Autograph music manuscripts of Roger Fiske
(a) (fols. 1-4) 'Nocturne'. For piano.
(b) (fols. 5-12) 'In Bethlehem that fair city'. Carol for children's voices (or solo voice) and SATB chorus. Words: 15th cent. anon. First and revised versions, the latter dated 'December 1949'.
(c) (fols. 13-14) 'Sweet Suffolk owl'. Song. Words: anon. Elizabethan. Dated '8. 12. 32'.
(d) (fols. 15-17) 'Call for the Robin Redbreast'. Song. Words by John Webster. Dated '30. 12'32'.
(e) (fols. 18-19) 'An immorality'. Song. Words by Ezra Pound. Title-page dated 'May 1935', but '23. 4. 32' at the end of the song.
(f) (fols. 20-21) 'Noise of waters'. Song. Words from James Joyce's 'Chamber music'. Dated '30. 6. 35'.
(g) (fols. 22-23) 'The King of China's daughter'. Song. Words by Edith Sitwell. Dated '2. 9. 37'.
(h) (fols. 24-26) 'The cat'. Song. Words by Edith Sitwell. Dated 'Sept. 16th 1939'.
(i) (fols. 27-28) 'Alone'. Song. Words by Walter de la Mare. Dated 'Dec. 4th 1941'.
(j) (fols. 29-31) 'The cottager to her infant'. Song. Words by Dorothy Wordsworth. Dated 'December 1942'.
(k) (fols. 32-33) 'Whose little pigs are these?' Nottinghamshire folk song, freely arranged for voice and piano by Roger Fiske.
(l) (fols. 34-35) 'A widow bird'. Song. Words by P. B. Shelley. Dated '14. 11. 32'.
(m) (fols. 36-37) 'Down by the Salley Gardens'. Song. Words by W. B. Yeats. Dated '30. 4. 37'.
(o) (fols. 59-73) 'Sonata for clarinet and piano'. Score. Title-page dated 'March-Oct. 1941', but '10. 11. 41' at the end of the work.
(p) (fols. 74-87) 'Sonata' for piano. Dated 'May 5th 1937'.
(q) (fols. 88-131) 'String quartet "Midsummer Hill". Described on the parts as 'String quartet no. 4'. Score (fols. 88-102) and parts (fols. 103-131). Dated '17. 4. 38'.
(r) (fols. 132-149) 'Piano trio'. Score (fols. 132-141) and parts (fols. 142-149). Dated '29. 3. 35'.
- Creation: 1932-1949
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Mus. b. 46].
MS. Mus. b. 46
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 16608
Autograph music manuscripts of Roger Fiske, 1932-1949.
Biographical / Historical
Roger Fiske (1910-1987) was a musicologist. See Grove Music Online for further details.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Mrs Elizabeth Fiske, 1988.
- 20th century
- Carols, English
- Composers -- England -- Manuscripts
- Joyce, James, 1882-1941 -- Musical settings
- Music -- Manuscripts -- 20th century
- Piano music
- Piano trios
- Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 -- Musical settings
- Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Musical settings
- Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964 -- Musical settings
- Sonatas (Clarinet and piano)
- Sonatas (Piano)
- Songs with piano
- String quartets
- Webster, John, 1580?-1625? -- Musical settings
- Wordsworth, Dorothy, 1771-1855 -- Musical settings
- Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Musical settings
- Autograph music manuscripts of Roger Fiske
- EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
- Language of description
- Script of description