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The papers and manuscripts of the composers William Alwyn and Doreen Carwithen were presented to Cambridge University Library in 2003. The archive contains musical and literary manuscripts by William Alwyn, correspondence, papers including journals, press cuttings and ephemera, photographs, sound recordings, videos, and dvds. It also includes music manuscripts by his first wife, Olive Pull, and a larger collection of manuscripts by his widow, Doreen Carwithen. Please enjoy browsing our webpages, new information is continually being added.


For more information re the William Alwyn Archive contact: 
The William Alwyn Archive, Music Dept.,Cambridge University Library,
West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DR 
Tel.: 01223 333072 / +44 1223 333072 
01223 333077 / +44 1223 333077

The William Alwyn website at Musicweb has lots of articles on William Alwyn. There are also links to the Alwyn Foundation and links to websites of some of Alwyn's contemporaries.

Check out the William Alwyn group on Facebook (you don't have to be a member) for details of forthcoming concerts, dvds, cds and books. Information for Doreen Carwithen is also updated regularly on this site.

Other sites you may find interesting:
The British Film Institute and The Imperial War Museum have useful information on William's film work including both his documentary and feature film output. 

For a closer look at Alwyn's favourite school of art go to 
The Pre-Raphaelites, and you can admire the countryside that he loved at Blythburgh