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Musical settings of Walter de la Mare's poems sent to him by their composers

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MS. Mus. c. 549

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Settings of Walter de la Mare's poems for voice and piano, except where noted. Undated autograph scores, except where noted, comprising:

  1. (fols. 1-7) Brock and Blanche Brace: 'Silver'. 'Written in Toronto, May 12, 1948. Copied for Mr. de la Mare by Brock Bruce ... Feb. 28, 1951'
  2. (fols. 8-10) Brock Brace: 'Nod'
  3. (fols. 11-12) Frank L. Kay: 'Someone'
  4. (fols. 15v-17) H.O.S. Muddle: 'Fare well'
  5. (fols. 19-38v) Peggy Lea Pearlman: 3 songs, 'Autumn', 'The ghost', 'Music'. Part autograph, part photostats of autograph
  6. (fols. 39-41v) B. Langdale: 'The dreamer'
  7. (fols. 43-44) M. Polijoy(?): 'Clouded with snow'
  8. (fols. 45-46v) H. Rigley: 'Song of shadows'
  9. (fols. 47-49) Anonymous: 2 songs: 'Bunches of grapes', 'John Mouldy'
  10. (fols. 51-52) Thomas Tresham (pseudonym of David Barlow): 'An epitaph'
  11. (fols. 53-58) Douglas J. Sandin: 'Silver'. Photostats of autograph
  12. (fols. 59-62) Wynyard Whitaker: 'A song of enchantment'
  13. (fols. 63-81) Elmira Grogan: 5 songs, 'Blow blow ...', words by Shakespeare, 'Good Friday', words by Madelaine Caron Rock, 'The heart of a rose', words by Alfred Noyes, 'I sing of a maiden', words English traditional, 'Song of the mad prince', words by Walter de la Mare. Photostats of autographs, all marked 'copyright 1949'
  14. (fol. 83) H.L.J.: 'A true blue broadside of "'14"'
  15. (fols. 85v-86) Ruth Redington Griswold: 'Bunches of grapes'. Photostat of autograph
  16. (fols. 88-89v) Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: 'Portrait: impression for pianoforte'. Dated, Aug 1948. Inscribed to De la Mare
  17. (fols. 90-101) Cecil Armstrong Gibbs: 'As Lucy went a-walking'. For 2-part chorus of equal voices and piano. Op. 121. Pencil draft, dated at end, 10.1.[19]48. Published (London: Curwen, 1949).


  • Creation: c 1940-1951


101 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Mus. c. 549, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Mus. c. 549

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 16075


Musical settings of Walter de la Mare's poems sent to him by their composers, c 1940-1951.

Biographical / Historical

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was a poet and writer. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from the De la Mare family, 1978-1980.


Folio and octavo

Music manuscripts belonging to Walter de la Mare
EAD version 2019 by Hannah Jordan and Margaret Czepiel
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom