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Tempest," the only song not in the form of invocation and response, was left in rough draft in MS VI, while the remaining songs, dated by Ruskin as 20 and 22 June, survive as fair copies in MS V.
The fascination of drafts, fair copies, and signed books might thus be understood as a matter of investing literary works with the allure of the autographic: the material object, singular and irreproducible, takes the place of the endlessly reproducible text.
And finally, on a third--and perhaps the most crucial--note, the vast majority of the source material was readily available, since the extensive national Carl Nielsen Archive, containing letters, notes jotted down in the composer's hand, preliminary drafts, fair copies, first editions and such that all serve to illuminate Nielsen's music are, in fact, preserved at The Royal Library.
17) As can be said about the work of so many other composers, Nielsen's manuscripts can be classified into three distinct categories: sketches (these are extant only in connection with a relatively limited number of works), (18) pencil drafts and fair copies.
The collection includes sketches, fair copies, and computer-generated holographs of the composer's works from the late 1970s to the present, including that of No Time Like the Present (1996), a commission from Mariss Jansons and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Only by surveying all extant authorial fair copies could Merriam command as much information as necessary to promote Munday's work as copyist rather than composer in the More manuscript.
The least interesting manuscripts are, as a rule, fair copies or Stichvorlagen (printer's copies); while prized as collector's items, they show us little or nothing of the effort that preceded them.
4) Although none of the composers' tablets has survived, the evidence suggests that composers used them for all stages of composition, from the initial rough sketches to drafts of extended portions to fair copies neat enough to be performed from.
Evidence from elsewhere, particularly the first version of Robert le diable (whose origins lie late in 1825-rather earlier than previously thought-and therefore of similar date) suggests that Scribe certainly made fair copies of materials generated by Delavigne.
John Deathridge, Martin Geck, and Egon Voss [Mainz: Schott, 1986]) the status of the surviving sketches, drafts, fair copies, and other manuscript sources for Wagner's dramatic texts and musical scores has been well accounted for.
Danuser outlines a series of nine steps in Mahler's compositional process from sketchbook through first edition to the subsequent revision process and brings them to bear on the manuscript materials, fair copies, and printed scores of the Ruckert lied "Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder.