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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to Music


Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Co-operative Operatic Society: minutes (1974-1975) and programmes 1974-2002 (A/3666/G)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Musica Cambrensis, chamber music orchestra, Aberystwyth: records rel to attempt to establish the orchestra, under Aneurin Huws c1980-1989 (DSO/157)
  • Philomusica, symphony orchestra, Aberystwyth: records c1992-2016 (DSO/154)
  • Eisteddfod programmes and submissions for Llanarth and area c1912-1979 (D/EIS/16)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Male Voice Choir: news cuttings, programmes and corresp 1948-1970 (D 8906)

Chiswick Library Local Studies Service

  • Blenheim Music Circle, Chiswick: records 1987-2015 (HALS/ARC/447)

Cornwall Record Office

  • John Brush (fl 2015), brass band researcher: research notes and photographs c1850-2015 (AD2461)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Hubert Harry (1927-2010), pianist: papers c1920-1949 (BDX 743)
  • Roland Allan Harry (fl 1920), organist and composer: papers c1920-1949 (BDX 743)
  • William Arthur Harry (fl 1920), organist and composer: papers c1920-1949 (BDX 743)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Veterans' Male Voice Choir: minutes, photographs, corresp, musical ms 1966-2011 (DSO 373)

Dundee City Archives

  • Broughty Ferry Amateur Operatic Society: records 1923-2013 (GD/X1371)

Durham County Record Office

  • Harrison & Co, organ builders: organ drawings 19th-20th cent (D/Ha)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Theo Ward (fl 1890-1911), director of the Eastbourne Corporation Orchestra: papers, photographs and music c1890-1911 (12593)
  • Brighton and Hove Operatic Society: records incl minutes c1890-2000 (12629)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Manchester Jazz Society: audio visual recordings 1982-2006 (GB124.JAZZ)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Winchester and District Association of Organists: minutes 1907-1996 (75A16)

Highland Archives: Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

  • Isle of Skye Piping Society: financial records 1971-1999 (SL/D358)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool Welsh Choral Union: minutes, programmes 1852-2013 (Acc 6952)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Barry Seddon (fl 1973), journalist: scrapbooks rel to Manchester folk music scene 1973-1991 (2016/75)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Radcliffe on Trent Male Voice Choir: minutes, programmes, correspondence, files relating to tours and visits 1983-2004 (8972)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Plymstock Phoenix Singers: minutes, membership lists, audited accounts, rules and photographs 1972-2013 (4110)

Stockport Archive Service

  • Romiley Music Group: minute books 1951-2009 (D2171)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Downland Male Singers: memorandum book and photograph c1960-1969 (18408)
  • Worthing Philharmonic Orchestra: minutes 1988-2000 (18125)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Malvern Concert Club: records 1910-2016 (15979)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Bernard John Taupin (b 1950), songwriter: original draft lyrics of 'Candle in the Wind' 1997 (Add MS 89163)

British Library, Music Collections

  • Edward William Elgar (1857-1934), 1st Baronet, composer: autograph sketches of Pomp and Circumstance March no. 6 c1907 (Music Deposit 2016/41)
  • Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987), composer: music manuscripts and sound recordings (Music Deposit 2015/51)
  • Henry Purcell (c1659-1695), composer: copies of 'She who my poor heart posseses', 'How happy are they', and 'Cease anxious world' (Music Deposit 2016/52)
  • Boosey & Hawkes Ltd, London, music publisher and musical instrument manufacturer: music and business archive c 1890-1990 (Music Deposit 2016/17)
  • Warrant, addressed to Thomas Fauconbridge [Fauconberg], receiver general of the public revenue, for payment of 10 pounds each to Clement Laniere and Andrew Laniere, musician's to the late king, for the sums still due to them after King Charles I's execution 1649 (Music Deposit 2016/48)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Anita Lasker (b 1925), cellist and surviving member of the Women's Orchestra in Auschwitz: photographic prints and film negatives depicting her family in Breslau prior to the Second World War 1919-1939 (2016-08-05)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • John Thomas Rees (1857-1949), composer and conductor: papers 19th-20th cent (Papurau J T Rees a T Ifor Rees)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Velvet Fist, political vocal group: papers and archives 1983-2013 (VF)

Black Cultural Archives

  • Derek Boland (1965-2009), rapper, producer and songwriter: material incl copies of notebooks with manuscript lyrics, photographs and scrapbooks collected by his mother, Jenny Boland c1980-1990 (AC2016/02)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Edward Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Baron Britten of Aldeburgh, composer: letters to Dr Janet Tait c1970-1986 (BBA)
  • John Evans (1953-2016), musicologist, producer and conductor: personal papers and oral history transcripts c1980-2000
  • Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (1903-1989), composer: additional papers c1930-1980 (BKL)


Aberdeen University, Special Collections Centre

  • James Scott Skinner (1843-1927), composer: letters to Pipe Major George McLennan

Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Sir Albert Cynan Evans-Jones (1895-1970), poet: additional papers incl diaries, drafts, Eisteddfod material and other ephemera 1889-1995

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Graham Whettam (1927 -2007), composer: published works and promotional files 1951-2013 (WHE)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), violinist: papers 19th cent (E2016.17)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Society for the Promotion of New Music: records (BMC)
  • Sonic Arts Network: records (BMC)
  • Digital audio recordings of the holdings of the British Dance Band Archive (23415 digital files) c2016 (BDB)

Oxford Brookes University: Special Collections

  • Paul Hereford Oliver (b 1927), historian and writer: collected and research papers, recordings, photographs and ephemera rel to African American music, particularly jazz and blues 20th cent (POAAAM)

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Gustav Behrens (1846-1936), businessman and philanthropist: minute books, corresp, papers and newscuttings relating to the founding of the Royal Manchester College of Music 1891-1966 (RNCM-2016-08)
  • Hubert Harry (1927-2010), pianist: piano compositions, corresp from Hilda Collens, Ida and Walter Carroll and Clifford Curzon c1940-1999 (RNCM-2016-14)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • William Henry Havergal (1793-1870), composer of sacred music: volume of ms music while curate of Astley early 19th cent (MS899)

University of Southampton Library

  • Solomon Cutner (1902-1988), pianist: personal papers incl photographs, cuttings and scrapbooks 1905-1988 (MS 430)