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G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. CCLXXVI (ff. 39). Musical settings of poems by Frances Chesterton; circa 1920-1970. Mostly for voice and piano. Mostly printed. Includes settings of 'How far is it to Bethlehem?' by Theresa Bensey, Richard Donovan, Bernard Fison, W. Trevor Lewis, E. E. Rhodes, Alec Rowley and Sir David Willcocks; of 'A lullaby carol' by Geoffrey Shaw; of the poems from 'Piers Plowman's pilgrimage' by Bridget Muller; of 'We who are young: Oakdene School song', by M. K. Commeline.

Poetry ENGLISH: Frances Alice Chesterton, née Blogg; wife of G K Chesterton: Poems by Frances Alice Chesterton: 1893-1938: Partly copies, partly printed.

includes:

  • ff. 1-2v Theresa Beney, composer: Carol, 'Is it far to Bethlehem', based on a poem by F. A. Chesterton by Theresa Beney: 1928: Printed.
  • ff. 3-6v Richard Donovan, composer: Anthem, 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton by Richard Donovan: 1927: Printed.
  • f. 7 Bernard Fison, composer: Carol, 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton by Bernard Fison: n.d.
  • ff. 8-9 W. Trevor Lewis, composer: Carol, 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton by W. Trevor Lewis: n.d.
  • ff. 10-13v Edith E. Rhodes, composer: Carol, 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton. Two editions by Edith E. Rhodes: n.d. (two editions): Printed.
  • ff. 14-17v Alec Rowley, composer and pianist: Song 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton by Alec Rowley: 1925: Printed, with autograph dedication.
  • ff. 18v-19 Sir David Valentine Willcocks, conductor: Carol, 'How far is it to Bethlehem?', words by F. A. Chesterton by Sir David Valentine Willcocks: 1970: Printed.
  • ff. 20-23v Geoffrey Shaw, composer: Song, 'A lullaby carol', words by F. A. Chesterton by Geoffrey Shaw: 1926: Printed.
  • ff. 24-34 Bridget Muller, composer: 'The music for Piers Plowman's pilgrimage', words by F. A. Chesterton by Bridget Muller: 1925: Printed.
  • ff. 35-37 Geoffrey Shaw, composer: Song beg. "Shepherds found thee by night", being 'Crusaders' carol' by F. A. Chesterton by Geoffrey Shaw: circa 1925.
  • ff. 38-39v Magdalen Katharine Commeline, wife of A S Commeline, Rector of Beaconsfield: 'We who are young', Oakdene School song, words by F. A. Chesterton by Magdalen Katharine Commeline: n.d.: Printed.

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