This series contains dated scores by Phyllis Tate c1955-1982, including printed scores and handwritten manuscripts of both published and unpublished works.
Score: String Quartet in F Item
1955This file includes a set of uncorrected parts with extra parts for 2nd violin. Some of the parts have hand-written rehearsal marking and bow indications. Written for 1st Violin, 2nd Violin, Viola and Cello.
Score: Christmas Ale Item
1967Christmas 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.
Score: Apparitions Item
1968Apparitions 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 ).
Score: Coastal Ballads Item
1969Coastal 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.
Score: Words by Joseph Beaumont, To Item
1970To 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.
Score: Twice in a Blue Moon Item
1971Twice 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.
Score: Victorian Garland, A Item
1972A 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.
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.