Date based on Britten's diary from the time. Dates noted at the end of the score are the original fair copy completion date 'July 15th 1932' [crossed out] and the original composition date 'Jun 20th-July 9th 1932'.
Fair copy with dates and signatures. Annotations and additions are present throughout the score in red and pink pencil. Britten has also pasted in replacement sections at various points.
1 manuscript; 70 pages [1r-70r]
Black ink and red, black and pink pencil. Some pages are stamped with the British Library crest. Boosey and Hawkes Hire Library stamp is also present at various points throughout the score. Paper manufacturer = A L. See Title Page of Collected Volume.
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