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Collection Description

Collection Title
Edinburgh Theatres: Miscellaneous (1871-1986)
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Collection of ca. 250 programmes and leaflets from a great number of miscellaneous Edinburgh venues (1871-1986), mostly arranged by venue. Principal venues represented:

St. Cuthbert's Parish Church:
Scottish Chamber Orchestra with the Scottish Philharmonic Singers (12/4/80)
Polyphonic Choir of Reykjavik, Iceland (4/5/75)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra (14/2/79)

St. Mary's Cathedral:
Monteverdi Choir (14/12/85)
Daniel Stewart's and Melville College, Mary Erskine School (23-24/6/82)
St. Mary's Cathedral Choir, Scottish Cantata Singers, Scottish Baroque Ensemble (28/3/75)
Conrad Eden, organ (5/11/73)
Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (19/11/77): Includes all song texts, names of chorus members and soloists
Rudolph Steiner School of Edinburgh (24/3/75)
Choirs of St. George's School for Girls and Fettes College (21-22/3/75)

Music Hall, George Street:
Musical variety shows (1868-74)
Edinburgh Choral Union (11/12/1883, 21/3/1904, 13/3/1911) Latter programme includes all song texts, names of orchestra members, and analytical notes by T.H. Collinson.
Edinburgh Secondary Schools Orchestra (25/2/80)
Edinburgh Primary Schools String Orchestra, Brass Band and Recorder Group (19/3/80)
Lothian Region Schools Orchestra (23/10/76)
Waddell Junior Orchestra (27/2/54)
Nicolas Orloff, pianoforte (13/2/24)
George Grossmith, singer (16&19/11/1904)
Jenny Goldschmidt, singer, and others (14/4/1856)
Clari Fraser, soprano (7/3/uu)

St. Cecilia's Hall:
Peter Evans, fortepiano and Christophe Coin, cello (15/2/86)
Lute Group (18/1/86)
Georgian Concert Society programme diaries from 1981-86
Programmes from Martin Chamber Concerts series: 26/1/75, 10/2/74, 16/3/69, 9/2/69, 12/1/69, 24/11/68, 20/10/68
Edna Arthur, violin, James Durrant, viola, Gillian Thomas, cello (14/10/74)
Geraint Jones, harpsichord (7/3/70)
Comunn na Clarsaich / Clarsach Society (10/9/69)
Clifford Hughes, tenor, Peter Williams, harpsichord (8/8/69)
Edinburgh University Singers (31/5/69)
Peter Williams, harpsichord (26/4/69, 26/8/68)
James Durrant, viola, Michael Gough Matthews, pianoforte (21/1, 25/2 & 25/3/69)
Colin Dick, cello, Noel Connell, piano (18/2/69)
Keith Pearson, clarinet, Julian Dawson, pianoforte (4/2/69)
George Malcolm, harspsichord (1/2/69)
Peter Williams, organ, with the Edinburgh Quartet, Clifford Hughes, tenor, and Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord (29/6/68)
Gustav Leonhardt, harpsichord (28/6/68)

Many other individual concert and theatrical programmes from different venues (particularly theatrical programmes from the Edinburgh Empire Palace, 1893-98), and there are also a few productions at venues outside Edinburgh.
Date range of collection
1871 - 1986
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National Library of Scotland, Music Collections
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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Large reference collection of printed, manuscript and audio-visual music material, including books, scores, periodicals, audio, video and multi-media formats. Legal deposit library.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council