Lennox Berkeley. Four Poems by St. Teresa of Avila for Contralto and String Orchestra, 1949, VG

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Four Poems by St. Teresa of Avila for Contralto and String Orchestra; Full Score (with Piano reduction). Therese d'Avila (Teresa of Avila) and Lennox Berkeley (Music). J. W. Chester Ltd. 1949. Very Good


Very Good, 4to, 12" x 9 1/2." Light blue paper wrappers. No lettering to spine. Covers have slightly bumped tips, tiny chips at head and tail of spine, and fading along edges of front and back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages have slightly bumped tips and minimal age toning, else pristine and intact. 42 pp. "Full Score (with Piano reduction)." Choral and orchestral sheet music to four songs inspired by four poems of St. Teresa. Intended for contralto. Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) was an English composer. He studied under the noted French composer, Nadia Boulanger, and also became acquainted with other notable musicians of the time including Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Igor Stravinsky. Berkeley was a longtime Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music who taught from 1946-1968.