Held AtGloucestershire Archives
LevelSubsubseries
Alt Ref NoD10500/1/M/1/5
TitleFive songs of Rupert Brooke
Date[December 1921-January 1922]
DescriptionAn incomplete set of five songs to poems by the War Poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915).
NotesA setting of the song which Gurney suggests in /3 might complete the set – 'Clouds' – is located at D10500/1/M/2/10/2, although there is no indication on that score that it was intended thus, so it is retained within that section of the collection.
Custodial HistoryDescription A score titled 'Five Songs of Rupert Brooke' containing four settings of Brooke: 'The Treasure', 'There's Wisdom in Women', 'One Day', 'Song' ('All suddenly the windÉ'). A letter from Gurney to Edward Marsh accompanies the score, which obviously accompanied Gurney's sending the score to Marsh, in which he writes that he does 'not think very much' of the songs, that the 'four have been done some time', and that he wants to add a setting of 'The Pacific Clouds' to complete the set. A setting of 'Clouds' is held at D10500/1/M/2/10/2, where an earlier setting of 'Song' (under the title 'Heart's Pain') is also held. No of docs 17pp. +1p. +env. Notes Manuscript; ink. Also accompanying the score and letter is an envelope from Oxford University Press, who found the score in their archive, in which the score (and presumably letter) was sent to the Finzis in 1959. On return, Joy Finzi notes on the envelope, Howard Ferguson and Christopher Finzi went through the songs and felt them not suitable for publication. A date of '1922?' is written in pencil at the head of the letter.
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