A Finding Guide to the British Music Collections
at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Howard B. Waltz Music Library

2004

Center for British Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

BRITISH MUSIC IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
MUSIC LIBRARY

Contents Page
A. Historical Sets Mus-3
     Early English Church Music Mus-3
     English Lute Songs Mus-3
     The English Madrigal School Mus-3
     The English School of Lutinist Song Writers Mus-3
     Musica Britannica Mus-4
     Treasury of English Church Music Mus-4
     Tudor Church Music Mus-4
 
B. Facsimile Editions Mus-5
     English Song, 1600-1675 Mus-5
     The London Pianoforte School, 1766-1860 Mus-5
     Music for London Entertainment, 1660-1800 Mus-5
     The Symphony and Overture in Great Britain Mus-5
 
C. Collected Works Editions
     Johann Christian Bach Mus-6
     William Byrd (2 editions) Mus-6
     Robert Carver (2 editions)
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     Frederick Delius Mus-7
     John Dowland Mus-7
     John Dunstable Mus-7
     Edward Elgar Mus-7
     Robert Fairfax Mus-7
     Walter Frye Mus-8
     George Frideric Handel Mus-8
     Anthony Holborne Mus-8
     John Hothby Mus-9
     Nicholas Ludford Mus-9
     Leonel Power Mus-9
     Henry Purcell Mus-9
     William Walton Mus-9
     
D. Printed Music on Microfilm Mus-10
     Manchester Public Library. Orchestral Works in the Henry Watson Music Library, 1730-1810 Mus-10
     The Music Collection of the British Library, London Mus-10
          Unit 1: Individual Composers, pre-1650 Mus-10
          Unit 2: Anthologies and Tract Volumes, pre-1650. Mus-10
          Unit 3: Individual Composers A - H, 1650-1750. Mus-10
          Unit 4: Composers I - S, 1650-1750. Mus-10
          Unit 5: Composers T - Y and Tract Volumes. Mus-10
          Unit 6: Anthologies, 1700-1750. Mus-10
          Unit 7: British Printed Music, 1650-1750. Mus-10
          Unit 8: British Printed Music, 1650-1750, continued. Mus-10

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E. Manuscripts on Microfilm Mus-10
     Early Printed and Manuscript Music in the Westminster Abbey Library Mus-10
     The Gerald Coke Handel Collection Mus-10
          Part 1: Manuscripts of individual works Mus-10
          Part 2: Composite volumes Mus-10
          Part 3: Shaftsbury manuscripts Mus-10
     Lincoln Cathedral Library Music Collection, 17th-19th centuries Mus-11
     The Music Collection of Christ Church, Oxford Mus-11
          Part 1: English manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries Mus-11
          Part 2: English manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries Mus-11
     The Music Collection of St. Michael's College, Tenbury Mus-11
          Part 1: English and Continental Music before 1650 Mus-11
          Part 2: English Music Manuscripts, 1650-1800 Mus-11
          Part 5: English Music Manuscripts of the Nineteenth Century Mus-11
     The Music Collection of the Royal Academy of Music, London Mus-11
          Parts 1-2: British and continental music manuscripts Mus-11
          Part 3: Previously uncataloged music manuscripts Mus-11
     The Music Collection of the Royal College of Music, London Mus-11
          Parts 1-2: English music manuscripts before c. 1800 Mus-11
          Parts 7-8: English music from c. 1800 – c. 1870 Mus-11
          Part 9: English music from c. 1870 to c. 1930 Mus-11
     The Music Collections of the Cambridge Libraries Mus-12
          Part 1: Music manuscripts before 1850 Mus-12
          Part 2: Music manuscripts from the Rowe Library, King’s College Mus-12
          Part 3: Handel manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam Museum Mus-12
          Part 4: English music manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam Museum Mus-12
     The Music Manuscript Collection at the Bodleian Library, Oxford Mus-12
          Part 1: 16th and 17th century manuscripts Mus-12
          Part 2: Court odes by William Boyce Mus-12
          Part 3: Music manuscripts of William Boyce and Maurice Greene Mus-12
          Parts 4-5: English music manuscripts before 1850 Mus-12
     The Music Manuscript Collection of the British Library, London Mus-12
          Part 1: Polyphonic music before c. 1640 Mus-12
          Part 2: Polyphonic music before c. 1640 Mus-12
          Part 3: English manuscripts, c. 1640-c. 1714 Mus-12
          Parts 9-10: English manuscripts, c. 1714-c. 1810 Mus-12
          Parts 3-4: English manuscripts, c. 1640 - c. 1714 Mus-12
          Part 5: Chapel Royal part-books, c. 1640-1850 Mus-12
          Parts 6-8: Handel manuscripts Mus-12
          Parts 9-10: English manuscripts, c. 1714 - c. 1810 Mus-12
     Music manuscripts from Chapel and Cathedral Libraries Mus-13
          Part 1:  The music collection of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Mus-13
     Twentieth Century Composers Mus-13
          Part 1:  The music manuscripts of Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Arthur Bliss and Gerald Finzi. Mus-13
 
