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Collection Description

Collection Title
Miscellaneous Scotland (1831-1998)
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Collection of ca. 100 miscellaneous programmes, leaflets, and programme diaries from venues throughout Scotland, or from British artists abroad (1831- 1998). It is loosely organised by venue, although many are from professional touring productions where the venues are not named, or from theatres represented by only one programme. Programmes are mostly theatrical, including opera, ballet, dance, musicals, etc.

Highlights of the collection include:

Helen Stewart Mackay (singer) and others: Smith Institute, Stirling (14/3/28). Back of programme is autographed by the performers.
Peter Kapp, ‘The Music of Gaelic Scotland’: Crescent City, California, USA (4/7/85).
Glasgow Phoenix Choir: St. John the Evangelist Scottish Episcopal Church, Aberdeen (8/5/76).
Cappella Nova: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Dundee, Glasgow Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh (9,10,29,30/5/uu).
Scottish National Orchestra: Town Hall, Ayr (14/8/83). All orchestral players listed.
Kirkcaldy Choral Union: Adam Smith Hall, Kirkcaldy (14/3/51). 102nd concert promoted by the Choral Union. Choral and orchestral members named, song texts included in programme.
Lothian Regional Council Education Department, concert by the Brass Band and Orchestra of Midlothian and East Lothian Division: Dalkeith High School (13/3/78).
Lamp of Licht Young People’s Festival: St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington (10/6-21/7/84).
Concert promoted by the Lamp of Lothian Collegiate Centre: St. Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington (17/10/76). In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, with various soloists. Song texts included.
Robert Burnett Choir: Grand Halls, Kilmarnock (29/10/37), song texts included; Penicuik (3/2/39).
Early Music Group of Aberdeen: Aberdeen Art Gallery (20/6/74). All performers listed
Cappella Nova (no venue named, no date). Includes all song texts and translations, names of ensemble members, and general programme notes.
Date range of collection
1831 - 1998
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Collections Overview
Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council