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Selection of music, 1878-1918

MS. Mus. b. 45

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(a) (fols. 1-43) 'The spirit of carnival'. ?Unfinished operetta, composed before 1918. 13 separate nos. in vocal or piano score.

(b) (fols. 44-47) 'The luck of Edenhall'. Bacchanale for orchestra. Short score. Incomplete, wanting all after p. 8.

(c) (fols. 48-62) 'Cupid's conspiracy'. Comedy-ballet, composed in 1918. Piano score. The work was originally entitled 'The dancing lesson'. Piano selection was published, London, J. Williams, 1918.

(d) (fols. 63-71) 'Miniature variations for orchestra'. Composed in 1934. Short score. In addition to the final version (fols. 63-67), there are discarded drafts (fols. 68-70) and a preliminary sketch leaf (fol. 71).

(e) (fols. 72-74) 'The deluge'. Oratorio, composed for the Brighton Festival, 1878. Vocal score of nos. 15 and 16 only.

(f) (fols. 75-77) 'Beautiful morning of May'. Song. Words by Edward Lockton. No. 1 of a series.

(g) (fols. 78-79) 'The chocolate bus'. Song. Words by Eleanor Farjeon. No. 14 of a series.

(h) (fol. 80) 'Come, let me dive into thine eyes'. Song. Words by Barry Cornwall. Dated 'June 25th [18]93'.

(i) (fols. 81-82) 'From exile'. Song. Words by L. F. Moberly.

(j) (fols. 83-84) 'I've a secret to tell thee'. Song. Words by Thomas Moore. First version.

(k) (fols. 85-87) 'I've a secret to tell thee'. Song. Words by Thomas Moore. Revised version.

(l) (fols. 88-89) 'Shepherd's purse'. Song. Words by H. M. Leys. No. 13 of a series.

(m) (fols. 90-93) 'Warm whisp'ring through the slender olive leaves'. Song for soprano or tenor. Words by George Eliot. 2 copies, the first marked as no. l of a series and dated 'Febr. 18th [18]91'.

(n) (fols. 94-95) 'When you go to Fairyland'. Song from Songs for my little ones. Words by M. Young. Published, London, J. Saville & Co., 1927.

(o) (fols. 96-97) 'The blackbird'. Part-song 'in Old English style' for S. A. T. B. and piano ad lib. Words anon. Published, London, J. Curwen, 1930.

(p) (fols. 98-99) 'Rain in summer'. Part-song for S. A. T. B. and piano. Words by H. W. Longfellow. Unfinished.

(q) (fols. 100-166) 'The enchanted cottage'. Incidental music for small orchestra to the play by Sir Arthur Pinero. First performed at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, 1922. Present in full score are the Entreacte no. 1 (fols. 100-107), Entreacte no. 2 (fols. 108-115) with an extra leaf of introduction for performing the Romance on its own (fol. 116), Act 2 music (fols. 117-150), and music for the end of Act 3, lacking the opening pages (fols. 151-152). Present in piano score are the Entreacte no. 2 (fols. 153-154), Act 2 music (fols. 155-164), and music for the end of Act 3 (fols. 165-166).

(r) (fols. 167-176) 'The enchanted cottage'. Suite for full orchestra. Full score, wanting all after p. 20;

(s) (fols. 177-194) 'Monica's blue boy'. A musical playlet without words, composed in 1917. Synopsis by Sir Arthur Pinero. Present are the Introduction in full score (fols. 177-182), piano score (fols. 183-184), and the cornetti à pistons part for the whole work (fols. 185-194). Piano selection published, London, Metzler & Co., 1918.

(t) (fols. 195-232) 3 nos. from an unidentified ?unfinished operetta, including the characters Bullfinch and Lucette, in full score (fols. 195-222) and vocal score (fols. 223-232).

(u) (fols. 233-235) English traditional tunes copied from William Chappell's The ballad literature and popular music of the olden time (London, 1855-1859), and Cecil Sharp and Herbert Macilwaine's Morris dance tunes (London, 1907-1913).

(v) (fols. 236-237) Unfinished fragment of an unidentified opera, including the characters Columbine, Harlequin and Punchinello. Vocal score.

(w) (fols. 238-239) Unfinished fragment of an unidentified orchestral work.


  • 1878-1918


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MS. Mus. b. 45

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