F. English Popular Songs Mus-13
 
G. English Catches and Glees Mus-13
 
H. English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Catalog Mus-13
 
I. Bibliographies and Library Catalogues Mus-14
     The BBC Music Library Catalogues Mus-14
     British Catalogue of Music Mus-14
     British Library. Integrated Catalogue Mus-14
     British Library. The Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Library to 1980 Mus-14
     British Museum. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum Mus-14
     British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Music Published between 1487 and 1800 now in the British Museum Mus-14
     British Museum. Books in the Hirsch Library Mus-14
     The British Union-Catalogue of Early Music Mus-14
     Hodges, Anthony. British Union Catalogue of Music Periodicals Mus-14
 
J. Scores and Recordings Mus-15

Prepared by Karl Kroeger, 1995
Updated by Marcelyn H. D’Avis (08-05)
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A. HISTORICAL SETS

The contents to all historical sets are indexed in Anna Harriet Heyer, Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: a Guide to their Contents. Chicago: American Library Association, 1980 and in George R. Hill, Norris L. Stephens, Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music : a Bibliography. Berkeley : Fallen Leaf Press, 1997

Early English Church Music.
Harrison, Frank Ll., gen. ed.
Historical editions of anthems, psalms, and other sacred musical pieces by English composers of the 15th, 16th, and early 17th centuries.
London: Stainer and Bell for the British Academy, 1963-date
40 vols. + 3 supplementary vols to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.E12.
English Lute Songs, 1597-1632.
Sternfeld, F. W., gen. ed.
A reprint of selected volumes of Fellowes' "The English School of Lutenist Song Writers" and of other sources.
Menston, Eng.: Scolar Press, 1968-1971.
36 nos. in 9 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.E64.
The English Madrigal School.
Fellowes, Edmund H. (1870-1951), ed.
Historical editions of madrigals and secular choral pieces by English composers of the Elizabethan era.
London: Stainer and Bell, 1913-1924.
36 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.F4.
The English School of Lutinist Song Writers.
Fellowes, Edmund H. (1870-1951), ed.
Historical editions of lute songs by English composers of the Elizabethan era, printed in both lute tablature and modern notation.
London: Stainer and Bell, 1920-1932.
16 vols in 2.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.F42.
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Musica Britannica.
Various editors for individual volumes.
Critical historical editions of British music from late medieval times to the 19th century.
Texts mostly in English, with occasional ones in Latin or other languages.
London: Stainer and Bell for the Musica Britannica Trust, 1951-date.
83 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.M638.
Treasury of English Church Music .
Stevens, Denis (1922- ), ed.
Historical survey of English sacred music from c. 1100 to c. 1950.
London: Blandford Press, 1965.
5 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: M2060.K75 T5.
Tudor Church Music.
Buck, P.C., A Ramsbotham, E.H. Fellowes, R.R. Terry, and S.T. Warner, ed. committee.
Historical editions of sacred musical pieces by English composers of the 16th and early 17th centuries.
London: Oxford University Press for the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1922-1929; repr. New York: Broude Bros., 1963.
10 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.T9 1963.
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B. FACSIMILE EDITIONS

