Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975

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From the description of Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 7 June [1921] and 22 May [1922], to Mme [Louise] Alvar Harding, 1921 June 7 and 22 May [1922]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672855

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d., 1915-1924], to Mr. [Otto M.] Kling [at J. & W. Chester], [n.d., 1915-1924]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672860

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 13 August 1974, to Robert F. Allen, Jr., 1974 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873166

British composer.

From the description of [A colour symphony. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561456

From the description of Arthur Bliss / the Sovereign's Fanfare / Composed for the Marriage of / H R H Princess Margaret 6 May / 1960 / to be played on the entrance / of H.M. the Queen into / Westminster Abbey. [1860?] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270561894

From the description of Arthur Bliss papers, 1940-1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82226636

Master of the Queen's Music, 1953-1975.

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creatorOf MS Mus. 291. SIR MICHAEL TIPPETT: letters to Douglas Newton; 1939 – April 1944.ff. 233.includes:ff. 2-9 Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, OM; CH; composer: Draft of part of the libretto of 'A Child of Our Time': [1939]: Autogr.ff. 35, 60v, 199-200 Sir Mi... British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xliv. Correspondence relating to publications, including agreements and reviews; 1961-1982. Arranged by the title of publication. Partly typewritten, partly photocopies.ff. 210. Overall size 339 x 249mm.1. ff. 1-3. ‘Bou..., 1961-1982 British Library
creatorOf Aitken–Boys, 1941-1999 British Library
referencedIn Nicolas Slonimsky Collection, 1873-1997, (bulk 1920-1990) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf CECIL GRAY PAPERS. Vol. XI (ff. 230). A-F. Including letters of Denis ApIvor, Michael Ayrton, Bela Bartok, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Roy Campbell, Boris de Chrustchoff, Frederick and Jelka Delius, Norman Douglas, Jacob Epstein; 1916-1950, n.d. Partly..., 1916-1950 British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Arthur Bliss / the Sovereign's Fanfare / Composed for the Marriage of / H R H Princess Margaret 6 May / 1960 / to be played on the entrance / of H.M. the Queen into / Westminster Abbey. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 1529. Michael Hurd Papers: Letters from correspondents Bantock-Craig; 1948-1980, n.d.ff. 183. 298 x 212mm.includes:f. 1 Michael Hurd, composer and author: Lady Helen Bantock, née von Schweitzer; poet and artist; wife of the composer G Ban..., 1948-1980 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Beringer – Boycott (ff. 252); 1817-1929, 1954-5, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 Oscar Beringer, pianist and composer: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Stanley Lucas from Oscar Beringer: 1872, 1879.ff. 5-8 Charl..., 1817-1955 British Library
creatorOf Elkus, Elizabeth Britton. Elizabeth Elkus Papers, 1925-1994 The California Digital Library
referencedIn The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991 Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 14th cent.-1961. Paper and (article B) vellum; ff. 177. Folio. A. '4e Duo pour Alto et Violoncelle par François [Franz] Danzi' (ff. 1, 5); circa 1802. Parts. Three other duos for viola and 'cello by Danzi published Z..., 1300-1961 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning the Ritson-Smith fund; 1957 (ff. 84).includes:f. 1 Myers Foggin, musician and conductor: George Baker, singer; Hon. Secretary of the Philharmonic Society: Miss Margaret Ritson Smith, daughter of David Ritson Smith: David R..., 1957 British Library
