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Manuscript score of Henry Charles Banister's Symphony no. 3 in A minor

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MS. Mus. c.707

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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


1 volume

Language of Materials

  • English

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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. Schaarw├Ąchter'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.

Physical Facet

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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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom