'The day's work. Music-comedy in one act. Full score. FBE [Francis Bevis Ellis]'
'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.
- Creation: early 20th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. b. 391].
MS. Mus. b. 391
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 15920
'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.
10 leaves (350 x 270 mm) and 1 leaf (380 x 280 mm).
- 'The day's work' by F. B. Ellis
- EAD version 2019 Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
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