These are for published as well as unpublished works and include sketches, scores, arrangements and parts. There are roughly 105 music manuscripts held. There is a list of the manuscripts held with brief details, but the list is not comprehensive.
Music manuscripts of Gustav Holst
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- ReferenceGB 1111 HOL/1/1
- Dates of Creationcirca 1891-1934
- Physical Description17 boxes
Scope and Content
This series has been arranged according to H numbers and App numbers in Imogen Holst's 'A Thematic Catalogue of Gustav Holst's Music'. Many of these manuscripts were stored in envelopes and music folio bags labelled by H number and annotated by both Imogen Holst and Rosamund Strode. Where additional information regarding the manuscripts is given on the envelopes and folio bags, they have been retained with the manuscripts, but where they simply state the H number and title of the manuscript, and therefore give no further information, they have been removed and destroyed.
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.
Other Finding Aids
There is a preliminary list of the manuscripts held (see list of lists no. 48).