Allegri String Quartet Archive
Introduction
The Allegri String Quartet
Contents
Arrangement
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-ALQ
Title: Allegri String Quartet Archive
Dates of creation: 1939, 1950-2013
Extent: 9 metres (53 boxes)
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Donated to the library in several deposits by members of the quartet, 2010-2013; records relating to the Quartet's visits to Durham University have been added to the collection in addition to these donations.
Language: The finding aid is in English.

The Allegri String Quartet

Founded in 1953, and still performing and recording in 2013, the Quartet has gone through a number of personnel changes, as outlined below.

Dates1st violin2nd violinviola'cello
(1) 1954-1963Eli GorenJames BartonPatrick IrelandWilliam Pleeth
(2) 1963-1967Eli GorenPeter ThomasPatrick IrelandWilliam Pleeth
(3) 1967-1968Eli GorenPeter ThomasPatrick IrelandBruno Schrecker
(4) 1968-1969Hugh MaguirePeter ThomasPatrick IrelandBruno Schrecker
(5) 1969-1976Hugh MaguireDavid RothPatrick IrelandBruno Schrecker
(6) 1976-1977Peter CarterDavid RothPatrick IrelandBruno Schrecker
(7) 1977-1981Peter CarterDavid RothPrunella PaceyBruno Schrecker
(8) 1981-1988Peter CarterDavid RothKeith LovellBruno Schrecker
(9) 1989-1995Peter CarterDavid RothRoger TappingBruno Schrecker
(10) 1995-1998Peter CarterDavid RothJonathan BarrittBruno Schrecker
(11) 1998-2000Peter CarterDavid RothJonathan BarrittPál Banda
(12) 2000-2001Peter CarterFiona McNaughtJonathan BarrittPál Banda
(13) 2001-2002Peter CarterFiona McNaughtDorothea VogelPál Banda
(14) 2002-2005Peter CarterRafael TodesDorothea VogelPál Banda
(15) 2005-2006Daniel RowlandRafael TodesDorothea VogelPál Banda
(16) 2006-2009Ofer FalkRafael TodesDorothea VogelPál Banda
(17) 2009-2011Ofer FalkRafael TodesDorothea VogelKatherine Jenkinson
(18) 2011-Ofer FalkRafael TodesDorothea VogelVanessa Lucas-Smith

Contents

The archive comprises the business records of the Allegri String Quartet from its formation in 1953 to 2013, deposited by various members of the quartet. The archive includes manuscript, printed and photographic records of the Quartet's performances and tours, as well as material relating to its recordings, commissions (scores), and its residencies at a number of British universities. Composers from whom the quartet has commissioned new works include James MacMillan, Colin Matthews, and Anthony Payne. The quartet has also collaborated with a large number of international performers and artists.

Accession details

Misc.2009/10:139: donated by Peter Carter, 9 April 2010.
Misc.2009/10:140: donated by David Roth, 9 April 2010.
Misc.2010/11:53: donated by Patrick Ireland, 15 January 2011.
Misc.2010/11:70: donated by Peter Carter, 10 March 2011
Misc.2012/13:75: donated by Peter Carter, 3 June 2013.

Previous custodial history

The Quartet's records have always been held by its members, succeeding players taking on administrative duties and the records themselves from retiring members.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation. Access to some items will be limited under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (noted at item level).

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

The arrangement has tried to reflect those records series most consistently adopted by the Quartet's successive record keepers, and their assigned administrative functions. Series ALQ 3/2 contains records from many other series (see under ‘Processing’ heading). It is therefore suggested that researchers investigating particular aspects of the Quartet's activites should consult the main series first, and then cross-check the relevant period of VAT records in ALQ 3/2 in order to be sure that a complete record of activity is captured. In addition, in the case of two large files, ALQ 2/4/A/1983A and ALQ 2/4/B/2, the original working arrangements are retained: the contents of file ALQ 2/4/A/1983A covers many different file series in the current arrangement, but which have been cross-referenced as necessary. The archive will continue to accrue records so long as the Quartet is active.
ALQ 1 Personnel records; Ephemera; Photographs and graphic artwork.
ALQ 2 Secretary.
ALQ 3 Treasurer.
ALQ 4 Recordings.
ALQ 5 Scores and parts.
ALQ 6 Unrelated ephemera.

Processing

The Quartet's records were not always maintained in a systematic manner. For the main part they were accessioned in a disordered sequence of re-used A4 envelopes. The arrangement adopted here has tried to reflect those records series most consistently adopted by the Quartet's successive records keepers, and their assigned administrative functions. Two members of the Quartet usually each took the role of Secretary and Treasurer, but many records series are in fact split between each, such that the more ordered VAT record series ALQ 3/2 contains items whose companions may be found in many other series in this collection. The Quartet has also employed a series of management agencies through its life: records accrued by these agencies relating to the Quartet do not form part of this archive.

