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Major accessions to repositories in 2015 relating to Music


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Sheila Clarke (1930-2014), pianist and composer: papers, with CD and DVD 20th cent (A/3624/F)
  • Young Mens Christian Association, Barnsley: minutes, programmes and photographs of the Association's 'Amateur Operatic Society' 1956-1974 (A/3663/G)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Birmingham Chamber Music Society: additional records 20th-21st cent (MS 4653)

Bristol Record Office

  • David Morton Selwyn (1951-2013), teacher: musical compositions, lecture notes, personal papers 1965-2014 (40715/Pers/Sn/5-8)
  • Bristol Choral Society: programmes, ephemera, newspaper cuttings, membership records, printed materials 1908-2015 (40500)
  • Bristol Music Lovers Club: minutes, programmes, membership records 1953-2006 (39280)
  • Bristol Cathedral Choral Foundation: minutes, corresp, papers 1994-2008 (45593)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Northwich and District Festival Choir: programmes, photographs, musical scores, corresp and recordings 1947-2001 (D 8735)

Chiswick Library Local Studies Service

  • Anne Naysmith (1937-2015), concert pianist and "Car Lady of Chiswick": books of condolence 2015 (HALS/ARC367)

Cornwall Record Office

  • William Lewarne Harris (1929-2013), Cornish Bard: musical compositions 1953-2006 (AD2365/1-8)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Joan Anne Littlejohn (b 1927), musician: compositions, corresp and papers 1962-98 (5823M)
  • Exeter Rehearsal Orchestra: minutes and papers 20th-21st cent (ZABR)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Beverley Town Handbell Ringers: minutes, corresp, photographs, scrapbooks, a/v material 1977-2013 (DDX2057)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Getrude Lampson (fl 1940), Lewes music festival founder: papers 1918-2015 (ACC 12111)

Essex Record Office

  • Armstrong Gibbs Society: music, corresp and research papers 1908-2015 (A14176)
  • Chelmsford Festival of Music and Drama: syllabi and programmes 1961-2013 (A14207)
  • Harwich Band of Bell Ringers: minutes and accounts 1920-2014 (A14192)
  • Southend on Sea Operatic and Dramatic Society: programmes and photographs 1947-1963 (S3367)
  • Woodford Green Congregational Church: papers rel to rebuild of organ and damage due to war 1874-1944 (A14300)
  • Audio recordings of The Warm and Toasty Club at Colchester Arts Centre incl interviews with Essex residents 2014-2015 (SA747)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • York Operatic and Dramatic Societies: programmes 1948-1969 (MTC)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Merthyr Mawr Choral Club: minutes 1925-1933 (D1246)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Pat Webley (fl 1944-2015), of Gloucester: personal papers rel to the Three Choirs Festival and church and school music and dance in Gloucester 1944-2015 (D11702)
  • Gloucester Operatic and Dramatic Society: additional programmes, photographs and papers 1970-2014 (D12641)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Greater Manchester Sound Archives: oral history, radio and music recordings c1910-2015 (GB124. Various)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Hereford Concert Society: additional minutes, committee papers and concert details 2005-2014 (CW22)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Mallory Players: records including committee meetings, AGM minutes, general and production accounts, treasurer's reports 1933-2004 (Acc 5672)
  • Sawbridgeworth Brass Band: minute book 1926-1946 (Acc 5725)

Highland Archives

  • Bridget Mackenzie (d 2014), historian of piping: papers rel to piping traditions, places and people and Norse place names of Scotland (D1272)

