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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: Oxford (1932-94)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.2
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and brochures relating to performances given in Oxford between 1932 and 1994 – including material relating to performances given under the auspices of Music at Oxford, Oxford Pro Musica and various college music societies – held loosely as the second box of the Cyril Eland collection.

Programmes are listed here by organization/series

1. Music at Oxford
- Subscription Concerts
- BDO Binder Hamlyn Series
- Keyboard Series
- Festivals
- Miscellaneous Music at Oxford concerts
2. Oxford Pro Musica
3. College/University Music Society events
- Balliol College Musical Society
- Christ Church Cathedral Organ Recitals
- University College Musical Society
- Miscellaneous college concerts
4. Other Oxford events
- Oxford Subscription Concerts
- Miscellaneous Holywell Music Room concerts
- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
- Miscellaneous Oxford venues

1. Music at Oxford
In addition to the programmes and festival prospectuses cited below, this box includes season brochures for 2 September-11 November 1989 (Autumn Season); 16 November 1989-3 February 1990 (Winter Season); 9 February-31 March 1990 (Spring Season); 8 September-22 November 1990 (Autumn Season); and 7 September-26 November 1991 (Autumn Season).

Unless otherwise stated below, all concerts given under the auspices of Music at Oxford were given at the Sheldonian Theatre.

- Subscription Concerts
23 November 1991: London Mozart Players, with Christopher Newport (horn), directed by Jane Glover.
18 January 1992: Mozart in the Making, given by the English Concert, with John Mark Ainsley (tenor), directed by Trevor Pinnock.
25 January 1992, New College Chapel: BBC Singers in Oxford, conducted by Bo Holten.
1 February 1992: English Concert, with Paul Goodwin (oboe) and Paul Hanson (violin), directed by Trevor Pinnock.
29 February 1992: London Bach Orchestra and the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford, conducted by Nicholas Kraemer.
21 March 1992: Bach, St. John Passion, with the King's Consort and the Choir of New College, Oxford, conducted by Edward Higginbottom.
27 March 1992: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Emma Kirkby (vocal), directed by Nicholas Kraemer.
15 May 1992, Oxford Town Hall: English Concert, with Paul Goodwin (oboe), directed by Trevor Pinnock.
19 September 1992: King's Consort with Gillian Fisher (soprano) and Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), directed by Robert King.
14 November 1992: European Community Chamber Orchestra, with Dong-Suk Kang, directed by Eivind Aadland.

- BDO Binder Hamlyn Series
The performances given by the Trio Sonnerie were held at the Holywell Music Room.
10 January 1992: Trio Sonnerie.
9 January 1993: Raglan Baroque Players with Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), directed by Nicholas Kraemer.
27 February 1993: English Concert with Mark Bennett (trumpet) and Paul Goodwin (oboe), conducted by Trevor Pinnock.
5 April 1993: J.S. Bach, St. John Passion, given by Choir of Christ Church with the Christ Church Brass Ensemble and Joseph Cornwell, Henry Herford and Paul Charrier (vocal), directed by Stephen Darlington.
9 May 1993: Trio Sonnerie.
24 April 1993: King's Consort with James Bowman (countertenor), directed by Robert King.

- Keyboard Series
Unless otherwise stated, these concerts were held in the Holywell Music Room.
17 March 1990, University Church of St. Mary the Virgin: Great Organ Works of Bach, given by Ewald Kooiman.
24 November 1990: Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord).
11 October 1991: Trio Sonnerie.
10 May 1991: Malcolm Proud (harpsichord).
6 March 1992: Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

- Festivals
Christmas Festivals
9 December 1991–4 January 1992: prospectus, containing programmes and notes.
3, 12 and 21 December 1992: individual programmes.

Dorchester Young Musicians Festival
17-31 May 1991 and 20-30 May 1992, Dorchester Abbey: prospectuses containing programmes with historical, descriptive and biographical notes.

Handel in Oxford, 10th Anniversary
1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 July 1993: a complete set of programmes.

Oxford Festival of Europe, 1992
27 June 1992: New Mozart Ensemble with Melvyn Tan.
1 July 1992: European Community Baroque Orchestra, with Mark Bennett (trumpet), directed by Roy Goodman.
2 July 1992: Choir of New College, Oxford and the Hanover Band, directed by Edward Higginbottom.

