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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Music


Argyll and Bute Council Archives

  • Lochgilphead Gaelic Choir: additional photograph album c1950-1980 (DR/1/189/11)

Bath Record Office

  • Bath Choral and Orchestral Society: photographs and papers 1934-2013 (0247C)

Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service

  • Amici Singers, women's voice choir, Biggleswade: scrapbooks 1978-2011 (X988)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Oxford Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers, Sonning branch: minutes incl records of peals and accounts 1880-1975 (D/EX 2436)

Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

  • Roy Ernest Palmer (1932-2015), author, folklorist and musicologist: research notes rel to Birmingham street ballad printers 20th cent (MS 4655)
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: records 20th cent (MS 4657)

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Amateur Operatic Society: photograph album 2002-2007 (43869)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Ellesmere Port Light Opera Company: minutes, programmes, publicity material and production design examples 1968-2014 (D 8618)
  • Ellesmere Port Music Society: minutes, accounts, programmes, publications, exhibition, notes on the history of the society, members, conductors and performers, with LP recording 1950-2013 (D 8642)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Llanfairfechan Male Voice Choir: records incl minutes and financial papers 1949-1967 (CX553)

Cornwall Record Office

  • David Allen (fl 1985-1986), organist, St Ives parish church: diary 1985-1986 (AD2331)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Barrow Male Voice Choir: minutes and papers 1931-2014 (BDSO 144)
  • Log books, photographs and papers rel to scouting, drama and opera groups in Barrow-in-Furness collected by Keith R Greenhalgh 1930-1972 (BDX 716)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derby Opera Company: records incl programmes and brochure commemorating 100 years of the company 1922-2001 (D7755)

Dorset History Centre

  • Phoenix Choir, Dorchester: minutes, membership records and papers 1974-2001 (D2645)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • Ken Allen (fl 1950-1989), playwright and musician: original plays and music composed by Allen c1950-1989 (Acc 9802)
  • Martin Jones (fl 1970-1990), photographer and band manager: negatives and transparencies of early UK hip hop taken by Martin Jones 1983-1990 (DZD)
  • Roy Ernest Palmer (1932-2015), author, folklorist and musicologist: papers rel to publication 'Folklore of the Black Country' (2007) c2007 (Acc 9737)
  • Stourbridge Choir and Orchestra: minutes and accounts, programmes and press cuttings 1884-2014 (Acc 9805)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee Operatic Society: minute books, account books, scores, programmes, photographs, corresp and other papers 1922-2013 (GD/DOS)
  • Dundee Symphony Orchestra: minutes, corresp, newspaper cuttings, programmes, reports, audio recordings and other papers 1982-2008 (GD/X76)

Durham County Record Office

  • Leadgate Gleemen, male voice choir: choir minutes, programmes, attendance registers, concert records and corresp 1941-2014 (D/LG)

Essex Record Office

  • Colchester Choral Society: records incl minutes and accounts 1944-2014 (A13996)
  • Saffron Walden and District Music Club: additional records incl minutes and accounts 2001-2014 (A14039)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Cantorion Glan Alun: activity scrapbooks 1982-2009 (AN4848)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Cardiff Municipal Operatic Society: minute book (as Cardiff Municipal Music Society) 1946-1964 (D905)
  • Cor Cochion Caerdydd: additional minutes, corresp and photographs 2009-2014 (D254)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Wye Valley Music: minutes, corresp, reports and accounts 1977-2012 (D13417)

Gwent Archives

  • Abergavenny and District Choral Union: concert programmes and other papers 1945-1949 (D5995)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Basingstoke Concert Club: additional records, minutes and papers (2A00)

Harrow Local History Centre

  • M Lauriston (fl 1920-1950), proprietor of private London music school: corresp and papers 1920-1950 (A10/2)

Herefordshire Archive and Records Centre

  • Roy Palmer (fl 1970-2010), musicologist: research rel to traditional song in Herefordshire, with research by Pat Palmer c2000-2010 (CT26)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Records of folk music groups and individuals incl Green Ginger Morris Dance, Folk Union One Traditional Folk Club and North Humber/East Yorkshire Folk News c1960-2000 (C DSHF)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Maidstone Operatic Society: committee minutes, photographs, posters and corresp c1990-2014 (CH180)

Lancashire Archives

  • Incorporated Society of Musicians, Preston branch: minutes 1927-1950 (DDX 3071)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Barlestone Victoria Band: minutes of the band committee, certificates, photographs and adjudicators' notes on band performances c1930-1999 (DE8806)
  • Leicester Operatic Players: additional records, incl accounts, photographs and autographs 1927-1942 (DE8866)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Vocalist Union: papers incl concert programmes 1868-1996 (920 JNS)
  • Mersey Harmony, Liverpool Ladies Barbershop Singers: newsletters and photograph albums 1976-2014 (780 BAR)
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society: minutes, corresp, artists' contracts, programmes, building files, press cuttings, photographs, project files and other papers c1970-2009 (ACC 6676)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Cyril 'Cy' Ewart Lionel Grant (1919-2010), Guyanese actor, musician, writer and poet: records incl corresp, notes, personal papers, photographs, draft manuscripts, with audio-visual material incl records of Drum Arts Centre Ltd and Concord Festival Trust c1940-2010 (B14/087)
  • The Greene Sisters, singing group: press cuttings, contracts, photographs, posters, recordings and related ephemera 1930-1960 (B14/175)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Isobel Baillie (1895-1983), soprano: papers c1930-1979 (GB127.M827)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Rochester and District Music Society: records incl minutes, reports, corresp and programmes 1928-2011 (DE1250)

