File containing 11 scores for piano and recorder, composed by Burgess for Dr. Kenneth Brown and his wife, Jean.

Scope and Content

Burgess appears to have given the scores to Kenneth and Jean as 3 separate gifts, inscribed as follows:

1) Eine Kleine Battlesmusik von Johannes Burger Willesohn 1917-1929

2) Carol and Fugato for Kenneth - love from Lynne & John

3) A Very Happy Ag [Silver Wedding Anniversary] from Lynne & John. Musica per le nozze argentine. (Burgess has illustrated the title page with bells and also added an inscription in Jawi.)

See also AB/ARCH/A/MUS/79: File containing fragments of unidentified scores for piano, or solo instrument and piano.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr Kenneth Brown (of Battle in East Sussex) was Burgess's doctor during the period he lived at Etchingham. Brown and his wife, Jean, became close friends of Burgess and his wife, Lynne, and Burgess composed a number of pieces of music for the couple.

Custodial History

Purchased by the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in 2011.