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Collection Level Description: Autograph Full Score of Sir Arthur Sullivan's The light of the world

Reference: MSS. Mus. c. 451-2
Title: Autograph Full Score of Sir Arthur Sullivan's The light of the world
Dates of Creation: [c. 1873]
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) was a composer. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

The light of the world is an oratorio for soloists, chorus and orchestra with words selected from the Bible by the composer. It was first performed at the Birmingham Musical Festival, 27 Aug. 1873, and was conducted by the composer. The vocal score was published in 1873.

Scope and Content

Autograph full score, including performance annotations and revisions made for subsequent performances.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Library from the Faculty of Music Library in 1995.

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Sullivan | Sir | Arthur Seymour | 1842-1900 | knight and composer

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