Appraisal

Duplicates and unrelated personal records inadvertently intermixed with the collection have been returned to the donors.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Technical requirements

Collection contains digital audio and audio-visual records: audio and video (VHS) cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, a minidisc. The Quartet's website has also been archived (quarterly) from 2013, and may be consulted (offline) upon request.

Bibliography

Allegri String Quartet, The Allegri at 50 : a quartet in 5 movements : a 50th birthday celebration of the Allegri String Quartet, as told [by members of the quartet and friends] to Piers Burton-Page, [2005].

Catalogue

Personnel
Reference: ALQ 1
Dates of creation: 1954-2011
Extent: 2½ boxes
ALQ 1/1   1976-2000s
Personnel records.
14 files
ALQ 1/1/A   1976-2000
Members of the quartet.
Paper; photographic paper   11 files
Access to certain records in this series will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/1   2000
Eli Goren, leader, violin, 1954-1968.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/A/2   1976
Patrick Ireland, viola, 1954-1977.
Paper   1 file
Access to records in this file will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/3   1996
Bruno Schrecker, violincello, 1967-1998.
Paper   1 file
Access to records in this file will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/4   1999
David Roth, second violin, 1969-2000.
Paper   1 file
Access to records in this file will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/5   1990
Peter Carter, leader, violin, 1976-2005.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/A/6   [1980]
Prunella Pacey, viola, 1977-1981.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/A/7   1984
Keith Lovell, viola, 1981-1988.
Paper   1 file
Access to records in this file will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/8   1989-1995
Roger Tapping, viola, 1989-1995.
Paper   1 file
Access to records in this file will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/A/9   2000
Jonathan Barritt, viola, 1995-2001.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/A/10   [1998]
Pál Banda, violincello, 1998-2009.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/A/11   1999-2000
Fiona McNaught, second violin, 2000-2002: includes 2 portrait photographs.
Paper; photographic paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/B   1988, 1997-1998
Recruitment.
Paper   2 files
Access to all records in this series will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 1/1/B/1   1988
Appointment of new viola player: Roger Tapping selected.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/B/2   1997-1998
Appointment of new cello player: Pál Banda selected.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/1/C   [1980s]-[2000s]
Collaborators: biographical and publicity material.
Performers: Timothy Brown, horn; James Campbell, clarinet; Roger Chase, viola; Rosemary Landry, soprano; Susan Tomes, piano; Marion van den Akker, mezzo-soprano; Rian de Waal, piano.
Composers: Ric Graebner; Martyn Harry; Nigel Osborne.
Material relating to the following performers, composers and agents etc., not known to be collaborators, are filed at ALQ 6: Norman Arthur, violin; DMT Associates, [music business] software specialists; Virginia Harding, agent; Nicholas Hill, horn; Paul Lewis, piano; Duncan McTier, double bass; Michael Zev Gordon, composer; Don Peterson, violin; John Marlow Rhys, composer; Philip Wilby, composer.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/2   1954-2011
Memorabilia and ephemera
3 files
ALQ 1/2/A   1954-2011
Stationery.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/2/B   1984, 2003
Signed commemorative publications.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/2/C   [?1994]
Miscellaneous ephemera: ‘Quiz for Quartet reunion in Pub’.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 1/3   1954-2002
Photographs and graphic artwork.
2 boxes
ALQ 1/3/A   [1954]-2000
Photographic works chiefly portraying the Quartet. Items are grouped chronologically (ALQ 1/3/A/1-18 as of 2013), according to changes in the Quartet line-up (see above): for some periods no items have yet been deposited, thus the file numbering sequence has gaps.
1.25 boxes
ALQ 1/3/A/1   [1954 x 1963]
Goren, Barton, Ireland, Pleeth. Photographers include: R. Hewetson Watson.
Photographic paper; paper   2 b/w prints, with 1 loose mount
Size: 21 x 17 cm; 22 x 17 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/5   [1969-1976]
Maguire, Roth, Ireland, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: Nottingham, 11 November 1976; New York, Theodor Uppman. Issuers include: Albert Reibmayr.
