Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924

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British composer, teacher, and conductor.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London May 10 1915, to Mr. [Harold] Bauer, 1915 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670048

From the description of Autograph letters signed (11) and autograph postal card signed, dated : Cambridge, London, and Berlin, 1885-1907, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1885 July 8. and 1889 Jan. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670052

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Sept. 21 1902, to Ettling, 1902 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270670058

From the description of "Violin Concerto No 2. CV. Stanford / Op 162" : autograph manuscript, 1918 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270569607

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was born in Dublin on 30 September 1852. He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became the organist, and studied music in Germany. He was Professor of Composition and Orchestral Playing at the Royal College of Music, London, 1887-1924, and conductor of the Bach Choir, London, 1885-1902. Stanford composed seven symphonies for orchestra, and was a prolific writer of chamber music. He was knighted in 1902, and died in Cambridge on 29 March 1924.

From the guide to the Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Notes on first Bayreuth Festival, c. 1920, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Born Dublin.

Epithet: composer teacher and conductor

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creatorOf Charles Villiers Stanford ManuscriptsMSS Mus. 896-922. Music manuscripts of Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (b.1852, d.1924); 1882-1922, n.d. Partly autograph, partly copies. References below are to P. Rodmell, Charles Villiers Stanford (2002) and J..., 1882-1922 British Library
creatorOf STANFORD'S 'IRISH SYMPHONY': autograph full score of the 'Irish Symphony', op. 28, by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford; 1886-1887. Purchased at Sotheby's, 15 May 1979, lot 169. Paper; ff. i+84. 335 x 264mm., 1886-1887 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Smart – Stanislaus (ff. 278); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Frederick Smart, double bass player, brother of George: Letters to [W. Watts] from Charles Frederick Smart: 18..., 1820-1913 British Library
creatorOf MSS Mus. 1532. Michael Hurd Papers: Letters acquired by Michael Hurd.1. ff. 1-59. Letters of composers, including a letter from Mendelssohn and related correspondence; 1842-1969, n.d.2. ff. 60-108. Letters to the conductor Kathleen Merritt; 1951-1..., 1842-1969 British Library
referencedIn Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900. Autograph letters signed (27), dated : [London], Cabbé-Roquebrune, [and other places], to [Joseph Bennett], 1874-1893 and n.d., including 1874 Dec. 17. and 1893 Mar. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Herkomer, Hubert von, Sir, 1849-1914. Autograph letters signed (53), dated : Bushey (Herts.) [and other places, and n.p.], to [Joseph Bennett], 1888-1891 [and n.d.], including 1888 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf MS Mus. 309. RENSBURG MANUSCRIPTS. Vol. iii. Autograph album of Miss Netta Rensburg, daughter of Henry Rensburg; 1843, 1872-1904. An album containing letters and signatures of musicians, often with musical excerpts.ff. i + 231. 266 x 210mm. Limp red ..., 1843-1904 British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924. Rondo pour violoncelle avec accompagnements d'orchestre / composé par Charles Villiers Stanford. Northwestern University
creatorOf DYKES CAMPBELL LETTERS. Vol. V (ff. 273). Letters, etc., to Campbell, with a few to his wife, to F. J. Furnivall, and others; 1859-1894, n.d. A letter of George Bernard Shaw, 5 May 1884 (f. 38), is printed in his Collected Letters, 1874-1897, ed. Dan..., 1859-1894 British Library
creatorOf 1898-1908.ff. i + 270. 231 x 187mm.includes:f. 2 Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to Stanley Lucas from Francesco Berger: 1898: Draft. f. 2 et seq Alfred G..., 1898-1908 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bedford – Bergson (ff. 252); 1823-1938, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Alberto Igenio Randegger, composer: Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer: Herbert Bedford, composer and painter: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philhar..., 1823-1938 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
referencedIn EDWARDS PAPERS. Vol. VI (ff. 206). Letters to F. G. Edwards from:-(1) Sir Edward William Elgar and members of his family; 1897-1908. ff. 1-95;-(2) Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry; 1898-1906. ff. 96-177;-(3) Sir Charles Villiers Stanford; 1898-190..., 1897-1908 British Library
creatorOf JOHN EBENEZER WEST: letters to J. E. West, organist and composer (b.1863, d.1929) from Sir John Stainer and others, followed by letters to his wife and son and printed matter relating to Charles Fry's recitations of 'King Robert of Sicily'; [1885?]-1..., 1885-1932 British Library
creatorOf MACMILLAN ARCHIVE. Vol. CDLIV. Correspondence with: 1. Sir Charles V. Stanford; 1877-1922. 2. Sir Charles H. H. Parry; 1878-1918. 3. Sir Isidor George Henschel; 1878-1933.Sir Isidor George Henschel, musician: Correspondence with Macmillan and Co.: 18..., 1877-1933 British Library
referencedIn Hugh Fraser Stewart and family: Correspondence and Papers, 19th - 20th centuries Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Collection of sheet music featuring British composers, ca. 1775-1986 (inclusive), 1830-1930 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn EDWARDS PAPERS. Vol. I. Miscellaneous musical autographs and letters, addressed to F. G. Edwards, unless otherwise stated:-(1) [Jakob Ludwig] Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, letter to Alfred Novello, Leipzig, 18 Nov. 1837 (facsimile), ff. 1-2b; autogra..., 19th century-20th century British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1592. Letters of composers: A collection of letters of British composers, performers, promoters and publishers; 1825-1929; n.d. All names are in the index to this catalogue. Includes letters relating to Sacred Harmonic Society performances, f..., 1825-1929 British Library