English Song, 1600-1675.
Elise Bickford Jorgens, ed.
Facsimiles of 26 manuscripts containing English secular songs between 1600 and 1675, principally for voice and continuo.
New York: Garland Press, 1986-1991.
12 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.E65V15.
The London Pianoforte School, 1766-1860.
Nicholas Temperley, ed.
Facsimile editions of piano music published by British and immigrant composers active in London between c. 1766 and 1860.
New York: Garland Press, 1984-90.
20 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: M2.3 E6L6.
Music for London Entertainment, 1660-1800.
Facsimile publications of printed editions and manuscripts of musical and dramatic entertainments presented in London during the period from the Restoration to the end of the 18th century. Appears in six series: A. Music for Plays, 1660-1714. B. Music for Plays, 1714-1800. C. English Opera and Masque. D. Pantomime, Ballet, and Dances. E. Italian Opera. F. Music of the Pleasure Gardens.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Richard Macnutt, 1983-date
22 vols to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.M57.
The Symphony and Overture in Great Britain.
Symphonies and symphony-type works by British composers from c. 1760 to c. 1830. Facsimiles of manuscript scores, either from that era or prepared by the editor. Part of a larger series publishing symphony scores from various European countries of that time.
New York: Garland Press, 1982-1984
7 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M2.S95. Ser.E.
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C. COLLECTED WORKS EDITIONS

The contents of collected works editions issued prior to 1980 are indexed in Anna Harriet Heyer, Historical Sets, Collected Editions, and Monuments of Music: a Guide to their Contents. Chicago: American Library Association, 1980. Those editions published before 1996 are indexed in George R. Hill, Norris L. Stephens, Collected Editions, Historical Series & Sets & Monuments of Music : a Bibliography. Berkeley : Fallen Leaf Press, 1997.

Bach, Johann Christian. Collected Works.
Ernest Warburton, gen. ed.
A facsimile edition of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's youngest son, often called the "London"
Bach. He was a prolific and popular composer in London during the mid-18th century.
New York: Garland Press, 1984-88.
48 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.B105 1984.
Byrd, William. The William Byrd Edition.
Various editors for individual volumes.
The complete works of one of Elizabethan England's greatest composers in a new critical edition.
London: Stainer and Bell, 1976-.
17 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.B98 1976.
Byrd, William. Collected Vocal Works.
Edmund H. Fellowes, ed.
Motets, masses, madrigals and anthems of one of Elizabethan England's greatest composers, in critical edition. Vol. 12-14 are identical with vol. 14-16 of the same editor's "The English Madrigal School."
London: Stainer and Bell, 1937-50.
21 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.1 B98F32.
Carver, Robert. Collected Works.
Denis Stevens, ed.
Two motets by an important 16th century Scottish composer.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1959.
1 vol.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.C3.
Carver, Robert. Works.
Kenneth Elliott, ed.
Complete works of Robert Carver & two anonymous masters.
Glasgow : University of Glasgow. Music Dept., 1996
1 vol.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Music Reference M3.C3 1996
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Delius, Frederick. Complete Works.
Various editors.
A critical edition of a significant early 20th century English composer.
London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1951-1993.
54 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: M3.D36.
Dowland, John.  Collected Lute Music.
Diana Poulton and Basil Lam, ed.
Works for lute by Elizabethan England's greatest composer for the instrument.  Includes original lute tablature and keyboard transcriptions.
1 vol.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: M3.1 D68.
Dunstable, John. Complete Works.
Manfred Bukofzer, ed.
The complete works of England's most significant composer of the early 15th century is included in vol. 8 of Musica Britannica, q.v. above under Historical Sets.
Elgar, Edward. Elgar Complete Edition.
Various editors.
A critical edition of the complete works of Edwardian England's most significant composer. In 6 series: 1. Choral works 2. Solo Vocal works 3. Dramatic works 4. Orchestral works 5. Instrumental works 6. Sketches and fragments
London: Novello, 1981-date.
15 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.E62.
Fairfax, Robert. Collected Works.
Edwin B. Warren, ed.
An important composer of the Tudor period.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1959-66.
3 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.F25.
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Frye, Walter. Works.
Sylvia W. Kenney, ed.
Chansons, motets, and masses by an important 15th century English composer.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1960.
1 vol.
Music Library, Music Reference M3.F95.
Handel, George Frideric. Georg Friedrich Haendels Werke.
Friedrich Chrysander, ed.
The collected works of the great German-born composer of the late Baroque era who lived most of his life in England and contributed much to English musical life during the first half of the 18th century.
Leipzig: Breitkopf and Haertel, 1858-1902; repr. Ridgewood, NJ: Gregg Press, 1965-66.
97 vols. in 84.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.H259.
Handel, George Frideric. Hallische Haendel Ausgabe.
Max Schneider and Rudolf Steglich, eds.
A modern critical edition of Handel's works. Arranged in 5 series: 1: Oratorios 2. Operas 3. Sacred Music 4. Instrumental music 5. Smaller vocal works.
Kassel: Baerenreiter, 1955-date.
65 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.H26.
Holborne, Anthony. Complete Works.
Masakata Kanazawa, ed.
Works for lute, bandora, and cittern by an Elizabethan composer.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967.
2 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.H76.
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Hothby, John. Musical Works.
Albert Seay, ed.
Motets and mass sections by in important 14th century English composer and theorist.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1964.
1 vol.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.H3.
Ludford, Nicholas. Collected Works.
John D. Bergsagel, ed.
Eleven masses and a magnificat by an early 16th century English composer.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1963-77.
2 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.L895.
Power, Leonel. Complete Works.
Charles Hamm, ed.
A significant English composer of the early 15th century.
Rome: American Institute of Musicology, 1969.
1 vol. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.P79.
Purcell, Henry. The Works of Henry Purcell.
Various editors.
The collected works of Restoration England's most significant composer.
London: Novello, 1878-1965.
32 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference M3.P93.
Walton, William. Works.
David Lloyd Jones, ed.
Complete works of an English twentieth-century composer noted for his orchestral works.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998-
9 vols. to date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Music Reference M3.W35 1998
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D. PRINTED MUSIC ON MICROFILM

All Harvester Microforms/Research Publications microfilm collections come with a contents guide, in printed form, listing the contents of each reel. In the C.U. Music Library, these guides bear the same call numbers as the microfilm collection and are housed in the area adjacent to the microform cabinets.

Manchester Public Library. Orchestral Works in the Henry Watson Music Library, 1730-1810.
Symphonies, overtures, concertos, and other works for orchestra by various composers in the original editions.
No guide to the contents of this collection exists.
6 microfilm reels, 35 mm., East Ardsley, Eng.: Micro Methods, c. 1970.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 2116.
The Music Collection of the British Library, London.
Unit 1: Individual Composers, pre-1650. 24 reels
Unit 2: Anthologies and Tract Volumes, pre-1650. 14 reels.
Unit 3: Individual Composers A - H, 1650-1750. 28 reels.
Unit 4: Composers I - S, 1650-1750. 18 reels.
Unit 5: Composers T - Y and Tract Volumes. 22 reels.
Unit 6: Anthologies, 1700-1750. 25 reels.
Unit 7: British Printed Music, 1650-1750. 25 reels.
Unit 8: British Printed Music, 1650-1750, continued. 21 reels.
210 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microfilms, 1987.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 4337.

E. MANUSCRIPTS ON MICROFILM

Early Printed and Manuscript Music in the Westminster Abbey Library
Printed and manuscript music used at Westminster Abbey during the 18th and 19th centuries. Mostly choral part books containing music by various composers. W.B. Squire's "Musik-Katalog der Bibliothek der Westminster-Abtei in London (Leipzig, 1903) included on reel 1. Index guide is a separate printed publication with the same reference number.
32 microfilm reels, 35 mm., London: World Microfilms, 1984.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3881.
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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection.
Part of the series Music Manuscripts in Major Private Collections. Contains many manuscripts by Handel’s copyists. The printed music includes nearly all first and early editions of Handel’s work.
Part 1: Manuscripts of individual works (21 reels)
Part 2: Composite volumes, selected libretti, printed music, etc. (13 reels)
Part 3: Shaftsbury manuscripts (19 reels)
54 microfilm reels, 35 mm. Harvester Microform, 1988.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 5833
Lincoln Cathedral Library Music Collection, 17th-19th centuries
Printed and manuscript music used at the Lincoln Cathedral during the 17th through the 19th centuries. Mostly manuscripts of choral part books containing music by various composers. Includes index guide as a separate printed publication with the same reference number.
60 microfilm reels, 35 mm., London: World Microfilms, 1985.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3963.
The Music Collection of Christ Church, Oxford
Part 1: English manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
A collection of 180 MSS rich in masses, motets, anthems, and madrigals by English composers of the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Restoration periods. Includes Christ Church, Oxford, MSS 2 - 520.
21 microfilm reels, 35mm., Harvester Microform, 1983.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3838.
Part 2: English manuscripts of the 16th and 17th centuries.
A collection of 237 MSS, including the John Baldwin part books, the Robert Dow part books, covering vocal, choral, and keyboard music of the Elizabethan, Jacobean, and Restoration periods. Includes Christ Church, Oxford, MSS 432, 521-1246, and Ms Gibbs 12.
24 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microform, 1983.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3839.
The Music Collection of St. Michael's College, Tenbury
Part 1: English and Continental Music before 1650.
A collection of the major Tudor and Stuart composers -- Fairfax, Tallis, Lawes, Gibbons, Sheppard, Byrd, Morley, Weelkes, Tomkins -- and their major Italian contemporaries, including Palestrina, Marenzio, Lassus, Monteverdi, and Caccini.
14 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microfilms.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3798.
Part 2: English Music Manuscripts, 1650-1800.
A collection of major British composers during the late 17th and 18th centuries, including Purcell, Handel, Arne, Blow, Boyce, Greene, and many others.
19 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microfilm.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3798.
Part 5: English Music Manuscripts of the Nineteenth Century.
Consists mainly of works and transcriptions by Sir Frederick Gore Ousley, founder of St. Michael’s College, Tenbury. Also included are works by Crotch, Vincent Novello, S.S. Wesley, Stainer, Prout, and Sterndale Bennet. (10 reels)
43 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microfilm, 1986.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3798
The Music Collection of the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Parts 1-2: British and continental music manuscripts.
Manuscripts of composers who reflect the history of the Royal Academy and of music in England. Includes Arthur Sullivan, Sterndale Bennett, John Wesley, Edward Elgar, and Gustav Holst. Works by William Crotch, first principal of the Academy, are also in the collection. The continental composers represented in the collection include Italian composers such as Carissimi, Corelli, Leo, Pergolesi, Scarlatti and Rossini. Other European composers include Bizet, Brahms, Grieg, Liszt, Massenet, Mozart, Saint-Saens, Schubert, and Schumann. (47 reels)
Part 3: Previously uncataloged music manuscripts.
Includes manuscripts primarily of Alexander Campbell MacKenzie and Edward Bache. (19 reels)
