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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection (1930-96)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.1-18
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes, prospectuses and brochures for performances given in England, Europe and Japan between 1930 and 1996, held as 45 boxes of loose material, being the collection Cyril Eland.

Eighteen of these boxes contain material relevant to concert performances, the remainder being theatrical and operatic in orientation. Eland worked for the British Council, both in Britain and abroad, and the collection includes programmes from the major London organizations and venues – including the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts and Royal Philharmonic Society Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall – as well as material from Europe (particularly Munich and Salzburg) and programmes for performances given by native and visiting ensembles in Japan. There are also a large number of festival brochures.

The majority of the programmes include words and historical, descriptive and/or analytical notes (some with musical examples). Many also provide biographical information about the performers, including photographs and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

Details entries are available for each box containing concert programmes. These are as follows:

c.1: St. Pancras Arts Festival/Camden Festival (1966–86)
c.2: Oxford (1932–94)
c.3: Provincial venues 1 (1933–92)
c.4: Provincial venues 2 (1931–94)
c.5: Royal Philharmonic Society (1935-85)
c.6: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts (1950–88)
c.7: Royal Festival Hall 1 (1958–86)
c.8: Royal Festival Hall 2 (1953–96)
c.9: London venues 1 (1932–72)
c.10: London venues 2 (1930–93)
c.11: London venues 3 (1932–85)
c.12: Bach material (1967–94)
c.13: Japan 1 (1959–65)
c.14: Japan 2 (1959–64).
c.15: Foreign programmes (1937–92)
c.16: Salzburg 1 (1936–64)
c.17: Salzburg 2 (1938–80)
c.18: Munich (1936–58)
Date range of collection
1930 - 1996
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
Open Map
01865 277063
01865 277182
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
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