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Holst, Gustav
AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF BENI MORA
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LOT SOLD. 8,250 GBP
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214
Holst, Gustav
AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF BENI MORA
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Holst, Gustav
AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF BENI MORA
an apparently early draft of the first dance, substantially complete, with many substantial divergences from the final version, including entire bars, written in short score in dark brown ink on six systems per page, each of two staves, the final and accompanying parts added in ink and in pencil, incomplete, with many deletions, alterations and revisions, and with tempo and other markings all in the hand of the composer ("Vivace... bis... Tempo I... Rall e Dim... Andante... ")

4 pages, folio, 12-stave paper, no place or date, [c.1909], modern green morocco folder, some browning, tears to margins, slightly affecting lowest stave, trace of mount on last page.
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Catalogue Note

Beni Mora was written as a set of orchestral dances in 1909-1910 and performed in 1912: it is perhaps Holst's most important orchestral work before The Planets. This sketch is for the first movement, originally called "Oriental Dance", which was inspired and partly built on Moorish melodies that Holst brought home from a holiday in Algeria in 1908. It is substantially complete, although lacking anything equivalent to the final eighteen bars of Holst's final published version. Holst also later inserted several bars in the music.

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