The North Ship

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Vocal Score for 'The North Ship' composed by William Beckmann and a recording on CD performed by The Helios Choir 24th April 2006.

Administrative / Biographical History

The poem 'The North Ship' was written by Philip Larkin and first published in 1945. The poem was set to music in 1996 by composer William Beckmann (1968-2002) and was first performed by Cantemus on 7th December 1996 at St Paul's Church in Canterbury.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

The items were deposited by the composer's mother in December 2008.

Related Material

U DPL - Paper of Philip Larkin including a draft version of the poem (Ref U DPL/1/15)