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Dated Works
This series contains dated scores by Phyllis Tate c1955-1982, including printed scores and handwritten manuscripts of both published and unpublished works.
  • 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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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/16

    Score: Trois Chansons Tristes Item

    c.1973
    These 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/17

    Score: All Creatures Great and Small Item

    1973
    Creatures 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/18

    Score: Serenade to Christmas Item

    1973
    Serenade 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/19

    Score: Sonatina Pastorale Item

    1974
    Sonatina 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/20

    Score: Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Item

    1976
    Engraved 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).
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