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Autograph music manuscripts of Roger Fiske

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MS. Mus. b. 46

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Unpublished manuscripts.

(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. [19]32'.

(d) (fols. 15-17) 'Call for the Robin Redbreast'. Song. Words by John Webster. Dated '30. 12'[19]32'.

(e) (fols. 18-19) 'An immorality'. Song. Words by Ezra Pound. Title-page dated 'May 1935', but '23. 4. [19]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. [19]35'.

(g) (fols. 22-23) 'The King of China's daughter'. Song. Words by Edith Sitwell. Dated '2. 9. [19]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. [19]32'.

(m) (fols. 36-37) 'Down by the Salley Gardens'. Song. Words by W. B. Yeats. Dated '30. 4. [19]37'.

(o) (fols. 59-73) 'Sonata for clarinet and piano'. Score. Title-page dated 'March-Oct. 1941', but '10. 11. [19]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. [19]38'.

(r) (fols. 132-149) 'Piano trio'. Score (fols. 132-141) and parts (fols. 142-149). Dated '29. 3. [19]35'.


  • Creation: 1932-1949


149 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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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.



Autograph music manuscripts of Roger Fiske
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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Weston Library
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