Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998

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English composer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Tidebrook, 26 June 1986 to an unidentified recipient, 1986 June 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873831

British composer.

From the description of Sketches for New Year. / Here superseded / Michael Tippett / 1987 [manuscript]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270570028

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referencedIn Fussell, Charles. The music of Michael Tippett [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn Supplementary Vaughan Williams Manuscripts, 1895-1979 British Library: Music Collections
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. [Letters, 1962 and 1970] / Michael Tippett. Northwestern University
creatorOf Brüning, Werner. IMP concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf Stanford Geological Survey. [Field notebooks from the 1962 field season, Arroyo Seco Reliz Canyon area, Monterey County, California / by Stanford Geological Survey, R.R. Compton, director]. Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn MS Mus. 104. DONALD MITCHELL COLLECTION. Vol. viii. Miscellaneous papers; 1876-1989. Papers by and relating to members of the Mahler family (ff. 1-36); – autograph manuscripts of Igor Stravinsky (ff. 37-48); – correspondence and other papers (ff. 49-..., 1876-1989 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. The knot garden / [Michael Tippett]. Northwestern University
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART V): music manuscripts of early works of Sir Michael Tippett (b.1905, d.1998); circa 1927 – circa 1935. Autograph except where otherwise stated. Supplementing the collection in Add. 72001-72065. Purchased from John Amis, Esq.,..., approximately 1927-approximately 1935 British Library
creatorOf 'THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE'. Vol. II (ff. 114). Act III and sketches; 1946-1952. Variants, etc.: 1. ff. 22-29. One bifolium is apparently missing from the second gathering resulting in the omission after f. 22 of the passage in III, iii from the He-Anci..., 1946-1952 British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART II). Music manuscripts of Sir Michael Tippett (b.1905); 1977-1983. Autograph. For the earlier works in this group there are both draft pencil and revised ink scores. This method of working (also apparent in the earlier Tippet..., 1977-1983 British Library
referencedIn TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV). Vol. xxvii. Two sketches for an orchestral work, 'Masque of the Queens'; n.d. Pencil score with a few ink annotations. Apparently incomplete. One sketch (ff. 2-3v), headed 'Interlude I', is an arrangement of 'Fairest Isl... British Library
creatorOf D. Letters from Sir Michael Tippett to the art historian Carlos Peacock and his wife Cynthia; 1948-58. With two letters from Duncan Grant to the Peacocks (ff. 124-7) and a postcard from Cynthia Peacock, dated 1998 (f. 128). All autograph. Purchased f..., 1948-1958 British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV): music manuscripts and notebooks of Sir Michael Tippett (b.1905, d.1998); circa 1923-1994, n.d. Autograph except where otherwise stated. Supplementing the collections in Add. 61748-61804, 63820-63840, 71099-71103 and 7206..., approximately 1923-1994 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. II (ff. 193). L-W, including letters of:-(a) Arnold Schoenberg, mainly relating to arrangements for a performance of the 'Gurrelieder', 27 Jan. 1928; 1921-1933. Includes (f. 71) a postcard from Paris, saying that he had..., 1921-1933 British Library
creatorOf SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: Triple concerto; 1980. Dyeline copy of the full score, published Schott, [1980], heavily annotated with conductor’s markings by Norman Del Mar. With an autograph postcard from Tippett to Del Mar and a photocopy of a letter from D..., 1980 British Library
creatorOf GATES CORRESPONDENCE: letters from musicians to William Gates; 1962-1993. The writers are Sir Adrian Boult, 1969 (f. 1), Mosco Carner, 1967-1984 (ff. 2-15), Charles Thornton Lofthouse, 1966-1972 (ff. 16-20), Anthony Milner, 1962-1972 and 1993 (ff. 21..., 1962-1993 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 291-292. SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: letters (156) and postcards (33) to Douglas Newton (b.1920, d.2001); 1939-1946, n.d. With various other letters, which are listed in the index. Newton was at the time a freelance journalist, script-writer and po..., 1939-1946 British Library
creatorOf Alan Fluck collection. Correspondence. Pace-Young, 1953-1994 British Library
