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Delius, Frederick
AUTOGRAPH SKETCHLEAF, SIGNED ("FREDERICK DELIUS")  
Estimate
2,0003,000
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218
Delius, Frederick
AUTOGRAPH SKETCHLEAF, SIGNED ("FREDERICK DELIUS")  
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Delius, Frederick
AUTOGRAPH SKETCHLEAF, SIGNED ("FREDERICK DELIUS")  
containing a working draft of an orchestral passage, perhaps intended for a dramatic work, notated in short score in dark brown ink on two staves, with tremolo markings, some deletions and alterations, with the signature added later in black ink    

1 page, c.6 x 26.5cm, 2-stave paper, cut (by Delius) from a larger sheet, no place or date, crease along vertical fold


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Catalogue Note

Working manuscript sketches, written on slips of paper like this, are typical of Delius.  He habitually cut up manuscript paper for use on his frequent walking trips, jotting down ideas for projected compositions, many, as here, apparently never completed.  The style and handwriting indicate that it dates from the composer's maturity; for a similar example, see Sotheby's sale on 21 May 1998, lot 194.   

Musical Manuscripts

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