- Miscellaneous Concerts
Saturday 16 February [1985/1991]: Oxford Children's Concert/Amazing Bass, with Gary Karr (double bass) and Harmon Lewis (piano).
28 February 1987: Concert for Children, given by Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) and the City of London Sinfonia (two copies).
16 March 1991: Haydn, The Creation, given by the Choir of New College, Oxford, with Susan Gritton, Andrew Tusa and Henry Wickham (vocal), conducted by Edward Higginbottom (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).
18 June 1992: Bach Sonatas, given by Monica Huggett (violin) and Ton Koopman (harpsichord).
9 October 1993: Leipzig Chamber Orchestra, with Michael Collins (clarinet), conducted by Otto-Georg Moosdorf.
4 December 1993: Raglan Baroque Players with Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) and Stephen Stubbs (lute), directed by Nicholas Kraemer.
16 December 1993: Handel's Messiah by The Sixteen.
29 January 1994: Eos, with Howard Milner (tenor) and David Pyatt (horn), conducted by Charles Hazlewood.
11 March 1994, Oxford Town Hall: English Concert with Mark Bennett (trumpet) and Paul Goodwin (oboe), directed by Trevor Pinnock.
19 March 1994: The Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers.

2. Oxford Pro Musica
All programmes include notes and some provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.
14 February 1987, Sheldonian Theatre: Leipzig Gewandhaus Bach Orchestra, conducted by Gerhard Bosse.
11 March 1987, Sheldonian Theatre: Berlin Philharmonic Octet.
3 May 1987, Oxford Town Hall: Haydn, The Creation, sung in German by the Bonn Chamber Choir, with Michaela Kramër (soprano), Toshihide Koroyasu (tenor) and Franz Gerihsen (bass), conducted by Thomas Neuhoff.
16 July and 9 and 18 August 1987, Merton College Chapel (July) and Holywell Music Room (August): Summer Music Series (handbills)
17 December 1991: Holywell Music Room: Bodleian Library Christmas Music, given by the Oxford Pro Musica Singers with Ruth Gomme (soprano) and Sterling Lambert (piano) (flyer, handbill and wordbook).

3. College/University Music Society concerts
The majority of the documents consist simply of handbills. In many cases, no venue is given but this is assumed to have been the college given the concert.

- Balliol College Musical Society
16 October 1932: Arthur Rubinstein (piano).
22 January 1933: Whinyates Quartet
5 February 1933: Mrs A. H. Griffiths (violin) and Mr J. Dykes Bower and Dr W. H. Harris (piano).
19 February 1933: Kinsey Trio.
30 April 1933: Mr Loris Blofeld (violin), Mr Frank Probyn (horn) and Dr Sydney Watson (piano).
29 October 1933: Griller String Quartet.
26 November 1933: Bach Concerts with the Oxford Orchestral Society conducted by Sir Hugh Allen.
4 February 1934: Two Piano Recital by Dr Thomas Armstrong and Dr Sydney Watson.
18 February 1934: Holywell Singers
21 October 1934: Dorothy Silk (vocal) and Leon Goossens (oboe)
2 December 1934: Kutcher String Quartet.
27 January 1935: Violin and Pianoforte Recital by Miss Margaret Fairless and Miss Barbara Smith.
17 February 1935: Recital on Two Pianofortes by Mr John Dykes Bower and Dr Sydney Watson.
3 March 1935: Recital of Songs by Madame Jo Vincent.
26 May 1935: Jelly d'Aranyi and Adila Fachiri.

- Christ Church Cathedral Organ Recitals
11 November 1934: Henry G. Ley.
18 November 1934: G. Thalben-Ball.
20 January 1935: Thomas Armstrong
27 January 1935: Dr William H. Harris.
10 February 1935: Mr C. H. Trevor.

- University College Musical Society
19 November [no year]: Violin Recital by Adila Fachiri.
26 February 1933: Piano Recital by Kathleen Long
28 January 1934: Concert by Members of the College
16 November [1934]: Egon Petri (piano).

- Miscellaneous concerts
28 May 1933, Worcester College Chapel: (Service Sheet).
12 June 1933, Holywell Music Room: Oxford University Musical Club and Union, 971st Members' Concert.
5 November 1933, New College Chapel:
17 November 1933 and 26 January 1934, [Holywell]: Oxford Ladies' Musical Society.
6 May [1934]: Recital by Smeterlin for Jesus College Musical Society.
19 May 1934, New College: Alice Ehlers (harpsichord) and Feltkamp (flute), conducted by Trevor Harvey for the Funds of the Oxford Ladies' Musical Society and the Oxford University Musical Club.
13 June [1934]: Oboe and Pianoforte Recital by Evelyn Rothwell and Joseph Cooper, for Merton College Musical Society.
25 November [1934]: Jesus College Musical Society present Kathleen Long (piano) and Norina Semino (cello), accompanied by Trevor Harvey.
29 November 1934: Exeter College Musical Society, by Beryl Tichbon and Norman Jones (piano)
14 March 1987, Wolfson College Hall: Wolfson College Music Society 5th Concert, given by the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble (with notes, two copies).
25 October 1987, Wolfson College Hall: Wolfson College Music Society 1st concert, given by Anthony Pleeth (cello) and Melvyn Tan (piano) (with notes).
Michaelmas Term 1987, Magdalen College: Magdalen College Chapel Choral Services (term card).
15 November 1992, Wolfson College: Piano Recital by Natasha Koval-Paden.

