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Phyllis Tate Collection
A collection of scores and a small amount of personal papers created/acquired by the composer Phyllis Tate. This collection was donated to the British Music Information Centre by Phyllis Tate's family. The scores include manuscript and printed versions of both published and unpublished musical works. This collection also includes personal files containing poems and articles acquired by Tate as well as administrative documents from her publisher, Oxford University Press, as well as a small collection of letters from Elizabeth Maconchy and Phyllis Tate to Julian Rushton concerning a composition competition held at the Wangford Festival, Suffolk in the later 1970s.

In May 2017 additional materials relating to the life and career of Phyllis Tate were donated by Celia Frank, Phyllis Tate's daughter. These records are currently uncatalogued but include the following:
-61 MP3 audio files of music by Phyllis Tate. The works include: orchestral music; instrumental and chamber music; music for voice and instruments; major choral works; operas; music for schools and young people.
- 1 DVD recording of the BBC TV Opera "Dark Pilgrimage" by Phyllis Tate (digital copy transferred to archive servers).
- 36 envelopes containing records and information (reviews, programmes, newspaper cuttings) relating to individual compositions by Phyllis Tate.
- 45 songs sheet music booklets for songs arranged by Phyllis Tate and published by Oxford University Press as part of The Oxford Choral Songs series.
- 2 files containing magazine articles about Phyllis Tate and her work.
- 1 manuscript unpublished score of "Duende" by Phyllis Tate (Celia Frank believes this may be an original draft for P Tate's work "Invasion")
- 1 score of "St Martha & The Dragon" by Phyllis Tate.
  • BMC/Tate/1

    Musical Works Subfonds

    1955-1982
    This area contains a collection of Phyllis Tate's musical works. It includes dated and undated works, with the dated works spanning from c.1955-1982. There are works for a huge range of different ensembles, as well as published and unpublished works. The scores in this catalogue have been ordered by date, where a date is given, and alphabetically by title where no date is evident.
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  • BMC/Tate/2

    Personal Papers Subfonds

    Mid-late 20th century
    This section contains the personal documents created or acquired by the composer Phyllis Tate. There are letters, administrative papers from publishers and other personal items.
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