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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Music


Angus Archives

  • Forfar Operatic Society: photograph albums 1920-1929 (MS1019)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • King's Own Scottish Borderers: music archive c1900-1970 (BRO 1959)

Bristol Record Office

  • Fred Wedlock, comedian, folk singer, broadcaster: papers, corresp, research notes, videos and CDs of performances c 1965-2005 (44790)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Glee Club: minutes, accounts and papers 1887-1995 (D 8309)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Kenneth Pelmear, musician and composer: MS compositions and arrangements, scores, words and music for parts, with index 1943-1994 (AD 2193)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Lake District Summer Music Festival: records 1983-2010 (WDSO 370)
  • Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society: records incl concert files 1972-2006 (WDSO 342)

Dorset History Centre

  • Weymouth Music Club: additional records, minutes, corresp and programmes 1988-2011 (D.1680)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee Orchestral Society: additional corresp, orchestral scores c1890-1956 (GD/X76)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Singing from Scratch Choir: records 1995-2012 (Acc 8172)

Essex Record Office

  • Patrick Appleford, Anglican clergyman, hymn writer and composer: leaflets, libretto and music 1978-2012 (D/DU 2725)
  • Hermit Folk Club, Brentwood: scrapbooks, corresp, programmes and other records 1986-1992 (A13506, A13520)
  • Southend-on-Sea Music Club: minutes 1943-1991 (D/Z 604)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Edgar Watkins, composer: MS music composed by Edgar Watkins 20th cent (D929)
  • Cardiff Municipal Musical Society: corresp, accounts, programmes and tickets to society dinners 1943-1993 (D905)
  • Friends of Caerphilly Music: corresp, minutes, Charity Commission papers 1992-2001 (D886)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Towyn Silver Band: papers 1906-1929 (ZM/7042 & ZM/7050)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Winchester Music Society: records incl newsletters, programmes, accounts and a recording of Earl Mountbatten of Burma 1973-2011 (2A12W)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • St Albans Symphony Orchestra: minutes, attendance registers, corresp and accounts 1932-2011 (Acc 5356)

Highland Archives

  • Inverness Organist Society: minutes, financial records, corresp 1985-2011 (D1336)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Huntingdonshire Pen and Pencil Club: MS transactions incl poems and songs in different hands on themes such as 'Waiting' and 'Autumn', and watercolour illustrations 1867 -1868 (Accession 5539)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet Composer: musical score for the Loughborough Memorial Chimes, corresp from Elgar to WW Starmer 1923 (DE8400)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Association of Professional Music Therapists: minutes, accounts, corresp and papers 1976-2011 (B12/139, B12/154)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Northampton Concert Orchestra: incl records of preceding orchestras: the Primrose Hill String Band, the Primrose Hill Orchestra, the Northampton Amateur Orchestral Society, the Northampton Orchestral Society and the Northampton Light Orchestra 1903-2006 (2012/53)

Northumberland Archives

  • Ashington Music Club: records 1920-2009 (NRO 09564)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • St Mark's Church, Glodwick Amateur Operatic Society: records 1979-2003 (2012/1)
  • West Pennine Music Festival: records 1980-2006 (2012/26)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Wantage Choral Society: minutes, photographs, programmes and other promotional material 1956-2011 (Acc 6086)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Strathearn Music Society and Perth Chamber Music Society: records c1948-2011 (Acc12/06)

Peterborough Archives

  • Peterborough Symphony Orchestra: minutes and corresp 1977-1985 (Acc 2012/40)

Sheffield Archives

  • The Victoria Hall Choral Society: minutes 1949 - 1967 (2012/78)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Stirling City Choir: programmes and corresp 1905-2009 (Acc 1684)

Surrey History Centre

  • Leith Hill Musical Festival: minutes with programmes and ephemera 1962-2012 (9022)
  • Surrey Festival Choir: working papers and programmes c1976-2012 (9074)
  • Woking Music Club: additional records 1934-89 (8060)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Cor Meibion Aberafan (Aberavon Male Voice Choir): records incl programmes, photographs and newspaper cuttings 1967-2011

West Sussex Record Office

  • Six Villages Choir, Chichester: committee minutes 1997-2010 (Acc 16838)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Madrigal Society and Chamber Choir: minutes, financial records, attendance register, concert programmes, photographs, membership cards, society history booklet and cassette recordings 1899-2012 (WYC:1641)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • Wolverhampton association for Music and the Arts (WAMA): minutes, corresp and accounts 1992-2009 (D-SO-64)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra: minutes, photographs and corresp 1948-2010 (BA15420)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle, composer: music manuscripts c1934-1999 (MS Mus. 1778)
  • Gavin Bryars, composer: music manuscripts 2008-2011 (MS Mus. 1773)
  • Gerard McBurney, composer: music manuscripts c1954-1999 (MS Mus. 1779)
  • Paul James Stevens, composer: music manuscripts 1945-1998 (MS Mus. 1770)
  • Melodists' Club, for the promotion of melody and ballad composition: visitors' books and rules of the club 1825-1834 (MS Mus. 1777)
  • Society of Recorder Players: minute books 1937-2002 (MS Mus. 1775)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Henry James Williams, song writer: papers rel to career before and during the First World War, most notably as the co-writer of the famous marching song Its A Long Way to Tipperary, with Jack Judge c1910-1919

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Opera House: film and sound recordings of local productions 1960-1979 (JA/2187)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Don Paterson, poet, writer and musician: additional digital archive and notebooks 1995-2011 (Acc.13339)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Olwen Davies, opera singer and political activist: papers rel to CND Cymru, International Advisory Group, Aberystwyth Peace Network, Greenham Common and Chernobyl Children's Project c1944-2011 (Olwen Davies CND Papers)


Wellcome Library

  • Medicinal receipt notebook, with some culinary recipes, 150pp; plus music theory notation and music for tunes for the Scottish metrical psalter c1685-1699 (MS.8795)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society and Dame June Gordon, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair: records 19th cent-21st cent

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Marjory Kennedy-Fraser, singer: further material rel to Marjory Kennedy-Fraser and Helen Patuffa Hood 20th cent (Coll-1407)
  • Helen Patuffa Hood, harpist: music, MS and photographs 1909-38 (Coll-1393)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Cheryl Frances- Hoad, composer: incl draft scores for operas incl 'Amy's Last Dive', trios, sextets, quintets and song cycles (12/025)

Sheffield University Library

  • John Shaw, composer: manuscript musical compositions 1973-1999 (MS 427)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Percy Marshall Young, musicologist: papers c1930-1997 (MS860)

University of Gloucestershire Archives and Special Collections

  • Evelyn Webb, music lecturer: music scores 1950s, 2012 (U/10/12/6)

University of Huddersfield: Archives & Special Collections

  • Goldberg Ensemble: musical scores 1995 - 2008 (Acc 2012-07-12)