O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM Davies, Peter Maxwell

Holograph in black ink on brown paper, signed and inscribed by the composer on the autograph title page (“…Peter Maxwell Davies 1950…for Mrs Llewely Davis. June 1960”). Working manuscript with extensive performance instructions. Preliminary version consisting of 4 carols for unaccompanied chorus (SATB) and 2 instrumental movements for flute, oboe, clarinet in B-flat, bassoon, horn, xylophone, percussion (6 players), viola, and cello. Four-part choral movements include keyboard reduction for rehearsal only.


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