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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Bach Passion Choir (1947–72)
Unique Identifier
Dep.d.899
Description
A complete set of programmes for the annual Palm Sunday performances given at the Town Hall, Oxford by the Oxford Bach Passion Choir and Orchestra between 1947 and 1972, conducted by Thomas Armstrong (1947–68) and Ivor Keys (1969–72), held loosely within a single box.

With the exception of the concert in 1969 (when Bach, St. John Passion was given), each concert consisted of the Bach, St. Matthew Passion.

All programmes include a record of the vocal soloists engaged (see below) and provide a list of the orchestral/instrumental ensemble. Up to and including the concert in 1963, all programmes also provide the complete text of the work. Thereafter, the majority of programmes provide no words, although some include the texts of the chorales to be sung by the audience.

30 March 1947: Margaret Ritchie, Mona Benson, Bruce Boyce, Eric Greene, Ailwyn Best and Robert Rowell.

21 March 1948: Mary Linde, Anne Wood, Thomas Hemsley, Eric Greene, Bradbridge White and Trevor Anthony.

13 March 1949: Myra Verney, Anne Wood, Arthur Cranmer, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Trevor Anthony

12 March 1950: Margaret Field-Hyde, Barbara Wells, Thomas Hemsley, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Trevor Anthony.

11 March 1951: Margaret Field-Hyde, Anne Wood, Arthur Cranmer, Peter Pears, David Galliver and Trevor Anthony.

16 March 1952: Stella Hichens, Anne Wood, Bruce Boyce, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Thomas Hemsley.

15 March 1953: Stella Hichens, Anne Wood, Arthur Cranmer, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Thomas Hemsley.

14 March 1954: Pauline Brockless, Anne Wood, Gordon Clinton, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Stanley Clarkson.

13 March 1955: Elsie Morison, Anne Wood, Bruce Boyce, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Trevor Anthony.

11 March 1956: Elizabeth Simon, Anne Wood, Bruce Boyce, Eric Greene, David Galliver and Trevor Anthony.

17 March 1957: Eugenie Castle, Anne Wood, Edward Darling, Eric Greene, Bruce Boyce and Roger Stalman.

16 March 1958: Iris Bourne, Anne Wood, Edward Darling, Eric Greene, Alastair Sutherland and Roger Stalman.

15 March 1959: Iris Bourne, Helen Watts, Edward Darling, Eric Greene, Bruce Boyce and Roger Stalman.

13 March 1960: Marion Milford, Jean Allister, Edgar Fleet, Eric Greene, Bruce Boyce and Ranken Bushby.

12 March 1961: Elizabeth Simon, Kathleen Joyce, John Wakefield, David Galliver, William McCue and Trevor Anthony.

25 February 1962: Elizabeth Simon, Marjorie Biggar, John Wakefield, David Galliver, Bruce Boyce and Laurence Neely.

10 March 1963: Elizabeth Vaughan, Faith Puleston, Richard Standen, Wilfred Brown, Peter Bamber and Thomas Hemsley.

16 February 1964: Sheila Armstrong, Faith Puleston, Edgar Fleet, David Galliver, Nigel Wickens and Norman Tattersall.

7 March 1965: Margaret Neville, Pamela Bowden, Norman Tattersall, Robert Tear, Peter Bamber and Richard Angas.

6 March 1966: Iris Bourne, Jean Allister, Nigel Wickens, Robert Tear, Philip Langridge and Hugh Sheehan.

5 March 1967: Margaret Neville, Sybil Michelow, Gordon Clinton, Wilfred Brown, Peter Bamber and William Elvin.

10 March 1968: Sheila Armstrong, Alfreda Hodgson, Nigel Wickens, Robert Tear, Vernon Midgley and Malcolm Singer.

9 March 1969: Honor Sheppard, Sybil Michelow, Robert Tear and John Carol Case.

8 March 1970: Christine Pound, Alfreda Hodgson, Nigel Wickens, Kenneth Bowen, Peter Bamber and Malcolm Singer.

7 March 1971: Jane Manning, Gloria Doubleday, Brian Rayner Cook, Ian Partridge, Neil Jenkins and Malcolm Singer.

5 March 1972: Norma Burrowes, Helen Attfield, Brian Rayner Cook, Ian Partridge, Neil Jenkins and Nigel Wickens.
Format
Date range of collection
1947 - 1972
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
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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.
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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council