referencedIn Seiber Collection. Vol. xcix. Other individual composers and their works; 1944-1960, n.d.ff. i + 309.Partial contents:1. ff. 148-158. Draft and notes for lecture on Hindemith, Ludus Tonalis; [1945]. Pencil. Delivered at Philharmonic Arts Club, 8 Marc..., 1944-1960 British Library
creatorOf Buys, Douglas. Douglas Buys, piano [sound recording] University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1647. Vol. xxii. Ronald-Walton.ff. 204. 335 x 230mm.includes:f. 1. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Nigel Ronald, of the Foreign Office: Letter from Nigel Ronald to Harriet Cohen: 1939.ff. 3-9. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Eleanor Butler Roos... British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART I) Music manuscripts of Sir Michael Tippett; 1934-1977. Mostly autograph. For many works there are both draft pencil and revised ink scores. Published by Schott & Co., London, except where stated. A list of Tippett's composit..., 1934-1977 British Library
creatorOf 'MOVING INTO AQUARIUS'. Vol. I A. Drafts; circa 1958. The essays in the collection are drawn from radio talks, published articles, etc., by Tippett, 1944-1958, mostly with new prefatory and/or concluding material added by the author in 1958. The orig..., approximately 1958 British Library
creatorOf Lawson, Jennifer Debiec. IMP concert [sound recording]. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Semans Library
referencedIn TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV). Vol. iv. Act II.ff. 51.Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Charles Johnson, dramatic writer: `The Village Opera', ballad opera by Charles Johnson, arranged by Sir Michael Kemp Tippett: 1927-1928. British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. [Correspondence, 1963-1965] / Michael [Tippett]. Northwestern University
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION. Part iii. Vols. i-iii. 'New Year', opera in three acts (libretto, the composer); 1988. Draft full score in pencil with annotations in green, black and red inks. Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera and ..., 1988 British Library
creatorOf SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: 'King Priam', opera in 3 acts; 1961. Full score. Autograph. Various inks, with some pencil annotations. Dedicated 'To Karl Hawker' (f. 1). For sketches see Add. 72026 ff. 29v, 32v-33, 34v, for libretti see Add. 72036-72039 and fo..., 1961 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 247). Yehudi Menuhin, Hubert Parry, Lord Reith, Jean Sibelius, Ethel Smyth, Charles Villiers Stanford, Donald Francis Tovey, Bruno Walter, William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Williamson.includes:f. 1 Vally Las... British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1956-1957 British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION. PART III. Vol. v. String quartet no. 5; 1991. Draft score in pencil with annotations in black and red inks. First performance 9 May 1992. Score published Schott & Co., 1992.ff. 90. 275 x 425mm.Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; com..., 1991 British Library
creatorOf Layard, J. (John). John Willoughby Layard papers [microform], 1897-1974. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1922-1925 British Library
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Photographs, 1957-1959 British Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1973 February 1, 2, 3. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Michael Tippett collection. McMaster University
referencedIn MSS Mus. 394-396. Alan Bush Collection. Vols lxix-lxxi. ‘The Pageant of Labour’ (words, Matthew Anderson), for chorus and orchestra; May–Aug. 1934. Music for the pageant produced by Edward P. Genn at the Crystal Palace on 15-20 Oct. 1934, under the m... British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 292. SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: letters to Douglas Newton; May 1944 –– 1946.ff. 192.includes:f. 4 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Clement Glock form. Davenport, alias Clemency; née Hale; first wife of William Glock: Letter to Sir Mich... British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 957. William Glock Collection. Vol. xv. Susskind–Tippett; 1942-1999, n.d. ff. 186. 325 x 240mm.includes:f. 1 Sir William Frederick Glock, Kt.; music critic and administrator: Walter Susskind, conductor: Letter to Sir William Frederick G..., 1942-1999 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xiv. General correspondence; Jan. – Mar., May 1979.ff. 162. Overall size 298 x 233mm.includes:f. 1 Kyla Crowcroft, of London: Letter to Sir A. C. Boult: 1979: Autogr.f. 2 Christopher Herrick, organist and conductor:..., 1979 British Library
