[ Albert Coates, composer ]Autograph Music: Pickwick Scherzo

Albert Coates, conductor and composer.
Publication details: 
[First produced at Covent Garden, 20 Nov. 1936]
SKU: 18795

Circa 70 pages, folio, 12 staves to a full page. The complete string parts with the firsdt claribet, first and second bassoon and double bassoon parts ("Fagots"). Printed entry from auction catalogue (prob. Sotheby's) on wrapping, 28 October 1974 (item 99). Although unsuccessful in the theater, Pickwick had the distinction of being the first opera to be shown on television. Several scenes from it were included in the BBC's newly opened service in November 1936, in advance of its stage première." (Wikipedia).