Always it's Spring; What If...?; Jabberwocky. Autograph musical manuscripts of three songs for voice and piano in their revised [?]final versions made in preparation for an edition of the three songs as a group.

Notated in pencil on green, ivory, and onionskin 16-stave music paper.

- Always it's Spring. [1] (collective title in manuscript) to Betty Throne-Holst, pp. 2-6. Dated Christmas Day 1985 on final page and with copyright notice at foot of first page.

- What if...? [1] (manuscript title) to Judith and John Saly. What if..., pp. 2-4. Dated "3 Jan 86" at foot of final page.

- Jabberwocky [1] (manuscript title) to Paul C. Echols, pp. 2-10. Dated "Jan 7 1986" on final page.

Together with:
Two photographic copies of the fair copy of the manuscript of all three songs with occasional autograph corrections.

"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… 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 #31138

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

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