referencedIn 'THE REVENGE, a Ballad of the Fleet': a setting of the poem of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, for chorus and orchestra, in full score, by Charles Villiers Stanford (op. 24). Autograph. Published 1886. Lord Tennyson's signature is on f. 2. The composer's inst..., 1886 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 331). 1895-1927 and n.d.includes:f. 1 Sir Walter Besant, novelist: Letter to A. J. Hipkins: 1895.ff. 2, 6, 11 Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Baronet; composer: Letters to A. J. Hipkins: 1893-1895.ff. 5, 74 Sir Isidor George Hen..., 1895-1927 British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. Autograph letter signed, dated : [London] Sept. 21 1902, to Ettling, 1902 Sept. 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. "Violin Concerto No 2. CV. Stanford / Op 162" : autograph manuscript, 1918 Sept. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ralph Vaughan Williams: Correspondence, 1922-1925 British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. [There's a bower of roses / words by] Thomas Moore ; [music by] C.V. Stanford. New England Conservatory of Music, Harriet M. Spaulding Library
referencedIn Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Autograph letters signed (8), dated : Cernobbio, Nervi, Milan [and other places], 1890-1907 [and n.d.], to Giuseppe Martucci, 1890 Sept. 11 and 1907 Jan. 17, 1890-1907 [and n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945. Biographical sketches, 1897-1898. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. Chieftain of Tyrconnell : Irish air / arr[ange]d by C.V. Stanford. Northwestern University
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music 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 Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924. Symphony in B flat major for full orchestra / composed by C. Villiers Stanford. Northwestern University
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1761-1904. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf SIR CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD: music for cello and piano; 1918-1923. Autograph. Presented by Dr Howard Ferguson, 16 April 1966. Paper; ff. 19. British Library arrangement. 1. ff. 1-14. 'Ballata' and 'Ballabile' in A minor, op. 160, for cello and pian..., 1918-1923 British Library
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers of Arthur Sullivan, W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert, and related persons, 1834-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Woodbridge Bingham Papers, 1876-1986 Bancroft Library
referencedIn Parker, Horatio W. (Horatio William), 1863-1919. The Horatio Parker papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 247). Yehudi Menuhin, Hubert Parry, Lord Reith, Jean Sibelius, Ethel Smyth, Charles Villiers Stanford, Donald Francis Tovey, Bruno Walter, William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Malcolm Williamson.includes:f. 1 Vally Las... British Library
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. CCXLV (ff. 121). Sir Charles Villiers Stanford; 1909-1919, n.d.Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, composer, teacher and conductor: Correspondence with Society of Authors of and rel. to Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: 1909-..., 1909-1919 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 939. O’Neill Papers. Vol. x. Adine O’Neill’s autograph album; 1891-1938. Includes musical quotations. All identifiable names are included in the index to this catalogue.ff. 63. 209 x 145mm. Black leather binding with stamped initials and two ..., 1891-1938 British Library
referencedIn Photographs of musicians, composers, and singers, 1862-1948. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924. Finale (4th symphony) op. 60 [i.e. 31] / C.V. Stanford. Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main (Oakland)
referencedIn Writings on musicians by Ralph Vaughan Williams and others, 1955-1999 British Library
referencedIn Wood, Charles, 1866-1926. Autograph letters signed (21), dated : Cambridge, 1911-1922, to Mr. [R.F. Martin] Akerman [of The Year Book Press], 1911 July 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: MacMurdie – Martuicci (ff. 229); 1837-1910, n.d.includes:f. 1 C[arl] Klingemann, author and librettist: Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, composer: George William Budd, music publisher; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: J..., 1837-1910 British Library
referencedIn Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Notes on first Bayreuth Festival, c. 1920 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Bridge, Frederick, Sir, 1844-1924. Autograph letters signed (7) : [London, n.d., ca. 1890], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.d. ca. 1890]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, 1852-1924. Evening service in G major op. 81. Magnificat / Charles Villers Stanford, comp. ; St John's college choir ; Christopher Robinson, chef de choeur. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Ffrangcon-Davies, David Thomas, 1855-1918. Autograph letters signed (4) : London, [n.d.], to [Samuel] Aitken (and to Mr. & Mrs. Aitken), n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams: Supplementary photographs British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. 2nd concerto for pianoforte & orchestra, op. 126 / C.V. Stanford. Yale University Library
referencedIn Magdelen Ponsonby correspondence, 1908-1909. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf BOULT PAPERS: (SERIES II) Vol. v. General correspondence; 1910-1920.ff. 181. Overall size 269 x 229mm.Oxford University Musical Club: Letters to A. C. Boult, secretary: 1909-1910.includes:f. 1 Ernst Schiever, violinist: Letter and postcards to A. C..., 1910-1920 British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. 2nd concerto for pianoforte & orchestra, op. 126 [microform] / C.V. Stanford. Yale University Library
