Opera as She is Wrote, 'In Five Scenes and Six Languages (including Tonic Sol-fa)', App. II, 15

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1917-1918.

Libretto by Holst's pupils at Morley College.

1. Fragmentary parts, mostly non-autograph, including: Prologue, Scene II: The Italian Scene, Scene III: The German Scene, Scene IV: The French Scene, Scene V: The Russian Ballet and vocal trio parts for the tonic solfa [53pp].

2. Notes in Gustav Holst's hand regarding performance instructions, techniques and directions for the piece. Also includes a separate not in Gustav Holst's hand regarding instructions for the pianist [3pp]

3. Printed programme for a performance at London CHA Rambling Club, Ashburton Hall of English Opera as She is Wrote (7 Dec 1918) [1p]

Note on the folio bag in Imogen Holst's hand states 'Give it to Morley? Give it to SPGS LATER. IH must do a lot more research on it.'

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