referencedIn Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. The papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, 1784-1991 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Rout : musical score, London, 1920 Nov. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf ROYAL MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PAPERS. Vol. xxxii (297). Baron – Blount.includes:ff. 1-2 Hermann Baron, music dealer, of London: Letters to Royal Musical Association: 1964: Signed.ff. 3-5 Clive Banton: Letter to Royal Musical Association: 1951-1952: P... British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. [A colour symphony. Album leaf] : autograph manuscript. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 931. O’Neill Papers. Vol. ii. Letters from correspondents with surnames beginning A–M.ff. 148. 280 x 220mm.includes:f. 1 William Roberts, alias 'Ernest Newman'; music critic: Adine O'Neill, née Rückert; pianist: Letter to Adine O'Neill f... British Library
creatorOf 1928-34.ff. i + 477. 356 x 241mm.includes:ff. 1-2, 236-238, 256-258, 402-403 Geoffrey Toye, conductor and composer: Minutes of meetings of the Committee of the Royal Philharmonic Society, signed by: 1928-32.ff. 1-3, 22-24, 28-31, 60-70, 95-101, 346..., 1928-1934 British Library
creatorOf Alan Fluck collection. Correspondence. Addison-Gardner, 1952-1989 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XVII (ff. 381). 1944-1945.includes:f. 1 Elsie Fogerty, Principal, The Central School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art: Letters, etc., to G. B. Shaw of Elsie Fogerty: 1936-1944: Partly signed and printed. f. 2 F. Murphy, engineer, of Wigan: Le..., 1944-1945 British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS. Paper; ff. 162. British Library arrangement. A. Bruno Walter: letter in German to H. Hinrichsen, director of C. F. Peters & Co., concerning that firm's publication of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, together with a copy of ..., 1700-1972 British Library
referencedIn Karsavina, Tamara. Letter : London, to Claud Lovat Fraser, [1916-1921]. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf ELISABETH LUTYENS CORRESPONDENCE: letters written to the composer Elisabeth Lutyens; 1922-1973. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The writers include Ernest Ansermet, Sir Adrian Boult, Edward J. Dent (partly to Edwin Evans), John Ireland (par..., 1922-1973 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1120. Signature book presented to John Mewburn Levien; [1930]. J. M. Levien was Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society from 1918 to 1929, and this book was presented to him on his retirement from office by Sir Edward Elgar, together wi..., 1930 British Library
creatorOf A. Letters to the conductor and composer Leslie Heward (b.1897, d.1943) and his widow Leonore; 1935-47, n.d. Arranged alphabetically; the correspondents are listed in the index. Purchased at Sotheby’s, 1 Dec. 1995 (lot 182).ff. 1-74.Leslie Hays Hewar..., 1935-1947 British Library
creatorOf 'CHECKMATE', ballet in one scene with a prologue, by Sir Arthur Bliss (scenario by the composer, choreography by Ninette de Valois); 1937. Autograph. Full score. Signed and dated 31 May 1937 (f. 132v). The score has conductor's markings in blue crayo..., 1937 British Library
referencedIn Alan Fluck collection. Photographs relating to the Farnham Festival, 1963-1980 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1639. Vol. xiv. Adams-Olga Cohen.ff. 232. 300 x 260mmincludes:ff. 2-3r. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: F. P. Adams: Letter from F. P. Adams to Harriet Cohen: 1932.ff. 4-5r. Harriet Cohen, CBE; pianist: Jacobo Maria del Pilar Carlos Manuel F... British Library
creatorOf John Gerrard Williams, Arthur Bliss and others: ‘Suite: Captions, being five glimpses of an anonymous theme’, for small orchestra, 1923 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 253+185*+44*). Granville Bantock, Arnold Bax, Arthur Bliss, Nadia Boulanger, Pablo Casals, Walter Damrosch, Walford Davies, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Myra Hess, Gervase Elwes, George Henschel, Gustav Holst, John Irelan... British Library
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London], 13 August 1974, to Robert F. Allen, Jr., 1974 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERSPaper; ff. 73. British Library arrangement. 1579-1759, 1579-1759 British Library
