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Scenes from old Guernsey

Scenes from old Guernsey

Matthews, John

This work, originally intended as an Opera in 3 acts, in 1913-14 has been revised and partly re-written as three one-act operas, thus involving no changes of scenery. Part I deals with the fairies and witches at the Catioroc; their tradtional meeting place. Part II reproduces the old Guernsey market scene, as shown in the well-known picture. Part III shows an old Guernsey kitchen on the night before Christmas, known as "La Longue Veille", when the old French patois songs and dances were given

Manuscript, Reproduction. English.
Published Guernsey: J. Matthews, [1919]
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Details

Statement of responsibility: text and music by J. Matthews
Note: MSS: full score, vocal scores and libretto.
Physical Description: 8 v. : musical notation ; up to 37 cm.

Contents

  1. [Vol. 1] Sketch of plot and libretto from Scenes of Old Guernsey
  2. [Vol. 2] Part I. At the Catioroc [full score]
  3. [Vol. 3] Part I. (The Catioroc): Fairies and Witches. Full Score (original version)
  4. [Vol. 4] Part II. The old market place [full score]
  5. [Vol. 5] Part II Libretto : The old market place
  6. [Vol. 6] Part III. An old Guernsey kitchen (La Longue Veille)
  7. [Vol. 7] Part III. Libretto: An old Guernsey Kitchen (La Longue Veille)
  8. [Vol. 8] A hundred years ago : overture to Le Vier Guernesey / by John Matthews.