creatorOf MACNAGHTEN CONCERTS COLLECTION. Vol. XII. Sir Michael Tippett: String Quartet no. 1 in A, op. 2; 1935. First Version containing two movements suppressed and replaced by a new movement in the version published in London 1946. ff. 29. 356 x 262mm.Sir M..., 1935 British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION. Part iii. Vol iv. 'Byzantium', for soprano and orchestra; 1990. Draft full score in pencil with annotations in black and red inks. First performance Chicago, 10 Apr. 1991. Three discarded leaves from this manuscript are MS Mus. 29..., 1990 British Library
referencedIn Aaron Copland Collection, 1841-1991, (bulk 1911-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Vol. ii (ff. 136). Matthews -Xenakis.includes:ff. 1-13 Colin Matthews, composer: Letters to M. Vyner from Colin Matthews: 1984-1987, n.d.: Partly signed.ff. 14-19v Olivier Messiaen, composer: Letters, etc., to M. Vyner from Olivier Messiaen: 198... British Library
creatorOf Vol. iii A. Musical and written tributes; 1977 (ff. 1-11), 1987.ff. 20. British Library arrangement.includes:f. 1 Elliott Cook Carter, composer: Correspondence with M. Vyner of Elliott Cook Carter: 1977-1983: Partly signed. Partly copy.f. 2 Georg..., 1977 British Library
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Supplementary photographs British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 291. SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: letters to Douglas Newton; 1939 – April 1944.ff. 233.includes:ff. 2-9 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Draft of part of the libretto of 'A Child of Our Time': [1939]: Autogr.ff. 35, 60v, 199-200 Sir Mi... British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1943-1944 British Library
creatorOf B. GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE68905. EDWARD SACKVILLE-WEST PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 201). General correspondence of Edward Sackville-West, arranged chronologically; 1918-1965, n.d. The correspondents include: Lady Cynthia Asquith, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshi..., 1918-1965 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. [Sketch fragments from The ice break] / [Sir Michael Tippett]. Northwestern University
creatorOf 'MOVING INTO AQUARIUS'. Vol. I B. Correspondence between Tippett and Colin Franklin; 1958-1959. Franklin's letters are copies from typewriting. The correspondence discusses Tippett's libretto for his opera 'King Priam' in addition to this collection ..., 1958-1959 British Library
referencedIn TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV). Vol. iii. Act I. The vocal parts incomplete. Also includes (ff. 68-69) an arrangement of 'Love doth enthrall me' possibly intended for the opera, since the same melody is used in the overture (ff. 5v-6).ff. 69.Sir Michae... British Library
referencedIn TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV). Vol. xxvi. Sketches for the Concerto for piano and orchestra (1953-1955) and various other works; 1946-1978, n.d. Mainly pencil. The concerto was first performed at Birmingham Town Hall, 6 Oct. 1956. Pencil score at the ..., 1946-1978 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1623. Rosenthal Correspondence. Vol. xv (ff. 202). Tip -Vyv.includes:ff. 1-4, 7, 13-14. Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Harold David Rosenthal, writer on music: Letters and postcards to Harold David Rosenthal from Sir Michael ... British Library
creatorOf CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. CV (ff. 51). Germaine Tailleferre, Michael Tippett. 1. ff. 1-27v. Tailleferre: Ballade, 1922, for piano and orchestra. Solo part, with a reduction for piano of the orchestral parts, in score (London: Chester, 1925). Perf. 1926... British Library
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Layard, J. (John). John Willoughby Layard papers, 1897-1974. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 204). Correspondence and papers; 1966. 1. ff. 1-106. Labour voters' protest on Vietnam; April 1966. 2. ff. 107-204. Protest meeting at Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre; July 1966.includes:ff. 2, 198 Sir Alfred Jules ..., 1966 British Library
creatorOf Hammellmann, Hanns A. Collection, 1951-1963. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 163). Correspondence and papers; 1962-1965. 1. ff. 1-17. Nuclear disarmament; 1962-1964. 2. ff. 18-82v. British writers' protest on Vietnam; 1965. 3. ff. 83-163. West European artists' protest on Vietnam; 1965.in..., 1962-1965 British Library
creatorOf D. Letters (2) from Vaughan Williams to Sir Michael Tippett; circa 1941, [1943]. Autograph. The letters concern Tippett’s position as a conscientious objector and the provision of a music library at Morley College. Presented by Sir Michael Tippett, 6..., 1936-1946 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. [Upper half of a leaf of sketches] [music] / Michael Tippett. Libraries Australia