creatorOf JOHN AMIS CORRESPONDENCE: letters, principally from musicians but with some literary and other figures, to John Amis; 1942-1991, n.d. Correspondents include Sir Michael Tippett (25 letters), Luigi Nono (4), Dmitrii Shostakovich (2) and Dame Edith Sit..., 1942-1991 British Library
creatorOf Francis Chagrin: Chamber music, 1971-1972, 1971-1972 British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Autograph letter signed : [London, n.d., 1915-1924], to Mr. [Otto M.] Kling [at J. & W. Chester], [n.d., 1915-1924]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Vol. V. (ff.) Bedwell-Boyd.James Stern, writer: Donita Borden: Letters to James Stern from Donita Borden: 1970, n.d.Eric Russell Bentley, drama critic and translator: James Stern, writer: Letters to James Stern from Eric Russell Bentley: 1946.James... British Library
creatorOf Original letters: supplementary volume.ff. 265.1. ff. 1-15. Correspondence of William Watts (secretary of the Philharmonic Society 1815-47); 1816-26, n.d. Included are letters from J. H. Griesbach, Henry Smart and Thomas Lindsay Willman. With a lette..., 1816-1976 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence concerning membership, etc.; 1907, 1914, 1924, 1933, 1947-50 (ff. 210).includes:f. 1 Charles Gardner, pianist and composer: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: R..., 1907-1950 British Library
creatorOf Arthur Bliss Papers, 1940-1958 The Music Library
creatorOf 1920-28.ff. ii + 229. 238 x 191mm.includes:f. 1 William Wallace, composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Minutes of meetings of the Directors of the Royal Philharmonic Society, signed by: 1919-20.ff. 2, 7-8r, 9-10, 25v-26 Thomas Frederick Dunh..., 1920-1928 British Library
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 204). Correspondence and papers; 1966. 1. ff. 1-106. Labour voters' protest on Vietnam; April 1966. 2. ff. 107-204. Protest meeting at Jeanetta Cochrane Theatre; July 1966.includes:ff. 2, 198 Sir Alfred Jules ..., 1966 British Library
creatorOf WOOD PAPERS. Vol. I (ff. 212). Correspondence; [1896]-1971, n.d. Some French. Contents: 1. ff. 1-36. Correspondence of Sir Henry and Lady Jessie Wood, chiefly with each other and with members of Sir Henry's family; [1896]-1971. 2. ff. 37-57. Jeanne A..., 1896-1971 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1644. Vol. xix. Bennett-Casals. There are two sequences of letters from Arnold Bennett: the second group (ff. 87-118.) was previously deposited with Cohen’s solicitor and was added to the present collection in 1969.ff. 202. 280 x 220mm.includ... British Library
creatorOf Ursula Vaughan Williams correspondence: Abravanel-Cruft, 1958-2001 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 104. DONALD MITCHELL COLLECTION. Vol. viii. Miscellaneous papers; 1876-1989. Papers by and relating to members of the Mahler family (ff. 1-36); – autograph manuscripts of Igor Stravinsky (ff. 37-48); – correspondence and other papers (ff. 49-..., 1876-1989 British Library
referencedIn Edward Dent: Letters to him, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1950 (ff. 153).includes:f. 1 Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet; conductor: Ernest John Moeran, composer: Alan J. Kirby, OBE; conductor; Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Letter to Alan J. Kirby from Er..., 1950 British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Arthur Bliss papers, 1940-1958. The California Digital Library
creatorOf MACNAGHTEN CONCERTS COLLECTION. Vol. XVIII (ff. 183+iii). Correspondence, etc.: 1. ff. 1-38. Letters to Edwin Evans from Lennox Berkeley, Lord Berners, Gustav Holst, Geoffrey and J. M. Keynes, Constant Lambert, Ethel Smyth, Ralph Vaughan Williams and..., 1930-1976 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO EDWARD CLARK. Vol. I (ff. 218). A-K, including letters of:-(a) Alban Berg; 1930-1935. Partly signed. Published in B.L.J., xi, 1985, pp. 46-59. Includes (ff. 47-49b) a letter to Sir Adrian Boult relating to a performance by the B.B.C. Symp..., 1930-1935 British Library
