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Arthur Bliss Archive

Printed editions amended by Sir Arthur

The Bliss Archive has all the copies of printed editions owned by Sir Arthur and bequested to the Library by Lady Bliss. These are kept together in the Library in a series of boxes under the shelf mark MRS.30.1-243. Though he was a careful proof reader, some errors are to be found in the published editions. He marked up his own copies with corrections, clarifications and changes of expression and speed. Amendments that have been incorporated into later editions have not always been included, and where they are have been put in italics.

The list of amendments has been divided into three web pages, covering the years 1920-1939, 1940-1953, and 1955-1975.

However here is an alphabetical list, with links to the appropriate page:

B. 92Adam Zero
B. 150Angels of the mind
B. 127Beatitudes
B. 74Checkmate
B. 161Concerto for cello
B. 76Concerto, piano, orchestra
B. 102Concerto, violin
B. 24Conversations
B. 116Discourse
B. 97Enchantress
B. 64Fanfare for heroes
B. 137Golden cantata
B. 54Hymn to Apollo
B. 52Introduction and Allegro
B. 134Knot of riddles
B. 88March The Phoenix
B. 132Mary of Magdala
B. 46Masks
B. 109Meditations of a theme by John Blow
B. 87Miracle in the Gorbals
B. 63Morning heroes
B. 71Music for strings
B. 61Pastoral
B. 101Processional
B. 65Quintet, clarinet, strings
B. 59Quintets, oboe strings
B. 23Rout
B. 96Second string quartet
B. 62Serenade
B. 78Seven American poems
B. 180Shield of faith
B. 90Sonata for pianoforte
B. 105Song of welcome
B. 80String quartet no. 1
B. 91.2Theme and cadenza (long version)
B. 69Things to come. Concert suite (1940)
B. 118Tobias and the angel
B. 40Women of Yueh
B. 158World is charged with the grandeur of God