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BRITTEN SIGNED SCORE

Britten, Benjamin (1913-1976)

Gloriana. An Opera In Three Acts, Op. 53. Libretto By William Plomer.

Boosey & Hawkes: London, 1953. First Edition. Handmade rag paper. Large folio. 229 pp. White vellum with gold-stamped facsimile of Britten's signature on cover. Some spotting and slight scuffing on covers but altogether a handsome copy.
Number 96 of a limited edition of 100 signed by Britten and Plomer on the colophone page. Accompanied by a letter from the British Embassy in Washington presenting this copy to the conductor Alexander Hilsberg on the occasion of the first American performance in New Orleans on Jan. 1, 1956.

Gloriana is dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, for whose coronation it was composed.

Also included is a copy from Oct. 1966 of The Musical Times which contains an article about Gloriana by Andrew Porter.

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