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Collection Description

Collection Title
Pitfield Collection (1926-1993)
Unique Identifier
TP/3/1/11, TP/9 and TP/13
A collection of music, artwork, writings and other output of Thomas Pitfield covering virtually his entire creative life. The collection contains the following programmes:

* RMCM - 18/6/1958 - Recital by 'present and recent students of Thomas Pitfield'
* RMCM - 18/3/1968 - Concert
* Hawthorn Street Methodist Church, Wilmslow - 17/5/1952 - Wilmslow Christian Arts Festival
* King's Hall, Belle Vue - 5/3/1950 - Halle Concerts Society - Manuscript note made on the cover V.W. No.6. This was part of the programme in the first half

* Three files of programmes - in chronological order - for concerts where Pitfield's works were performed: 1926-1957, 1958-1981, 1979-1993

TP/9/2/5 - Programmes for which the biographical notes were made by Thomas Pitfield. The programmes, dating from 1936-1983, are for the following performers/venues/occasions:
* Huddersfield Philharmonic Society
* Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society
* Bangladesh Relief Concert
* Civic Entertainmemnt Mid-Day Recital
* Borough of Sale Festival
* Concert given by the Manchester Contemporary Music Centre
* The Royal Exchange Company Lunchtime Concerts
* Sandon Studios Society
* Halle Orchestra
* Bolton Central Library 75th Birthday Concert
* Bowdon Spring Festival
* Northern Brass Ensemble
* A Flourish of Carols
* Monthly Musical Record

80th Birthday celebrations concerts:
* Recital at the RNCM
* Hale Barns Spring Festival
50 year anniversary as a composer:
* Two programmes for "Half Century" at Loreto Convent Grammar School, with newspaper clippings relating to the recital and Thomas Pitfield

* One folder of programmes from the 1980s for the Bowdon Festival
Date range of collection
1926 - 1993
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Royal Northern College of Music
124 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RD United Kingdom
Open Map
0161 9075211
Visiting Information
Membership fee; photocopying
Collections Overview
The Library's primary purpose is to support the work of the College in teaching, learning, performance and research through the timely provision to students and staff of appropriate resources in printed audio, video and online formats.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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