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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Music


Bath Record Office

  • Research papers of Dr Kenneth James, music historian, Bath, rel to 18th cent Bath music 1970-1999 (0886)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir: records, mainly programmes and press cuttings 1923-73 (D-X 1948)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • King Edward Musical Society of Macclesfield: records 1956-2011 (D 8104)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Colwyn Bay Operatic Players: records 1928-2000 (CX410, CP410)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Arwenack Singers, Falmouth: minutes, corresp and papers 1975-1995 (AD2166)

Coventry History Centre

  • Coventry Philharmonic Society: committee papers and programmes 1990 - 2011 (PA2856)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Kendal Midday Concert Club: records incl corresp, programmes, minutes, press cuttings 1945-2010 (WDSO 73)

Devon Record Office

  • Sabine Baring-Gould, rector of Lew Trenchard, antiquary, folklorist and hymn writer: ms volumes 'Songs and Ballads of the West' personal annotated copies of printed folk song collections and chap books, genealogical papers 19th cent (7960)

Dorset History Centre

  • Purbeck Music Festival: minutes and accounts 1970-1974 (D.2321)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Halesowen District Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society: minutes, accounts and other records c1925-1980 (Acc 9636)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Llwynegrin Singers: records 1983-2011 (AN4608)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Glasgow Orpheus Choir: records incl minute books, financial records, photographs and concert programmes 1905-1990 (TD1813)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cheltenham Orchestral Concerts: committee minutes, corresp with the BBC concerning proposal to broadcast a concert by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Cheltenham 1928-1932 (D12605)

Herefordshire Record Office

  • Hereford Christian Choral Society: records 1986 - 2006 (CM26)

Kingston Museum and Heritage Service

  • Kingston Choral Society: records (KX472)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Archibald Chandler, music teacher and peace campaigner: personal papers incl Primitive Methodist Church membership papers, corresp, diaries and visiting card c1930-1964 (DE8300)
  • Roy W Honeywell, surveyor of organs: survey books recording specifications of organs and other misc documents c1930-1969 (DE8133)
  • Leicester Philharmonic Choir: treasurer's accounts and related papers 1998-2010 (DE8299)

Midlothian Council Archives

  • Mid and East Lothian Miners Association, Arniston branch treasurer's book, Gorebridge and Arniston District Silver Band Committee minutes (1922-58); National Union of Mineworkers, Arniston branch committee ledger (1955-65), Gorebridge Special Lighting and Scavenging District cash book (1914-45) 1914-1965 (LSA89)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Norwich Philharmonic Society: minutes, accounts, programmes and press cuttings and Friends’ membership subscription records 1841-2009 (ACC 2010/283, ACC 2010/314)

Salford City Archive

  • Salford Youth Orchestra: minutes 1968-79 (Acc 790)
  • Swinton & Pendlebury Borough Band: log book 1936 (Acc 807)

Southampton Archives Office

  • John Ambrose Chalk, musical director, Southampton Musical Society: photographs of Society productions, and papers rel to Independent Order of Rechabites 1951-56

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • City of Stoke on Trent Choral Society: records 1928-1982 (SD 1579)

Surrey History Centre

  • Leith Hill Musical Festival: papers of Sir Edwin Herbert, festival treasurer, and John Bradshaw 1951-82 (8908)
  • Leith Hill Musical Festival: papers of Frances (Fanny) Farrer rel to the festival 1888-1974 (8853)
  • Woking Choral Society: records incl minutes, programmes, membership records and accounts 1928-2011 (8890)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Impluse Sound Recording Studios, Wallsend: accounts, advertising material, photographs and studio sound recordings c 1980-1990

West Sussex Record Office

  • Arundel Festival Society: records c1977-2004 (Acc 16296)
  • Society of Dependants, Northchapel branch: records incl minutes and corresp 1875-1969 (AM414)
  • Worthing Philharmonic Choir: records c1935-2000 (Acc 16287)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Huddersfield Choral Society: annual reports, financial papers, programmes, photographs, corresp, audio-visual material, newspaper cuttings 1949-2011 (KC200)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Chippenham Cantata Choir: minutes, accounts, corresp, membership records and papers 1984-2010 (3956)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Wolverhampton Guild of Music Orchestra: minutes, financial and membership records, corresp, programmes and other material 1927-2011 (DW-44)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Teresa Cahill, singer: scrapbooks 1955-1970 (MS Mus. 1762)
  • Cornelious Cardew, composer: notebooks and leaves of autograph music 1958-1980 (MS Mus. 1741)
  • Joseph Thomas Cooper, composer: music manuscripts 19th cent (MS Mus. 1760)
  • Gordon Dale, composer: music manuscripts 20th cent (MS Mus. 1764)
  • John Nicholson Ireland, composer: letters to Philip Arnold Heseltine (pseudonym Peter Warlock) 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2011/12)
  • James Muir Mathieson, musical director, composer and conductor: papers, film scores, sound recordings, film reels and photographs 20th cent (Ms Mus. 1763)
  • Roger Cuthbert Quilter, composer: letters to Sir Richard Rodney Bennett 1928-1948 (MS Mus. 1735)
  • Robert Saxton, composer: 'The Wandering Jew' an opera for radio, autograph full score and sketches 1990-2010 (MS Mus. 1759)
  • Matyas Gyorgy Seiber, composer: scrapbooks and music manuscripts 20th cent (Ms Mus. 1758)
  • Martin Fallas Shaw, composer: music manuscripts and papers 20th cent (MS Mus. 1767)
  • John Malcolm Smith, music librarian and administrator: letters and autographs 20th cent (MS Mus. 1761)
  • Michael Stephen Tillett, piano accompanist, teacher and amanuensis of Sir Michael Tippett: copies of music with annotations and letters from Tippett 20th cent (MS Mus. 1765)
  • Peter Wishart, composer: music manuscripts and papers 20th cent (MS Mus. 1751)
  • Otto Haas, music antiquarian firm, London: index cards 19th-20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2011/21)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ronald Stevenson, composer: additional music MSS 1961-89 (Acc.13257)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance (formerly) Theatre Museum Archive

  • Andrew Phillips, musician and photographer: digital photographs (12,000) rel to opera and ballet productions c2000-2005 (THM/419)


Representative Church Body Library

  • Ossory and Leighlin Choral Festival: minutes 1908-1965 (MS 909)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Stonehaven Music Club: records 1950-2000 (Acc no 540)

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Trevor Wishart, composer: music scores, programme notes, reviews, writings, talks, diaries, books, photographs, transparencies, audio works and interviews, film and video works, digital audio records c1973-2011 (ACC 49/2011)

Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Bristol Madrigal Society: additional records 1837-2007 (DM2294)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer and musicologist: papers incl music MSS (MS Add. 9937)

Cambridge University: Selwyn College Archives

  • Percy Young, musicologist: personal papers, incl diary and musical compositions 1931-1999 (SEPP/YOU)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Bacchus Dykes, clergyman and hymnist: annotated copy of Dykes' Hymn Tunes (1902) with additional interpolated material 1870-1912 (PRA)
  • Sir John Stainer, organist and composer: "Manuscript catalogue of books in the library of John Stainer" by Ernest William Budge of the British Museum annotated by Sir John Stainer (c.1886) and misc items c1875-1892 (STA)
  • Allegri String Quartet: concert and tour programmes, notes and posters c1960-2000 (ALQ)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Robert Ford, writer and folksong collector: press cuttings, notes, illustrations and photographs on 19th cent Glasgow and notable inhabitants including street-seller William Cameron (known as Hawkie) 19th cent (MS Murray)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Falcon Stuart, music producer, photographer and film maker: papers c 1960-90

London University: King's College Archives

  • London University, King's College London: Faculty of Music records 1964-1992 (Acc 2305)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Delia Derbyshire, composer: school records c 1940-50 (2011/001)

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Sydney Rolls, violin student at Royal Manchester College of Music: papers rel to musical studies 1919-1921 (SR)
  • Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, composer and conductor: manuscript piano reduction of score of Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Opus 80 1902 (MS/65)
  • William Waterhouse, bassoonist: corresp, concert programmes and misc records of the Melos Ensemble 1935-2011 (WW)

Southampton University Library

  • Synagogue music resources for Bradford Synagogue and West London Synagogue 1892-1971 (MS 393)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Alan Tavener, director of music, Strathclyde University: papers 1964-2011 (OF)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library : Special Collections

  • British Institute of Organ Studies: records, incl corresp, organ builders' business records, personal papers of people rel to their interest in organs and organ builders 19th-20th cent (BOA)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Frederic Norton, composer: papers (2011/0083)

University of Huddersfield: Archives & Special Collections

  • British Music Collection: sound recordings, scores, paper records, books, journals and composer files 1900-21st Cent (BMC)