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Percy M. Young Archive: concert programmes
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Percy Marshall Young (1912 – 2004), organist, musicologist and teacher, was organ scholar at Selwyn where he read history, music and English. He was active in both College and University musical events, playing the clarinet in the Cambridge University Musical Society orchestra and piano and/or clarinet in College and CU Music Club concerts, many of which he also organised. Fellow performers at the time included Cyril Rootham, Margaret Field-Hyde, Boris Ord and Robin Orr.

The collection of approximately 100 programmes is contained in five files: four covering Young’s undergraduate and MusB years 1931 – 1934 and one for programmes dating between 1983 and 2001 as follows:

SEPP/YOU/1/1931 (14 items)
Includes: Cambridge University Musical Society May Week Choral and Orchestral Concerts; Cambridge University Musical Society Chamber Concert in the Guildhall; Raleigh Musical Society Chamber Concert of works by Cyril Bradley Rootham; Cambridge University Musical Society Armistice Night Choral and Orchestral Concert; The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell, performed in the New Theatre, Cambridge 10th Feb 1931 (programme signed by cast and production team); Selwyn College Chapel Concert 22nd November, 1931; Selwyn College Musical Society, 40th May Term Concert; Programme of concert, Baptist church, Histon, 2nd December; Cambridge University Musical Club, 874th concert, 24th October (organised by Young who also performed on the piano); Cambridge University Musical Society, 875th concert, 31st October; A programme of music by George Frederick Handel, Clare College Chapel, 5th March; Girton College Musical Society, concert, 7th March.

SEPP/YOU/1/1932 (25 items: programmes, a ticket and a copy of Festival Gate Review for November 14th 1932).
Includes The Shirley Society concert programme 24th Nov; Concert of Chamber Music, Old Library, Emmanuel College, 6th May; Cambridge University Musical Club open concert, 6th June; Pembroke College Chapel concert, 5th June; Cambridge University Madrigal Society, Singing on the river under King's College bridge, 7th June; Mendelssohn’s Grand Oratorio 'Elijah', Baptist church, Histon, 28th April; Cambridge University Musical Society, May Week choral and orchestral concert, 10th June; Sidney Sussex College Musical Society open concert of seventeenth century music, 23rd October; Organ recital, St James' Church, Hemingford Grey, 29th October; Christ's College Musical Society, May Concert, 9th June; Selwyn College Chapel concert, 30th November; Selwyn College Musical Society open concert, 22nd February; Selwyn College Musical Society 41st May Term Concert, 8th June (two songs by Young performed); Cambridge University Musical Society, Handel's Oratorio The Messiah, 2nd-3rd December; Cambridge University Musical Club concert, 5th March (organised by Young)

SEPP/YOU/1/1933 (12 items)
Includes Mendelssohn, St. Paul, Baptist church, Histon, 27th April; Selwyn College Cambridge Celebration of the Jubilee of the Foundation of the College, 21st June (includes a list of names of attendees); A concert to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Johannes Brahms, Royal Albert Hall 7th May; Cambridge University Madrigal Society, Italian and English madrigals, 7th December; Cambridge University Musical Society concert by the Oxford Orchestral Society, 12th November; Cambridge University Musical Society Brahms' centenary choral and orchestral concert, 10th March; Cambridge University Musical Society and Ely Choral and Orchestral Society centenary performance of Brahms' requiem in Ely Cathedral, 11th March; Cambridge University Musical Society Brahms' requiem, 12th March; Cambridge University Musical Society May Week choral and orchestral concert, 9th June; Raleigh Musical Society concert, 6th March; Cambridge University Musical Society Brahms' centenary festival Chamber Concert, 11th March.

SEPP/YOU/1/1934 (16 items)
Includes: Christ's College Musical Society, concert, 7th June; Selwyn College Chapel, funeral service for the Rev. George Ernest Newsom, 17th February; Selwyn College Musical Society, 42nd May Term concert, 6th June; Selwyn College Musical Society, recital by James Phillips and Reginald Oakley, 16th May; Histon and Impington Choral Society, concert of sacred music, Baptist church, Histon, 26th April; Cambridge University Musical Society, choral and orchestral concert; 26th January; Cambridge University Musical Society, Handel: Jephtha, 16th - 20th February (programme note by Young); Sixth Concert of the Cambridge University Musical Society Orchestra, Oxford Town Hall, 3rd May; Cambridge University Musical Club open concert in King's College Hall, 4th June; Cambridge University Musical Society, Bach's Mass in B minor, 8th June.

SEPP/YOU/1/1983 – 2001 (6 items)
Miscellaneous programmes for concerts and events Young was involved with after graduating from Selwyn. Includes: Lichfield Cathedral, service of thanksgiving on the occasion of the centenary of Selwyn College, Cambridge, 21st May 1983; Selwyn College Chapel, funeral service for Philip John Durrant, 27th April 1989; Cambridge University Musical Society, 150th Anniversary souvenir book and musical programme, 1993-4; Cambridge Elgar Festival, a celebration of British Music, 6th-24th November 1994 (which included an essay on Elgar by Young); Birmingham University Music Society, Handel: Jephtha, 24h March 2001 (programme note by Young).

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University of Cambridge, Selwyn College
Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9DQ
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01223 762014
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council