The collection includes a number of programmes for concerts given in Italy in connection with Falkner's position as Music Officer at the British Council in Rome. The box also contains a small amount of biographical material and associated documentation, including some press cuttings.
Programmes are grouped together here by country, beginning with England and followed by Italy and America.
1. English venues
5 November 1925, Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Charing Cross: Bach, Mass in B minor given as part of the Musical Festival 1925 by Miss Elsie Suddaby, Miss Margaret Balfour, Mr John Adams and Mr Keith Falkner (vocal), conducted by Harold Darke (with words, photocopy).
29 March 1931, Royal Albert Hall: Grand Orchestral Concert in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund, given by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and New Symphony Orchestra, with Keith Falkner and Conchita Supervia (vocal), conducted by Adrian Boult, Malcolm Sargent and Sir Henry J. Wood (with words, historical and descriptive notes, photographs and illustrations).
30 June and 8 December 1936, Aeolian Hall, London: Reinhold von Warlich (vocal), accompanied by Rudolf Zwintscher (June) and Erich Hammacher (December) (with words, two copies for December).
21 February 1956, Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road: Order of Service for In Memoriam Charles Philip Lawrence Hare (John).
3 March 1980, Royal College of Music: 80th Birthday Concert of Sir Keith Falkner (handbill).
1 March 1985, Royal College of Music: Concert in honour of the 85th Birthday of Sir Keith Falkner, given by the RCM Sinfonietta, conducted by Grant Llewellyn (handbill).
- English provincial venues
29 July-3 August 1933, Cambridge: Cambridge Festival of English Music, given in connection with the Congress of the International Society for Musical Research (prospectus with programmes, words, notes, and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).
20 and 21 February , Shire Hall, Hereford: Two Concerts given by the Hereford Orchestral Society (50th season), with Keith Falkner (vocal/piano), Gladys Corlett (cello) and Colin Ross (piano), conducted by Dr Percy Hull (handbill).
14 May 1949, Methodist Church, Chesham: Handel, Israel in Egypt, given by the United Choir and Orchestra with Jeanne Findell, Eva Cook, Hilda Brasted and John Turner (vocal), conducted by Charles York (with words).
24 July-1 August 1981: King's Lynn Festival (brochure).
8 October 1995, The Hall, Haddo House: Handel, The Messiah, dedicated to the memory of Keith Falkner and given by the Haddo House Choral and Operatic Society with Pat MacMahon, Margaret Cable, Neil Mackie and Stephen Roberts (vocal), conduced by June Gordon (with notes, photograph and a list of the Haddo House Concert Orchestra).
2. Italian venues
28 August 1948, Accademia Muiscale Chigiana, Siena: Keith Falkner (baritone, accompanied by Christabel Falkner) and Gaspar Cassado (cello, accompanied by Giulietta Gordigiani Mendelssohn) for the British Council in Rome (with words).
7 December 1948, Sala Capiz[z]ucchi, Piazza Campitelli 3, Rome: Concert Series of Italian and English Music and Musicians, no. 14, given under the auspices of the British Council by Thomas Matthews (violin), Eileen Ralf (piano), Keith Falkner (baritone) and Christabel Falkner (piano) (with words and notes).
15 January 1949, Teatro Nuovo, Milan: I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, given by the Orchestra Sinfonica Stabile da Camera, directed by Adrian Boult (handbill).
5 March 1949, British Council Centre, Naples: Lecture-Recital given by Francis Toye with Keith Falkner (bass baritone) and Christable Falkner (piano) (handbill).
25 August 1949, Salone del Palazzo Chigi Saracini [Sienna]: Concerto dedicato alla Musica Inglese, presented by the Accademia Musicale Chigiania and given by Keith Falkner (baritone) and Giovanni Leone (violin) (handbill with brief notes).
22 February 1950, British Institute, Florence: Lecture-Recital of English Music given by Francis Toye with Christabel Falkner (piano) and Keith Falkner (bass-baritone) (handbill).
11 March 1950, Teatro Ateneo (Roma): Henry Purcell given as a Manifestazioni di Cultura Musicale, by Keith Falkner with Joy Hoodless, Vera Terry and Keith Falkner (vocal), accompanied by Christabel Falkner (with notes).
21 March 1950, Roma: Splendore dell'arte di Georg Friedrich Handel, given by Alba Anzellotti (soprano), Keith Falkner (baritone) and Christabel Falkner and Bruno Nicolai (piano) (two copies).
