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The Royal College of Music was founded in 1882 and since that date has established itself as one of the foremost music schools in the world. A great number of distinguished musicians and composers have been associated with the Royal College since its inception, and a policy of fine manuscript collection, together with considerable donations, have ensured that the Royal College of Music also has a leading role as one of the major storehouses of unique manuscript material in Britain.
Parts One and Two: English Music Manuscripts Before c.1800, Sections A and B
The immense wealth of the manuscript holdings of the Royal College of Music is now available in a thematically arranged series.
Part One: 20 reels
Part Two: 16 reels
Parts Three, Four, Five and Six: Continental Music Manuscripts before 1850
Parts Three, Four, Five and Six of this highly acclaimed series offer coverage of the vast and rich corpus of continental music manuscripts held at the Royal College of Music.
Part Three: 17 reels
Part Four: 17 reels
Part Five: 17 reels
Part Six: 17 reels
Parts Seven and Eight: English Music Manuscripts c.1800-c.1870, Sections A and B
This collection of music manuscripts offers a new opportunity for research into a lesser-studied period in the development of English music and musical tastes.
Part Seven: 16 reels
Part Eight: 16 reels
Part Nine: English Music Manuscripts, c.1870-1930, Sections A and B
The late 19th century witnessed a dramatic resurgence of interest in the work of English composers. Their music gained international recognition and re-established once more the prestige of English music.
Series Five: 159 reels