File TP/2/1/2 - Broom, Beast and Boggart: A Spookish entertainment for SSA voices, speakers, Piano and Percussion [The Nocturnals]

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Broom, Beast and Boggart: A Spookish entertainment for SSA voices, speakers, Piano and Percussion [The Nocturnals]


  • 1965 (Creation)

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An entertainment suitable for Halloween for two-part treble voices, piano and percussion " Words and music by TBP. Full score, chiefly in MS. Contains: Introduction [MUSIC I], 1. A Haunted Place [MUSIC II], 2. Cauldron Song and Dance, 3. Ghost Story (spoken) - TS pasted in., 4. Epitaph for Nantwich [MUSIC III], 5. Witches' Midnight Song (with speaker) [MUSIC IV], 6. The Nocturnals (prelude with spoken part) [MUSIC V] - TS attached to MS pages., 7. Bat's Song [MUSIC VI], 8. Interlude [MUSIC VII], 9. Bat's Autumn Song [MUSIC VIII], 10. Witches' Chant [MUSIC IX], 11. Conclusion [MUSIC X]. Part of numbers 1-10 (Musics II-IX) in MS; Music X: conclusion is a photocopy. Includes a spoken part for no. 3, list of performing forces, list of contents. The pages backed onto card (white paper). Includes "provisional sketch for cover ". MS Score / MS Photocopy: (Musics II, III, V, VI, VII, VIII], from the above full score. Also contains TS (text) for The Nocturnals [VI] [6 sheets] after music V; this TS was not found in full score. No. 5 'Witches' Song' is MS [Music IV). No. 9 'Witches' Chant' is a MS [Music VIII]. No. 11: 'Conclusion' is MS [Music X]. Includes TS (text) material and annotations to the music. Cover illustration copied from illustration in A/i 4, labelled "provisional sketch from cover ". MS Sketch Score: Introduction (Music I) [p.3]. MS Photocopy: [from score, A/i 4] of Music III. 'Epitaph for Nantwich'. The last four bars are MS, and are written on a different piece of paper. MS Text: Music IV. ('Witches' Midnight Song'): on manuscript paper. MS [Sketch] : Music IV. 'Witches' Song' [with "Susan Wilkinson " in top R.H.corner]. Voice / piano and cues. Labelled p. 15 . MS [Sketch]: Music V. 'Prelude to the Nocturnals', with Speaker's Part before music, p. 16. MS Sketch Music: VI. 'Bat's Song'; Music VII: interlude (scenes 1-2); pp. 17-19. MS [sketch]: Music VIII: 'Bat's Autumn Song' ( "same melody as Music 6 ") p. 21. MS Score Music: Music IX: 'Witches' Chant' ( "off-stage " "p. 22) and Music X "p. 23 ". Both are on same sheet. MS - vocal score: 'Epitaph for Nan Twich' / "a round " [labelled "no. 4 " in pencil]. MS Part: 'Cauldron Song and Dance' from Broom, Beast and Broggart [c.f. Nocturnals] (voice parts only). Headed "no. 2 " in pencil. MS Part: Broom, Beast and Broggart: Two staves of tambourine part with playing directions. MS - vocal score: Broom, Beast and Broggart Three staves headed "voices ". MS Sketch material: 'Broom, Beast and Broggat'; draft of instrumentation (pencil). MS text: Broom, Beast and Broggart : List of contents (pencil), p. 1. MS List of contents: Broom, Beast and Broggart: (Music 1-10)(pencil), p.2. MS text (pencil): Broom, Beast and Broggart: 'II: A Haunted Place' (p. 4). MS draft Text: Broom, Beast and Broggart: Speaker etc for 'III: Nan and Beelzebub [:] a short story' (p. 10), in pencil. TS Text: Broom, Beast and Broggart: 'A Haunted Place' (2 copies). TS (text) and photocopied MS Part: Percussion part for 'I'm a little bat' ( "of Nocturnals " in pencil). TS text: Page 5 of typescript: "Music 2 " - Bat, Cat, Rat and Owl are the speakers. From Nocturnals? Mainly MS Parts: Broom, Beast and Broggart. Percussion parts. Music 1[p.1] is a photocopy; with another set of parts in photocopy. MS Parts: Broom, Beast and Boggart Vocal parts. Musics I-IX. [Last two Musics do not require voices]. MS score: The Nocturnals / A Churchyard Comedy (play, with music)/ for piano, voices (solo, unison, and 3-part female] with [optional] percussion With annotations. In a hard black cover with illustration. Songs only. Music [1]; Music [2]: 'Bat's Song'; Music 3 'Cauldron Song and Dance'; Music 4; Music 5 Prelude, Scene 2; Music 6: 'Witches' Chant'; Music 7 Interlude; Music 8: 'Bat's Autumn Song' [ "see no.2, p.2 "); Music 10. 'Nocturnal's Song'; Music 11 Postlude. Dated "October - November 1965 ". With list of instrumentation etc on verso of upper cover. Quarter binding in leather-like material. [Noturnals - used in Broom, Beast and Broggart]. MS Photocopy: The Nocturnals: 'Cauldron Song and Dance' [see also Broom, Beast and Broggart]. TS [text - script]: The Nocturnals: A Churchyard Comedy /Play for girls with Music. Contains synopsis. Illustration and title page. Illustrations on inside of front [scenes from play] and rear cover [Gawsworth Church]. Handwritten annotations; title page reads "Rough typescript only ". MS / Typescript: [Script] The Nocturnals A Church Yard Comedy for Girls. As above: on title page "Rough carbon typescript only ". With illustrations on inside of upper cover leaves [scenes from play]. Part of p. 14 has been cut out. MS /TS: [Script] The Nocturnals: A Churchyard Comedy / Play for young people / (with songs). Heavily annotated by hand. Includes list of characters and synopsis. TS / MS: The Nocturnals: in pencil NO. VI OF ENTERTAINMENT / A PLAY IN TWO SCENES. Bound with string. Contains percussion part for entry of The Nocturnals. Pasted-in material and drawing of a church obscures top half of the front page. MS Photocopy: Last bars of music 5 [Prelude, Scene 2]. Labelled "9 " - corresponds with MS Score above. MS Photocopy: Music 10. 'Nocturnal's Song' and Music 11 'Postlude': pp. 12-13. Again, photocopied from the score & originally secured in a green folder entitled The Nocturnals "

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