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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: London venues 3 (1932-85)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.11
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Victoria and Albert Museum, London between 1932 and 1985, held loosley as the last of three boxes of London material within the Cyril Eland collection.

Programmes are listed here by venue.

1. Queen Elizabeth Hal
- BBC Third Programme
- English Chamber Orchestra
- Miscellaneous Queen Elizabeth Hall concerts
2. Royal Albert Hall
- BBC Symphony Concerts
- Miscellaneous Royal Albert Hall concerts
3. Victoria and Albert Museum

1. Queen Elizabeth Hall
- BBC Third Programme (1967-69)
All programmes include words, historical, analytical and biographical notes (some with musical examples) and, where appropriate, a list of the orchestral ensemble.
21 October 1967: Margaret Price, Anna Reynolds, Ryland Davies and Donald McIntyre (vocal) and Alan Harverson (organ) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Chorus, conducted by Colin Davis.
9 December 1967: Amadeus String Quartet with Cecil Aronowitz (viola).
20 January 1968: Guarneri String Quartet.
16 March 1968: Rafael Puyana (harpsichord), Douglas Whittaker (flute) and Carl Pini (violin), Gruppo Monteverde, April Cantelo (vocal) and the London Bach Orchestra, directed by Herbert Handt.
1 February 1969: Heather Harper, Yvonne Minton, Ian Partridge and Stafford Dean (vocal) and the BBC Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Colin Davis.

- English Chamber Orchestra (1969-86)
All programmes include biographical notes (some with photographs) and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
28 March 1969: April Cantelo, Elizabeth Tippett, Patricia Kern, Gerald English, Robert Tear and Benjamin Luxon (vocal), conducted by Raymond Leppard (with words).
23 September 1970: Henry Purcell, The Fairy Queen, with Jennifer Vyvyan, Mary Wells, Alfreda Hodgson, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Peter Pears, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk and Owen Brannigan (vocal) with the Ambrosian Singers, conducted by Benjamin Britten.
5 and 31 October, 24 November and 14 December 1985 and 14 February, 9 and 25 March, 19 April, 8 May and 3 June 1986: Complete Cycle of Mozart Piano Concertos (10 concerts) given by the English Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida (with notes, historical essays and photographs/illustrations).

- Miscellaneous Queen Elizabeth Hall concerts
8 March 1967: Handel, Athalia, given by Jennifer Vyvyan, Elizabeth Harwood, Paul Esswood, Gerald English, Benjamin Luxon and Latham Koenig (vocal) with the Ambrosian Singers and the English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Lewis (with notes and photographs).
3 April 1967: Elisabeth Grümmer (soprano) and Aribert Reimann (piano) (handbill).
6 December 1967: Tess Miller (oboe), Winifred Roberts (violin) and Marie Landis and Rosanne Creffield (vocal), with the Geraint Jones Orchestra, conducted by Geraint Jones, for the Kirkman Concert Society (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).
10 December 1967: London Orpheus Choir and Orchestra with Eileen Poulter, James Bowman, Roger Norrington and Raimund Herincx (vocal), conducted by James Gaddarn (with wordbook and notes).
4 January 1968: Piano Recital by Toyoaki Matsuura (with biographical notes).
11 February 1968: Elaine Shaffer (flute) with the Amadeus String Quartet (with notes).
12 March 1968: Bath Festival Ensemble with Yehudi Menuhin (with notes).
13 December 1968: Mozart concert given by the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra (10th Anniversary Season) with Fou Ts'Ong (soloist and conductor) (handbill and programme with notes, the latter including biographical notes, photograph and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
5 February 1969: St. Clement Danes Music Society by Sheila Armstrong, Maureen Lehane, David Johnston and John Noble (vocal) with the Martindale Sidwell Choir and London Bach Orchestra, conducted by Sidwell (with notes).
16 March 1969: Rafael Puyana (harpsichord) (handbill and attached programme note).
5 May 1969: Berlioz Chamber Concert, presented by the Berlioz Centenary Committee and given by Sheila Armstrong, Josephine Veasey, Robert Tear, Martyn Hill, Thomas Hemsley and Michael de Coverly (vocal) with the John Alldis Choir and London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Colin Davis (with words and notes).
26 October 1970: Israel Chamber Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman (violin), conducted by Gary Bertini (with notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
13 November 1970: 5 Styles (No. 1), given by the London Mozart Players with Felicity Palmer, Wendy Eathorne, Charles Brett, Maryn Hill, David Thomas and David Beavan and the Saltarello Choir, conducted by Andrew Davis (with notes, biographical notes, photograph and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
13 June 1976: Amadeus String Quartet with Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, including photographs).
8 March 1978: concert of music by Tavener, including the world premiere of Kyklike Kinésis, given by Richard Baker (narrator), Elise Ross, Sarah Walker and Thomas Allen (vocal) and Christopher Van Kampen (cello) with the London Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta Chorus, conducted by Simon Rattle. This event formed part of the 10th Anniversary Season of the London Sinfonietta.
8 December 1979: Brompton Choral Society with Lesley Garrett, Jean Temperley, Andrew King, William Shimell and Richard Popplewell (vocal) and the London Mozart Players, conducted by Donald Cashmore (with words and notes, biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
15 November 1980: Monteverdi, Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (1610), with Gillian Flinter, Margaret Cable, Robert Bryan, William Kendall, Julian Pike, Richard Jackson and Roderick Earle (vocal) and the English Baroque Choir and English Baroque Players, conducted by Leon Lovett (with wordbook and introductory note).
19 and 24 August 1985: South Bank Summer Music series, featuring the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (directed by Ton Koopman) and Rafael Puyana (harpsichord) respectively (with notes, biographical notes and photographs).
30 November 1985: London Orpheus Choir (40th season) with Helen Lawrence, Patricia Conti, Kenneth Woollam [Woolam], Ian Caddy and Bruce Kershaw (vocal), Leslie Pearson (organ) and the London Orpheus Orchestra, conducted by James Gaddarn (with wordbook and notes).
10 December 1985: Vienna Chamber Orchestra, with Philippe Entremont (director/piano) (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
17 December 1985: A Celebration for European Music Year, given by David Henderson-Begg, Charles Brett, Richard Morton and Stephen Varcoe (vocal) with the London Bach Society and the Steinitz Bach Players, conducted by Paul Steinitz (with words, notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the instrumental ensemble).

