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'The day's work. Music-comedy in one act. Full score. FBE [Francis Bevis Ellis]'

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MS. Mus. b. 391

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'The day's work', musical comedy; a joke, consisting of a title-page written in pencil in the hand of George Butterworth, followed by 19 pages of blank music paper. The supposed composer 'FBE' was Butterworth's friend and supporter, F. B. Ellis. There is also a pencil drawing of a hawthorn leaf, which may also have connections with Ellis.

Dates

  • early 20th cent.

Extent

22 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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Shelfmark:

MS. Mus. b. 391

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15920

Abstract

'The day's work', music-comedy in one act by F. B. Ellis, early 20th cent.

Biographical / Historical

Francis Bevis Ellis (1883-1916) was a military captain, composer, conductor and promoter of contemporary English music. Further biographical details can be found on the website of Christ Church, Oxford.

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was a composer and folk song collector. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Faculty of Music, 2002.

Physical Facet

10 leaves (350 x 270 mm) and 1 leaf (380 x 280 mm).

Dimensions

Folio
Title
'The day's work' by F. B. Ellis
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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