Elgar’s manuscript of The Dream of Gerontius digitised

The Dream of Gerontius

Elgar’s manuscript for The Dream of Gerontius has now been digitised, and is freely available on the digital platform of the National Institute for Newman Studies.

The photography, undertaken by experts from the British Library, included special imaging which revealed Elgar’s original music beneath his pasted-over corrections, and which may be viewed here.

Dr Joanna Bullivant is Departmental Lecturer in Historical Musicology in association with St Catherine’s College. For more information on the significance of the manuscript and the digitisation process, read blog articles by Joanna here (co-authored with Eugenio Falcioni) and here.