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'Seasonal Sequence - Snowdrop' - Phyllis Tate

Score @ Phyllis Tate | Photograph @ Poulomi Desai

Sound and Music

Sound and Music

The archive houses two large boxes of Phyllis Tate's autograph manuscripts donated by her son. I had the privilege of spending a little time (fleeting) looking through the various paper scores, proofs, cuttings and handwritten, and typed notes. It was personal and poignant, and I hope to have more time to spend with her work in the future. Phyllis Tate (1911-1987) was an intriguing composer. More can be read about her online. I have chosen two of my photographs to represent her here. This one is from "Seasonal Sequence - Snowdrop" for viola & piano 1977.

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