MAXWELL DAVIES MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. cxciv. Miscellaneous sketches and drafts.  ... 

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      GB 2027 Add MS 71445
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      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000970.0x00004d
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1968
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      1 item

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MAXWELL DAVIES MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. cxciv. Miscellaneous sketches and drafts. In two envelopes marked ‘1.) Counterpoint Exercise – University – 2.) Analysis’ and ‘Sketches – 1.) Piece for Two Pianos, 1968 – 2.) Late 60’s Sketches – 3.) Machaut Arrangement – 4.) Piano Piece’. Includes a transcription marked ‘Machaut. Double Hocket. Triplum’ (ff. 5-6), miscellaneous sketches (ff. 2-3, 7-28), including one entitled ‘Zwischenspiele’ for flute, clarinet, ’cello and celesta (ff. 7-8) and an analytical sketch of Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du Printemps’ (f. 16), and a copy, reproduced in dye-line from the composer’s autograph, of Alexander Goehr’s ‘Fantasia upon Five Notes’ (ff. 29-37, marked ‘Harry’s copy’ on the cover (f. 29).

ff. 37. Largest size 420 x 315mm.

Alexander Peter Goehr, composer: 'Fantasia upon five notes', marked 'Harry's copy' [i.e. Harrison Birtwistle]: n.d.: Dyeline copy.


  • f. 16 Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, composer: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer: Analytical sketches of Stravinsky's 'Le Sacre du Printemps', in the hand of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: circa 1968.

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Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Knight; composer: Alexander Goehr's 'Fantasia upon five notes', marked 'Harry's copy'.