North Devon Record Office (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Hymn book compiled by Rev Joseph Thorne (fl 1821-1846), vicar of Bishops Nympton 1846 (596A)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • Crown Foundry Co Ltd, piano frame casters, Northampton: records 20th cent (2014/57)

Northumberland Archives

  • Beaconsfield Operatic Society, Blyth: programmes, newspaper cutting and papers rel to history of the society c1964-2002 (NRO 10589)
  • Durham and Newcastle Diocesan Association of Church Bellringers: records incl minutes, meeting papers, annual reports, attendance register, peal books, cash books, newsletters, photographs and corresp 1878-2012 (DN)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Nottingham Jazz: records incl accounts, agendas and a history of the organisation c1980-1989 (8564)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Sydney W Rogerson (fl 1920-1969), plumber, decorator and musician: personal papers c1920-1969 (2014/12)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, Dundee, Perth and Angus branch: records 1988-2014 (14/75)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire and Breconshire Baptist Choral Festival: joint committee minutes 1982-2014 (P/SOC/3)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Somerset Opera: additional minutes corresp and papers 1980-1989 (A\CYY)

Surrey History Centre

  • Edith Mary Deveson (1907-2006), music teacher: papers rel to her time at Abinger Hill School, Holmbury St Mary, incl corresp and photographs 1927-1991 (9373)
  • Farnham Girls' Choir Farnham Singers: notebooks, photographs, press cuttings and programmes 1948-1994 (9286)
  • Surrey Organists Association: records incl minutes, programmes and newsletters 1928-2010 (9310)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Papers collected by Ansar Ahmed Ullah, Bengali cultural activist, rel to the Bangladesh Support Group, Bengali rock group 'Joi Bangla Banned' and Gravity sound system c1990-2009 (TH/9496)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Evans Male Voice Party, choral group, Urmston: concert programmes and song sheets 1926-1933 (TRA1719)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Incorporated Society of Musicians, Newcastle upon Tyne Centre branch: minutes 1947-2013 (SX167)
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia, Gateshead: records incl corresp and photographs 1957-2004 (S.RNS)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Gower Festival: additional records incl financial records, programmes and files 1974-2013 (D62)
  • Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts: Executive Committee minutes and attendance register 1996-2013

West Sussex Record Office

  • Lancing Recorded Music Society: papers 20th cent (17744)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • All Souls parish, Haley Hill, Halifax: bell ringers' minutes and attendance books, with corresp and other papers 1884-1976 (WDP78)
  • Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir: corresp, committee meetings papers, financial records, programmes, posters and newspaper cuttings 2002-2013 (WYW1815)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers, Marlborough branch: additional records, minutes and attendance registers 1985-2009 (3368)
  • Swindon Gramophone Society: minutes, corresp and papers 1929-1964 (4272)
  • Wiltshire and Bath Organists' Association: additional account book 1989-2008 (3348)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Kidderminster Choral Society: programmes and other papers 1950-1969 (15670)
  • Papers rel to traditional Worcestershire songs, incl research notes by R Palmer 18th-19th cent (15624)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Carey Blyton (1932-2002), film and television music composer: music scores and scripts c1960-1989

British Library, Music Collections

  • John Blow (1648-1708), composer: manuscript of the Ground in D minor late 17th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/25)
  • Rutland Boughton (1878-1960), composer: symphonic poems and music manuscripts 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/40)
  • Sir Edward German (1862-1936), composer: music manuscripts 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/12)
  • Beatrice Harrison (1892-1965), cellist: papers 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/29)
  • May Harrison (1890-1959), violinist: papers 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/29)
  • Christopher Whelen (1927-1993), composer: music manuscripts 20th cent (Mus. Dep. 2014/30)
  • Agnes Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983), composer: music manuscripts 1954-1960 (Ms Mus. 1794)

Jersey Archive

  • Jersey Gilbert and Sullivan Society: minutes and papers 1987-2013 (JA/2517)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert Caldwell Crawford (1925-2011), composer: music manuscripts c1950-2011 (Acc.13536)
  • Sir George Henschel (1850-1934), singer: further letters and manuscript music 1913-1918 (Acc.13478)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Daniel Jenkyn Jones (1912-1993), composer and conductor: additional papers and sound recordings (Daniel Jones Archive)
  • Haf Morris (1933-2012), cerdd dant setter, teacher and adjudicator: music manuscripts (NLW ex 2853)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Solly Lipsitz (1921-2013), musician, writer and jazz aficionado: corresp and papers c1931-2000 (D4575/UNL)
  • Ottilie Patterson (1932-2011), blues and jazz singer: papers incl photographs and press cuttings c1897-2012 (D4581)
  • Jane Ross (1810-1879), musical antiquary: papers of her uncle rel to 'The Londonderry Air' collected by Jane, incl the songbook of her sister Theodosia 1855 (D4585/UNL/1)


