Chant (in English and Italian translation) beginning "Lord of the river and of that quickening mud" / "Signore del fiume", presumably relating to episode 1 of the television miniseries Moses the Lawgiver

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 3104 AB/ARCH/A/MOS/34
  • Former Reference
      GB 3104 AB Typescript, 103
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English Italian
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

The chant is titled "Cerimonia Fertilita'" and has presumably been written by Burgess in english and subsequently translated by Liana Burgess into Italian. Liana Burgess has written "Inglese" at the top of the english text.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Slight damage due to the use of metal fasteners.


The chant is published on page 12 of Moses: A Narrative by Anthony Burgess (Stonehill Publishing Co., New York, 1976)