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Microfilm in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library

Figuring out microfilm in the Performing Arts Library

The Music Collection at the Royal College of Music

This collection is split into six parts.

The originals are located in the Royal College of Music in London.

The call number at MSPAL is ML96.4 .M875 1983

The first two parts consist of English music and manuscripts associated with England from the Tudor to the Georgian periods, including the important Jeffreys source (MS 920), the source for Henry VII's court (MS 1070), Barnard's Part-books (MS 1045-1051), autograph sources of Blow (MS 1089), and of Croft, Boyce and Greene, and sources of music by Jenkins, Locke, Simpson, Purcell, and all of the other major composers of the period. The selection of continental manuscripts contains music from the 18th century and is particularly rich in Italian music, both sacred and secular.

The six parts include but are not limited to:

  • Part 1: English music manuscripts before c.1800, Section A
  • Part 2: English music manuscripts before c.1800, Section B

  • Part 3: Continental music manuscripts before 1850, Section A

  • Part 4: Continental music manuscripts before 1850, Section B

  • Part 5: Continental music manuscripts before 1850, Section C

  • Part 6: Continental music manuscripts before 1850, Section D

You can use the following links to locate the collection in UMD's catalog and to find complete listings for the six parts.