Seven Part-Songs, H162(1-7)

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1925-1926.

Bound volume of scores, 1-4, 6 and 7 are autograph manuscripts, 5 is non-autograph manuscript with some autograph annotations [39pp].

Inscription on the front of the bound volume reads RMJ.

Notes on the inside covering page of the volume in Imogen Holst's hand read:

'For Uncle Ralph, with a great deal of love and endless gratitude from Imogen, October 9th 1957.' and;

'Note: My father gave this MS score to Mabel Rodwell Jones after it had been published. (He aske Novello's to bind it with her initials on the cover.) She gave it to me after my father's death. I gave it to Vaughan Williams (long after MRJ's death) for his 85th birthday. After his death, Ursula Vaughan Williams gave it back to me. (IH, 1982).

Access Information

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/1/2/107/1-6 for published music for Seven Part-Songs; see also HOL/2/5/12 for published parts marked by Imogen Holst for Seven Part-Songs.