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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Music


ARK: Archive Resource for Knowsley

  • Jeffrey G Bailey, (fl. 1974-1989), founder of the 'Reflections' acapella singing group: photographs, documents, 7" vinyl records and audio cassette rel to performances of the 'Reflections' acapella singing group 1974-1989 (2019/009)

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

  • Anglo-Italian Music Society, Bedford: constitutions, policies, minutes, accounts and concert material 1991-2019 (Z1729)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Bach Singers: minutes, programmes and posters 1993-2018 (D 9182)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Workington Opera House: records rel to performances incl publicity material 1903-1981 (YDX 732)
  • West Cumberland Choral Society: minutes and accounts, scrapbooks of concert programmes, photographs, posters and newspaper cuttings 1969-2018 (YDSO 56)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Robinson & Sons Ltd, textile and packaging manufacturer, Chesterfield: Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society programmes 1968-1969 (D5395)
  • Peter Ellmer (1944-1985), musician: papers incl sheet music, programmes, scrapbooks, photographs c1955-1985 (D6766)

Durham County Record Office

  • Harrison and Harrison of Durham, organ builders: organ plans, E-G 19th-20th cent (D/Ha)

Essex Record Office

  • Essex Youth Orchestra: amateur recordings of performances by the 1st and 2nd Essex Youth Orchestras, and chamber music concerts by EYO members and friends, incl some programmes 1975-1978 (Acc SA881)

Falkirk Archives

  • L. D. Appleby (fl1902-1905), composer: archives 1902-1905 (A2508)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Cheltenham Festival Associations: records of South West Arts, Exeter; British Arts Festival Association, London; Association of British Orchestras 1966-2000 (D14708)
  • Cheltenham Festival Associations: audio/visual material: audio cassettes, videos, CDs; programmes for all festivals: Music, Literature, Arts, Jazz; records incl minutes, press cuttings; reports, strategies and business plans 1945-2011 (D14708)
  • Gloucester and Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers: Wotton-under-Edge branch: minutes and attendance books 1910-2018 (D15008)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Silchester and District Temperance Prize Band: volume containing accounts, committee minutes, list of instruments, uniforms and owners names; programme for Band Festival and Contest; subscription and receipt books, letter book and photograph 1921-1957 (47A19)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • English Miscellany, folk dance group: records 1975-2019 (Acc 6225)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • St Ives Music and Drama Society (SIMADS): programmes, photographs and correspondence 1955-2012 (6034)

Kent History and Library Centre

  • Kent Regional Opera Trust Ltd: correspondence, minutes, accounts, opera scores, educational records, posters and ephemera 1966-2005 (U2980 addl.)

Kingston History Centre

  • Kingston Choral Society: records 1950-2019 (KHC/2019/056)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicester Cantata Choir: programmes, publicity material and associated papers c1980-1989 (DE9852)
  • John Henry Clarke, (c1849-1910), entrepreneur: metal bound scrap book containing press cuttings and theatrical handbills and posters rel to Leicester's musical life in the late 19th/early 20th century plus family cuttings, obituaries rel to the Clarke family 1887-1957 (DE9922)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • London Madrigal Group: 2 x 78 rmp records of studio recordings; scrapbook with loose papers inserted; cassette tape 1930-1936 (B19/077)
  • London Orpheus Choir: concert programmes, posters, photographs, committee minutes, fundraising, newsletters, recordings 1946-2018 (LMA/4781)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Rig-a-Jig-Jig, musical band: recorded interviews and related papers of musicians, their family members and associates, about Norfolk's traditional music heritage c2005-2016 (ACC 2019/28)
  • Heathcote Dicken Statham (1889-1973), organist: correspondence, scrapbooks of life and career, musical compositions, photographs and other personal papers incl Norfolk and Norwich Triennial Festival programmes, 1830-1902 1824-1973 (ACC 2019/159)

Peterborough Archives

  • Westwood Musical Society, Peterborough: photographs, press cuttings and programmes 1987-2005 (2019/05)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Sheffield Socialist Choir: minutes, annual reports and accounts, corresp, photographs, promotional items, song sheets and programmes 1988-2018 (X848)

