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Major accessions to repositories in 2005 relating to Music


Ayrshire Archives

  • Girvan Choral Society: accounts and printed sheet music 1905-1923 (1065)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Bedfordshire Association of Church Bell Ringers (addnl): minutes 1987-1999 (X529)

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Opera Company: records 1923-2004 (43020)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Llansteffan & District United Singing Festival: minutes 1928-2003 (Acc 7817)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Diocesan Guild of Bellringers: branch records incl minutes, reports, corresp, members book 1855-2003 (EDM 13/6996)
  • City of Chester Band: corresp, minutes, financial records 1972-1994 (ZCR 6961)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Elsie Arnott, operatic singer: personal records and corresp 1933-1991 (DX 1804)
  • Carlisle Choral Society: addnl minutes and corresp 1934-69 (DSO 12)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod: additional records 1947-2000

Devon Record Office

  • St Thomas, Exeter, Band of Ringers: minutes, accounts, registers and papers 1893-1973 (6662-0)

Dorset History Centre

  • Poole Nomad Male Voice Choir: minutes and accounts 1920-2005 (D1965)

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Bleak House Operatic Society, Ealing: programmes c1931-55 (344)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Music Circle: minutes 1951-2005 (ACC 9277)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucester Choral Society: accounts 1912-1987 (D8057)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Caernarfon Male Voice Choir: minutes, corresp and photographs 1971-1995 (XM 11895)
  • corresp, articles and posters rel to Welsh rock promoter Rhys Mwyn's years in the rock group 'Yr Anrhefn' c1980-1989 (XD 133)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • White and Sentance, piano specialists, Grantham: accounts 1927-1953 (MISC DON 1293)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Subscription Military Band: records 1949-1951 (356 SUB)
  • Liverpool Philharmonic Choral Society: papers incl corresp, committee minutes and financial, membership and personnel records. Includes records of the Merseyside Youth Orchestra and Friends of the Philharmonic Society 1840-2004 (Acc 5993/5939)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London: additional records incl corresp, papers and photographs etc 1960-2005 (CLA/056)
  • London County Association of Church Bell Ringers: peal book 1992-98 (A/LBR)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Broadland Singers and Junior Broadland Singers: records c1958-2000 (ACC 2005/245)
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Church Choral Association: minute book 1859-1896 (SO 244)
  • Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers: account book 1962-67, centenary survey of bells 1977, etc 1962-1977 (SO 205)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Oldham Male Voice Society: minutes 1905-1955 (2005-013)
  • Oldham Lyceum School of Music: cash books 1937-1954 (2005-018)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • South Pembrokeshire Baptist Choral Association: minutes 1964-1991 (DFC/B/17)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Portsmouth Music Club: additional minutes 1975-84 (2262A)

Sheffield Archives

  • Edward W Elcock, of Sheffield: talks and articles, mainly on music, for Wesley Guild meetings, Heeley Wesleyan Methodist Church, with notes on subsequent history by Mrs ST Ellins 1933-2005 (2005/22)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Charles Dibdin, Dramatist and Songwriter: MS scores for opera, pantomime and music sketches 18th-19th cent
  • Southampton Musical Society: programmes and photographs of productions c1930-69

Surrey History Centre

  • Reigate Philharmonic Society: records c1964-2005 (7867)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Brownshill co-operative choral society: records 1949-1999 (1260)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Male Choir: records incl corresp, newspaper cuttings, photographs and programmes 1947-2004

Worcestershire Record Office, County Hall Branch

  • Elgar Society: treasurer's records 1982-2000 (BA14251)


British Library, Music Collections

  • George Frederick Anderson, composer: corresp with composers and musicians 19th cent (2005/27)
  • Susan Bradshaw, pianist: corresp, writings and misc records 1950-2004 (2005/24)
  • Clara Butt, Dame, singer: letters to May Thompson c1900-36 (2005/13)
  • William George Cusins, Knight composer and musician: corresp with composers and musicians c1800-1900 (2005/27)
  • Hugh Davies, composer, instrument maker and musicologist: papers and music MSS 1960-2004 (2005/29)
  • Brian Elias, composer: music MSS 1963-2002 (2005/23)
  • John Nicholson Ireland, Composer: corresp and misc records 1896-1990 (2005/31)
  • John McCabe, composer and pianist: music MSS 1970-1995 (2005/03)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer: letters to Herbert Sumsion, composer c1940-56 (2005/36)
  • Composers Guild of Great Britain: papers incl financial records, minutes and corresp 1945-98 (2005/11)
  • Institute of Armenian Music: music MSS of various Armenian composers 20th cent (2005/37)
  • Liverpool Opera Company: minutes 1928-45 (2005/30)
  • Lionel Bart, composer, playwright, lyricist: lyrics of 'Maggie May' 1964 (2005/26)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Francis George Scott, composer: papers 1930-92 (Acc.12506)
  • Ronald Stevenson, composer: scores for vocal and choral works and works for piano 1952-94 (Acc.12499)
  • Piobaireachd Society: additional minute books, corresp and papers 1905-1993 (Acc.12565)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • William Mathias, composer: two music manuscripts, 'In Arcadia' and 'Symphony No. 3' (William Mathias Archive)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Typescript words to 'The Song of the Minesweeping Trawlers', humorous reflection on life in the Royal Naval Patrol Service c1939 (2005.56)


BBC Written Archives Centre

  • British Broadcasting Corporation: Scotland: files rel to regional broadcasting incl outside broadcasts, Gaelic development and Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1970-89 (SC118)


Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Sir Granville Ransome Bantock, composer (addnl): MS transcription of Mozart's overture Don Giovanni c1900 (Music MS 5040)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Sir George Garnett, composer: MS score of his cantata 'The Shunammite' 1882 (MS Add. 9718)

Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library

  • Meta Maclean, teacher and musician: misc papers rel to her career c1941-69 (RCMS 278/15)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Charles Sanford Terry, historian and musician: music MSS, believed to have belonged to him 1890-97 (MS Gen 939)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Bernard Rainbow, teacher and musicologist: additional letters to Professor Walter Heisse, rel to the Curwen method of teaching music 1986-92 (DC/RW)

Oxford University: Regent's Park College, Angus Library

  • Edwin James Fasham, Baptist, Birmingham: notes and slides on hymnological research c1950-76 (Angus Acc. 209)

Sheffield University Library

  • William Henry Hadow, Knight Scholar Educationist and Music Critic: MSS and printed musical works 1883-1902 (MS 279)
  • George Frederick Linstead, musician and composer: MSS and printed musical works 1930-1974 (MS 334)
  • Thomas Worsley Staniforth, musician and composer: MSS and printed musical works c 1870-1905 (MS 335)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Robert James (Bob) Copper, folk singer and author: notes, sketches, songs, cuttings and material rel to books and public appearances 20th cent (SxMs87)