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Music Archives: composers

The main focus of the composer archives at Cambridge University Library lies on British 20th century music and on composers who have some connection with Cambridge. Some of these archives are very extensive and can contain a variety of materials such as music manuscripts, papers and correspondence, concert programmes, printed music, books on music.

  • William Alwyn
  • Arthur Bliss
  • S.T. Boorman: musical manuscripts
  • Doreen Carwithen: musical manuscripts, letters, papers, sound recordings
  • W.C. Denis-Browne: musical transcripts in manuscript (lute music)
  • Roberto Gerhard
  • Alan Grey: musical manuscripts
  • Patrick Hadley: musical manuscripts, printed music, some letters
  • James Hook: musical manuscripts
  • John Marsh: diaries (transcripts)
  • Felix W. Morley: musical manuscripts
  • Robin Orr: musical manuscripts, printed music, programmes, papers, some letters
  • Cyril Bradley Rootham: musical manuscripts, printed music
  • Robert Salkeld: musical manuscripts, correspondence, photographs
  • R.J.S. Stevens: diaries and memoirs
  • Peter Tranchell
  • Bernard van Dieren: musical manuscripts
  • Geoffrey Wright: musical manuscripts, scrap books, sound recordings, miscellaneous papers
  • Peter Warlock: musical manuscripts

Music Archives: scholars

As with the composer archives, the focus of lies on British musicologists, music critics and music scholars, many of whom had a connection with Cambridge.

  • Walter Bergmann: (part) musical editions in manuscript
  • Deryck Cooke
  • Gerald Cooper: musical manuscripts of composers he knew.
  • Thurston Dart
  • Edward Dent: musical transcripts in manuscript, letters, scholarly papers (lectures, notes, etc.)
  • Hans Keller: books & music (personal library), papers, letters, programmes, musical manuscripts (functional analyses)
  • Laurence Picken: library, research microfilms and manuscripts (Japanese/Chinese music)
  • H.E. Poole: research papers (music printing and publishing)
  • Stanley Sadie: research papers, reviews, correspondence, programme and record sleeve notes, lecture texts, broadcast scripts and recordings
  • J.B. Trend: musical transcripts in manuscript

Music Archives: performers

A third category of music archives consists of performer archives and collections or partial collections of University Musical Societies.

  • Hedli Anderson: musical manuscripts of songs written for her by Britten, Lutyens, Searle, Walton, & many others
  • Alfredo Campoli: printed music (marked up), programmes, bust
  • Edith Coates & Harry Powell Lloyd: programmes, letters, printed music, sound recordings
  • Norman Del Mar: printed music & some MSS (marked up) mostly of contemporary British Music
  • Jeanne-Marie Dolmetsch Collection
  • Christopher Hogwood
  • Lee Thistlethwaite: programmes, letters, printed music, other misc. papers
  • W.H. Weiss: musical manuscripts, diaries, programmes, letters

University Societies

  • C.U. Musical Club
  • C.U. Musical Society
  • C.U. Opera Society
  • C.U. Opera Group
  • C.U. Jazz Club
  • C.U. Madrigal Society
  • Fitzwilliam Musical Society