4. Other Oxford performances
- Oxford Subscription Concerts
11 May and 3 and 27 November 1933, 8 March, 25 October and 15 November 1934 and 21 February 1935: 13th season no. 7, 14th season nos. 2, 3 and 5 and 15th season nos. 1, 2 and 5 (with notes). The first two concerts listed took place at the Town Hall and were Piano Recitals by Rudolf Serkin. The remainder was held at the Sheldonian Theatre and featured the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Documents relating to the orchestral concerts include a list of the orchestral ensemble.

- Miscellaneous Holywell Music Room concerts
[no date]: Solo Harpsichord Recital by Jane Chapman (handbill).
Thursday 17 March [no year]: J. S. Bach, Goldberg Variations, by David Rowland (harpsichord) (handbill, with separate sheet containing programme notes).
6 March [1933]: Programme of English Music given by the Holywell Singers (with words).
27 April 1987: Luca Marenzio and his Teacher Giovanni Contino, given by Il Virtuoso Ritrovo (of Trento) (handbill with notes, inserted into the programme for a sequence of performances given by the ensemble in Oxford, Cambridge and London).
18 July 1987: Melvyn Tan Quartet, on the occasion of the 25th English-Speaking Union International Summer Conference at Jesus College, Oxford (with notes).
9 May 1988: C. P. E. Bicentenary Recital given by Bernard Harrison (clavichord).
13 August 1994: Harpsichord Recital by Motoko Nabeshima (handbill with notes).

- Miscellaneous Town Hall concerts
26 May 1933: Grand Pianoforte Recital by Chavchavadze (with a second undated programme the same performer, including the first English performance of Anthony Chaplin, Sonatina in E major).
18 June 1933: London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Scott (handbill).
31 January 1934: Pianoforte Recital by Arthur Rubinstein (handbill).
16 May [1934]: Pianoforte Recital by Edwin Fischer (handbill).
6 June 1934: Recital by Jelly d'Aranyi and Adila Fachiri (handbill).
30 January [1935]: Pianoforte Recital by Arthur Rubinstein (with Analytical Notes).
10 March 1935: Handel, Saul, with the combined choirs of Exeter, St. John's and Worcester Colleges, conducted by Kenneth Malcolmson (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).

- Miscellaneous Oxford venues
[no date], [no venue]: Tales from the Alhambra: Renaissance Music of the Spanish Empire/Circa 1500 (handbill).
[no date], [no venue]: Duke String Quartet (Louisa Fuller, Martin Smith, John Metcalfe and Ian McCready) for the National Art-Collections Fund (with notes).
[no date], [no venue]: Orazio Vecchi, L'Amfiparnaso, with the Oxford New Music Choir and the Omnibus Puppets.
Wednesday 17 July [no year], New College Chapel: Katy Tansey (vocal) and the London Bach Consort with Tim Cronin (violin) and Gary Cooper (harpsichord).
29 January 1933, New College Chapel: Oxford Harmonic Society, conducted by Mr J. Dykes Bower (with words).
20 November 1934, Carfax Assembly Rooms: Pianoforte Recital by Edwin Fischer.
13 May 1935, Christ Church Library: XVIIth and XVIIIth Century Music.
28 May 1935, [no venue]: Summer Concert of Music and Ballet given by the Oxford University Opera Club (with a list of the choral ensemble).
[1986?], Oxford Playhouse: Mendelssohn, Camacho's Wedding, given by the Oxford University Opera Club (with detail information about the performers, including lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
19 November 1988, Sheldonian Theatre: Exsultate Jubilate, given by the City of London Sinfonia with Joan Rogers (soprano), conducted by Matthew Best.
Saturday 11 February [1989/95], Christ Church Cathedral: John Taverner and John Sheppard, given by The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers (handbill/poster).
[1991-92]: National Tour of William Walton, Façade, given by the English Serenata with Susana Walton and Richard Baker, conducted by Paul Herbert and Guy Woolfenden.
13 and 14 November 1991, Tapestry Gallery, Ashmolean Museum: Harpsichord Recital given for the Friends of the Ashmolean by Martin Souter (with biographical notes).
19 May 1994, Sheldonian Theatre: Concert in aid of the Bodleian Library, given by Melvyn Tan (with notes).
Date range of collection
1932 - 1994
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182
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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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council