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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cyril Eland collection: Provincial venues 2 (1931-94)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 316 c.4
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given in a range of English provincial towns and cities between 1931 and 1994, held loosely as the fourth box of the Cyril Eland collection (the second of two boxes of material relating to provincial performances).

The items are listed here alphabetically by venue.

1. Birmingham, Town Hall
2. Brighton
- Brighton International Festival
- Society of Symphonic Players
- Miscellaneous Brighton concerts
3. Cambridge
4. Edinburgh
5. Sidmouth, Manor Hall
6. Miscellaneous venues

1. Birmingham, Town Hall
Programmes with notes for concerts given during the 1941-42 season of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (nos. 4, 8-11 and 15-16), conducted (unless otherwise stated below) by Leslie Heward.
26 October: Patrick Cory (piano).
23 November: Norris Stanley (violin), conducted by W. K, Stanton.
30 November: Leslie England (piano).
7 December: Eda Kersey (violin).
14 December:
11 January: Albert Sammons (violin).
18 January: Kathleen Long (piano).

2. Brighton
- 22nd Brighton International Festival (1988)
All programmes include words, notes, biographical notes, photographs and lists of those involved in the organization of the Festival.
22 May 1988, Music Room, Royal Pavilion: Tempesta di Mare.
27 May 1988, Lancing College Chapel: Handel, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, with Nancy Argenta, Patrizia Kwella, Nicholas Clapton and Nigel Rogers (vocal) and Chiaroscuro, directed by Nigel Rogers.

- Society of Symphonic Players
Programme books with notes (including lists of the orchestral ensemble and of the various Members of the Society) for the concerts 34-37, given at The Dome, Brighton between 1931 and 1932, conducted by Herbert Menges.
17 October 1931: Myra Hess (piano).
28 November 1931: Schnabel (piano).
6 February 1932: Szigeti (violin) and the Stratton String Quartet.
12 March 1932: Cortot (piano).

- Miscellaneous Brighton concerts
18 February 1932, Princes Hall, Aquarium: Souvenir Programme of Concert held as part of the Brighton Music Festival, given by the Municipal Orchestra, with Eric Marshall (vocal) conducted by Jan Hurst (with notes and photographs). The concert included a number of pieces by Elgar, conducted by the composer.

3. Cambridge
21 May [no year], King's College, Cambridge: Order of Service for the Founder's Orbit.
11 February 1933, Club Rooms, Norwich Buildings, Downing Street: Cambridge University Musical Club concert no. 900, given by the Oxford University Musical Club and Union (handbill, with extensive annotations on the reverse, commenting on the performance of each of the pieces in turn).
16 and 17 July 1994, St. Mary's University Church, Oxford/Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge: Francesco Cavalli, Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, given by the Cavalli Choir and the English Court Wind Musick as part of the Music Around Cambridge season (with wordbook and notes).

4. Edinburgh
Festival booklet for the 1947 Edinburgh International Festival and Order of Service for Inaugurational Service of 21 August 1949 at St. Giles' Cathedral. Also, programme books for miscellaneous performances given at the Usher Hall and Freemasons' Hall during the 1949 and 1951 Festivals. Performances given at the Freemasons' Hall tended to be daytime concerts whilst the Usher Hall events were evening performances. All programmes carry notes, many with musical examples.

- Usher Hall
The names given in parenthesis are those of the conductor.
21 August 1949: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Thomas Beecham).
23 August 1949: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (John Barbirolli).
26 August 1949: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (E. Goossens).
27 August 1949: Busch Quartet.
28 August 1949: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Beecham).
29 August 1949: Busch Quartet with Rudolf Serkin (piano).
31 August 1949: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande with Henri Honegger (cello) (Ernest Ansermet).
1 September 1949: Philharmonia Orchestra with Rudolf Serkin (piano) (Rafael Kubelik).
2 September 1949: Philharmonia Orchestra, with Adolf Busch (violin) (Kubelik).
3 September 1949: Piano Recital by Rudolf Serkin.
4 September 1949: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Beecham).
5 September 1949: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire (Bruno Walter).
7 September 1949: Lieder Recital by Kathleen Ferrier with Bruno Walter.
8 September 1949: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, with Kathleen Ferrier (vocal) (Bruno Walter).
10 September 1949: Recital by Ginette Neveu (violin) and Jean Neveu (piano).
11 September 1949: Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, with Monique de la Bruchollerie (André Cluytens).
1 September 1951: Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York with Rudolf Serkin (piano) (Dimitri Mitropoulos).
2 September 1951: Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York with the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union (Bruno Walter).

