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Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library: Music

The Old Hall ManuscriptItems listed on this page are, at the time of writing, on display in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library in our London building. Entry is free of charge.





Add MS 36881, ff.13v-14Early polyphony
Egerton MS 3307, ff.72-73 
I.B.15154, ff.23v-24Constance Gradual
Egerton MS 3512, ff.3v-4Tallis, Spem in alium
Add MS 30930, ff.56r-55vPurcell, Chacony in G
Add MS 35021, f.14rBach, Fugue in A flat major frm Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2
R.M.20.c.7, ff.4v-5Handel, ‘Ombra mai fu’ from Serse, ‘Handel’s Largo’
Add MS 29370, f.114Arne, ‘God bless our noble king’
Zweig MS 34, f.1Gluck, ‘Misero’ from Alceste
Zweig MS 63, ff.24v-25Mozart, Verzeichnuss
Hirsch 4173, p.1Mozart printed book
Add MS 29801, ff.81v-82Beethoven, Kafka sketch book
Egerton MS 3040, f.2Chopin, Polonaise in A major op.40 no.1
Add MS 64808, f.1Puccini, sketches for Madama Butterfly
Add MS 58006, ff.8v-9Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March no.1 (Land of Hope and Glory)
Add MS 54188, f.15vVaughan Williams, folk song collection
Add MS 47215Nijinsky, choreographic score for Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune
Music deposit 1998/04Debussy, Brouillards from book 2 of Preludes for piano
Music Loan 91.10Bartok, sketchleaf from the Black Pocket Book for String Quartet no.1
Zweig MS 94, pp.38-39Stravinsky, Pulcinella sketchbook
Add MS 72151, f.2rPanufnik, Sinfonia di sfere
Music Deposit 2014/01Richard Rodney Bennett, film score for ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’