Juvenile Papers - Sheet Music

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Juvenile Papers Sheet Music

One of Delia's Juvenile Papers is her answers to a music test for which she scores 50 out of 50.

It carries music manuscript of two scales, answers to some musical questions and a quotation in two handwritings (unrelated to the test and in a different pen)

The date "Lower fourth" would be the 13-14 year old bracket,[1] and Delia's birthday is 5th May 1937, so she would have been 13 on March 6th (and 14 on May 5th of the same year), which would date it to the 6th March 1951.


Delia Derbyshire               Lower IV<SUB>1</SUB>         March 6th
----------------               ---------          ---------

1. [ G major and E major scales on 5-line treble staves ]

2. pp - pianissimo, very soft,   <  crescendo, getting louder
     >   diminuendo, getting softer.      mf mezzo forte, moder-
   ately loud  ff - fortissimo - very loud.
3. Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Schubert,
   Ivor Novello             "British"       
4. a  3/4,    b. 6/8                  50

The shortest and surest way to live with honour in the world is to be
in reality what we would appear to be.


  1. ‘"Upper Fourth" would have [been the] 14-15 bracket’ —[Graham Harris], personal communication.