Autograph letter signed. Arthur FOOTE.

Autograph letter signed

1 page. Quarto. Dated Ridge Avenue, Newton Centre, Mass., Feb. 4, 1928 at head.

To a Miss Warnell, apologizing for not being able to join her at a luncheon.

Very slightly soiled; creased at folds.

An American composer, organist, pianist and teacher, "in his finest works Foote was a memorable composer. His style, firmly placed in the Romantic tradition, is characterized by lyrical melodies, expressive phrasing, and clear formal structure. He excelled in writing for strings and achieved particular popularity in his lifetime with the Suite in E major op.63 and A Night Piece for flute and strings. Of his works for full orchestra, the Four Character Pieces after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám op.48 is noteworthy for its colourful instrumental writing. His strong melodic gift is exemplified in such songs as I’m wearing awa’ and An Irish Folk Song... Foote was highly regarded as a pedagogue, earning his livelihood mainly from private piano instruction." Wilma Reid Cipolla in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $200.00  other currencies

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