Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude as Tone Piece for Piano. Musical manuscript fragment, most likely autograph. Marked "Lines 151-191." Early 20th century. ANON.
Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude as Tone Piece for Piano. Musical manuscript fragment, most likely autograph. Marked "Lines 151-191." Early 20th century

Alastor, or the Spirit of Solitude as Tone Piece for Piano. Musical manuscript fragment, most likely autograph. Marked "Lines 151-191." Early 20th century

Oblong folio (350 x 270 mm).[i] (title and poem), [i] (blank staves), 4 pp. on a bifolium and single leaf. Notated in ink on pre-printed 12-stave paper. With minor corrections.

Two-stave systems. 4/4 time; no key signature (beginning in C major); initial tempo: "Very slowly." 103 measures in total. Literals mostly in English (except dynamics). Detailed instructions for the use of both pedals.

Heavily browned and frayed at edges, with multiple small tears. Lacking conclusion.

An enigmatic composition, most likely of British provenance and almost certainly autograph. The music modulates wildly, but the degree of dissonance is rather moderate, as is the degree of technical difficulty.

Based on an excerpt of the poem Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude (1815) by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). Item #27210

Price: $65.00  other currencies

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