Horniman Museum and Library

  • William George Hathaway (fl 1955-1983), euphonium and trumpet maker: records incl notebooks, certificate of indenture, photographs and press cuttings 1955-1983 (ARC/HAT)
  • Miles Tomalin (fl 1925-1981), musician, composer and communist poet: records incl music and lyrics, articles rel to Arnold Dolmetsch and copies publications incl 'Recorder and Music' 1925-1981 (ARC/TOM)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Hull Folk Performers: records c1960-2010 (C DSHF)
  • Hull Philharmonic Orchestra: programmes, accounts, reports 1979-2003 (C DSPH)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Neville Favell (b 1936), pianist and songwriter: original compositions and arrangements 1960s-2000s (DE8890)
  • Charnwood Choral Society: administrative records incl minutes, programmes and ephemera 1944-1999 (DE8902)
  • Knighton St Mary Magdalene and St Guthlac parish: records rel to church music, corresp 1960s-1980s (DE8893)
  • Leicester Country Music Club: records 1970-1971 (DE8974)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincoln Central Methodist Church: choir attendance registers, accounts and corresp 1940-1979 (Meth/C/Lincoln Central; SR/653)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society: vinyl recordings and subscription books 1944-2006 (ACC 6748)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Richmondshire Subscription Concerts: records 1949-2013 (Z.1483)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • CrossFox, band, Northamptonshire: papers incl corresp and emphemera rel to fundraising activities 1974-1976 (N105)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Walter Thomas Gaze Cooper (1895-1981), composer: corresp, comments book, ephemera 1945-2014 (8718)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Blairgowrie Choral Society: minute book, etc c1885-1932 (15/36)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough and District Organists Association: minute books, cash books, programmes, membership records, secretary files, corresp, newsletters, photographs, records rel to Incorporated Association of 1944-2015 (Acc 2015/7)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Ilford Operatic and Dramatic Society: records incl photographs, news cuttings, programmes, posters, tickets, flyers 1919-2015 (320)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Hawick Music Club: minute books 1951-2000 (SBA/778)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Ilminster Music Club: additional records 2006-2015 (A\CVS)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Roy Mackinnon (fl 1969-1979), church organ enthusiast: corresp to John Budgen rel to church organs and clergy of Sussex 1969-1979 (HD3322)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Ipswich Choral Society: statements of accounts, income and expenditure records, minutes 1962-2003 (GC9)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Lowestoft Choral Society: membership records, attendance registers, photographs, ephemera 1946-2015 (357)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Maud Victoria Carpenter (1894-1983), musician: corresp, documents, photographs, emphemera and memorabilia 1890-2005 (TRA1748)
  • Annie Clarice Dunnington (1890-1968), conductor: corresp, documents, photographs, emphemera and memorabilia 1890-2005 (TRA1748)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts: records of the Friends of Swansea Festival incl committee minutes, corresp, festival arrangements 2005-2013 (D/D SFPA)

Wigan Archives Service

  • Wigan and District Music Festival Society: records incl minutes, corresp, reports and competition booklets c1930-1997 (Acc. 2015/13)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Corsham Choral Society: minutes, accounts, newsletters, programmes 1990-2015 (4299)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Cammell Laird Singers: minutes 1959-1972 (2178)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Elgar Society: East Anglian branch corresp and programmes 1931-1995 (15795)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Laura Barker (1819-1905), composer: volume of seven piano sonatas and five flower pieces for piano, possibly autograph c1819-1905 (Music Deposit 2015/09)
  • Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (1903-1989), composer: music manuscripts c1903-1989 (MS Mus 1801)
  • Dorothy Guyver Britton (1922-2015), Lady Bouchier, writer and composer: manuscript score of 'Anthologie for voice and string quartet' c1942-2015 (Music Deposit 2015/24)
  • Geoffrey Burgon (1941-2010), composer: 'Songs as if for children': Viola part; with letters (3) to Sybil Michelow c1961-2010 (Music Deposit 2015/05A)
  • Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), theatre impresario: 'Happy Hampstead' set of parts c1864-1901 (Music Deposit 2015/39)
  • William Cole (1909-1997), conductor and composer: 'Fanfare for England's Pleasant Land' music manuscript c1929-1997 (Music Deposit 2015/07)
  • Stephen Dodgson (1924-2013), composer: music manuscripts c1924-2013 (Music Deposit 2015/18)
  • Barrie Gavin (b 1935), television director: scripts, programme ideas and documents, music scores marked up for television coverage c1955-2015 (Music Deposit 2015/35)
  • Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947), composer: autograph excerpt from the Opera 'Lile du reve' c1874-1899 (Music Deposit 2015/48)
  • John Gerald Hall (fl 1900-1999), composer: music manuscripts and printed music c1900-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/29)
  • William Hill (fl 1800-1899), of Braunton, Devon: music manuscript book c1800-1899 (Music Deposit 2015/36)
  • Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood (1941-2014), conductor and musicologist: music manuscripts from his estate c1600-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/19)
  • John Leslie Howard (b 1948), composer: autograph score 'of Album leaf 1973'; 'photocopy scores of Suicide in the trenches' and 'The lamb'; c1960-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/28)
  • Edward Isaacs (1881-1953), pianist and composer: 'Maureen Asthore' c1900-1953 (Music Deposit 2015/38)
  • John Jeffreys (1927-2010), composer: violin concerto and piano reduction c1947-2010 (Music Deposit 2015/08)
  • Spruhan Kennedy (fl 1900-1999), pianist and composer: music manuscripts c1900-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/38)
  • Nicola LeFanu (b 1947), composer: 'The Hidden Landscape': dyeline score with annotations by Nicola LeFanu and Norman Del Mar c1967-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/27)
  • Leighton Lucas (1903-1982), composer: 'Masque of the Sea' c1923-1982 (Music Deposit 2015/16)
  • Cullen Maiden (fl 1940-2015), singer and poet: music compositions, poems and other writings, press cuttings, programmes and photographs c1940-2015 (Music Deposit 2015/34)
  • Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739), composer: Psalm settings c1700-1739 (Music Deposit 2015/50)
  • Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm (1778-1858), Austrian composer and pianist: manuscript of Septetto c1798-1858 (Music Deposit 2015/40)
  • Kellow John Pye (1812-1901), organist: music manuscripts incl those of other composers c1800-1899 (Music Deposit 2015/03)
  • Barbara Rawsthorne (1901-1999), sister of musician Alan Rawsthorne: memoirs c1900-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/33)
  • Karl Gottlieb Reissiger (1798-1859), composer: autograph score of 'Suss schlafe mein leben und Traumen' c1818-1855 (Music Deposit 2015/41)
  • Francesco Shira (1809-1883), composer: autograph score of Capriccio for horn, solo woodwinds and brass c1829-1883 (Music Deposit 2015/45)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), composer: sketch for 'Hymnen' c1948-2007 (Music Deposit 2015/11)
  • Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900), composer: autograph full scores of 'The Sorcerer', 'The Grand Duke', 'Ivanhoe', 'The Merry Wives of Windsor', 'Henry VIII' and 'Iolanthe' c1862-1900 (Music Deposit 2015/21 and 2015/22)
  • Geoffrey Toye (1889-1942), conductor and composer: music manuscripts c1900-1942 (Music Deposit 2015/01)
  • Malcolm Benjamin Graham Christopher Williamson (1931-2003), composer: score of 'Vocalise' c1951-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/37)
  • Bartok treatise: music manuscripts of Moeran, Sjogren, Sullivan, Dianin, Karatygin c1900-1999 (Music Deposit 2015/26)
  • Letters and woodcuts rel to the 1st edition of Grove's Dictionary of Music c1800-1899 (Music Deposit 2015/44)
  • Scottish music manuscript albums of songs and dances c1800-1899 (Music Deposit 2015/49)

