Delius: A Southern Night

Description

This sketch for an orchestral work that was never completed represents one of Delius’s earliest attempts to work with the material that eventually became the large choral-orchestral work Appalachia (1902). It is written in a style that initially suggests ‘banjo picking’, and including a preliminary setting of the theme that was to form the basis for the later fully-worked out versions of the work: both the 1902 work and the 1896 orchestral ‘American Rhapsody’, also titled Appalachia.



Full title:
Early sketch by Frederick Delius for an orchestral work entitled A Southern Night
Created:
ca. 1896
Format:
Manuscript
Creator:
Frederick Delius
Copyright:
© Delius Trust
Usage terms
© The Delius Trust. Reproduced with permission.
Except as otherwise permitted by your national copyright law, this material may not be copied or distributed further.
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
MS Mus. 1745/2/13/5

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