Shropshire Archives

  • Shrewsbury Consort of Recorders, musical group: material incl sheet music, programmes, photographs, correspondence and accounts 1969-2019 (9681)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Taunton Amateur Operatic Society: records incl photographs, programmes, illustrations and ephemera 1909-2013 (A/ACO)
  • Taunton and Wellington Keyboard Club: minutes and papers 1987-2014 (A/ERF)
  • Wellington Choral Society: minutes, statements of accounts, cash book, membership records, programmes, newsletters and newspaper cuttings 1956-2019 (A/BQS)
  • Nailsea Choral Society: minutes, accounts, correspondence and programmes 1925-2010 (A/ERS)
  • Bath and Wells Diocesan Association of Change Ringers: service papers, peal books, peal ringers' abstracts, peal ringing statistics and other papers 1890-2019 (A/EFT)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office

  • Herbert Drury (fl1879-1920), musician of Derbyshire and Staffordshire: minutes of the Stafford Choral Union 1899-1906, with programmes and news articles rel to various concerts in Stafford and East Staffordshire 1879-1920 (7710)

Surrey History Centre

  • Walton and Weybridge Amateur Operatic Society: albums of photographs, programmes and newspaper cuttings relating to productions 1954-1989 (10086)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Gramophone record and record sleeve collection, sold by Trafford-area vendors nd (TRA/5/7/1642)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Tyneside Highland Pipe Band: minutes and correspondence 1921-1935 (5934)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Choral Society: records incl minutes, annual reports, score for 'Psalm 114' by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, recordings, medal of President of the Halifax Choral Society, citizenship award, history of the Society and Society banner c1800-2018 (HCS:53-69)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield

  • Ackworth Youth Choir: account books, attendance books, competition corresp, minutes of meetings and photographs c1995-2006 (WYW1952)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Classical Music Society: photos, press cuttings in scrap books, programmes and financial records 1970-2017 (16340)
  • Worcestershire and Districts Change Ringing Association (WDCRA): records incl peel books, annual reports, accounts, Belfry Advisory Panel Projects, repair fund, minutes, newsletters, members registers 1882-2018 (16429)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Francis, Day & Hunter Ltd., music publishers, London: ledgers (2) indicating print runs, dating from 1888-1894, and from 1903-1941 19th-20th cent (Music Deposit 2018/36)
  • Hugh Wood (b1932), composer: scores, sketches and correspondence 20th-21st cent (Music Deposit 2018/37)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Francis Tolmie (1840-1926), Scottish folklorist: commonplace books, note books and song collections, partly in Gaelic 1885-1915 (Acc.14025)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Cardiff Bay Opera House Trust: administrative papers 1991-1997 (CARUST)
  • Mss tune-book with music notation, English and Italian words largely taken from printed sources and written in two unknown hands. The pieces incl ballads, waltzes and marches arranged for voices and piano, by composers such as Frances Arkwright, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, and J.P. Knight 1832-1839 (NLW ex 3035)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Henry Loretto (1863-1942), piano tuner: diaries relating to travels in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe 1882-1939 (D4752)
  • Portrush, amateur music society, County Antrim: minutes 1961-2005 (D4711)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Madness, UK ska band: publicity material, collectable souvenirs and script for musical Our House 1976-2002 (THM/580)
  • Joshua Alexander 'Joe' Loss (1909-1990), violinist and band leader: souvenir books (2) from This is Your Life 1940-1980 (THM/577)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • ,John Leonard Burkitt Dalby (1929-2017) pianist and composer: personal papers, diaries, scores and other material 2015-2018 (DALBY)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Norma Procter (1928-2017), contralto singer: papers incl programmes, photographs, diaries, correspondence, certificates, address book, press cuttings, annotated scores, books with dedications and vinyl records and reel-to-reel tapes 1930-2017 (PCR)
  • Eric John Crozier (1914-1994), writer, theatrical and opera producer: letters to his wife, mezzo-soprano Nancy Evans, describing details of the time he spent with composer Benjamin Britten, their ideas, work, and plans for compositions, including reports on progress with EM Forster on the libretto for the opera Billy Budd 1946-1965 (ECR)
  • Rita Thomson (1934-2019), friend and nurse to Benjamin Britten: correspondence sent following Britten's heart operation of 1973, letters from Britten following his discharge report on his slow recovery and trouble writing and playing the piano; sympathy letters on Britten's death thanking Thomson for Britten's life during his last difficult years and for her devoted and skilled care of him 1950s-1980s (TMS)
  • Edward Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), composer, conductor, and pianist: music manuscript for Britten's Fanfare for Oriana written as a 'theme tune' for the passenger liner Oriana serving the UK to Australia route and corresp rel to the commissioning of the work by chairman of the Orient Line and patron of the arts, Sir Colin Anderson 1960 (BBM/fanfare_for_oriana/1/4; BBA/ANDERSON_COLIN)
  • Edward Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), composer, conductor, and pianist: music manuscript for his realisation of Purcell's The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation 1945 (BBM/the_blessed_virgins_expostulation/1/1)

