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Ernest Bristow Farrar: 'The Blessed Damozel', orchestrated by R. Newton

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MS. Mus. b. 402

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'The Blessed Damozel', cantata for solo voice, chorus and orchestra, op. 6 by E. B. Farrar. Words by D. G. Rossetti. Full score of the orchestration by Rodney Newton made for a performance by the Broadheath Singers at Eton College on 14 September 1985. Photocopy of Newton's autograph ink score, with some additional markings made at the time of the first performance. Copied from a dyeline copy in the possession of Robert Tucker. i + 85 leaves.

Farrar's original orchestral score is lost and the work survives otherwise only in a published vocal score (Stainer & Bell, 1907).


  • Creation: [1985]


86 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. Mus. b. 402

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16132


'The Blessed Damozel', cantata for solo voice, chorus and orchestra, op. 6 by E. B. Farrar, orchestrated by R. Newton, [1985].

Biographical / Historical

Ernest Bristow Farrar (1885-1918) was a composer and organist. See Grove Music Online for further details.

Rodney Newton (b 1945) is a composer, music educator, conductor and music publisher. See the Chandos website for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Copied with permission, October 2017.


30 × 42 cm.

'The Blessed Damozel' by E. B. Farrar, orchestrated by R. Newton
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