File JO/043 - Kaleidoscope 10

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GB GB1179 JO-JO/043

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Kaleidoscope 10

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  • 1973-1988 (Creation)

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59 ff.

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Listed on cover Kaleidoscope 10: 1 Scènes de Ballet for Orchestra; 2 Theme and variations; 3 25 Short Preludes "A journal of the Voyages of New Music Manchester" and sketches; 4 Poem: the Magic Lantern.. . ff.1-5 "Manchester Northern Festival Ballet Overture and Scènes de ballet written to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra in 1934". Title page signed. Transcribed by David Willis. Dated 1983. "Dedicated in long-standing friendship to David Ellis." Photographically reduced copyist's score.. . ff.6-25 "Overture: Scènes de Ballet 1983". Paginated 1a, 1b, 1c; 7-38. Signed and dated Dec 21 1983.. . ff.26-31 Variations [no theme written out]. Vars 1-10; "Theme & Variations (3rd Set)". "Theme as before" followed by var.s 1-6, 9-13, epilogue.. . f.33 Sketch of 3 variations?. . f.36 SATB scored. No words. On verso "Theme & Variations Second Set" - crossed out.. . ff.37-54 "A journal of the Voyages of "New Music Manchester" (25 short preludes by John Ogdon) Dedicated to Peter Maxwell Davies".. . ff.37-47 Loose sheets, various alternative versions to certain preludes.. . ff.48-54 Spiralbound book of the preludes. Titled preludes are: 15 "after reading in the "Musical Quarterly" of Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto's melodic basis in plainsong"; 19 "Childhood memory - Seascape"; 20 "Sandy's Blake Songs op.1"; 21 "Nuages"; 22 "Larry Adler's film-score for Genevieve"; 23 "after John South's projected 2nd Symphony"; 24 "after Liszt's Totntarie"; 25 "God save the Queen ("Cirencester Grammar School")". Signed and dated May 1985.. . ff.55-57 "Poem: The magic lantern, "dedicated to Annabel, with love from Dad." Signed. 11 variations. Dated Oct 9 1973-Friday May 20 1988.. . f.59 Fragment of string quartet - pp. 9-10?

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