The Morning of the Year, H164, Op 45 No.2

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1926-1927. A Choral Ballet. For chorus SATB nd orchestra.

Words by Steuart Wilson and Design by Douglas Kennedy.

1. Fragment, autograph manuscript [1pp].

2. Violin part, non-autograph manuscript [9pp].

3. Arrangement for violin and piano, non-autograph manuscript [30pp].

Also includes a handwritten list in Imogen Holst's hand of the autograph details included on the arrangement manuscript.

Note in Rosamund Strode's hand states 'The original of this MS is to be given to the RCM in due course. (It came from Douglas Kennedy: back history well documented at 9 Church Walk.) Score was for dancers' rehearsals. RS 6 May 1993. Not listed in 1974 HOLST Thematic Catalogue.'

Some material relating to the tune of The Morning of the Year cann also be found in RefNo HOL/1/1/62.

Conditions Governing Access

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.

Related Material

See HOL/1/2/109/1-4 for published music for The Morning of the Year.