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Collection Description

Collection Title
Eglesfield Musical Society: Envelope 4 (1942-56)
Description
A collection of programmes for concerts given at The Queen's College, Oxford under the auspices of the Eglesfield Musical Society, 1942–56, held loosely as the last of four envelopes of material. Also contained is a letter dated 27 November 1958 announcing the next concert in the series and providing a provisional programme. A handwritten annotation to this notes that no programme survives for this event.

The concerts were conducted by Fergus O'Connor (18 June 1942–21 June 1945) and Bernard Rose (6 December 1945–14 June 1956). Where no other indication is given, the performers listed below were vocalists.

The majority these document provide information about the Committee for these concerts. Many include words and some contain brief notes and/or lists of the orchestral ensemble. There are multiple copies for certain dates.

18 June 1942: Eric Greene (vocal) and Jean Pougnet (violin) (with words).

3 December 1942: Bach, Christmas Oratorio with Mary MacDougall, Tessa Richardson, Leonard Gowings and Arthur Cranmer.

11 March 1943: Concert of Early and Modern English Music with Frederick Grinke (violin) and Denis Matthews (piano) (with words).

24 June 1943: Haydn, The Creation, with Margaret Field-Hyde, Jan van der Gucht and William Parsons.

2 December 1943: Leon Goossens (oboe) and Gerald Moore (piano) (with words, 2 copies).

9 March 1944: Bach, St. John Passion, with Elsie Suddaby, Kathleen Ferrier, Bradbridge White and William Parsons.

15 June 1944: John Francis (flute) and Dennis Barker (piano) (with words).

7 December 1944: including Mozart, Requiem, with Margaret Field-Hyde, Astra Desmond, Bradbridge White and Henry Cummings (with words).

15 March 1945: Diana Forty (piano) and Dorothy Byrt and Clarence Roberts.

20 June 1945: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Anthea Guillaume, Dorothy Byrt, Clarence Roberts, Oliver West and Willoughby Pountney.

21 June 1945: Bach, Mass in B minor, with Isobel Baillie, Mary Jarred, Bradbridge White and William Parsons.

6 December 1945: George Loughlin and Bernard Rose (pianos) (with words, 2 copies).

14 March 1946: Judy Hill (violin) and Anthea Guillaume (piano) (2 copies).

20 June 1946: Mary Hamlin (with words, 2 copies).

5 December 1946: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, with Margaret Field-Hyde, Freda Townson, Eric Greene and George Pizzey (2 copies).

16 May 1947: Ivor Keys (organ), Anthea Guillaume (piano) and Edwin Hetterley, Thomas Rignall and Thomas Hemsley (2 copies).

19 June 1947: Peter Gibbs (violin), Geoffrey Bush (piano) and Alfred Deller, Eric Greene, Gordon Clinton, Anthea Guillaume and Mary Evers (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).

27 November 1947: Handel, Alexander's Feast, with Mary Linde, Rene Soames and Frederick Sharp (2 copies).

11 March 1948: Thelma Weeks, Monica Sinclair and Thomas Hemsley (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).

15 May 1948: Ena Mitchell, Richard Lewis, Alfred Deller, Duncan Thomas and Thomas Hemsley (vocal), Dennis Brain (horn) and Russell King (flute) and the Riddick String Orchestra, as part of the Oxford Music Festival (with words).

17 June 1948: Ena Mitchell, William Herbert, Alfred Deller, Thomas Hemsley, Duncan Thomson (vocal), Eric Wetherell (horn) Russell King (flute) with the Riddick String Orchestra (2 copies).

2 December 1948: Bach, St. John Passion, with Thelma Weeks, Monica Sinclair, Clarence Roberts, Thomas Rignall and Frederick Sharp (2 copies).

9 March 1949: Carissimi, Jephthah/Faure Requiem with Fiammetta Olschki, David Galliver, Arnold Reason and John Godwin (2 copies).

16 June 1949: including the first performance of Geoffrey Bush, A Summer Serenade with Ilse Wolf, Bernard Rose, Richard Lewis and Kenneth Leighton and the Kalmar Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Jacques and Bernard Rose (two copies, with inserted word sheet for the Bush piece in one and Bush's signature on the other).

1 December 1949: Margaret Powell (viola da gamba) and Thurston Dart (harpsichord) (two copies, with inserted word sheet in one).

9 March 1950: Ilse Wolf, Monica Sinclair, Clarence Roberts and Maurice Bevan (with a list of the orchestral ensemble, 2 copies).

15 June 1950: Kenneth Leighton (piano) (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble, 2 copies).

22 and 23 November 1950: Bach, Christmas Oratorio, with April Cantelo, Monica Sinclair, Richard Lewis and Thomas Hemsley (two programmes for the same concert, that on 22 November given in the Town Hall). There are two copies of the programme for 23 November.

8 March 1951: String Orchestra (with words, 2 copies).

14 June 1951: David Galliver and a section of the Kalmar Orchestra, including the first performance of Kenneth Leighton, Veris Gratia (two copies, with inserted word sheet in one).

29 November 1951: The Bodley Singers and Robert Stevenson (organ) (with words, 2 copies).

6 March 1952: Handel, Jephtha with April Cantelo, Elizabeth Butler, John Whitworth, David Galliver and Maurice Bevan (with brief notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

19 June 1952: Sir Steuart Wilson (narrator), including the first performance of Vaughan Williams, An Oxford Elegy (with a list of the orchestral ensemble, two copies, one with inserted word sheet).

27 November 1952: David Willcocks (organ) (with words).

12 March 1953: Handel, Susanna with April Cantelo, Rosamund Strode, Alfred Deller, James Gordon, David Franklin and Maurice Bevan (with brief notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

26 November 1953: David Cawthra (piano) and Rosamund Strode and Kenneth Gough (with words and list of the orchestral ensemble).

10 December 1953: Francis Loring and the BBC Midland Orchestra, including the first performance of Crossley-Holland, The Sacred Dance (handbill with words).

17 June 1954: Richard Adeney (flute) and David Galliver and Elizabeth Butler (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

25 November 1954: including the first performance of Hugo Cole, A Company of Fools (with words and a list of the orchestral ensemble).

8 March 1956: Bach, St. John Passion, with Eileen Poulter, Janet Baker, David Galliver and John Carol Case.

14 June 1956: Alfred Deller and Neil Black, including the first performance of Hewitt-Jones, Seven Sea Poems (with words and list of the orchestral ensemble).
Format
Date range of collection
1942 - 1956
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Associated Times

Location Details

Queen's College Manuscripts Collection
The Library The Queen's College High Street Oxford Oxfordshire OX1 4AW
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council