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Autograph Full Score of Sir Arthur Sullivan's The light of the world


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Autograph full score, including performance annotations and revisions made for subsequent performances.


  • [c. 1873]


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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Mus. c. 451].
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MSS. Mus. c. 451-2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13376

Biographical / Historical

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) was a composer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

The light of the world is an oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra with words selected from the Bible by the composer. It was first performed at the Birmingham Musical Festival, 27 Aug. 1873, and was conducted by the composer. The vocal score was published in 1873.

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A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Library from the Faculty of Music Library in 1995.
Autograph Full Score of Sir Arthur Sullivan's The light of the world
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom