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Collection Description

Collection Title
Stanley Bate Manuscripts (1946-85)
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A collection of loose programmes and handbills for performances of Gibbons, Suite for Trumpet and Strings (arranged by Adrian Cruft), given at various venues in England and Wales between 1956 and 1985, including programmes for four performances given by Jennifer Bate (organ) and Bram Wiggins (trumpet) in 1978 and 1979.

The collection also includes a programme for a production of Sophocles, Oedipus Rex (with music by Adrian Cruft), given on 28 March 1946 at the Ensa Garrison Theatre, Calcutta. Held with this is a Press Release relating to the event.

- Jennifer Bate and Bram Wiggins
9 February 1978, Malvern College Chapel: Malvern Concert Club 311 Recital (with brief historical and descriptive notes, plus photocopy).
30 September 1978, Town Hall, Huddersfield: Municipal Concert, given with the Pennine Singers, conducted by Anne Hoyle (with biographical notes, plus photocopy). This concert also included the first performance of Arthur Butterworth, Gabriel Sonata, short descriptive notes for which are provided on an insert.
14 October 1978, St. James's Church, Whitfield, Glossop: Whitfield Music Festival concert (with biographical and descriptive notes, 2 copies).
3 May 1979, Mill Hall School Chapel: Mill Hill School Music Club recital (single-sheet programme with biographical notes, 2 copies).

- Miscellaneous performances
Saturday 30 January [no year], Church of St. Thomas, Regent Street: First Saturday Afternoon Concert given by the Jan Sedivka Chamber Orchestra, including the first London performance of the Gibbons/Cruft piece, performed by Philip Jones (handbill, 2 copies).
Wednesday 22 June [no year], Birmingham and Midland Institute Concert Room, Paradise Street: Concert of Popular Classical Music given by the Birmingham Co-operative Amateur Orchestra, conducted by Ruth Gipps (handbill). This concert also included the first performance of Robert Austin, Summer Song.
2 November 1956, Nottage School Hall, Suffolk Place, Porthcawl: Porthcawl and District Music Club with artistes from the Cardiff College of Music and Drama, including Margaret Powell (soprano), Rhuanedd James (piano), Ivor Bosanko (trumpet) and Frank Kelleher (clarinet).
5 February 1956, Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells: Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra, with David Mason (trumpet) and Ruth Gipps and Roy Douglas (piano), conducted by John Hollingsworth (with notes and a list of the orchestral ensemble).
Saturday 30 June [1962], 1 Hans Crescent (British Council Residence for Overseas Students): Bernard Brown (trumpet), Dorothy Massey (violin) and Hilary Squire (violin) with the Kensington String Orchestra, conducted by Blanche Mundlak (handbill, 4 copies).
23 June 1985, St. Michael's Church, East Peckham: Ashford Symphony Orchestra 9th Annual Concert, with Jane Lloyd, conducted by Bryan Gipps (handbill/poster).
Date range of collection
1946 - 1985
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Not Specific

Location Details

Royal College of Music, Library
Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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020 7591 4323
020 7589 7740 
Visiting Information
Loans of performance sets to individual societies or persons; binding; reprographics; photocopying; microform printing
Collections Overview
Founded in 1883, the RCM Library primarily supports the performance, study and research of RCM members. It is also open to the public for reference and research. It contains some 300,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript material from the 16th to 19th centuries, given to the College upon its foundation, specifically the Libraries of the Sacred Harmonic Society and of the Concerts of Ancient Music. Donations since have included autographs of composers of international renown, amongst them Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as manuscripts and archives of major British composers. Although a British bias is apparent, the collection also has significant German and Italian manuscripts and early printed holdings. Later acquisitions of printed music include large quantities of out-of-print material, and sizeable collections of performance sets. Audio-visual holdings and the RCM's own sound archive's are also extensive.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council