The Coming of Christ, H170

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1927. Incidental music to a Mystery Play. For solo soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, choruse SATB, trumpet, organ and piano, with optional strings.

Words by John Masefield.

Fragmentary sketches, autograph manuscript [4pp].

N.B. Sketches are so fragmentary, the specific songs to which the fragments relate can not be identified.

These sketches share a folio bag with fragmentary sketches of A Moorside Suite (H173) and Scherzo (H192). See RefNo HOL/1/1/60 and HOL/1/1/70.

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/1/2/115/1-9 for published music for The Coming of Christ.