The Jerwood Library of Trinity College of Music is the repository for the archives of the British Music Society, which exists to promote the music of British composers. The Archive includes the Society’s administrative records, including minutes of meetings, all its publications and records, documents associated with promotional concerts and events and ephemera relating to a wide selection of composers, including copies of John Ireland’s correspondence with Marjorie Walde. A collection of Robert Still’s manuscripts has recently been added. A hand list of the Archive is available.
London College of Music
Handbills and programmes (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes) for three performances given by the British Music Society at the London College of Music, 47 Great Marlborough Street.
Saturday 20 October [no year]: Inaugural Concert, given by the Exultate Singers, directed by Garrett O'Brien (multiple copies).
Saturday 31October [no year]: Third Annual Concert with the Van Dieren String Quartet with W.S. Lloyd Webber (organ), John Coulling (viola), Salathiel Lindsay (piano) and Jennifer Adams (soprano).
Saturday 1 November [no year]: Nova Marlborough Wind Quintet with Peter Jacobs (piano) (two copies of the programme, plus a ticket).
Handbills and programmes for performances given under the auspices of Goldsmiths' College, University of London and Chelsea College.
- Goldsmiths' College
Music at Goldsmiths'/British Music, 1979–80
10 November: Lecture and Recital on the Works of York Bowen, given by Pauline Drain (clarinet), Peter Poole (violin), Muriel Daniels (cello), Salathiel Lindsay, Monica Watson and Elizabeth James (piano) (handbill and programme with notes).
8 December: Lecture and Recital on Sir Eugene Goossens (handbill and programme with words and notes).
2 February: Sir Arthur Bliss (handwritten handbill).
23 February: Sir Thomas Beecham (handwritten handbill).
Saturday School, 1980–81
15 and 22 November: Lecture Recitals entitled W.G. Whittaker/G. Holst and Rawsthorne/Berkeley (single document).
14 and 21 March 1981: John Foulds and Ruth Gipps/Dr Geoffrey Bush (single document plus individual handbills).
- Chelsea College, Room 201/Chelsea College Music Society.
Thursday 22 January [no year]: vocal and instrumental music by contemporary English composers (handbill).
26 March [no year]: Sir Lennox and Lady Berkeley and players drawn from the BBC Symphony Orchestra (handbill).
Thursday 19 June [no year]: English Music Recital (handbill and programme with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).
20 March 1980 and Thursday 9 October : (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).
23 October 1980: Homage to Sidonie Goossens (50 years as harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra) (handbill).
Thursday 20 November : Victorian Evening
4 December : Famous Works for Viola and Piano by Bax, Bliss etc (with notes).
Thursday 26 November [no year] and 25 March 1981: (handbills)
Handbills and programmes for two performances at The Stables, Wavendon.
14 June 1981: An Evening of English Words and Music with Richard Baker (narrator), Graham Trew (baritone), Michael Ponder (viola) and Raphael Terroni (piano).
20 June 1982: Clare Deniz (cello) and Susan Bradshaw (piano).
Delius Society and Philadelphia
Handbills and programmes for three concerts given under the auspices of the Delius Society, Philadelphia (est. 1976). Documentation for the first two concerts includes annotations regarding performance timings.
1 October 1989, Davyd Booth's, West Collingswood, New Jersey: Philadelphia Branch of the Delius Society (handbill).
18 March 1990, Historic Abington Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pennsylvania: Music at Abington (18th season), Music from Merrie England (with notes).
20 May 1990, Longwood Gardens: There'll Always Be An England.
28 January 1983, Menuhin Room, Central Library, Portsmouth: Contemporary English Music given by Ian Caddy (baritone) and Allan Schiller (piano) with the Delmé [String] Quartet (with descriptive and biographical notes).
Tuesday 2 November [no year], British Music Information Centre, 10 Stratford Place, London: Recital of Music by Percy Turnbull and Sir Arthur Sullivan (with notes).
26 October 1987, [no venue]: Luton Music Club concert no. 1366, given by the Coull String Quartet with Raphael Terroni (piano) (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).
6-11 November 1989, London College of Music: Piano Festival (single document with biographical notes).
22 September 1990, 21 September 1991, 19 September 1992, 25 September 1993 and 24 September 1994, School Hall, Eton College: Broadheath Singers annual concert nos. 19 to 23, with the Windsor Sinfonia, conducted by Robert Tucker (with words and notes), including the European premiere of Howard Hanson, Symphony No. 7 (September 1990) and the world premiere of Arnold Bax, A Song of War and Victory (September 1994).
19 October 1991, Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Hilary Davan Wetton (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble, plus a prospectus for the 1991-92 season).
