The document is a single page of the composer's holograph manuscript of the piano redaction of Beni Mora. It relates to the beginning of the second movement.
Holst Manuscript, 1910
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Administrative / Biographical History
Gustav Holst (1874-1934), composer and music teacher, was born in Cheltenham, and educated at the local grammar school and at the Royal College of Music. He taught at St Pauls Girls School, and composed many pieces, most notably The Planets. His daughter Imogen was educated at St Pauls and the Royal College of Music, and was among other appointments Director of Music at Dartington Hall, Devon. She wrote on a number of musical themes, but most significantly her father and Benjamin Britten, she being musical assistant to Britten for a number of years.
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Usual EUL arrangements
Accompanied by a note from Dr Imogen Holst recording the presentation.
Description compiled by Ian Mortimer, Archivist, 2 July 2001. Hub description entered by Charlotte Berry, Archivist, 9 September 2003.
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Usual EUL arrangements apply
Donated by the composer's daughter, Dr Imogen Holst, on the occasion of her receiving an honorary degree in literature from the University in June 1969
The piece is published.