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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: London venues 1 (1932-72)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.9
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programme books for performances given at various London venues between 1932 and 1972, held loosely as the ninth box of the Cyril Eland collection (the first of three boxes of material relevant to London venues)

Programmes are listed here by venue.

1. Queen's Hall
- BBC Symphony Concerts (1935–39)
- Beethoven Concerts (1939)
- London Music Festival (1938)
- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts
2. Music at Goldsmiths
- London Bach Society
- Other Goldsmiths concerts
3. Churches
- St. James's Church, Piccadilly
- Miscellaneous churches

1. Queen's Hall
- BBC Symphony Concerts (1935–39)
All programmes include words, historical and analytical notes, musical examples, and lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles.
20 February 1935: Handel Anniversary Concert with Isobel Baillie, Heddle Nash, John Kentish and William Parsons (vocal), the BBC Chorus, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
19 January 1938: Willem Mengelberg (conductor).
11 January 1939: Mozart Concert, with Noel Eadie, Astra Desmond, Heddle Nash and Keith Falkner (vocal) and the BBC Choral Society, conducted by Bruno Walter.

- Beethoven Concerts (1939)
Prospectus, with outline programmes, for a series of Nine Beethoven Concerts, presented by the BBC in conjunction with the London Music Festival Council and given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini and Adrian Boult. Also, individual programme books for concert nos. 1 and 6-8. All programmes include an Introduction by Ernest Newman and carry historical and analytical notes (with musical examples). There are also photographs of the conductors and soloists and lists of the orchestral and, where appropriate, choral ensembles.
3 May:
21 May: Joseph Szigeti (violin) and Solomon (piano), conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
22 May: Isobel Baillie, Margaret Balfour, Parry Jones and Harold Williams (vocal) and the BBC Choral Society.
26 May: Zinka Milanov, Kerstin Thorborg, Koloman von Pataky and Nicola Moscona with the BBC Choral Society.

- London Music Festival (1938)
Programme books for two concerts given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra on 23 May and 10 June 1938, conducted by Arturo Toscanini. The first concert featured Emanuel Feuermann (cello) and Bernard Shore (viola). Both programmes include historical and analytical notes, musical examples, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble. Also held are two copies of the prospectus, with programme listings, for the London Music Festival of 23 April-28 May 1939.

- Miscellaneous Queen's Hall concerts (1932–40)
All programmes include notes (the majority described as being Analytical) and, where appropriate, provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.
[undated]: Recital of Poplar Pianoforte Classics, presented by Russell-Fielding Celebrity Features and given by Solomon.
18 and 19 January 1932: Courtauld-Sargent Concerts (3rd series) with the London Symphony Orchestra, being a Piano Recital by Artur Schnabel.
16 January [1935]: Horowitz, given as part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts.
30 November 1935: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Furtwangler (with photographs).
11 December 1935: Purcell, King Arthur, given as the first of a series of three special concerts organized by the British Broadcast Corporation and featuring Noel Eadie, Kate Winter, Enid Cruickshank, Parry Jones and Norman Walker (vocal) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Chorus, conducted by Adrian Boult (with plot synopsis).
20 January 1938: London Symphony Orchestra (32nd season) with Landowska (piano), conducted by Anthony Collins.
7 April 1940: Beecham Sunday Concert given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron (with photographs).

2. Goldsmiths' College, University of London
- London Bach Society
All programmes contain notes and are held with separate wordbooks. That for 1969 includes a list of the instrumental ensemble. All concerts were conducted by Paul Steinitz.
11 May 1968: Hazel Holt, Roland Tatnell, Neil Jenkins and John Barrow (vocal) and Robert Aldwinckle (organ), with the Cantata Orchestra.
16 February 1969: Steinitz Bach Players Ensemble with Valerie Hill, Robert Oliver and Nigel Wickens (vocal) and Tony Sharp (organ).
29 January 1972: Steinitz Bach Players with Sandra Wilkes, Margaret Cable, Neil Jenkins and Christopher Field (vocal), John Constable (organ) and Jill Cervenna, Peter Moorse and Stephen Ralls (piano).

- Other Goldsmiths concerts
11 February 1967: Allegri String Quartet (single-sheet programme with notes).

3. Churches
- St. James's Church, Piccadilly
Saturday 24 January [no year]: Orchestra of the Wind Music Society, conducted by Bryan Fairfax (with notes).
Monday 6 July [no year]: Symphonic Wind Orchestra, presented by the Wind Music Society and the Royal Military School of Music, conducted by Bryan Fairfax (with notes).
9 June 1959: Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by the London Orpheus Choir with Pauline Brockless, Thelma Godfrey, Lesley Wood, David Galliver and Gordon Clinton (vocal) and the Landolphi Chamber Orchestra, conducted by James Gaddarn.

- Miscellaneous churches
19 October [no year], St. Alfee's Church, Greenwich: Thomas Tallis Society Choir and the Farnaby Brass Ensemble, conducted by Philip Simms (with notes).
8 November 1958, Southwark Cathedral: Handel, Jephtha, with Ilse Wolf, Pat Whitmore, Andrew Gold, John Carol Case and James Perry (vocal), conducted by Harold Dexter (with notes).
29 November 1958, Priory Church of St. Bartholomew-the-Great: Christmas Cantatas by Bach, presented by the London Bach Society and given by Isabell Sage, Jean Austin Dobson, Wilfred Brown and Roger Stalman (vocal) with the Riddick Orchestra, conducted by Paul Steinitz (with notes and a separate wordbook).
Monday 25 October 1965, St. Margaret's, Westminster: J. S. Bach, presented by the Kirckman Concert Society Limited and given by Sheila Armstrong and Gerard Souzay (vocal) and the Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra, conducted by Jones (handbill and single-sheet programme with words and notes).
25 February 1967, Royal Navel Chapel, Greenwich: various material relating to Haydn, a performance given by the Thomas Tallis Society with Alison Gordon, Pauline Stevens, Martin Hill and Christopher Field (vocal), directed by Philip Simms.
[no date] 1969, St. Paul's Cathedral: Schutz in the Round, given by April Cantelo, Meriel Dickinson, Jean Allister, James Bowman, Kenneth Bowen, Jacks Irons, Roger Stalman and Neil Howlett (vocal) with the Heinrich Schutz Choir and Choral, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Roger Norrington (with words and notes).
4 and 6 June 1969, St. Paul's Cathedral: Berlioz in St. Paul's, presented by the London Symphony Orchestra Ltd in association with the City Arts Trust Ltd. Both performances featured the London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Choral Society, the John Alldis Choir, the Chelsea Opera Group and the Wandsworth Boys Choir, conducted by Colin Davis. The first performance also included the bands of the Grenadier and Coldstream Guards (with words, historical and analytical notes and musical examples).
31 October 1970, Royal Parish Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields: The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields with Janet Baker.
2 June 1981, St. Paul's Church: Bevan Family Choir, conducted by David Bevan (handbill with biographical notes).
Date range of collection
1932 - 1972
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council