Description: Charles Villiers Stanford hand-written & scored Irish Rhapsody No 4, The Fisherman of Loch Neagh and What He Saw, with composer's notes, signed title & final page, November 10, 1913.
From the personal collection of Maestro Raymond Leppard (1927-2019).
Wear and loss as shown. Pages are loose.
From Wikipedia: Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Romantic Era. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin. He was instrumental in raising the status of the Cambridge University Musical Society, attracting international stars to perform with it. While still an undergraduate, Stanford was appointed organist of Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1882, aged 29, he was one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music, where he taught composition for the rest of his life. From 1887 he was also Professor of Music at Cambridge.
Title page includes hand written: "Land of Song!" said the warrior-bard, Though all the world betrays thee, One Sword at least thy rights shall guard. One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
"The Minstrel Boy," an Irish patriotic song written by Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
1/2"H x 11"W x 15 1/2"D
Dimensions: 1/2"H x 11"W x 15 1/2"D