Archives and Manuscripts during the Bodleian Library: rich collections of music manuscripts

Archives and Manuscripts during the Bodleian Library: rich collections of music manuscripts

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The Bodleian Libraries household rich collections of music manuscripts dating from medieval times for this and can include such shows as Handel’s conducting rating of Messiah, Holst’s suite The Planets and Mendelssohn’s Hebrides overture. Those who have utilized the Bodleian’s music manuscript or archival collections through the years should be familiar with grappling with a confusing selection of various findings helps. Aside from a couple of old collection-level entries within the Online Catalogue for Archives and Manuscripts, we now have needed to count on various paper catalogues and handlists, posted and unpublished, which visitors can rarely navigate effectively without assistance from Music part staff. Included in these are: the published Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts (for manuscripts obtained as much as 1915), supplemented by many typescript revisions into the Overview Catalogue information; typescript information of post-1915 purchases, the greater recent of which additionally occur as MS term files; posted catalogues when it comes to Deneke-Mendelssohn and Tenbury collections, each of which may have accumulated long listings of modifications and amendments with time; boxlists for assorted uncatalogued collections, such as for example Ella and Sterndale Bennett. Continue reading “Archives and Manuscripts during the Bodleian Library: rich collections of music manuscripts”