creatorOf SIR ARTHUR BLISS: autograph sketches for ‘Checkmate’, together with an autograph letter (with envelope) from Bliss to Ernest and Rachel Mackower; 1937. Placed on loan by O. J. Mackower Esq., 10 March 1997.Bound. With the letter and envelope loose., 1937 British Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xviii. General correspondence: undated letters arranged by author’s surname (A – O).ff. 118. Overall size 330 x 254mm.includes:f. 1 Edith Adams, of Ruthin: Letter to A. C. Boult: [1921?]: Autogr.ff. 3-14 Sir Hugh Pe... British Library
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Supplementary photographs British Library
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1954-1955 British Library
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1952-53 (ff. 233).includes:f. 1 Sir John Battista Barbirolli, conductor: Royal Philharmonic Society: Emmie M. Tillett, née Bass; of Ibbs and Tillett: Edith Warburton, assistant secretary, Hallé Concert So..., 1952-1953 British Library
creatorOf RUTLAND BOUGHTON CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. I (ff. 186). A-Scott, including:-(a) Frederic Austin; 1915, 1924. Partly signed. F. 1 printed, in part, by Hurd, on p. 56. ff. 1-4;-(b) Granville Bantock; 1913-1946. Partly signed. F. 7 printed on pp. 43-4. ff...., 1913-1954 British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Manuscript music [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Correspondence concerning RPS composition prizes; 1950-59 (ff. 95). With press cuttings (ff. 83-95).includes:f.11 Malcolm MacDonald, composer and writer on music: Julius Allen Greenway Harrison, composer: Stephen Dodgson, composer: Sir Thomas Henry..., 1950-1959 British Library
referencedIn CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. CXIV. Albéniz Ireland; 1932-1976, n.d. ff. 178. Largest size 350 x 240mm. 1. ff. 1-2. Albéniz; 1937. 2. ff. 3-3v. Arne; 1939. 3. ff. 4-16. J. S. Bach; 1935, n.d. 4. ff. 17, 18. Arthur Bliss; 1937. 5. ff. 19-32. Britten; 1943-1..., 1932-1976 British Library
creatorOf 1918-65.ff. ii + 656 + 45* + 45**. 236 x 190mm.includes:f. 14, 15v, 19v Arthur Hinton, composer: Signed as present at general meetings of the Royal Philharmonic Society: 1913, 1918-19.ff. 14, 15, 23, 26v, 35v, 53v, 58v Howard Ellis Carr, composer..., 1918-1965 British Library
creatorOf Francis Chagrin: Chamber music, 1960-70, 1960-1970 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1665. Vol. xl. 1944-1946.ff. 211. 260 x 200mm.includes:f. 12. Sir Arnold Edward Trevor Bax, alias 'Sheila McCarthy'; alias 'Dermot O'Byrne'; KCVO; composer: Sir Arthur Drummond Bliss, KCVO; CH; Master of the Queen's Music: Letter from Sir A..., 1944-1946 British Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Autograph letters signed (2), dated : [London], 7 June [1921] and 22 May [1922], to Mme [Louise] Alvar Harding, 1921 June 7 and 22 May [1922]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 287. LETTERS TO IRIS LEMARE; 1928-97, n.d. Vol. i. A – T.ff. 120. Largest size 297 x 212mm.includes:ff. 1-2 Sir Hugh Percy Allen, organist and administrator: Letter to I. Lemare: 1938: Autogr.ff. 3-4 Sir Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, Princ..., 1928-1997 British Library
creatorOf Variations to Deed of Trust and register of members on incorporation under Articles of Association; 1915-28.ff. 15. Largest size, 380 x 240mm.As follows:—1. ff. 1-10. Deeds of Appointment of new Trustees under the terms of the original trust deed of ..., 1915-1928 British Library
creatorOf CURZON COLLECTION. Vol. XXI (ff. 120). Arthur Bliss, Felix Blumenfeld, Lili Boulanger. 1. ff. 1-15v. Bliss: *Masks (London: Curwen, 1925). 2. ff. 16-62. Bliss: Sonata for viola and piano, op. 52. Score and viola part (London: Oxford University Press,... British Library
referencedIn BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. xv. General correspondence; Apr. 1979. Chiefly letters and telegrams of congratulation on Boult’s ninetieth birthday.ff. 317. Overall size 330 x 251mm.includes:f. 1 Norman Carrell, conductor: Letter to Sir A. C. Boult... British Library
referencedIn Little Orchestra Society concert recordings collection [sound recording], 1947-1957 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf MS Mus. 83. CHAGRIN COLLECTION. Vol. lxxxii. Correspondence; 1943-8, 1950, 1952, 1954-5, 1957-64, 1966-9, 1971-2.ff. 178.includes:f. 1 Philip Cardew, clarinettist, band leader and arranger: Letters to F. Chagrin: 1943-6: Partly autogr.; partly typewr..., 1943-1972 British Library