Black Cultural Archives

  • Boy Blue Entertainment, hip-hop dance company, London: promotional material and programmes for various tours and performances, incl for 'The Five and the Prophecy of Prana' production 2012-2013 (AC2014/50)
  • Drum Arts Centre, Covent Garden: corresp and pamphlets c1960-1969 (AC2014/63)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Papers of Erwin Stein (1885-1958), musician and writer, and his daughter Marion Thorpe (1926-2014), concert pianist and co-founder of the Leeds International Piano Competition: papers incl corresp, music manuscripts, photographs, articles, broadcasts and lecture material c1942-1979 (STN)
  • Rae Woodland (1922-2013), concert and opera singer: corresp, programmes, press reviews, photographs and papers c1920-2013 (WDL)

Labour History Archive and Study Centre (People's History Museum/University of Central Lancashire)

  • Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus: programmes, leaflets, flyers, posters and photographs 2008-2014 (Acc 1440)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Owen Francis (1879-1936), musician: notebooks 20th cent
  • Griffith Davis (1876-1936), poet and musician: notebooks 1836-1849

Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • John Frederick Paynter (1931-2010), music educationist and composer: music scores c1960-1990 (JPAY)
  • York Symphony Orchestra: accounts, financial statements, corresp, concert programmes and promotional material c1948-2013 (YSO)

Brunel University Library

  • Baluji Shrivastav (b 1951), musician and composer: papers, publicity material, press cuttings and papers rel to educational work 1983-2003 (BS)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Brian Derek Price (1924-2012), bellringer: bellringing diaries 1943-1962 (MS Add. 10049)
  • Robert Kemsley Orr (1909-2006), composer and musical administrator: music manuscripts 20th cent (MS Add. 10075)

Cardiff University

  • David Wynne (1900-1983), composer and music teacher: manuscript and typescript music scores, pencil sketches, performance parts, libretto sketches and revisions 1941-1982 (434)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • John Ellerton (1826-1893), clergyman and hymn writer: papers incl corresp, principally with first Bishop of Wakefield; with photographs, printed books and hymn books, and catalogue by Fabian Robertson 1826-2009 (PRA)
  • Ezra Rachlin (1915-1995), pianist and conductor: music papers incl conductor's scores and files c1950-2010 (RAC)
  • Everingham Chapel: chapel collection of printed and manuscript Catholic music c1770-1952 (EVC)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Sir Donald Francis Tovey (1875-1940), musician: score and orchestral parts for cello concerto in C-major Opus 40 1936-1937 (Coll 1594)
  • Edinburgh Amateur Orchestral Society: corresp and programmes 1914-1939 (Coll 1569)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Scottish Opera: oral history project recordings 2013 (STA GEN)

Leeds University Library, Special Collections

  • Edmund Ayrton (1734-1808), composer: score for 'An anthem performed at St Paul's Cathedral' 1784 (MS 1914)
  • Elizabeth Norman McKay (b 1931), musicologist and pianist: papers incl artwork, notes, pamphlets, and typescripts rel to Schubert 1928-2005 (MS 1932)
  • John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973), philologist and author: letters, poems and songs sent to Eric Valentine Gordon, with background information 1921-2003 (MS 1952)
  • Opera North, Leeds: administrative records, photographs of productions, publicity materials and programmes 1981-2010 (MS 1901)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Lesley Le Claire (fl c1950-2000), librarian, Worcester College: family and personal papers, with wartime letters of her mother and letters from Eric Sams c1939-2010 (Le Claire)
  • Account (in German) of the first performance of Gluck's opera 'Le Cinesi' in Vienna 1754

Sheffield University: National Fairground Archive

  • Ben Jackson (fl 1903-1923), variety performer, comedian and musician: posters, handbills, programmes, business records, trade material and corresp rel to banjo variety act 1903-1923 (NFA0106)

University for the Creative Arts

  • Roland Frederick 'Bob' Godfrey (1921-2013), animator: additional records incl scripts and animation artwork for 'Shakespeare's Music Hall', or 'A little of As You Like It does you good', a musical written by Colin Pearson 20th-21st cent (BG)

University of Gloucestershire Archives and Special Collections

  • Myfanwy Thomas (1911-2005), writer, daughter of writers Helen and Edward Thomas: letter rel to study on Edward Thomas and recounting childhood memories about Arthur and Ivy Ransome, with photographs of Myfanwy Thomas and Roy Palmer, writer on folksong and folklore 2002 (G/05/14/1, G07/14/3)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • Paul Du Noyer (b 1954), music journalist and author: papers rel to published works and corresp from musicians during his time at the NME, with music magazines and other material collected by Du Noyer rel to music and culture in Liverpool c1976-2013 (D1106)