Score: Songs From Scotland Item
ndThis is a collection of 5 traditional Scottish folk songs arranged by Phyllis Tate, dedicated 'To Jetta and the Scotia Ensemble', arranged for voice, flute and piano. There is one completed score and a rough copy of song 4 'The Brewer Lad' which has fewer melodic embellishments and slightly different phrasing from the final copy.
Score: Three Gaelic Ballads Item
ndThree Gaelic Ballads is a collection of Irish folk songs: 1- The Lake of Coolfin, 2- Hark! The Soft Bugle, 3- Hush Song. There is a rough copy, a working copy, a copy for a pianist with hand-written amendments, a folder of transparencies, a clean copy and a folder containing some lyric sheets with amendments and a brief description. The description states that the first in the collection uses an 'entirely original' setting while the others use words and tunes affiliated with the traditional versions, even if these particular settings are quite free. Although instrumentation is not stated, they seem to be written for voice and piano.
Score: Toccata Item
ndThis piece is believed to have been written for saxophone and piano due to the 'slap tongue' technique indicated in bar 2. It is unclear whether Toccata is part of a bigger work or stands alone.
Personal Papers Subfonds
Mid-late 20th centuryThis section contains the personal documents created or acquired by the composer Phyllis Tate. There are letters, administrative papers from publishers and other personal items.
Phyllis Tate music catalogue file Item
Late 20th centuryThis file holds a list of Phyllis Tate/Oxford University Press Copyrights, a list of unpublished works, and a collection of letters regarding copyright information with a possible view to construct a catalogue of works.
Phyllis Tate personal ephemera Item
Mid-late 20th centuryThis file holds a poem written for the Youth Rally at the Royal Albert Hall on May 18th 1937, a magnetic tape recording of Symphony No.4 by Humphrey Searle on the BBC Third Programme, an article about composer Rebecca Clarke, a poem/lyric-sheet entitled 'Ballad of The Red-Headed Man', and a typewriter invoice.
Julian Rushton collection of letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and Phyllis Tate Fonds
1971-1973Five letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and seven letters from Phyllis Tate to Julian Rushton concerning a composition competition held at the Wangford Festival, Suffolk in the 1970s. Julian Rushton was the co-ordinator of the festival and Phyllis Tate and Elizabeth Maconchy were the expert judges of the competition.
Phyllis Tate Archive Fonds
c1946-1980Items relating to the composer Phyllis Tate donated by Celia Frank, Phyllis Tate's daughter, including MS unpublished score of "Duende", reviews, programmes and cuttings; sheet music, and audio files of some of Tate's works including orchestral music; instrumental and chamber music; music for voice and instruments; major choral works; operas; music for schools and young people.