London: Joseph Williams Limited [PN W. 490], ©1943.
Quarto. Wrappers. 64 pp. With publisher's catalog of Jacob's works to verso of lower wrapper dated "7/43."
With a signed autograph inscription by the composer to title to "B. Hnicki" in pencil dated May 1944.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Occasional minor signs of wear and light foxing.
First Edition, likely first issue.
Gordon Jacob studied with Vaughan Williams, Stanford, and Howells at the Royal College of Music. He became one of the leading composers in Britain, and provided music for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. His music was firmly rooted in the English style of the early 20th century. Jacob was also a noted educator, writing several important textbooks and teaching the next generation of composers, including Malcolm Arnold and Imogen Holst.
Jacob's Suite in F was first heard in a broadcast performance by the BBC Empire Orchestra on 29 August 1939, conducted by Eric Fogg.
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