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BENEDICT, Sir Julius (1804-1885). Musician.
Autograph Manuscript of a song 'The Earth is waking at the voice of May ...', 5 pages folio (very brittle and chipped in places), signed at the top, no date. A substantial and heavily revised manuscript, for voice an piano in D flat major, apparently prepared for publication.
Although the manuscript is written on both the rectos and versos, and there is nothing on the back of the third sheet, the key changes from 5 flats to 3 sharps at the end, apparently in preparation for another section, now lost.
[No: 22559]

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