Also under the hammer are:
* letters by composers Jean Sibelius, Hector Berlioz, GiuseppeVerdi, Gustav Holst and Heitor Villa-Lobos.
* original set and costume designs by Franco Zeffirelli for the 1966 Met production of Antony and Cleopatra
* music manuscripts for opera, film, and concert hall by modern British composers, including Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Adès, George Benjamin, Robert Saxton, James MacMillan, Debbie Wiseman, and Judith Weir. The composers have donated their manuscripts in support of the University of York Music Press charity that suports contemporary concert composers
* Joseph Haydn’s engraved visiting card featuring Haydn's name and four bars of music set to the words "Hin ist alle meine Kraft alt und schwach bin ich''
Bidding is already underway and closes December 13 2022 from 11.00 GMT.