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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: Provincial venues 1 (1933-92)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.3
A miscellaneous collection of handbills, programmes and brochures for performances given in a range of English provincial towns and cities between 1933 and 1992, held loosely as the third box of the Cyril Eland collection (the first of two boxes containing material relating to provincial performances).

Items are listed here alphabetically by venue.

1. Alphington (1938–39)
2. Blundell's School (1937–39)
- 'Big School'
- Chapel
3. Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre (1937–38)
4. Exeter (1933–58)
- Exeter Philharmonic Subscription Concerts
- Exeter Cathedral/Cathedral Church of St. David
- Miscellaneous Exeter concerts
5. Torquay, Pavilion (1935–40)
6. Totnes, Dartington Hall (1936–45)
7. Miscellaneous venues (1935–92)

1. Alphington
Programmes, with lists of the choral and/or orchestral ensembles, for four concerts, all of which Isobel Baillie (vocal).
10 May 1938 and 9 December 1939: Alphington Choral Society in aid of the St. John's Ambulance with Arthur Fear (1938) and Marjorie Jaco, Maurice Jacobson and Jelly d'Aranyi (1939).
9 and 10 May 1939: Alphington Music Festival concerts. The first was a Choral Concert, including Dyson, The Canterbury Pilgrims, with Heddle Nash and Roy Henderson (vocal). The second was an Orchestral Concert, with John Hunt (piano) and W. H. Reed (violin).

2. Blundell's School
- 'Big School'/School Concerts
19 October 1937: Cembalo Trio (handbill).
12 February 1938: Old Song Pictures, given by Guelda Waller and Vera Maconochie with Charles Stainer (flute) and Sydney Young (piano).
5 March 1938: Intimate Opera, presented by Frederick Woodhouse in association with Winifred Radford and Geoffrey Dunn.
15 October 1938: Megan Foster (vocal), with Vera Parker-Crook (piano) (with wordbook).
19 November 1938: Solomon (piano) (handbill).
2 March 1939: Salzburger Mozart Quartet (handbill).
11 November 1939: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) (handbill).
10 October 1939: Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (pianos) (handbill).

- Chapel
All programmes include words, historical and analytical notes, musical examples and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles.
20 and 21 March 1937: Service of Music (single document, also used for 22 March at St. George's Church, Tiverton).
31 October 1937: Violin Recital by Marie Hall (handbill only).
26 and 27 March 1938: Two Services of Music (single document)
23 July 1939: Brahms, German Requiem.

3. Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
4 April 1937: Special Concert given by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham (with notes).
30 May 1937 and 22 May 1938: Weekly Programmes

4. Exeter
- Exeter Philharmonic Subscription Concert
In addition to the handbills and programmes for individual concerts (see below), prospectuses are held for the seasons 1938–39 and 1939–40 seasons. Concerts were given at the Rougement Hotel and many of the programmes carry the signatures of the performers.
18 February 1936: Stratton String Quartet (handbill).
10 November 1936: Brosa String Quartet (handbill).
20 October 1937: Cembalo Trio.
30 November 1937: Moiseiwitsch (piano).
26 January 1938: Jean Pougnet (violin), Betty Bannermann (alto) and Esther Fischer (piano) (with words).
22 February 1938: Griller String Quartet with Pauline Juler (clarinet).
15 November 1938: Lili Kraus (piano) and Simon Goldberg (violin).
6 December 1938: Guilhermina Suggia (cello) and George Reeves (piano).
31 January 1939: Louis Kentner (piano).
28 February 1939: Budapest String Quartet.
18 November 1939: Elizabeth Abercrombie (soprano), Leon Goossens (oboe) and Peter Gellhorn (piano).
2 December 1939: Kutcher String Quartet.
3 February 1940: Pianoforte Recital by Eileen Joyce.
17 February 1940: Blech String Quartet.
9 March 1940: Max Rostal (violin) and Franz Osborn (piano).
24 January 1942: Hirsch String Quartet.

- Exeter Cathedral/Cathedral Church of St. David's
3 and 17 April and 3 May [no year]: London Mozart Concerts.
22 October [no year]: Harry Plunket Greene Memorial Fund by Miss Christine McClure (vocal), Miss Sybil Eaton (violin) and Dr Ernest Bullock (piano/organ) (two documents, for an afternoon and evening performance).
13 November [no year]: Lionel Tertis (viola) and Alfred Wilcock (organ) (handbill).
19 April 1933: Violin Recital by Jelly d'Aranyi (handbill).
22 March 1934, 2 April 1936 and 6 April 1938: Exeter Music Society (Orders of Service, with two further, undated handbills)
21 January 1936: Organ Recital by G. T. Thalben-Ball (handbill).
31 January 1940: Recital of Music by Janet Langhorne, Elisabeth Abercrombie, Catherine Lawson and Alfred W. Wilcock (handbill).
26 September 1958: Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Sir John Barbirolli (with words, Analytical Notes, a list of the orchestral ensemble and photographs).