Sunday 25 October , St. Georges, Brandon Hill, Bristol: Shelley in Song, presented by the English Poetry and Society Society and given by Georgina Anne Colwell (soprano) and Nigel Foster (piano) (handbill).
30 October 1993, Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road: Centenary Concerts for Eugene Goossens, given by Yfrah Neaman (violin), John Talbot and Raphael Terroni (piano), John Trussler and Julia Singleton (violin), Michael Ponder (viola) and Fiona Murphy (cello) (handbill, poster and programme with notes).
4 November 1995, Tudely: Arnold Cooke 89th Birthday, and in celebration of the centenary of his tutor Paul Hindemith, with Soo Bee Lee (soprano), Anthony Randall (horn), David Campbell (clarinet) and Raphael Terroni (piano), as part of the Tudeley Festival of 1995 (with words and biographical notes).
8 November 1997, Recital Hall, Royal College of Music: Piano Recital by John McCabe (handbill).
23 June 1999, Wigmore Hall: Piano Recital by Malcolm Binns (poster and handbill with biographical note and photograph).
18 September 1999, School Hall, Eton College: Pre-Raphaelite Concert, including the first performance of Cyril Rootham, The Lady of Shalott, given by the Broadheath Singers with Deborah Miles-Johnson and Daniel Jordan (vocal) and the Windsor Sinfonia, conducted by Robert Tucker (handbill and programme with words and notes).
Handbills and programmes with words and notes for two performances in 2001.
29 September 2001, St. Mary’s Church, Slough: Broadheath Singers with Carolyn Foulkes and Eugene Ginty (tenor) and the Windsor Sinfonia conducted by Robert Tucker, including the first performance of Hamilton Harty, Overture, In Exile.
21 November 2001, Wigmore Hall: Malcolm Williamson 70th Birthday Concert, including the first performance of Three Songs (1986) and Vocalise (1985).
28 September 2002 and 13 September 2003, St. Mary's Church, Slough: Broadheath Singers with Cheryl Enever and Colin Campbell/Mark Rowlinson (vocal), conducted by Garry Humphreys (handbills and programmes with words and notes).
- Windsor sinfonia -
- Williamson, Malcolm -
- Davan Wetton, H. -
- Watson, Monica -
- Van Dieren String Quartet -
- Vale String Quartet -
- Tudeley Festival -
- Tucker, Robert -
- Trussler, John -
- Trew, Graham -
- Terroni, Raphael -
- Talbot, John -
- Sullivan, Arthur -
- Singleton, Julia -
- Schiller, Allan -
- Rowlinson, Mark -
- Rootham, Cyril Bradley -
- Rawsthorne, Alan -
- Randall, Anthony -
- Poole, Peter -
- Ponder, Michael -
- O'Brien, Garrett -
- Nova Marlborough Wind Quintet -
- Neaman, Yfrah -
- Murphy, Fiona -
- Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra -
- Miles-Johnson, Deborah -
- McCabe, John -
- Luton Music Club -
- Lloyd Webber, W. S. -
- Lindsay, Salathiel -
- Lee, Soo-Bee -
- Jordan, Daniel -
- James, Elisabeth -
- Jacobs, Peter -
- Humphreys, Garry -
- Holst, Gustav -
- Hindemith, Paul -
- Harty, Hamilton -
- Hanson, Howard -
- Goossens, Sidonie -
- Goossens, Eugène -
- Gipps, Ruth -
- Ginty, Eugene -
- Foulkes, Carolyn -
- Foulds, John -
- Foster, Nigel -
- Exultate Singers -
- English Poetry and Song Society -
- Enever, Cheryl -
- Drain, Pauline -
- Deniz, Claire -
- Delmé String Quartet -
- Delius Society Philadelphia -
- Daniels, Muriel -
- Coulling, John -
- Coull String Quartet -
- Cooke, Arnold -
- Colwell, Georgina Anne -
- Chelsea College Music Society -
- Campbell, David -
- Campbell, Colin -
- Caddy, Ian -
- Bush, Geoffrey -
- Broadheath singers 1971 -
- British Music Society -
- Bradshaw, Susan -
- Bowen, York -
- Bliss, Arthur -
- Binns, Malcolm -
- Berkeley, Lennox -
- Beecham, Thomas -
- BBC Symphony Orchestra -
- Bax, Arnold -
- Adams, Jennifer -
- British Music Information Centre
- Chelsea College
- Davyd Booth's, West Collingswood
- Goldsmiths College, London (University of London)
- Historic Abington Presbyterian Church
- London College of Music, Great Marlborough Street (later attached to Thames Valley University)
- Longwood Gardens
- Central Library, Portsmouth: Menuhin Room
- Royal College of Music
- School Hall, Eton College
- St. George's Bristol
- St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough
- Stables, Wavendon
- Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes