The Golden Goose, H163, Op 45 No.1

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1926. A Choral Ballet founded on a tale of Grimm. For chorus SATB and orchestra.

Libretto and design by Jane M. Joseph.

1. Sketches, autograph manuscript [32pp]. With many autograph pencil annotations and corrections.

Note on the covering page of the manuscript in Imogen Holst's hand reads: 'For Rosamund, with a great deal of love and gratitude from Imogen, Aldeburgh, June 1959.'

Covering page also states in Rosamund Strode's hand 'The Golden Goose, Sketch of ending. to Holst Foundation, 1994.'

Also include the original covering page in which the sketches were stores, labelled in Gustav Holst's hand 'The Golden Goose, Sketch'.

2. Fragment of full score, autograph manuscript [4pp].

Note on the folio bag states in Imogen Holst's hand ''Fragment of full score aut. p63-66. Sent to me b V. Lasker, Oct 1968.'

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/1/2/108/1-2 for published music for The Golden Goose; see also HOL/2/5/13 for published parts amrked by Imogen Holst for The Golden Goose.