Score: Trois Chansons Tristes Item
c.1973These 3 songs were based on Breton Airs, and adapted and arranged by Phyllis Tate: 1- La Dernière Écuelle, 2- Les Fillettes De Mon Âge, 3- Le Vieux Blaise. There is a note in the front cover of this clean printed copy which states that Breton Airs, and the French words, are taken from "Chanson de Chez Nous", compiled by Theodore Botrel in 1898. They have been arranged for Voice and Guitar.
Score: All Creatures Great and Small Item
1973Creatures Great and Small is an unpublished musical setting of a collection of poems by Edward Lucie Smith, written for mezzo soprano, tuned and untuned percussion, guitar and double bass. This item includes a full score, a photocopy of the full score, printed copies of the poems, transpanercies of some movements, a handwritten manuscript with amendments, and an envelope containing parts and scores from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Library.
Score: Serenade to Christmas Item
1973Serenade to Christmas in a piece written for choir and orchestra. There is a handwritten score with amendments. Although the work was written for full orchestra and choir, the score here has only the vocal parts and a piano reduction of the accompaniment. The inside cover of the score states that the piece was commissioned by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain.
Score: Sonatina Pastorale Item
1974Sonatina is a piece written for harmonica and harpsichord, consisting of 4 movements: I- Prelude, II- Air, III- Intermezzo (based on a Northumbrian folk song), IV- Rondo. This item includes a rough score and a photocopy of the full score.
Score: Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Item
1976Engraved on The Collar of a Dog is the musical setting of the poem by Alexander Pope, entitled: Engraved on The Collar of a Dog, Which I Gave to his Royal Highness. This item includes a rough handwritten score for full choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
Score: Peace on Earth To Men Item
1976Peace on Earth to Men is a carol written for choir and accompaniment with words by St Germanns, translated by J. M. Neale. It appears as though the title Peace on Earth to Men was an editorial change, and that the original name was A Great and Mighty Wonder.This item includesa handwritten score with amendments and notes. It is scored for choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) with piano or organ accompaniment.
Score: Songs of Sundrie Kindes Item
1976There is a published copy of Songs of Sundrie Kindes, published by Oxford University Press. The copy contains markings in the music, and also a personal note to Tate in the cover signed from Carl (presumably Carl Shavitz, the lute player it was written for). Shavitz has included an article about the Festival of Perth published in The Weekend Australian February 1983, which mentions the piece being performed for the 80th time. Shavitz has corrected the article, which identifies that the piece had been performed 86 times by Easter Sunday 1983. Shavitz has the original manuscript in his personal posession. Written for tenor and lute.
Score: Panorama Item
1977Panorama is a piece for strings commissioned by the 1977 North Wales Festival with funds provided by the Welsh Arts Council.This item includesa handwritten copy with amendments and a programme notes. It was written for full string orchestra: violins 1+2, violas, cellos, basses.
Score: Seasonal Sequence, A Item
1977A Seasonal Sequence is an unpublished work which was commissioned by the Ashington Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1977. It consists of 4 movements: I- Snowdrop, II- Rambler Rose, III- Climbing Plant, IV- Plane Tree.This item includesa full score with amendments, a photocopy of the full score, 2 copies of a sheet explaining the character of the movements, rough transparencies, some personal correspondance and programmes of performance, clean transparencies. It is written for viola and piano.
Score: Beuty Bright Item
c. 1978Beauty Bright is a musical setting of words by William Blake, written for 2 voices (soprano?) and piano. Accompanying this copy of the lullaby are two letters, both from Virginia (Rushton). The first (12th July 1978) is requesting a copy of the piece to play at a charity event for LIFE later that year, and the second (13th October 1978) is thanking Tate for sending the piece, with amendments, for the concert.