creatorOf Charles Villiers Stanford: Mass in G for soli, chorus, orchestra and organ, op.46; 1892. Full score.Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, composer, teacher and conductor: Mass in G, op.46: 1892: Lat and Eng: Autogr., 1892 British Library
creatorOf HOLLANDER PAPERS. Vol. II (ff. 210). General correspondence; 1880-1930, n.d. English, Dutch, French, and German. At the end of the volume are miscellaneous items, including photographs (ff. 205-210).includes:f. 1 Edward [Ullmann?], of Chicago: Lett..., 1880-1930 British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXIX (ff. 302). June 1905-Jan. 1906.includes:ff. 1, 240 George Cadbury, chocolate manfacturer, of Birmingham: Letters to Lord Gladstone: 1899-1905.f. 2 William Hesketh Lever, Baron Leverhulme: Correspondence with Lord Gladstone: 1900-1918.f... British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers Sir, 1852-1924. Songs of the fleet [music] : a cycle of five songs : op. 117 / the words written by Henry Newbolt ; the music composed for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Charles Villiers Stanford Collection, 1860-1930 Newcastle University
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vol. IX. Letters and poems, for the most part extracted from printed books formerly in the collection of Francis Turner Palgrave and given to the British Museum. Contents:-(1) Letters (about 150), addressed mainly to F. T. Palgrave ..., 1831-1923 British Library
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. Autograph letter signed, dated : London May 10 1915, to Mr. [Harold] Bauer, 1915 May 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Notes on first Bayreuth Festival, c. 1920 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Recommendations for associateship, with signatures of the applicants and those recommending; 1867-1902, n.d. With two recommendations for fellows, 1916, 1924 (ff. 180-1). All but one are entered on printed forms. Arranged alphabetically by name of pe..., 1867-1902 British Library
creatorOf GALLIARD COLLECTION. Vol. XXXVIII. Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: instrumental and vocal works; [1893]-1918. ff. 49. 365 x 270. 1. ff. 1-2v. 'A Message to Phillis' (words, Thomas Heywood), for voice and piano; [1893]. 2. ff. 3-11. Organ Sonata in F, ..., 1893-1918 British Library
referencedIn Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Letters to John Duke Coleridge, 1883 and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, MAINLY ON MUSICAL MATTERS, consisting for the most part of letters addressed to Edward Speyer, amateur of music and art (d. 1934), arranged in alphabetical order of writers, with a few drafts or copies of Speyer's replies; 1876-193..., 1841-1930 British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANE0US LETTERS AND PAPERS, viz.:-A. Letter, written at about the age of six, by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, K.G., O.M., to his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill; circ. 1880. f. 1. Presented by Sir Shane Leslie, Bart. B. Musical compo..., 13th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn Union of Graduates in Music, 1893-1972 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn The Horatio Parker Papers, 1863-1972 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf LETTERS OF EMINENT PERSONS. Vol. I (ff. 140). Sixty-five letters, etc., mostly to members of the related Case and Stansfeld families; 1815-1942. See J. Stansfeld, History of the Family of Stansfeld of Stansfield in the Parish of Halifax, Leeds, 1885...., 1815-1942 British Library
referencedIn Visetti, Alberto Antonio, 1846-1928. Autograph letters signed (4), dated : Rome, 4 March and 27 December [n.y.], and London, 20 December 1895 and [n.d.], to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, [n.y.] Mar. 4 and 27 Dec., 1895 Dec. 20, and n.d. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. Irish rhapsody : no. 5 in G minor for full orchestra, op. 147 / composed by Charles V. Stanford. Yale University Library
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors N-S). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Stanford, Charles Villiers, Sir, 1852-1924. Autograph letters signed (11) and autograph postal card signed, dated : Cambridge, London, and Berlin, 1885-1907, to Mr. [Joseph] Bennett, 1885 July 8. and 1889 Jan. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. person
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correspondedWith Bingham, Woodbridge. person
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associatedWith Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897. person
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associatedWith Bridges, Robert. person
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associatedWith Cowen, Frederic H. (Frederic Hymen), Sir, 1852-1935. person
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Milton, John, 1608-1674. person
associatedWith Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 person
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associatedWith Ponsonby, Magdelen. person
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Hooton Roberts, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
High Bradfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Subject
Folk songs, Irish--Instrumental settings
Symphonies (Organ)--Excerpts, Arranged
Concertos (Piano)--Scores
Opera
Violin and piano music
Concertos Violin Arr. violin and piano
Songs (High voice) with piano
Rondos (Violoncello with orchestra)--Scores
Song cycles
Orchestral music--Scores
Orchestra music--Scores
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Symphonies--Scores
Occupation
Composers
Conductor
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Birth 1852-09-30

Death 1924-03-29

Irish (Republic of Ireland)

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