EDWARD ELGAR: DREAM OF GERONTIUS

MS 5473
MS Short Title EDWARD ELGAR: DREAM OF GERONTIUS
Text EDWARD ELGAR: DREAM OF GERONTIUS, PART II, THE FUGUE IN THE DEMONS' CHORUS, SKETCHES IN SHORT SCORE
Description MS in English on paper, England, 1900, 2 pp., 30x23 cm, single column, (25x19 cm), ruled with 12 staves, notation in short score on 2-3 staves, addition "Fuga a tre voci, demons. These are giddy old devils", autograph.
Binding Austria, 20th c. half calf marbled boards, sewn on 3 cords.
Provenance 1. Bonhams, London, 23.11.2010:65.
Commentary The oratorio is based on the poem by Cardinal Newman with the same title. The cardinal was beatified by the Pope during his visit in UK in September 2010. The oratorio was first performed in Birmingham 3 October 1900. The full score presented by Elgar to the Birmingham Oratory, inscribed: "This is the best of me, for the rest, I ate, and drank, and slept, loved and hated --- but this I saw and knew. This, if anything of mine, is worth your memory."
Place of origin England
Dates 1900

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