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Leigh, Walter, 1905-1942 (composer)



  • Existence: 1905 - 1942

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:


Two photocopies of manuscripts of Walter Leigh's song 'Now the Bright Morning Star' (text by John Milton)., 1927

Reference Code: GBR/1849/FP/271/2
Scope and Contents

Item 2a is a working manuscript, with crossings-out. Following the end of the compositionis a further page that appears to be a working-out of musical ideas for this same piece. It is in three voices, but without text. Item 2b is a fair copy manuscript, with just a few textual crossings-out. Its first page is signed "W.L. 1927".

Dates: 1927

Walter Leigh (1906-42): `Peculiar noises' (I went to Broadcasting House), words by Herbert Farjeon, for voice and piano, probably autograph

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8959/19
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Including William Alwyn, F. Baker, Don Banks, Benjamin Britten, Joseph Horowitz, Leonard Kastle, Elisabeth Lutyens, Walter Leigh, Peter MacNaughton-Smith, Buxton Orr, Alan Rawsthorne, Humphrey Searle, Matyas Seiber, James Stevens, Donald Swann, Alexander Walton, Sir William Walton; poems 'O the valley in the summer', 'I am a jam tart' by Wystan Hugh Auden.

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Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 1
Songs 3
Musical performances 1
Musical theatre 1
Operetta 1
Oratorios 1