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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dated scores by Phyllis Tate c1955-1982, including printed scores and handwritten manuscripts of both published and unpublished works.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/1/1/21

    Score: Peace on Earth To Men Item

    1976
    Peace 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/22

    Score: Songs of Sundrie Kindes Item

    1976
    There 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/23

    Score: Panorama Item

    1977
    Panorama 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/24

    Score: Seasonal Sequence, A Item

    1977
    A Seasonal Sequence is an unpublished work which was commissioned by the Ashington Festival with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain in 1977.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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/25

    Score: Beuty Bright Item

    c. 1978
    Beauty 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.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/26

    Score: All the World's a Stage Item

    1978
    All the World's a Stage is a piece based on the words of William Shakespear.This item includesa full score of hire material which has attached to it programme notes, a lyric sheet, and a note about instrumentation. It was commissioned by the Eastern Arts Association. It was written for choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and full orchestra: flute1+2, piccolo, oboe 1+2, clarinets 1+2, bassoons 1+2, horns 1-4, trumpets 1+2, trombones 1+2, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, tuned percussion, cymbals, violins 1+2, violas, cellos and basses.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/27

    Score: Cradle Song Item

    1978
    There are two photocopies of Cradle Song, which was based on a poem by William Blake. Written for full choir (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/28

    Score: Scenes Trom Tyneside Item

    1978
    Scenes From Tyneside is a work based on Northumbrian folk songs. It was originally written for the Syrinx Trio with financial assistance from Northern Arts.There are 6 'scenes': I- The Sandgate Lass's Lament, II- Gan To The Kye Wi'Me, III- Elsie Marley, IV- Of All The Youths, V- Died Of Love, VI- The Quayside Shaver.This item includesa handwritten score with amendments, a printed clarinet part, handwritten transparencies, lyric sheets, printed transparencies with listed corrections and printed copies of the folk songs being rewritten. It was composed for mezzo soprano, clarinet and piano.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/29

    Score: Vagaries, Poems for my Children Item

    1979
    "Vagaries", 'Whimsical or Extravagant Notions' is a musical setting of a selection of poems by Thomas Miller. It consists of 4 movements: I- Child and Mother, II- The Poor London Girl, III- The Water-Cress Seller, IV- The Cradle Song.This item includesa complete handwritten score with amendments, copies of the original poems used, and a clean score. It was written for mezzo, harmonium and electric organ.
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  • BMC/Tate/1/1/30

    Score: Divertimento Item

    1979-1980
    Divertimento is a piece thought to be consisting of 3 movements. The first movement is missing from this item but there are versions of movement II- Serenade and movement III- Rondo Capriccioso.This item includes a clean score, a rough score (both incomplete) and transparencies. It was composed for flute, viola and guitar.
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