A Choral Fantasia, 'Man born of desire', H177, Op 51

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1930. For oprano solo, chorus SATB, organ, strings, brass (3 trumpets, 3 trombones and tuba) and percussion.

Words by Robert Bridges.

Fragmentary sketches, auograph manuscript [35pp]

Note on the folio bag in Imogen Holst's hand states '1 page extracted (2 pft arr.) for xenoxing Dec '82'.

Other fragmentary sketches of this piece are also on the same manuscripts as Double Concerto, see 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/1/2/121/1-5 for published music for A Choral Fantasia; see also HOL/2/5/17 for manuscript parts for A Choral Fantasia.