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A Devonshire Suite

Autograph MS of 8 music MS notebooks in one folder, with commentary. Comprises 3 movements: Haytor; Cockington; Widdecombe. Composed by Arthur Butterworth whilst on holiday in Devon.


Previously ABW/1/67. Autograph MS. Details as follows: - "My Misty Dell" for Voice and Harp - "On A Midsummer Eve" (words by Thomas Hardy), written 6 January 1948 for Soprano and Piano - "Silver" (words by Walter de...

Modal Suite for 7 instruments. Op 7

Previously ABW/1/9. Photocopied MS of 18 pages with 3 movements: Rondo; Air; Jig. First performed 8 Jul 1949 at a concert at the RMCM; also performed at Buxton Jul 1950 for which a programme is enclosed.

Modal Suite for 7 instruments. Op 7

Previously uncatalogued. Autograph MS of 18 pages with loose sheets for the separate parts: flute (and piccolo ad lib.), clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, violin, viola, violoncello. (Hinrichsen Edition)

Lakeland Summer Nights. Op 10

Previously ABW/1/10. Autograph MS of 15 pages with 3 movements: Evening; Rain; Night Sky. First performance at the RMCM 14 Feb 1950. Jean Barker, piano.

Symphony No 1. Op 15

Previously ABW/1/69. Consists of autograph MS of the score, together with other miscellaneous scraps of music, seemingly unrelated to the Symphony. Butterworth's Organ Concerto, Op 33, was also found in this folder and has been separated: it...

Symphony No 1. Op 15

Previously ABW/1/12. Autograph MS of 119 pages, published. First performed by the Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli at the Cheltenham Festival of British Contemporary Music 19 Jul 1957. Includes a commentary and a seat ticket. Dedic...

Sextet. Op 16

Previously ABW/1/49. Autograph MS of 16 pages, dated October 1956. Parts for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano. The first performance was given on 23 Jan 1957 by the Manchester Wind Ensemble at Stretford Library. William Morris - f...

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