2 leaves, small folio (310 x 247mm), on a bifolium; [with] an autograph letter signed (with monogram) to [Freddie Heseltine], Cefyn-Bryntalch, 3 December 1922, 'I'm tremendously pleased you liked The Curlew though the poor bird was nearly done to death by Mr Wilson. I was not so sanguine as to expect an interpretation from him but I did expect (a) the right notes (b) entries to be made at the right place ... and (c) rational demeanour on the platform', looking forward to a more sympathetic performance by the baritone John Goss, and apologising elyptically for 'my somewhat eccentric behaviour' in a Limehouse pub, 3 pages, 4to, bifolium; [and] 8 related printed items. Provenance: from the composer to his cousin, Irene ("Freddie") Heseltine; by descent to the present owner. EARLY VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM THE CURLEW. Both songs, with the accompaniments orchestrated, were initially included in The Curlew (Warlock's setting of five Yeats poems for tenor voice, flute, horn and string quartet), though 'The Cloths of Heaven' was later discarded and remained unpublished until the 1982 collected edition. (3) | Christie's" /> WARLOCK, Peter [i.e. Philip Heseltine (1894-1930)]. Autograph music manuscript signed (with monogram) of two songs, 'The Cloths of Heaven' [composed 1916 and revised 1919] and 'The Loss of Love' (altered to 'The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love') [composed 1916 and revised 1920], n.d. [1922], both texts by W.B. Yeats, scored for voice and piano, in ink on three systems of three staves, inscribed 'For I.H.' [his cousin, Irene "Freddie" Heseltine], <I>2 leaves, small folio (310 x 247mm)</I>, on a bifolium; [<I>with</I>] an autograph letter signed (with monogram) to [Freddie Heseltine], Cefyn-Bryntalch, 3 December 1922, 'I'm tremendously pleased you liked <I>The Curlew</I> though the poor bird was nearly done to death by Mr Wilson. I was not so sanguine as to expect an interpretation from him but I did expect (a) the right notes (b) entries to be made at the right place ... and (c) rational demeanour on the platform', looking forward to a more sympathetic performance by the baritone John Goss, and apologising elyptically for 'my somewhat eccentric behaviour' in a Limehouse pub, <I>3 pages, 4to</I>, bifolium; [<I>and</I>] 8 related printed items. <I>Provenance</I>: from the composer to his cousin, Irene ("Freddie") Heseltine; by descent to the present owner. EARLY VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM <I>THE CURLEW</I>. Both songs, with the accompaniments orchestrated, were initially included in <I>The Curlew</I> (Warlock's setting of five Yeats poems for tenor voice, flute, horn and string quartet), though 'The Cloths of Heaven' was later discarded and remained unpublished until the 1982 collected edition. (3) | Christie's
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    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts including the Works of Charles Dickens

    1 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    WARLOCK, Peter [i.e. Philip Heseltine (1894-1930)]. Autograph music manuscript signed (with monogram) of two songs, 'The Cloths of Heaven' [composed 1916 and revised 1919] and 'The Loss of Love' (altered to 'The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love') [composed 1916 and revised 1920], n.d. [1922], both texts by W.B. Yeats, scored for voice and piano, in ink on three systems of three staves, inscribed 'For I.H.' [his cousin, Irene "Freddie" Heseltine], 2 leaves, small folio (310 x 247mm), on a bifolium; [with] an autograph letter signed (with monogram) to [Freddie Heseltine], Cefyn-Bryntalch, 3 December 1922, 'I'm tremendously pleased you liked The Curlew though the poor bird was nearly done to death by Mr Wilson. I was not so sanguine as to expect an interpretation from him but I did expect (a) the right notes (b) entries to be made at the right place ... and (c) rational demeanour on the platform', looking forward to a more sympathetic performance by the baritone John Goss, and apologising elyptically for 'my somewhat eccentric behaviour' in a Limehouse pub, 3 pages, 4to, bifolium; [and] 8 related printed items. Provenance: from the composer to his cousin, Irene ("Freddie") Heseltine; by descent to the present owner.

    EARLY VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM THE CURLEW. Both songs, with the accompaniments orchestrated, were initially included in The Curlew (Warlock's setting of five Yeats poems for tenor voice, flute, horn and string quartet), though 'The Cloths of Heaven' was later discarded and remained unpublished until the 1982 collected edition. (3)

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    WARLOCK, Peter [i.e. Philip Heseltine (1894-1930)]. Autograph music manuscript signed (with monogram) of two songs, 'The Cloths of Heaven' [composed 1916 and revised 1919] and 'The Loss of Love' (altered to 'The Lover mourns for the Loss of Love') [composed 1916 and revised 1920], n.d. [1922], both texts by W.B. Yeats, scored for voice and piano, in ink on three systems of three staves, inscribed 'For I.H.' [his cousin, Irene "Freddie" Heseltine], 2 leaves, small folio (310 x 247mm), on a bifolium; [with] an autograph letter signed (with monogram) to [Freddie Heseltine], Cefyn-Bryntalch, 3 December 1922, 'I'm tremendously pleased you liked The Curlew though the poor bird was nearly done to death by Mr Wilson. I was not so sanguine as to expect an interpretation from him but I did expect (a) the right notes (b) entries to be made at the right place ... and (c) rational demeanour on the platform', looking forward to a more sympathetic performance by the baritone John Goss, and apologising elyptically for 'my somewhat eccentric behaviour' in a Limehouse pub, 3 pages, 4to, bifolium; [and] 8 related printed items. Provenance: from the composer to his cousin, Irene ("Freddie") Heseltine; by descent to the present owner.

    EARLY VERSIONS OF SONGS FROM THE CURLEW. Both songs, with the accompaniments orchestrated, were initially included in The Curlew (Warlock's setting of five Yeats poems for tenor voice, flute, horn and string quartet), though 'The Cloths of Heaven' was later discarded and remained unpublished until the 1982 collected edition. (3)


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