RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A LONDON SYMPHONY

MS 5421
MS Short Title RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A LONDON SYMPHONY
Text RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: A LONDON SYMPHONY, THE COMPOSER'S CONDUCTING SCORE WITH EXTENSIVE DELETED PASSAGES
Description MS in English on paper, Dorking, England, 1920, 199 pp. (complete), 39x28 cm, single column, (31x22 cm), ruled with 25 staves, music in full score, 1st edition extensively marked up by the composer, autograph, inscribed and signed, also inscribed by Ursula Vaughan Williams.
Binding London, 1920, cloth-backed printed boards (original), sewn on 4 cords.
Provenance 1. Ralph Vaughan Williams, London (1920-1958); 2. Ursula Vaughan Williams, London (1958-2007); 3. Sotheby's 3.12.2008:116.
Commentary Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), English composer. The 2nd of his 9 symphonies was composed 1910-1914. The score shows that this 1st edition from 1920 only was a stage in his development of the music. The most extensive of the deleted passages is to be found in the finale where, in addition to other cuts no fewer than 25 bars are struck out in the closing epilogue, a section of the symphony which had already been shortened in the 1920 edition from the 105 bars of the 1914 first performance version to 85 bars. The revisions in the present MS were incorporated in the later editions.
Place of origin Dorking, England
Dates 1920

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