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Music manuscripts of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth


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Music manuscripts of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth comprising:
  1. 'Orchestral prelude " The cherry tree"', final title '"Shropshire lad" rhapsody', 1st violin part only in a copyist's hand.
  2. 'Idyll for small orchestra, "The banks of green willow"'. Composed 1913. Copyist's ink score, with title-page in the hand of the composer's father Sir A. Kaye Butterworth, and a note by him dated Jan. 1917. Copied from the first version of the autograph score (MS. Mus. c. 301), and with the engraver's markings in pencil for the edition published, London, Stainer & Bell, 1918.


  • 1913-[c. 1917]


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Mus. c. 540].
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MSS. Mus. c. 540-1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13602

Biographical / Historical

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was a composer and folk song collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1992.

Related Materials

MSS. Mus. c. 297-306 is Music of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth.
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom