The Youth's Choice, H60, Op 11

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1902. A Musical Idyll in one act.

Libretto by Gustav Holst.

1. Vocal score, autograph manuscript [125pp]

Includes 2 pages of description of the characters and scenery and setting, one in English and the other in Italian.

Motto on reverse of front cover reads 'Search deep enough, there is music everywhere'

Italian translations of the words are noted on the score in red below the English version.

2. Extract 'Forth went Sir Ronald', autograph manuscript, [3pp]

Note on front cover of the extract states in Imogen Holst's hand 'Previously Jv35(5). Now included in Youth's Choice.

3. Extract 'Far away where night-birds hover', autograph manuscript [4pp]

Note on the front cover of the extrct states in Imogen Holst's hand 'Previously Jv25. Now included in Youth's Choice.

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.