Archive Collection CVS - Stanford (Charles Villiers) Archive

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Stanford (Charles Villiers) Archive


  • 1873 - 1923 (Creation)

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Archive Collection

Extent and medium

11 metres of shelving

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Lecturer in music at Newcastle University, between 1952 and 1987.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was brought together by Dr. Frederick Hudson, at one time a member of staff in the Department of Music. It was gifted to Newcastle University Library circa 1970. MSS deposited on perm loan by Staines and Bell.

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Scope and content

The Stanford Collection comprises the musical manuscripts (published and otherwise) of Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) and was brought together by Dr. Frederick Hudson, at one time a member of staff in the Department of Music.The collection, representing approximately seventy-five percent of Stanford's output (symphonies, operas, chamber, concerto, piano and organ works, church music and choral works), includes autograph manuscripts and photocopies of autographs, as well as transcripts of Stanford's letters to The Times, essays and articles. For many years organists in Canada and England were of the opinion that there were no brass or percussion parts for St. Patrick's Breastplate but the score proves that there were!

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No further material is expected to be added to the collection

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Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright of all unpublished items owned by the Royal School of Church Music.

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  • English

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Description identifier

gb 186 CVS

Institution identifier

gb 186

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  • English



Archivist's note

Date first made available to the public: 04 November 2016

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