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  • A Selection of Scots Songs

    Musical score

    Over several years Robert Burns contributed to James Johnson’s The Scots Musical Museum (1787–1803) and later George Tho...

  • A World Requiem, by John Foulds

    Musical score Created date: 1919-1923

    In artistic terms, World War One is mostly remembered through literature and poetry, but composers responded to the conf...

  • Advertisement for Beecham's Pills

    Musical score, Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image

    Produced continuously from 1842 until 1998, Beecham’s Pills claimed to cure ‘bilious and nervous disorders’ – conditions...

  • An die Musik by Schubert

    Musical score

    This manuscript shows an example of Franz Schubert’s song composition. His setting of verses by Franz von Schober dates ...

  • 'Anthem of the black flames', musical composition...

    Musical score, Illustration Created date: 1918

    This musical composition is dedicated to Luigi Freguglia (1890-1917) who was decorated with a gold Medal for Military Va...

  • Around the Christmas Tree quadrille

    Musical score, Illustration, Image

    This quadrille is a set of ‘seasonal’ dance-rhythm pieces for piano in a popular, uncomplicated style, playable by most ...

  • Benjamin Britten's manuscript score for A Midsumme...

    Musical score, Manuscript Created date: 1960–1978

    This manuscript, written in Benjamin Britten’s hand, is the score for the opera based on Shakespeare’s comedic play, A M...

  • Benjamin Britten's music for The Ascent of F6, a p...

    Musical score, Manuscript Created date: 1937

    The British composer Benjamin Britten wrote the incidental music for W H Auden and Christopher’s Isherwood’s play The As...

  • Comic song about the workhouse

    Musical score, Illustration, Image

    Charles Dickens’s (1812-1870) novel Oliver Twist, first published fully in 1838, portrayed the misery of workhouse life,...

  • Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor

    Musical score

    Edward Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor, Opus 61 was composed between 1909 and 1910 and dedicated to the violinist Fri...

  • Enigma Variations by Elgar

    Musical score Created date: 1898-99

    Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations on an Original Theme was one of the first works to bring this English composer to publi...

  • Folk songs and military songs

    Musical score, Book, Illustration Created date: 1918

    This is a book of songs, battle hymns and military marches that take as their subject the values of the nation and milit...

  • Frankenstein adapted as a musical melodrama

    Musical score, Illustration, Image

    This reworking of the Frankenstein story as a comic musical drama indicates how deeply the story became embedded in Engl...

  • 'Fringes of the Fleet' by Edward Elgar and Rudyard...

    Musical score, Manuscript

    In artistic terms, World War One is mostly remembered through literature and poetry. Composers however responded to the ...

  • Handel, Birthday Ode for Queen Anne

    Musical score, Manuscript Created date: c. 1712

    George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) settled in London in the autumn of 1712. His ‘Birthday Ode for Queen Anne’ represents...