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Dr. Syntax - A Pedagogic Overture, for orchestra (1920–1) – lost

• Composition: 1920–1
• First Performance: Unknown. Probably never performed.
Craggs Catalogue Number: C10
Instrumentation: In his catalogue of the composer’s works, Stewart Craggs theorizes, based on the partial manuscript described below, that the instrumentation may have been the following: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon – 4 horns, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba – timpani, percussion (side drum, bass drum, cymbal) – 2 harps – celesta – piano – strings
Manuscript: Archives of Oxford University Press. One untitled page of orchestral manuscript from this period, which most likely originated from Dr. Syntax.
Publication: This work has never been published.
Adaptations: Together with the manuscript mentioned above, there survives a title page which reads “Dr. Syntax – a ballet in one act by Sacheverell Sitwell and P. Wyndham Lewis, with music by W. T. Walton and scenario by P. Wyndham Lewis”. It is unlikely that the projected ballet was ever performed.
Recordings: This work has never been recorded.