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Collection Description

Collection Title
Charles Acton Collection: Box 2 (1965-72)
Unique Identifier
Acton Gift 2
Programmes, press releases, correspondence and newspaper cuttings mainly relating to the Belfast Festival (1965-1972).

Annotated festival magazines and programmes of Queen's University Festival 12/11/65-27/11/65, 11/11/66-26/11/66, 17/11/67-2/12/67 (plus duplicate), 12/11/72-26/11/72. Concerts of classical, pop and jazz. Programme for Festival 65 notes the first performance in Northern Ireland of Britten's War Requiem, the world premiere of Warren's First Symphony and the world premiere of Warren's String Quartet No.1.

Provisional programme amongst the correspondence for Festival 67 notes the first performance of 'A song for St. Cecilia's Day' by Raymond Warren, a Clarinet Quintet by Kurt Roger and a song cycle by Howard Burrell.

Concert Programmes:
24/12/[65]: War Memorial Hall, Waring Street. First performance of Warren's String Quartet No.1.
[No date or month] Festival 65: War Memorial Hall, Waring Street. Programme for 'Vanessa - a play with music'.
18/11/67-25/11/67: Arts Council of Northern Ireland presents Ulster Opera for Festival 67 at the Grove Theatre, Belfast. Contains programme notes and lists of performers.

Flyer for Ulster Opera: Grove Theatre, Belfast: 18/11/67-25/11/67. Programme of Rossini and Offenbach.

Brochure for Queen's Univeristy Festival, Belfast 12/11/72-26/11/72.
Date range of collection
1965 - 1972
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

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Collections Overview
The National Library of Ireland has two collections consisting mainly of printed sheet music from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century. These include much material from the mainsteam western classical music tradition, but also material relating to little known Irish composers. The names of the two collections are the Joly Music Collection and the Additional Music collection. In addition the Library has a small but significant collection of music manuscripts. The general printed collections include some Irish ballad, folk-music and popular song collections.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council