Lot 149

German (Edward)

Autograph music score for ‘Hymn (Homage to Belgium, 1914)’, signed by the composer (‘Edward German’) at close, mounted onto a larger sheet of paper,  a few pencil annotations by another hand, light creasing, 26.8 x 36.5 cm., 1915; and a small group of other annotated music scores (small quantity)

***In 1915, German contributed a hymn-tune, Homage to Belgium, 1914, to King Albert’s Book, a volume compiled as part of a huge fund-raising effort to provide relief for Belgian refugees. The melody caught the public imagination and it was soon given words, in which form it became known as ‘Father Omnipotent’.

Estimate: £100-£150