- Freemasons' Hall
24, 25, 29 and 30 August and 1, 2, 5 and 7 September 1949: Jacques Orchestra conducted by Reginald Jacques.
28 August 1949: Sonata Recital by Adolf Busch (violin) and Rudolf Serkin (piano).
31 August 1949: Busch Quartet.
3 September 1949: Busch Quartet.
4 September 1949: Sonata Recital by Adolf Busch (violin) and Rudolf Serkin (piano).
9 September 1949: The Prague Trio.
2 September 1951: Sonata Recital by Zino Francescatti (violin) and Robert Casadesus (piano).
3 and 4 September 1951: London Mozart Players, conducted by Harry Blech, the second concert also featuring Norbert Brainin (violin) and Peter Schiflof (viola).

3. Sidmouth, Manor Hall
Handbills (unless otherwise stated) for performances given between 1935 and 1939 as part of the Sidmouth Winter Chamber Concerts.
17th series (nos. 1 and 2)
31 October 1935: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) and Ethel Hobday (piano).
28 November 1935: Piano Recital by Nicholas Orloff.

18th series (no. 3)
28 January 1937: Griller String Quartet.

19th series (nos. 1, 3 and 4)
4 November 1937: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) and Ethel Hobday (piano).
3 February 1938: Recital by Eric Greene (tenor) and Nellie Carson (lute).
10 March 1938: Griller String Quartet (programme and wordbook).

20th series (nos. 1-4)
27 October 1939: Cassado (cello) and Ernest Lush (piano).
8 December 1938: Piano Recital by Louis Kentner.
19 January 1939: Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) and Ethel Hobday (piano).
9 February 1939: Stratton String Quartet.

6. Miscellaneous
Saturday and Sunday 5 and 6 April [no year], St. Peter's Hall, Bournemouth: Wessex Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Goodall (with Descriptive Notes).
Monday 9 September [no year], Woodbury Church: An Hour's Music given by Audrey Piggott (cello), Eric Greene (tenor) and Bryan Key (organ) (handbill).
Saturday 29 September [no year], Gaumont Palace, Taunton: BBC Symphony Orchestra with Aubrey Brain (horn), conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (with Analytical Notes, including a list of the orchestral ensemble).
5 December 1931: Lancing College Musical Society Winter Concert (with words and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
29 and 30 June 1934, Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Salisbury: Organ Recitals given by Mr G. D. Cunningham/Dr H. G. Ley (handbills).
2 and 4-7 September 1934, Cathedral and Shire Hall, Gloucester: Three Choirs Festival (no. 214), given with the Griller String Quartet and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mr Herbert W. Sumsion (prospectus).
27 November 1935, Southlands School: Pianoforte Recital by Nicolas Orloff (handbill).
12 February 1936, Southlands School: Isobel Baillie (vocal), accompanied by Arnold Goldsborough (handbill).
1 December 1937, [Exmouth]: Programme 2 by Moiseiwitsch (piano), given for the Exmouth Musical Society (handbill).
26 March-2 April 1938, Pavilion, Bath: Bath Musical Festival, under the direction of Maurice Miles (prospectus with notes, biographical information and photographs).
20 April 1938, Guildhall Plymouth: BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult (with historical, analytical and biographical notes, musical examples, photographs and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
29 October 1938, Colston Hall: Bach, Mass in B minor given by the Bristol Choral Society (50th season, no. 1), with May Bartlett, Grace Bodey, Eric Greene and Norman Walker (vocal), conducted by Samuel Underwood (with wordbook, photographs and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
3 and 12 July 1950, De Montfort Hall, Leicester: Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hugo Rignold and Jean Martinon (with notes and lists of the orchestral ensemble).
27-29 July 1951 and 31 July-2 August 1959: Hovingham Festival (prospectus).
20-28 July 1979: Tenth Fishguard Music Festival (prospectus/leaflet).
Date range of collection
1931 - 1994
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
Associated Times

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