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MILNER, Anthony, arr. 1925-2002
Gloria in Excelsis Deo [Claudio] Monteverdi [arranged] for Brass, Strings, Solo Voices, Chorus and Organ Continuo. Autograph musical manuscript full score. 1947
1947. Folio (358 x 260 mm). Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso "Note the Organ part consists of Malipiero's realization of the Basso continuo," [39], [iii] (blank) pp. 298 measures in total. Notated in ink on 20-stave music paper. With "Finis July 10, [19]47 I.O.G.D" to foot of final page and "Score prepared by Anthony Milner June 1947" to title. Outer leaves somewhat worn and soiled; split at spine; several marginal tears. In very good condition overall. The present work appears to be unrecorded. Written in the year Milner joined the music faculty of Morley College in London under Michael Tippett, it pre-dates his opus 1 of 1948, the "Salutatio Angelica" for alto, chorus, and orchestra. Milner is regarded as "the foremost British Catholic composer of his generation" (obituary published in The Guardian, October 1, 2002). He taught at the University of London, King's College London, Goldsmiths, and his alma mater, the Royal College of Music and was made a Knight of Saint Gregory for his service to the music of the church by Pope John Paul II in 1985. See also Jacobs, Arthur: The Music of Anthony Milner in The Musical Times, September 1958. Monteverdi's beautiful Gloria in Excelsis Deo, in 7 parts, was originally published as part of the composer's "Selva morale e spirituale" in 1640-1641. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
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