St George's Chapel Archives and Chapter Library

  • John White (fl1990-2000), Canon of St George's Chapel, Windsor: Canon Precentor's files rel to the arrangement and administration of services and music in the Chapel 1990s-2000s


Borthwick Institute for Archives: University of York

  • Wilfrid Howard Mellers, (1914-2008), composer, critic, academic: annotated tss article, draft mss autograph of revised score, fair copy mss autograph score 1972-2003 (WMEL/2019/068)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Edward Joseph Dent (1876-1957), musicologist: corresp with Rosamond Ley 1922-1939

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • Mary Brooksbank (1897-1978), Scottish mill worker, socialist, trade unionist and songwriter: correspondence, draft memoir chapters, music and lyric notes and audio recording c1968-1974 (ACC2019/1098)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Peter Evans (1929-2018), musicologist: papers 1953-1991 (EVN)
  • Timothy Dudley Smith (b1926), bishop of Thetford, hymn writer: papers 1966-2019 (TDS)
  • Mrs Davidson of Stockton (fl1821): ms book of piano pieces and songs 1821 (ADD)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Dance House Glasgow, dance company: papers 20th cent (ACCN 4291)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Reverend Ewen McDiarmid (fl1762-1770): collected manuscript anthology of song and poetry 1770 (MS Gen 583)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Alfred Nieman, (1934-1991), composer: papers, scores and recordings from works 1934-1991 (NIE)
  • Duncan Druce, (1939-2015), composer and musicologist: programmes rel to or featuring the composer 1960s-2000s (DDC)

Liverpool John Moores University

  • Andy Roberts (b1946), musician and composer: papers 1965-2011

London University: Goldsmiths Library: Special Collections and Archives

  • Hugh Davies (1943-2005), composer, instrument inventor, performer, writer on music: material incl instruments, installations and sound sculptures, artworks and scores, papers rel to John Latham project, Artist Placement Group, the Electronic Music Association of Great Britain, the International Electronic Music Catalogue, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Lily Greenham, patents, press and reviews, biographical and other papers incl correspondence and photographs 1950s-2000s (DAV)

Manchester University: University of Manchester Library

  • Ernest Wilson, (1910-1987), composer: papers incl musical scores, mss and programmes 1931-1987 (2019/93)

Newcastle University: Special Collections

  • Newcastle Bach Choir Society: meeting minutes; financial material; correspondence; membership register and photographs 1945-2014 (BC)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Matt Marks (d2019), musician and composer: material incl files, printed and handwritten music manuscripts, artwork, VHS videos, floppy discs, CDs, DVDs, and photographs 1980s-2000s (MMM)

Royal Northern College of Music

  • Alexander Young (fl1960-1979), Head of Vocal Studies at the Royal Northern College of Music: letters to Peggy Richards c1960-1979 (PR)
  • Pearl Newman (fl1920-1989), musician: oral history interviews and photographs c1920-1999 (PN-Add2)