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Eisteddfod: music section committee minutes and medals 1953-2014 (JA/2669)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • Manx Amateur Orchestral Society: minute book, corresp, programmes, member records 1930-1965 (MS 13784)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Edward Harper (1941-2009), composer: scores and papers c1960-2009 (Acc.13620)
  • Ronald Stevenson (b 1928), composer: additional letters and scores 1972-92 (Acc.13619)
  • Southern Light Opera Company, Edinburgh: minutes, accounts, etc, of drama section 1946-2012 (Acc.13586)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Meredydd Evans (1919-2015), musicologist, performer, language campaigner: papers and records, produced with his wife Phyllis Kinney (b 1922), incl working papers on Welsh folk-songs and melodies (Archif Meredydd Evans a Phyllis Kinney)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Roy Ernest Palmer (1932-2015), author, folklorist and musicologist: research papers rel to sea balladry 16th-20th cent (REG14/000580)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Solly Lipsitz (1921-2013), musician, writer and jazz aficionado: additional papers c1903-2011 (D4575)


Black Cultural Archives

  • Carl Kirton (fl 1976-2005), recordist: recordings made during career rel to Black British music material c1976-1999 (AC2015/58)
  • Elimu Mas Band: oral history project rel to the band's history performing at Notting Hill Carnival since 1981 2014 (AC2015/40)

York Minster Archives

  • Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers: records 1815-2015 (2015/13)


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Richard Orton (1940-2013), musician: music scores 1962-2002 (2015/003)

Brunel University Library

  • Sarwar Sabri (fl 1985-2005), musician and composer: photographs and ephemera 1985-2005 (SS)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Christopher Jarvis Haley Hogwood (1941-2014), conductor and musicologist: corresp and papers 20th-21st cent (MS Add. 10095)
  • Stanley Sadie (1930-2005), musicologist, music critic and editor: corresp and papers 1950-2005 (MS Add. 10095)
  • Robert Salkeld (1920-2011), music teacher and composer: papers 1930-2012 (MS Add. 10094)
  • Desmond Christopher Shawe-Taylor (1907-1955), music critic: papers incl music mss, letters, reviews, with papers of Edward Sackville-West 1919-1987 (MS Add. 10093)
  • Geoffrey Wright (1912-2010), composer: corresp, sound recordings, ms and printed music and card catalogue 1931-1984 (MS Add. 10092)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Orpheus Club, Glasgow: records 20th cent (STA (AG06 d-f))

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Institute of Musical Research: admin and research papers 20th cent (IOM)
  • British Dance Band Collection: shellac discs, discography reference book 1911-1945 (BDB)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Opera North, opera company, Leeds: flyers, programmes, ephemera 1993-2015 (MS 1901)

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Keith Hothersall Bond (1929-2008), composer: manuscript compositions and arrangements c1960-1999 (KHB)
  • David Ellis (b 1933), composer: manuscript, typescript and facsimilie scores c1950-2015 (DE)
  • Roy Heaton Smith (1928-2014), composer: manuscript compositions 20th cent (RHS)
  • John Ramsden Williamson (1929-2015), composer: manuscript and other copies of his compositions 20th cent (JRW)
  • Royal Northern College of Music: additional records 1973-2015 (RNCM)

Sheffield University: National Fairground Archive

  • Fairground Organ Preservation Society: journals, manuscripts and typed notes, corresp 1991-2000 (NFA0119)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • Phyllis le Grand (b 1888-1981), actor and singer: records rel to career 20th cent (2015/015)