Music manuscripts of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth

Scope and Content

Music manuscripts of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth comprising:

  • 'Orchestral prelude ' The cherry tree'', final title ''Shropshire lad' rhapsody', 1st violin part only in a copyist's hand.
  • 'Idyll for small orchestra, 'The banks of green willow''. Composed 1913. Copyist's ink score, with title-page in the hand of the composer's father Sir A. Kaye Butterworth, and a note by him dated Jan. 1917. Copied from the first version of the autograph score (MS. Mus. c. 301), and with the engraver's markings in pencil for the edition published, London, Stainer & Bell, 1918.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (1885-1916) was a composer and folk song collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1992.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

Music of George Sainton Kaye Butterworth (MSS. Mus. c. 297-306).