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Composer files
Composer information files collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for reference, research and informational use by the Centre's users. The collecting policy for the composer files matched the collecting policy that was agreed for the scores and recordings in the collection. The contents of these files were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers.

Each composer file contains varying amounts and types of information, but items that are common to many of these files include: catalogues and lists of the composer's works; catalogues of the composer's works held at the BMIC; journal articles concerning the composer and their works; reviews of the composer's works; newspaper cuttings concerning the composer and their works; composers' CVs (curriculum vitaes) and biographical information, including some photographs; correspondence sent by the composer to accompany scores, recordings and information; concert and event programmes concerning the composer and their works; composers' application forms and subscription cards for membership of The Composers' Guild of Great Britain.

There are 1194 composer files included in this series. It appears that the files for composers with a surname starting with C, D and E were not transferred to the University of Huddersfield Archives, we estimate that this may amount to roughly 150 missing files.
  • BMC/CO/4/Abram

    John Abram (b. 1959) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Short CV undated
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  • BMC/CO/4/AdamsA

    Anthony Adams (b. 1947) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Short CV undated; List of compositions 1977 - 1985 (complete?)
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  • BMC/CO/4/AdamsJ

    John Adams (b. 1947) Item

    1998
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Short BBC Proms article
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  • BMC/CO/4/Addison

    John Addison (b. 1920) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Application for Election to Membership of The Composers' Guild 1950 (includes titles of main compositions); press review of 'Concertino for Bassoon'
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  • BMC/CO/4/Adés

    Thomas Adés (b. 1 Mar 1971) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Press reviews of works including 'Powder her Face'; profiles; biographies; programme for 'The Tempest' at Royal Opera House, libretto for 'Powder Her Face',
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  • BMC/CO/4/Adkins

    Mathew Adkins (b. 1972) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Biography; list of compositions and awards; CV;
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  • BMC/CO/4/Ager

    Laurence Ager (18 Nov 1904 - 1990) Item

    1988
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Short CV; list of compositions plus letter to B.M.I C. containing corrections to titles
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  • BMC/CO/4/Agnew

    Elaine Agnew (b. 1967) Item

    c1960s-2000s
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Short biography and partial list of compositions.
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  • BMC/CO/4/Alberga

    Eleanor Alberga (b. 1949) Item

    1994-1996
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Press reviews; short biography; partial list of compositions
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  • BMC/CO/4/Aldridge

    David Aldridge (b. 1962) Item

    1991
    Composer file collected by the British Music Information Centre (BMIC) for research and informational use by the Centre's users. The contents of this file were accumulated as a result of donations by composers, BMIC staff attending concerts and events, and the BMIC's 'Call for Information' initiative which saw members of the public donating information about composers. This file contains the following records and biographical information about the composer:
    Note on Framed Variations; short biography
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