6 May 1950, British Council, Rome: Concert Series of Italian and English Music and Musicians, no. 23, given by I Cantori Veronesi, directed by Pina Agostini Bitelli (with notes).
5 June 1950, Salone Chigi-Saracini, Siena: Accademia Musicale Chigiana as part of the Congressisti della Société d'Histoire du Droit, by the British Council Quintet, being Joy Hoodless and Vera Terry (vocal), Christabel Falkner (piano), James Eagleson (tenor) and Keith Falkner (bass). Also held are separate wordsheets for this performance (two copies).
29 September 1950, Accademia Musicale Chigiana, Siena: Concerto dei BBC Singers, directed by Leslie Woodgate (with notes and biographical notes).
3. American venues
9 November 1954, Bailey Hall, Cornell University: Concert of Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, given by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, with Keith Falkner (bass-baritone), John Kirkpatrick (piano) and the Cornell A Cappella Chorus and Sage Chapel Choir, directed by Robert Hull.
22 January 1955 [no venue]: Saturday Evening Concert entitled The Seasons in Poetry in Song, given by Professor and Mrs Keith Falkner (handbill).
19 February 1956, Sage Chapel, Cornell University: Sunday Afternoon Concert of Music of J. S. Bach (handbill).
14 January 1958, Bailey Hall, Cornell University: Cesare Siepi (bass) with Leo Taubman (piano) (with notes, plus a handbill with biographical note and photograph).
20-22 November 1959, Memorial Chapel, Wooster, Ohio: Handel Festival organized by the Department of Music at the College of Wooster, including a lecture on The Vocal Music of Henry Purcell given by Keith Falkner (single document).
17 April 1975, Bailey Hall, Cornell University: Spring Festival Concert given by the Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus, with Keith Falkner (narrator) (with words and notes).
- Zwintscher, Rudolf -
- York, Charles -
- Woodgate, Leslie -
- Wood, Henry -
- Warlich, Reinhold von -
- Vaughan Williams, Ralph -
- Turner, John -
- Toye, Francis -
- Terry, Vera -
- Taubman, Leo -
- Supervia, Conchita -
- Suddaby, Elsie -
- Siepi, Cesare -
- Sargent, Malcolm -
- Sage Chapel, Cornell University -
- Royal College of Music -
- Ross, Colin -
- Roberts, Stephen -
- Ralf, Eileen -
- Purcell, Henry -
- Orchestra Sinfonica Stabile da Camera (Milan) -
- Nicolai, Bruno -
- New Symphony Orchestra 1905 -
- Musicians Benevolent Fund -
- Matthews, Thomas -
- MacMahon, Patricia -
- Mackie, Neil -
- London Symphony Orchestra -
- Llewellyn, Grant -
- Leone, Giovanni -
- Kirkpatrick, John -
- King's Lynn festival -
- International Society for Musical Research -
- Hull, Robert -
- Hull, Percy -
- Hoodless, Joy -
- Hereford Orchestral Society -
- Hare, Charles Philip Lawrence -
- Handel, George Frideric -
- Hammacher, Erich -
- Haddo house choral and operatic society -
- Gordon, June -
- Findell, Jeanne -
- Falkner, Keith -
- Falkner, Christabel -
- Eagleson, James -
- Darke, Harold -
- Cornell University -
- Cornell University Glee Club and Chorus -
- Cornell Symphony Orchestra -
- Cornell A Cappella Chorus -
- Corlett, Gladys -
- Cook, Eva -
- College of Wooster -
- Cassado, Gaspar -
- Cantori Veronesi -
- Cambridge Festival of English Music -
- Cable, Margaret -
- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra -
- British Council -
- Brasted, Hilda -
- Boult, Adrian -
- Bitelli, Pina Agostini -
- BBC Symphony Orchestra -
- BBC Singers -
- Balfour, Margaret -
- Bach, Johann Sebastian -
- Anzellotti, Alba -
- Adams, John -
- Accademia Musicale Chigiana -
- Accademia Musicale Chigiana
- Aeolian Hall, London
- British Council Centre, Naples
- British Institute, Firenze
- Cambridge [England]
- Cornell University: Bailey Hall
- Cornell University: Sage Chapel
- Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road
- King's Lynn
- Memorial Chapel, Wooster
- Methodist Church, Chesham
- Royal Albert Hall
- Royal College of Music
- Sala Capizucchi, Piazza Campitelli
- Salone Chigi Saracini, Siena
- Shirehall, Hereford
- St. Martin-in-the-Fields
- Teatro Ateneo, Roma
- Teatro Nuovo, Milan