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Collection Description

Collection Title
Leslie Postlethwaite collection (1991-2005)
Unique Identifier
Mus 320 c.1-6
A miscellaneous collection of programme books for performances given at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham between September 1991 and February 2005, held loosely and arranged chronologically over 5 boxes as the collection of Leslie Postlethwaite.

This collection also includes a sixth box containing programme books for six performances given by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (2000-05) and a Souvenir Brochure for the Royal College of Organists Performer of the Year competition (September 2002), also at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, a prospectus for the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra UK Tour of 2001.

The majority of programmes relate to orchestral concerts, given by British and European ensembles.

All programmes include notes, biographical notes (with photographs) and a list of the orchestral ensemble. Where appropriate, the texts of the vocal/choral pieces and lists of the choral ensembles also appear.

Certain documents carry some minor handwritten annotations, largely relating to the performance of encores and including some signatures.

A detail entry is provided for each box, with the programmes being divided as follows:

Box 1: September 1991 and June 1996
Box 2: March 1996 and December 1998,
Box 3: February 1999 and May 2001
Box 4: September 2001 and June 2003
Box 5: September 2003 and February 2005
Date range of collection
1991 - 2005
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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

Additional Collection Information

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Management Information (Type)
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council