66 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microform, 1988.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3946
The Music Collection of the Royal College of Music, London.
Parts 1-2: English music manuscripts before c. 1800.
Contains English music from the Tudor to the Georgian periods, including manuscripts by composers such as Jenkins, Locke, and Purcell. (36 reels)
Parts 7-8: English music from c. 1800 to c. 1870.
Contains materials formerly held by the Sacred Harmonic Society and the Concerts of Ancient Music. Many works of Henry Bishop are included. (32 reels)
Part 9: English music from c. 1870 to c. 1930.
Late 19th through early 20th century selections from the collection of the College. Contains works of composers associated with the institution such as Sullivan, Coleridge-Taylor, Holst, Stanford, MacCunn, Perry, Elgar, and Wood. (23 reels)
91 microfilm reels, 35 mm. Harvester Microform, 1985.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 5748
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The Music Collections of the Cambridge Libraries.
Part 1: Music manuscripts before 1850
Music manuscripts from the 12th to the 19th centuries from the libraries of Cambridge University and Ely Cathedral. Includes both sacred and secular music. (11 reels)
Part 2: Music manuscripts from the Rowe Library, Kings’s College
Music manuscripts from the 14th century through the 19th century of sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental music. (37 reels)
Part 3: Handel manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam Museum
The collection includes some of the most significant surviving Handel manuscripts. Vocal, instrumental, sacred, and secular music are represented. (18 reels)
Part 4: English music manuscripts from the Fitzwilliam Museum
Includes manuscript sources for English music from the 16th century to Elgar. The manuscript of the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book is part of this collection that is well-represented through the various centuries. (21 reels)
87 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microfilms, 1987-1989
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 4162.
The Music Manuscript Collection of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Part 1: 16th and 17th century manuscripts.
A collection of major historical interest that transmits the repertory of the weekly meetings held in Oxford in the Commonwealth and early Restoration periods. Includes the music of Coperario, Locke, Banister, Tomkins, Weelkes, Ferrabosco, Philips, Dering, Byrd, Purcell, Gibbons, and others. Printed Guide and Index by Margaret Crum. (19 reels)
Part 2: Court odes by William Boyce.
Contains the court odes composed by William Boyce during his term as Master of the King’s Musick. (20 reels)
Part 3: Music manuscripts of William Boyce and Maurice Greene.
Contains additional works by Boyce and manuscripts of the works of Maurice Greene who preceded Boyce as Master of the King’s Musick. (17 reels)
Parts 4-5: English music manuscripts before 1850.
Contains religious and secular works by Blow, Child, Croft, Philip, William Hayes, Purcell, Weldon, and others. (42 reels)
98 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microform, 1979-1986.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 3746.
The Music Manuscript Collection of the British Library, London.
Parts 1-2: Polyphonic music before c. 1640.
Important MSS from the Tudor and Jacobean periods, inclusing MSS from the Arundel, Burney, Cotton, Egerton, Harley, Lansdowne, Royal, and Additional collections. Hughes-Hughes 3-volume catalog of the MSS at the British Library is included in full on the first reel. (41 reels)
Parts 3-4: English manuscripts c. 1640-c. 1714.
Includes MSS from the Commonwealth, Restoration, and Queen Anne period, including those from the Egerton, Harley, Sloane, and Additional collections. A special guide to the contents is available separately. (35 reels)
Part 5: Chapel Royal part-books, c1640-1850.
Includes part-books formerly in use at the Chapel Royal and transcriptions of church music from manuscripts formerly held there. (19 reels)
Parts 6-8: Handel manuscripts
Contains Handel’s own collection of autographed copies of his works. Operas, serenades, odes, oratorios, church music, instrumental music cantatas, and manuscripts of mixed contents are included. Composers such as Albinoni, Blow, Scarlatti, and Vivaldi are also featured in some manuscripts. (62 reels)
Parts 9-10: English manuscripts c. 1714-c. 1810.
Includes music by Georgian composers Arne, Boyce, Green, Hayes, Abel, Callcott, Stanley, Wesley, and others. (46 reels)
Parts 11-13: English music manuscripts, c. 1810-1900, from the Additional Manuscripts
Contains manuscripts from the works of 19th century composers such as Field, Mendelssohn, Balfe, Stanford, Sullivan, Bishop, Pearsall, Macfarren, and Coleridge-Taylor. (88 reels)
291 microfilm reels, 35 mm., Harvester Microform, 1983-2001
Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Microfilm 3945
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Music Manuscripts from Chapel and Cathedral Libraries.
Part 1: The music collection of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.
The music at St. George’s Chapel provides a record of Anglican worship. Contains works by Tudor and Early Stuart composers and part-books copied between 1660 and the mid-19th century.
23 microfilm reels, 35 mm. Harvester Microform, 1991-
Howard B. Waltz Music Library. Microfilm 5832.
Twentieth Century Composers.
Part 1: The music manuscripts of Sir Michael Tippett, Sir Arthur Bliss and Gerald Finzi.
Contains manuscripts from various libraries of the works of Tippett, Bliss, and Finzi.
23 microfilm reels, 35 mm. Berkshire, England : Research Publications, 1992-
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfilm 5834.