creatorOf Vol. IV (ff. 215). A-F.includes:ff. 2-15 John Mervin Addison, composer: Correspondence with E. Chapman of John Mervin Addison: 1950-1959: Partly typewritten copies and signed.ff. 16, 17 Richard Anthony Sayer Arnell, composer: Letters to E. Chapma... British Library
creatorOf ERNEST CHAPMAN PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 237). Correspondence with composers and performers concerning the Macnaghten Concerts; 1955-1969. Partly signed and typewritten. Partly French and Russian. Among the correspondents are Thea Musgrave, Sir Peter Pear..., 1955-1969 British Library
referencedIn E. Robert Schmitz Papers, 1909-1991 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. cxviii. Letters from notable writers, arranged alphabetically by correspondent; 1936-1982, n.d. Partly typewritten. Searle removed these letters from the main sequence (now Add. 71839-71840).ff. 195.includes:ff. 1-4 ..., 1936-1982 British Library
creatorOf Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. Charles Cook Cushing Papers, 1914-1982 The California Digital Library
creatorOf Bliss, Arthur, 1891-1975. Aubade for Coronation morning : for mixed chorus and 2 soprano soloists from the chorus / [words by] Henry Reed ; [music by] Arthur Bliss. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Correspondence files: concerts and general; 1958-59 (ff. 256).includes:f. 1 Leslie Regan, Secretary, Royal Philharmonic Society: Frederick Woodhouse, singer: T. Frost, Education Officer, Borough of Barking: Letter to Leslie Regan from T. Frost rel...., 1958-1959 British Library
creatorOf General Music Manuscripts collection, 1866-1925, undated USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf MS Mus. 1171. Eugene Goossens Collection. Vol. i. Accademia–Cockshott; 1929-1962, n.d.ff. 194. 295 x 260mm.includes:f. 1 Sir Aynsley Eugene Goossens, conductor and composer: Sammartino, of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia: Letter to Sir Aynsley Eu..., 1929-1962 British Library
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associatedWith Allen, Robert F., Jr, person
associatedWith Alvar, Louise, 1883-1966, person
associatedWith Chaliapin, Fyodor Ivanovich, 1873-1938 person
associatedWith Cushing, Charles, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Edward Joseph Dent person
associatedWith Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- person
associatedWith Elkus, Elizabeth Britton. person
associatedWith E. Robert Schmitz person
associatedWith Falla, Manuel de, 1876-1946. person
associatedWith Fraser, Grace Lovat. person
associatedWith Harding, Charles Alvar, 1915- person
associatedWith Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Horowitz, Wanda Toscanini. person
associatedWith J. & W. Chester (Firm), corporateBody
associatedWith Karsavina, Tamara. person
associatedWith Kling, Otto M. person
associatedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886 person
associatedWith Little Orchestra Society corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Online Archive of California. corporateBody
associatedWith Reed, Henry, 1808-1854 person
associatedWith Slonimsky, Nicolas, 1894-1995 person
associatedWith University of California (1868-1952). Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith University of California, Berkeley. Dept. of Music. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
England
Berlin, Germany
Preston, Lancashire
China, Asia
Borneo, Indonsesia
Petersfield, Hampshire
High Bradfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Hooton Roberts, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
San Francisco, California
Peking, Chihli, China
Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk
Norfolk, England
Mayfield, Staffordshire
Foulden, Norfolk
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Symphonies--Excerpts
Fanfares--Piano scores
Composers
Ballet--Scores and parts
Motion picture music
Chamber music--Scores and parts
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices), unaccompanied
Musicians--History--Archival resources
Music--History--Archival resources
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Birth 1891-08-02

Death 1975-03-27

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