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'Blondel' by William Boggiss

In 1901 the Company held a competition for a new March to be played during the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra the following year. A prize of 50 guineas was awarded to the eventual winner, Mr Percy Godfrey (1859-1945) Click Here for full details.

However, the Company also retains a number of the unsuccessful entries to this Competition, all of which had been submitted without the composer being identified. A title or 'motto' identified the actual composition and a sealed envelope was provided by the applicant which contained the Composer's name and address.

The envelope and note shown above is from William Boggiss referring to his competition submission entitled, Blondel. Photographs of the manuscript score are presented below. One of the rules of the competition is that piano arrangement of the piece is also submitted, Bogiss has included this on staves at the bottom of the score. Click on the image to expand and scroll through.

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