F. ENGLISH POPULAR SONGS

The Music Library has a collection of about 600 English popular songs between the years 1780 and 1860. These are included in the music library's popular song collection and available by composer, title, or first line of text through the computer catalog (Chinook).

G. ENGLISH CATCHES AND GLEES

The Music Library has recently acquired a collection of about 3000 English catches and glees -- popular secular choral music -- of the period between about 1765 and 1860. These works are as yet uncataloged, but may be used by contacting the Music Librarian.

H. ENGLISH FOLK DANCES AND SONGS

English Folk Dance and Song Society, Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Catalog.
("The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library Catalogue of the English Folk Dance and Song Society: Acquisitions to the Library of books, pamphlets, periodicals, sheet music and manuscripts from its inception to 1971.")
14 microfiche, Mansell Publishing, 1973.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Microfiche 526.
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I. BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND LIBRARY CATALOGS

The BBC Music Library Catalogues.
Catalog of the music holdings of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The 5 parts include: 1. Chamber music, 2. Piano and Organ music, 3. Song, 4. Choral music, 5. Orchestral music. Most parts include several physical volumes. Not exclusively devoted to British music, but includes a significant amount of it.
London: British Broadcasting Corporation, 1965.
5 vols. in 13.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Oversize Music Reference ML136.L8B715.
British Catalogue of Music.
An annual catalog of music received by the British Library through copyright deposit or acquired by gift or purchase. Continues the Catalogue of Printed Music ... to 1980.
v.1-date, 1957-date.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML120.G7B7.
British Library. Department of Printed Books. The Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Library to 1980.
Laureen Baillie, ed.
A catalog of the printed music holdings of the British Library to 1980. Arranged in alphabetical order by composer, or if anonymous, by the first word of title or text.
London: K.G.Sauer, 1981.
60 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Oversize Music Reference ML136.L8B62.
British Library. Department of Printed Books. The Catalogue of Printed Music Plus.
Continues the Catalogue of Printed Music in the British Library to 1980
One CD-ROM, Bowker-Saur, 1993.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: ML136.L8B622
British Library Integrated Catalogue.
Free online access to the integrated catalogue of the British Library. http://catalogue.bl.uk.
British Museum. Department of Manuscripts. Catalogue of Manuscript Music in the British Museum.
Augustus Hughes-Hughes, ed.
Still the basic catalog of the music manuscript holdings of the British Library.  Vol. 1 contains sacred vocal music, vol.2, secular vocal music, vol.3, instrumental music and theoretical treatises.
London: British Museum, 1909
3 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML136.L8B72.
British Museum. Department of Printed Books. Catalogue of Printed Music Published between 1487 and 1800 now in the British Museum.
W. Barclay Squire, ed.
Catalog of the early printed music in the British Library, now largely superceded by the catalogue to 1980.
2 vols., 2 supplements.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML136.L8B72 1968.
British Museum. Department of Printed Books. Hirsch Library. Books in the Hirsch Library.
Catalog of the collection of Paul Hirsch, an extraordinary book collector and antiquarian. Includes a supplementary list of music, not particularly devoted to British music, but includes it.
London: British Museum, 1959.
2 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML136.L8B737.
The British Union-Catalogue of Early Music, Printed before the Year 1801.
Edith B. Schnapper, ed.
Catalog of the holdings in early music of about 100 British libraries and music collections. Not devoted particularly to British music, but includes it.
London: Butterworths Scientific Publications, 1957.
2 vols.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML116.B7.
Hodges, Anthony. British Union Catalogue of Music Periodicals.
A census of the music periodical holdings of over 400 libraries in the U.K and Ireland. Alphabetical by periodical title.
London: Library Association, 1985.
Howard B. Waltz Music Library: Music Reference ML128.P24H6 1985.
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J. SCORES AND RECORDINGS

The Music Library maintains a large collection of performance editions of music by British composers from the Renaissance to the present day.

Its collection of sound recordings is the most extensive in the Rocky Mountain area. It includes music by many British composers, both historical and contemporary.

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