2. Royal Albert Hall
- BBC Symphony Orchestra (1964)
Both concerts were given with the BBC Chorus and BBC Choral Society. Both programmes include words, historical, analytical and biographical notes, musical examples, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble.
18 November 1964: Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust, with Elizabeth Fretwell, John Moulson, Raimund Herincz and Roger Stalman (vocal), conducted by Antal Dorati.
2 December 1964: Elizabeth Vaughan, Janet Baker, Alexander Young and Victor Godfrey (vocal), conducted by Franz-Paul Decker.

- Miscellaneous Royal Albert Hall concerts
Sunday 7 December [no year]: Tchaikovsky Concert given by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Beecham (with notes).
20 November 1932: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin (violin), conducted by Sir Edward Elgar and Sir Thomas Beecham (with Analytical Notes, biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
10 December [1933]: Royal Albert Hall Sunday Concert given by Yehudi Menuhin (violin), accompanied by Walter Bohle (with Analytical Notes and photographs).
4 January 1947: London Philharmonic Orchestra with Bruno Walter (with notes, including 'An Appreciation' of Walter).
20 March 1959: Mahler, Symphony No. 8, presented by the BBC Third Programme and given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Joyce Barker, Agnes Giebel, Beryl Hatt, Kerstin Meyer, Helen Watts, Kenneth Neate, Alfred Orda and Arnold van Mill with the BBC Chorus, BBC Choral Society, Goldsmiths' Choral Union, Hampstead Choral Society, Boys' Choir from Emanuel School and Orpington Junior Singers, conducted by Jascha Horenstein (with words, historical and analytical notes, musical examples and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
7 May 1972: New Philharmonia Orchestra with Yehudi Menuhin (violin), conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes).
23 February 1977: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) and Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano) (with wordbook).

Further programmes for the Royal Albert Hall are listed in the entry for the Promenade Concerts.

3. Victoria and Albert Museum
Sundays 13 June-1 August [no year] and 17 June-5 August 1956: Summer Season of Museum Gallery Concerts, given by the Jacques Orchestra and Boyd Neel Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel, Bryan Balkwill and Malcolm Arnold (no year) and Reginald Jacques (1956) (single documents with notes).
28 January 1968: Handel, Hercules, presented by the Montevedi Choir Society and given by Meriek Dickinson, Pauline Stevens, Wynford Evans, John Huw Davies, Susan Longfield and Richard Salter (vocal) with the Monterverdi Choir and Orchestra, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner (with synopsis).
25 October 1970: Couperin and Buxtehude, given by Norma Burrowes, Judith Rees,, Paul Esswood, Peter Hall and Brian Rayner Cook (vocal) with the Tilford Bach Festival Choir and the Tilford Festival Ensemble, conducted by Denys Darlow (with notes).
Date range of collection
1932 - 1985
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations

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

Additional Collection Information

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