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Collection Description

Collection Title
Stanley Bate Manuscripts (1982-83)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for three orchestral performances given at venues in London on 27 May and 16 October 1982 and 23 May 1983, held within a single folder (marked 'Treasures') and forming part of a box of manuscript material collected under the name of the English composer and pianist Stanley Bates (1911–59).

27 May 1982, Royal College of Music: Concert to mark the 80th birthday of Angus Morrison, given by Michele Hedge, Mary Hart and Noel Mann (vocal) with Angus Morrison (piano) and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir David Willcocks (with wordbook and historical and descriptive notes).

16 October 1982, Royal Festival Hall: Gala Concert in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund, given by the Band and Trumpeters of the Royal Military School of Music, with Ava June (soprano), Ramon Remedios (tenor), John Scott (organ) and the Bach Choir, including Goff Richards, Suite, The Soldier (commission by the Army Benevolent Fund) and Adrian Cruft, Suite, Duke of Cambridge (commissioned by the Royal Military School of Music) (with biographical notes and photographs).

23 May 1983, Royal Albert Hall: Royal College of Music Charter Centenary Concert with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Charles Groves, Russell Keable, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Michael Tippett and Sir David Willcocks (with words, introductory and biographical notes, photographs (of performers and patrons of the Royal College of Music) and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles). This was a choral and orchestral concert of music by composers associated with the Royal College of Music.
Date range of collection
1982 - 1983
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Suggested Audience
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