File of draft score relating to the musical Cyrano.

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/A/CYR/17
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 AB.MS.13.107; AB.MS.13.79; AB.MS.13.91
  • Dates of Creation
      1972-1973
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

Handwritten by Burgess.

The scores vary in their completeness, and many are untitled. Where lyrics and/or titles are given, the details are as follows:

1) Untitled song, first line "So it was you, I might have known each time you spoke my name"

2) Untitled song, first line "The moon is riding in the Paris Sky but hiding..."

3) Untitled song, first line "The Lord is my shepherd, So nothing lack I"

4) Gascogne

5) Roxana

6) Nuns

7) Untitled song, first line "I'm going to be great - you wait"

8) I Never Loved You

9) Untitled song, first line "We're officers of Gascony"

10) 'The Porte de Nesles' Chorus

11) Porte de Nesles

12) Panache

13) Untitled song, first line "My words have led you to a world you never knew...". (A fragment - 6 bars only - of an untitled orchestral score is written on the reverse of the manuscript.)

Burgess has illustrated one of the pages of score with an image of a clockwork orange.