General information
Call number at the BM Institute352/A
Title of the composition The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca, H 352
Class of the sourceMusical source
Type of the sourceAutograph score
Origin
Date of origin13.04.1955
Note on the date of originDate and place of origin noted at the end of the composition; at the end of the 1st movement: “Nice. March 20. 1955.”
Place of originNice
Physical description
Diplomatic transcription of the title pageB. MARTINU. | Les Fresques | de | Piero della Francesca. | En 3 mouvements. | B. Martinů | Orchestre. | 3 fl + Pic. | 3 ob. (cor ang) | 3 clar. | 3 bass. | 4 cors | 3 Trtt. | 3 tromb + Tuba | Harp. | Percussion. | Cordes. | Nice 1955. | Durée = 21 min.
Number of leaves68 + titulní list / title leaf
Number of pages bearing notation69
Original pagination1–23, 26, 31–74
Note on pagination“Double pages”: 1–2 = 24–25; 6–9 = 27–30
BindingLoose leaves with notation only on recto
Paper characteristicsTranslucent paper
Brand of paperCircle Blue Print Co., Inc.
Number and arrangement of staves24
Writing instrumentPen (black ink), lead pencil
Diplomatic transcription of performing forces - 1st page of the scoreFl. 1. 2. 3. | Ob. | Cl. 1. 2. | Bss 1. 2. | Cor 1. 3. | 2. 4. | Trt. 1. 2. | Harp. | 1. solo | 2. solo | 3. solo | I. (tutti) | II. divisi à 3. | Vlas. 1. 2. Solo | (Tutti) | Vc. I solo | (Tutti) | DB.
Content of the other pagesI.: pp. 1–36; II.: pp. 37–51; III.: pp. 51–74
CommentsA list of “Pages doublées” in Martinů’s hand is enclosed (1 p.). *** Cover of the autograph score: “‘KEEPKLEAN’ COVER | MARTINU | Les Fresques | de Piero della Francesca | for | orchestra | score | Title | Character | Composer | BOOSEY & HAWKES, LTD. | 295 Regent Streeet & 10 Denman Street, | LONDON | W. 1”
Deposition
Owner of the sourcePaul Sacher Stiftung, Basel
Place of depositionPaul Sacher Stiftung, Basel
Note on the ownershipFormer call No.: Mb 951a
Date of acquisition (BM Institute)2011
Source

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Digitisation
Quality of digitisationProfessional
Digitized atPaul Sacher Stiftung
Date of digitisation2011
Note on digitisation14th phase; page 39 is missing in the digitisation
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