“Sherwood’s Queen” baton

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Name: “Sherwood’s Queen” baton; Date: 1914; Country: Great Britain?; Town: unknown; Materials: black French-polished wood, silvered metal; Measurements: length 56,1 cm, diameter 1,6 cm; Ownership: Jan Stanisław Witkiewicz’s collection; Inventory number: JSW 68; Description:

Black baton with a metal ring; conical body made of black, French-lacquered wood with rounded ends (damaged tip); at 1/3 of the length, a plain silvered metal ring was added with an inscription. The name in the inscription is possibly related to the April 1914 performance of cantata for schools titled “Sherwood’s Queen,” composed by Thomas Mee Pattison, with a libretto by A.J. Foxwell, published in Great Britain in 1885, popular among small choirs (names of conductor and choir unknown).

; Inscriptions:

"Sherwood’s Queen" / April 1914 / H. J. J.

; Catalog card:

Joanna Gul, consultation: Magdalena Szmida-Półbratek (City Museum of Wrocław)

; Bibliography:

Worldcat.org; P.L. Scowcroft, Robin Hood in music, http://www.musicwebinternational.com/classrev/2001/Sept01/Robin_Hood.htm [date of access 12.2017]

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