The Wandering Scholar, H176, Op 50

Scope and Content

By Gustav Holst, 1929-1930. Chamber opera in one act.

Libretto Clifford Bax, founded on an incident in Helen Waddell's 'The Wandering Scholars'.

Dedicated to Helen Waddell.

1. Piano score, auograph manuscript, bound copy [53pp]. Includes instructions on scenery and setting and a character list.

Also includes a programme for a performance of The Wandering Scholar and Savitri by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Society, conducted by Imogen Holst (16 Jan).

2. Fragmentary sketches, autograph manuscript [50pp].

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/1/2/120/1-5 for published music for The Wandering Scholar; see also HOL/1/4/2/11 for additional manuscripts for The Wandering Scholar; see also HOL/2/5/16 for manuscript parts in Rosamund Strode's hand for The Wandering Scholar. See also full score fair copy in BB collection 2-9401187.