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Collection Description

Collection Title
Keith Randall collection (1924-57)
Unique Identifier
HBTC 2006: 50-85
A collection of programmes for services and concerts given at various English venues – principally churches and sacred venues in Sussex and the south east – between 1924 and 1957, held as the collection of Mr Keith Randall and acquired by the Holst Birthplace Museum in November 2000.

Programmes are listed here alphabetically by place name, with the London venues followed by those in the various counties. All items are held at shelf mark HBTC 2006, with the individual part numbers given in square brackets below.

1. London
Morley College
26 January/2 February 1924: Morley College Students' Concerts [67]
28 May 1932: Morley College Choir and Orchestra (2 copies) [68 a-b].
19 June 1932: Music, Song and Dance [69]
26 January 1935: Holst Memorial Concert [82]

St. John's Church, Westminster
19 June 1934: Memorial Service, Gustav Holst [83]

[St. Paul's Girls School]
16 and 17 March 1951: Concert in Tribute to Gustav Holst [84-85]. Also held is an insert for the second performance entitled 'The Vision of Dame Christian' [85b]

St. Martin-in-the Field
22 October 1952: Church Music [71]

2. Essex
Thaxted Church
19 October [no year]: [79]

3. Bedfordshire
Bedford, St. Mary's Church
3 October [no year]: Harvest Festival Music (4 copies, 2 containing annotations) [70 a-d].

4. Middlesex
Isleworth, St. Francis of Assisi
26 October 1952: Recital of Church Music by the Holiday Singers and Players [77]

5. Sussex
Bosham, Holy Trinity Church
4 June 1933 (2 copies), 20 May 1934, 9 June 1935, [no date]: Whitsuntide Music [53-56].

Boxgrove Priory
16 May 1937 and 5 June 1938: Whitsuntide Music [57-59]. There are six copies of the programme for 1938, held as 58 a-d and 59 a-b. Both 58d and 59a carry some pencil inscriptions.
[no date]: Visit of the Holiday Singers [66]

Boxgrove, Priory Church of St. Mary and St. Blaise
1950, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956 and 1957: Whitsun Festival Music [60-65]. There are 2 copies for all years except 1951 and 1952. The second copy for 1950 carries some handwritten annotations whilst that for 1957 is incomplete.

Chichester Cathedral
21 May 1934, 10 June 1935 and 17 May 1937: Sung Eucharist/Recitals [50-52].
St. John Baptist's Day 1934: Service in Memory of Gustav Holst [81]

Hensfield, St. Peter's Church
[no date, c.1935]: Choral Music by the Holiday Singers [72]
4 July 1937 and no date: Patronal Festival (2 copies, the second with annotations) [73-74]

Hove, St. Thomas the Apostle
29 March [no year, c. 1935]: Music for Passion Sunday [78]

Plaistow, St. Andrew's Church
23 July 1939: Sacred Concert [75]

6. Unknown venue
[no place], Wesleyan Methodist Church
10 May 1931: Tudor Church Music [80]
Date range of collection
1924 - 1957
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Location Details

Holst Birthplace Museum
4 Clarence Road Pittville Cheltenham GL52 2AY United Kingdom
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A unique collection of national importance relating to the composer Gustav Holst.
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