Manuscript score of Henry Charles Banister's Symphony no. 3 in A minor
Likely autograph of H.C. Banister's Symphony no.3 in full score. Fair copy, signed and dated by the composer 'May 16th 1850'.
- Creation: 1850
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. c.707].
MS. Mus. c.707
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16083
Full score manuscript of Symphony no. 3 by H.C. Banister, very likely to be autograph.
Biographical / Historical
Henry Charles Banister (1831-1897) was a composer and teacher of music theory. For details of his life and work see British musical biography.
Until now, neither manuscript or printed scores of Banister's symphonies have been located. They are, however, mentioned in the music literature, for example J. Schaarwächter's Two centuries of British symphonism (Hildesheim, 2015). Vol. 25 no. 27 of The musical world (6 July 1850) includes a review of the the 3rd symphony performed for the first time at the Royal College of Music on 30 June 1850.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Blackwells, May 2019.
Oblong volume of music, bound in contemporary half calf with detached cloth boards. Music, scoring and movement titles are noted in ink, with sporadic corrections and annotations of dynamics in pencil. Pages are numbered (in ink) 1-131; last page is blank.
- Manuscript of H.C. Banister's Symphony no. 3 in A minor, 1850
- Margaret Czepiel
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