Jimmy, Paul, Carney (2); 3 trumpets - 1, 2, 3; 3 trombones - 1, 2, 3; bass. -- (vi) Part in ab minor (?) for 1 reed - Ashby. -- (vii) One page short score in c minor. Short score indicates parts for voices. Lyrics begin "In the beginning God ...". -- (viii) Part in g minor for 1 reed - Carney. -- All items except grouping iv from the Duke Ellington Library.