- Miscellaneous Exeter concerts
Tuesday 15 February [no year] and Tuesday 18 October [no year], Rougemont Hotel: Devon String Players.
Friday 1 April [no year], Civic Hall: Chopin Recital by Pouishnoff (with biographical notes).
Sunday 14 May [no year], [Washington Singer]: Recital of Music by Carl F. Dolmetsch, Marie Dolmetsch and Joseph Saxby, given for the University College of the South West Musical Society.
Saturday 27 November [no year], Gymnasium at the Washington Singer Laboratories: New English Trio, broadcast by the West Regional Transmitter in connection with the series Western Salon (handbill).
1 April 1935, Barnfield Hall: Exeter String Orchestra Thirtieth Orchestral Concert (handbill with words and a list of the orchestra).
28 February 1936 and 25 November 1938, Civic Hall, Exeter: Piano Recitals, Moiseiwitsch (handbills, the second with a photograph).
3 December 1939, Washington Singer Laboratories: Elizabeth Abercrombie and Catherine Lawson (vocal) and Peter Gellhorn (piano), given for the University College of the South West of England Musical Society (handbill).
8 June 1940, [no venue]: Recital by Antony English (violin) and Bay Anstey (soprano).
15 November 1946, Civic Hall, Exeter: Western Philharmonic Orchestra with Jean Pougnet (violin) and Anthony Pini (cello), conducted by Haigh Marshall (with notes).
28 September 1958, Theatre Royal, Exeter: Pianoforte Recital with Nina Milkina, given as part of the 6th Devon Festival (with notes).

5. Pavilion, Torquay
19 December 1935: Special Concert given by the Municipal Orchestra with Irene Kohler (piano), conducted by Ernest W. Goss (with notes).
5-8 October 1938: Torquay Musical Festival, featuring the Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood, Sir Adrian Boult, Constant Lambert, Ernest W. Goss and Reginald Redman (prospectus with programmes).
7-9 May 1940: Tchaikovsky Centenary Festival, given with Moura Lympany, Tatiana Makushina, Paul Beard, May Bartlett and Clifford Curzon, conducted by Sir Henry Wood, Dr Malcolm Sargent and Ernest W. Goss (single document).
22 July 1940: Weekly Programme

6. Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon
[undated]: Dartington Chamber Music Group, featuring Robert Masters (violin), Nannie Jamieson (viola), Muriel Taylor (cello) and Ronald Anderson (piano) (with a separate document containing biographical information on the ensemble).
16 and 17 August [no year]: Weekend of English Music (single document).
11 July 1936: 12th Broadcast Concert, given by the Griller String Quartet.
5 December 1936: 13th Broadcast Concert given by Alice Ehlers (harpsichord) and Eva Heinitz (viola da gamba).
7 June 1937: Broadcast Concert by the Brosa String Quartet.
5 February 1938: Kolisch String Quartet
26 March 1938: Songs and Choruses by Henry Prucell, directed by Hans Oppenheim (with wordbook).
22 October 1938: Schubert, Die Winterreise by Mark Raphael and Hans Oppenheim (piano) (with separate wordbook).
25 June 1939: Orchestral Concert, conducted by Oppenheim (with brief notes).
16 November 1946: Zorian String Quartet (handbill).
17 June 1956: Elizabeth Boenders (violin), Cyril Preedy (piano), Brenda Pearson (soprano) and John Clements (piano) (handbill and separate word sheet, with a season leaflet for the Summer Programme 1956).

7. Miscellaneous
Saturday 19 November [no year], Royal College of Music: First Broadcast Concert of the Federation of Rural Music Schools, introduced by Dr George Dyson and conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, on the Regional Wavelength from the Royal College of Music (handbill).
18, 19 and 20 April 1935, White Rock Pavilion, Hastings: Hastings and St. Leonard's Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Julius Harrison (single document covering both afternoon and evening performances).
15 March 1938, Guildhall, Southampton: London Philharmonic Orchestra (first visit) with Pouishnoff (piano), conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
12 August-2 September 1950, Bryanston, Dorset: Summer School of Music, under the direction of William Glock (single document).
30 September-7 October 1950, Town Hall, Leeds: Official Souvenir Programme for the Leeds Triennial Musical Festival. Also, individual programme for the evening performance on 6 October, conducted by John Barbirolli, including Britten, Spring Symphony, conducted by the composer (with Analytical Notes, including musical examples and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
3-17 June 1951: York Festival of 1951 (leaflet and Official Festival Programme).
4-20 June 1976, Aldeburgh: 29th Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (prospectus).
28 July-12 August 1984: Buxton Festival (Souvenir Programme).
21 October 1992, Symphony Hall, Birmingham: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Peter Donohoe (piano) and Rita Hunter, John Mitchinson and Manfred Schenk (bass), conducted by Simon Rattle (with historical, descriptive and biographical notes (with photographs) and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
Date range of collection
1933 - 1992
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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council