London: Goodwin & Tabb, Ltd. [Without PN], . Folio. Original publisher's pictorial boards in colors.  (title in English),  (title in German),  (cast list),  (The Story of "Bronwen"), 5-282 pp. Text in English and German, with German translation by Hans Schilling.
With an autograph inscription signed by the composer to Gwendolyn Dally dated 1932 to front free endpaper.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed, bumped, and warped. Occasional light soiling; minor foxing and staining to edges, endpapers, and inner margins of some leaves, not affecting inscription or music. A very good copy overall.
First Edition. OCLC no. 84715166.
Bronwen was first performed in Huddersfield on February 1, 1929.
"A prominent figure in British musical life in the early decades of the 20th century, [Holbrooke] was a great publicist and advocate for the cause of the British composer and for his own works... Holbrooke’s idiom is characterized by its accessibility and melodic appeal. A number of works employ Welsh folk melody or were inspired by the Welsh landscape, while others show the influence of music he heard while travelling abroad with Lord Howard de Walden. His compositions exhibit full recourse to chromatic harmony and there are occasional references in his writing to idioms associated more with popular light orchestral music of the early part of the 20th century, along with some imaginative delays of dissonance resolution." Anne-Marie Forbes and Rob Barnett in Grove Music Online. Item #26692
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