A Bassoon and Piano Work
A manila cover and MS. 23.5cm x 31cm. 12-stave score paper imprinted ‘B.C. No.29’ on a lyre emblem. Black inked score. Composer’s autograph. 20 sheets (40 pages), paginated 1 to 12 where the verso is not numbered and commencing again at 1, continuing to 19. The final recto is not signed, but bears an inscription in Marshall-Hall’s hand: ‘don’t boast.’ No date given for the year. Marked ‘Allo con brio’ at p.1. The score is stained.
The verso of p.12 is a sketch in pencil, much reworked. At the following page the numbering begins again at 1 on the recto. The page is set out as if the work were to begin again. There is no marking to indicate a second movement to the preceding Allegro con brio, however. It is headed: ‘In the Orchard, Charterisville’, and is signed: ‘G.W.L. M-H’ and ‘Adagio quasi Andante.’ The tenor clef is used for this area as opposed to the bass clef in the preceding pages. The B.C. No.29 on lyre imprint continues.