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. VI (ff. 168+160*). General correspondence; 1939-1987, n.d.includes:f. 1 Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, Viscount Cecil of Chelwood: Letter to Margaret Gardiner from Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil: 1939: Si..., 1939-1987 British Library
creatorOf Ursula Vaughan Williams correspondence: Taylor-Young, 1958-2006 British Library
creatorOf 'MOVING INTO AQUARIUS'. Vol. I C. First edition of Moving into Aquarius; published London: Routledge, 1959. Printed. pp. vii+157. 220 x 140mm.Colin Franklin, literary editor: Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Collection of essays, Moving in..., 1959 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1641. Vol. xvi. MacKenzie-Wilder.ff. 187. 335 x 240mmincludes:ff. 1-2. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, KCVO; composer: Letter from Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie to Harriet Cohen: 1912.ff. 3-4. Harriet Coh... British Library
creatorOf TIPPETT COLLECTION (PART IV). Vol. xxxi. Music for 'The Tempest' (by William Shakespeare), for voices and instruments; 1962. With a signed letter from Tippett to Eric [Walter White?] dated 15 Mar. 1968 (ff. 1-2v). First performed at the Old Vic, Lond..., 1962-1968 British Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn D. (ff. i + 80.) Miscellaneous writings; [1987-9], n.d. As follows:—i. ff. 1-11. A Companion to the Orchestra (1987 ): draft texts for the entries for ‘Atonality’, ‘Alla breve’, ‘A cappella’, ‘Aleatoric Music’, ‘Alberti Bass’, ‘Absolute Pitch’ and ‘B..., 1981-1989 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. Byzantium / Michael Tippett. Northwestern University
creatorOf E. Letters from Sir Michael Tippett to the music critic Ernest Newman; 1946-8. Partly autograph, partly typewritten, signed. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 26 May 2000 (lot 264).ff. 129-55.includes:ff. 129-55 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Wi..., 1946-1948 British Library
creatorOf Vol. V (ff. 178). H-W.includes:ff. 1-3 Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley, composer: Letters to E. Chapman from Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley: 1935-1941.f. 4 Grace Barrons Richardson, organist: Patrick Arthur Sheldon Hadley, composer: Letter to Grace ... British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 967. William Glock Collection. Vol. xxv. Photographs of musicians; 1925-1965, n.d. Arranged alphabetically. Also included are photographs of the Bryanston Summer School of Music (ff. 200-204), Dartington Summer School of Music (ff. 205-224) a..., 1925-1965 British Library
creatorOf Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
creatorOf 'THE MIDSUMMER MARRIAGE'. Vol. I (ff. 175). Acts I and II; 1946-1949. Variants, etc.: 1. ff. 43v-44v. The passage in Act I, scene vi for King Fisher and the female chorus beginning 'Do not be beguiled my dears . . .' (published score, no. 58) differs..., 1946-1949 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. [Sketch fragment] / [Michael Tippett]. Northwestern University
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1958 British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. Sketches for New Year. / Here superseded / Michael Tippett / 1987 [manuscript]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: sketches for 'The Mask of Time' and 'The Blue Guitar'(?); n.d. Pencil and red ink. Purchased at Sotheby's in aid of the Aldeburgh Foundation, 8 Oct. 1985, lot 16. Paper; ff. 3. 252 x 380mm. British Library
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. Autograph letter signed, dated : Tidebrook, 26 June 1986 to an unidentified recipient, 1986 June 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Continuing Education Dept. Lectures : video and sound recordings collection, 1987-[ongoing]. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rosenthal Archives
creatorOf Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998. Dance, clarion air : a madrigal for five voices / text by Christopher Fry ; music by Michael Tippett. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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Musical sketches
Composers--Correspondence
Operas--Librettos
Programs
Opera--Scores
Music publisher--Correspondence
Operas--Excerpts
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 5 parts), Unaccompanied
Madrigals, English
Opera
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Birth 1905-01-02

Death 1998-01-08

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