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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Music


Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • Cornwall Youth Brass Band: records incl accounts, minutes, European tour corresp, general corresp and newsletters 1955-2019 (AD2693)
  • William Edward Moyle (1904-1988), bandmaster, Newquay and William Thornton Moyle (1937-2017): musical compositions and sound recordings c1930-1991 (AD2997)

Berkshire Record Office

  • Opera at Bearwood: programmes for annual productions 1998-2005 (D/EX2822acc10727)

Conwy Archive Service

  • Canu Conwy and Friends: music video created in support of the NHS of Ysbyty Enfys, recorded by a council staff choir and friends 2020 (CPF57)

Dorset History Centre

  • History of the Lulworth Trappists by Sister Mary Alberic with note on post-medieval musical notation c1980 (D-3217)
  • Martin Best (b1942), musician and composer: files and scores rel to productions and programmes 1965-2015 (D-MBC)

Durham County Record Office

  • Sedgefield Lyric Singers: minutes, publicity material, music, programmes, and posters 1947-2017 (D/X 2220)
  • Ferryhill Amateur Operatic Society: records 20th cent (D/X 2221)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Lewes Operatic Society: records and photographs 1912-2012 (13601)

Explore York Libraries & Archives

  • Black Swan Folk Club: archive, incl posters, artist photographs, artist booking information and correspondence, press releases, accounts for the club, event and venue information 1980s-2000s (BSA)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Royal Welsh Male Choir: programmes, photographs and diary of tour to America, 1975 1907-1985 (D1754)

Greater Manchester County Record Office (with Manchester Archives)

  • Carol Batton (fl 1986-2010), musical artist: various rare publications rel to radical mental health campaigns, and services 1986-2010 (GB124.2020/29)

Hackney Archives

  • Charles C. Collins (b1937), Reggae pioneer: personal, campaign and working papers, incl work with the 4 Aces nightclub, the New Cross Fire Parent's Committee and musical work nd (2020/90)

Rotherham Archives and Local Studies

  • Rotherham Red Choir: documents, incl programmes, photographs, scripts and correspondence 1992-2017 (1120-G)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Glasgow Orpheus Choir: 78 rpm records, periodicals, programmes 1934-1974 (1000418)
  • Godfrey Harding (fl1885-1939), opera enthusiast and researcher: letters, business cards, stage notes, magazines, newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, ephemera relating to opera companies 1855-1966 (1003332)

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

  • Newcastle-under-Lyme String Orchestra: programmes, newscuttings and other memorabilia, accounts, membership list, music catalogue 1934-2019 (D7796)

Surrey History Centre

  • Redhill Sinfonia, amateur orchestra: records incl minutes, financial accounts, concert programmes, newspaper cuttings, correspondence and papers c1891-2010 (10138)
  • Godfrey Searle (fl c1900-1960) of Reigate, founder of the Godfrey Searle Choir Trust: albums, incl of world tour, volume 'Reigate Choir Counter', copies of letters to Searle from choir old boys, incl during the First World War, copies of choir photographs c1827-1960 (10165)


British Library, Music Collections

  • Brian Elias (b1948), composer: digital files incl scores, audio tracks, word documents and email correspondence 20th-21st cent (Music Deposit 2020/08)
  • Frederick Laurence (1884-1942), composer: autograph manuscript scores of chamber works and orchestral pieces, incl a score for the silent film 'Morosko' 1913-1941 (MS Mus. 1849)
  • Thea Musgrave (b1928), composer: autograph manuscript of the opera Pontalba, with revisions annotated in bound scores 2003-2020 (Music Deposit 2020/02)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • John Maxwell Geddes (1941-2017), composer and academic: papers 1951-2018 (Acc.14147)

V&A Department of Theatre and Performance

  • Polly Jean Harvey (b1969), musician and songwriter: documents and photographs relating to music performance career 1969-2018 (THM/604)


Bishopsgate Institute

  • Robert Michael (1951-2007), musician and DJ, known as Serotina: material incl papers, music, and recordings 1915-2007 (MICHAEL)

Britten-Pears Foundation

  • Rita Thomson (1934-2019), nurse: personal papers incl. correspondence, photographs, books, diaries, programmes, pamphlets, press cuttings, certificates and ephemera 1950-2013 (TMS)
  • Harper, Heather (1930-2019) singer: papers, incl programmes, published scores, correspondence, scrapbook, press cuttings, photographs, certificates 1950-1995 (HRP)
  • Kathleen Ferrier (1912-1953), contralto singer: photograph album c1940 (MSC96)
  • Paul Campion (fl1944-2019), author: collection rel to Kathleen Ferrier, incl recordings, programmes, photographs, books, scores, magazines and articles, research materials, posters 1944-2019 (CMP)


Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Society of St Gregory: minutes, correspondence, recordings, publications 1929-2019 (CSU-D21)

Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Alice Hess (fl 1948-1951), composer: scores and correspondence with soprano Ivy Parry 1948-1951 (AHS)

University of Bristol: Theatre Collection

  • George Rowell (1923-2001), theatre historian, and Kenneth Mobbs (fl1960s), of Bristol Opera House: scores and material rel to W.S.Gilbert's farce 'Engaged!' (1877), adapted into a comic opera c1960 (BTC286)