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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/6

    Score: Dark Pilgrimage Item

    1962
    A full score and a copy of 'slumber song' in the front cover, which is 4 pages long from the original TV opera. Dark Pilgrimage is an opera for television with words by David Franklin and music by Phyllis Tate. There is a full score and 'Slumber Song' which is a short song from the opera re-written for voice and piano. The opera is scored for flute 1+2, piccolo, oboe 1+2, clarinets in A 1+2, bassoon 1+2, horn 1+2, trumpet in C, tenor trombone, tuba, percussion, violin 1+2, viola, cello and double bass. This item is unpublished.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/7

    Score: Song Without Words Item

    c.1962
    Song Without Words is a trumpet and bassoon solo accompanied by reduced orchestra; there are only 2 desks of violins, violas and cellos. Unfortunately this item does not include the piece in its entirity. There is one of the movements, which lasts for 6.5 minutes, as a printed copy with hand-written amendments, and the other item is a set of negatives, part of the 4th movement, which was published separately by OUP. The overall duration of piece is 20 minutes.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/8

    Score: The What D'ye Call It Item

    c.1966
    The What D'ye Call It is an opera in one act, based on a play by John Gay entitled The What D'ye Call It: A Tragi-Comi-Pastoral Farce, published in 1715. This copy has been adapted by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/9

    Score: Gravestones Item

    1966
    A rough score (with supporting notes and transparencies), a handwritten manuscript and an alternative 2nd movement. It was unpublished and was originally writted for singer Cleo Lane. As well as the vocal line, it is scored for clarinet, bass, percussion and piano.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/10

    Score: Christmas Ale Item

    1967
    Christmas Ale is a work for soloist, chorus and orchestra in 3 sections. This item includes parts 1, 2 & 3 in full handwritten scores as well as full vocal scores of all 3 sections with handwritten amendments. There is also some transparencies of the score in the collection. It is likely that this piece was written for jazz singer Cleo Lane (for whom Tate had written for before), as the solo line is named 'Cleo' in the scores. Instrumentation includes: soloist (Cleo Lane), chorus, flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horns 1+2, trumpet in C, timpani, percussion, harp, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and basses.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/11

    Score: Apparitions Item

    1968
    Apparitions is a collection of 4 traditional songs/ballads scored for tenor voice, harmonica, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and piano. The collection sits between two short pieces, assumed to be composed by Tate, called Evocation and Envoi., and the four songs are named as follows: 1- "The Wife of Usher's Well" (traditional Scottish ballad), 2- "The Suffolk Miracle" (narrative ballad), 3- "The Unquiet Grave" (trad: English ballad), 4- "Unfortunate Miss Bailey" (broadside or sheet ballad [1888]).
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/12

    Score: Coastal Ballads Item

    1969
    Coastal Ballads is a collection based on traditional Northumbrian sea songs. This item includes a handwritten score with amendments, rough transparencies, clean transparencies, printed parts and photocopied parts. It is written in the full score that it was commissioned by the Mid-Northumberland Arts Group for the Ashington Festival in May 1969 and the cycle is listed as: I- The Anti-Gallican Privateer (Tyneside), II- The Water of Tyne (Hexham on Tyne), III- Andrew Carr (Newcastle), IV- I Drew My Ship Into a Harbour (Seaton Sluice), V- O The Bonny Fisher Lad (Bamburgh), VI- Here's The Tender Coming (Shields), VII- Billy Boy (Blyth). It is scored for bass voice, clarinet in A, horn, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello and double bass.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/13

    Score: Words by Joseph Beaumont, To Item

    1970
    To Words By Joseph Beaumont, 1616-1699 is a work consisting of 3 songs for women's voices with accompaniment: I- When Love, II- The Gnat, III- House and Home. There are parts for soprano 1+2 and alto, with piano accompaniment. This item includes a handwritten score with amendments and printed lyric sheets.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/14

    Score: Twice in a Blue Moon Item

    1971
    Twice in a Blue Moon is a Fantasy Operetta with words by C. Hassall and music by Phyllis Tate. This item includes a full score with handwritten amendments, and an edited epilogue. On the back cover of the score there are rough notes on ideas for instrumentation (mainly percussion) written in pencil.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/15

    Score: Victorian Garland, A Item

    1972
    A Victorian Garland is a collection of 3 songs: 1- Morality, 2- Lines Written in Kensington Gardens, 3- A Memory-Picture. There is a printed, published copy of Tate's handwritten manuscript. It is scored for soprano and contralto solo voices, horn and piano.
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