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THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS by  W. H AUDEN - Paperback - First Edition - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 011305)

THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS

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THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS

by AUDEN, W. H

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wraps. Good and possibly unique. A 43-page 7-3/4" x 13-3/4" carbon copy typescript laid loosely into a makeshift folder consisting of a large piece of graph paper with the title THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO/W. H. AUDEN written in pencil in an unknown hand on the front cover. Not dated. Occasional minor ink corrections also in an unknown hand. There were two early typescripts for the poem, neither typed by Auden. One was double-spaced and the other single-spaced. This version is the latter which is the second of the two typescripts that Auden arranged to be prepared for Benjamin Britten, who he hoped would set the poem to music. Auden seems to have sent two copies to Britten to be sure that one got there during wartime. One is in the Britten-Pears library; this is the other. An interesting typescript differing from the published poem in a number of respects. Choral parts are assigned to the speeches by voice. In Part 3, "The Temptation of St. Joseph," the text for the chorus differs from the published version. In Part 4, "The Summons," there are added chorus parts. In Part 5, "Visions of the Shepherds," section two has been changed and expanded from the published version. And in Part 9, "Flight Into Egypt," section two as published has been eliminated.

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
011305
Title
THE CHRISTMAS ORATORIO [FOR THE TIME BEING]: CARBON COPY OF A TYPED MANUSCRIPT WITH CHORAL SETTINGS
Author
AUDEN, W. H
Format/binding
Wraps
Book condition
Used - Good and possibly unique
Quantity-available
1
Binding
Paperback
Keywords
Theater; Manuscript; W. H. Auden; Music; Modern Firsts; Typescripts; Christmas; Modern First Editions; Benjamin Britten
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Manuscripts; Christmas; Benjamin Britten;

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We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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