The Saints [The Shining Place]. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript dated December 23, 24, and Christmas Day, 1989. Text by Emily Dickinson. Lee HOIBY.

The Saints [The Shining Place]. Song for voice and piano. Autograph musical manuscript dated December 23, 24, and Christmas Day, 1989. Text by Emily Dickinson.

Folio. Stapled at upper margin. Folio. 3 pp. Notated on 16-stave green music paper. A working manuscript.

Together with two photographic copies of the autograph manuscript fair copy with occasional autograph annotations in lead and blue pencil. The title has been changed from "The Saints" to "The Shining Place" in one of the copies.

Together with:
- Proof copy of the first edition published by Southern Music, ca. 1988. Folio. Spiral-bound dark pink wrappers. With autograph alterations and corrections in red and lead pencil. With a partial photographic copy of the composer's autograph manuscript.

- The published edition of 1988 with occasional editorial corrections and alterations in red and lead pencil.

"As a composer Hoiby was a modern Romantic from the lineage of Barber and Menotti. The influence of the former is evident in his warm lyricism, while that of the latter is found in a propensity for light, genial humour. Though much of his music is characterized by a disarming diatonic simplicity, his ambitious works tend towards greater harmonic and textural complexity. Interest in his music has centred chiefly around his operatic, choral and vocal works, which seem to stimulate his most deeply felt efforts. Some of these works – for example Summer and Smoke, Galileo Galilei and The Tempest – achieve an eloquence comparable to the later works of Barber. With greater critical acceptance of more conservative musical styles from the early 1980s onwards, Hoiby’s music has been performed and recorded with increasing frequency." Richard Jackson and Walter G. Simmons in Grove Music Online. Item #31128

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