Photographic paper   3 b/w, 2 colour prints
Size: 13 x 9 cm; 11 x 9 cm; 13 x 9 cm; 22 x 17 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/7   [1977 x 1981]
Carter, Roth, Pacey, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: Nottingham, November 1978. Issuers include: Ibbs & Tillett; Decca Record Company Ltd. Photographers include: Clive Barda.
Photographic paper; photographic film   35 b/w, 1 colour prints; 5 b/w negatives
Size: Prints: 12 x 9 cm; 14 x 9 cm; 20 x 16 cm; 25 x 15 cm; 25 x 21 cm; 26 x 21 cm; 18 x 25 cm; 18 x 13 cm; 12 x 17 cm. Negatives: 11 x 11 cm; 25 x 15 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/8/1   [1981-1989]
Carter, Roth, Lovell, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: [Russia, ?1984]; Michael Tippett, composer; Patrick Ireland; James Campbell, Parry Sound, Canada; Covent Garden; Malcolm Arnold, Kenwood House (May, 1987); Heidelberg (1986); Gloria Saarinen. Issuers include: English Heritage; Van Walsum Management; Singer Laren (1984). Photographers include: Sara Moody (1988); Malcolm Crowthers (1984); Clive Barda (1984).
Photographic paper; photographic film   47 b/w, 4 colour prints; 7 colour negatives
Size: Prints: fragments; 10 x 15 cm; 26 x 21 cm; 13 x 18 cm; 11 x 16 cm; 10 x 17 cm; 22 x 17 cm; 11 x 17 cm; 25 x 18cm; 13 x 9 cm; 9 x 14 cm; 8 x 12 cm; 17 x 22 cm; 26 x 18 cm. Negatives: 35 and 60 mm film
ALQ 1/3/A/8/2   1987
Award ceremony and Quartet performance upon the conferrment of Honorary Master of Music to Peter Carter and Keith Lovell. Issued by: University of Hull Photographic and Copy Service, Brynmor Jones Library.
Photographic paper; paper   9 colour prints, mounted
Size: 21 x 26 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/8/3   [1981 x 1989]
Octet [?Bath International Ensemble], rehearsals and performance at unidentified location: Quartet with Rudolf Senn (double-bass), Robin O'Neill (basoon), James Campbell (clarinet), Timothy Brown (horn).
Photographic paper   37 b/w prints
Size: 24 x 31 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/9/1   [1989 x 1995]
Carter, Roth, Topping, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: H.R.H. Prince Andrew, Duke of York; Liberty Square, Taipei; Barbican [1989]; University of Nottingham (1994). Photographers: [?Ruth Iles]; Nigel Luckhurst; Alec Lessin; Brian Hayes.
Photographic paper; photographic film   15 b/w, 15 colour prints; 1 b/w negative
Size: Prints: 15 x 10 cm; 23 x 18 cm; 26 x 21 cm; 23 x 15 cm; 18 x 13 cm; 12 x 26 cm; 17 x 22 cm; 30 x 21 cm. Negative: 35 mm.
ALQ 1/3/A/9/2   [1989 x 1995]
Carter, Roth, Tapping, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: Oxford. Photographers: [Peter Mansfield].
Photographic paper; photographic film   42 b/w prints; 24 b/w negatives
Size: Prints: 14 x 12 cm; 26 x 21 cm. Negatives: 35 and 60 mm film
ALQ 1/3/A/9/3   [1989 x 1995]
Carter, Roth, Tapping, Schrecker. Photographers: [Peter Mansfield].
Photographic paper; photographic film   34 b/w prints; 70 b/w negatives
Size: Prints: 20 x 25 cm; 11 x 9 cm; 20 x 20 cm; 26 x 20 cm; 31 x 24 cm. Negatives: 10 x 12 cm; 35 and 60 mm film
ALQ 1/3/A/9/4   [1993]
Carter, Roth, Topping, Schrecker. Photographer: Peter Mansfield. See correspondence to Mansfield dated 16 November 1993, ALQ 2/4/A/1993.
Photographic paper; photographic film   5 b/w, 1 colour prints; 1 b/w, 6 colour negatives
Size: Prints: 7 x 8 cm; 11 x 9 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 21 x 26 cm; 31 x 41 cm (outsize). Negatives: 60 mm film
ALQ 1/3/A/9/5   1994
40th anniversary publication. Includes artwork by: Wibb (William Bennett).
Photographic film    13 b/w negatives
Size: 10 x 13 cm; 21 x 25 cm; 20 x 25 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/10   [1995 x 1998]
Carter, Roth, Barritt, Schrecker. Events / locations / other persons identified: Gillian Shephard, Secretary of State for Education and Employment, Barbican, September 1995. Photographers include: Peter Mansfield; Richard H. Smith. Issuers include: Foundation for Young Musicians.
Photographic paper; photographic film    6 b/w, 6 colour prints; 4 colour 35 mm slides; 6 b/w, 9 colour negatives
Size: Prints: 18 x 13 cm; 21 x 13 cm; 24 x 31 cm; 30 x 21 cm; 13 x 19 cm. Negatives: 60 mm film
ALQ 1/3/A/11   [1998 x 2000]
Carter, Roth, Barritt, Banda.
Photographic paper   3 b/w prints
Size: 9 x 13 cm; 21 x 26 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/12/1   [2000 x 2001]
Carter, McNaught, Barritt, Banda. Photographers include: John Garfield.
Photographic paper; photographic film   22 b/w, 1 colour prints; 2 negatives
Size: Prints: 12 x 17 cm; 30 x 21 cm; 30 x 42 cm (outsize). Negatives: 10 x 13 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/12/2   [2000 x 2001]
Carter, McNaught, Barritt, Banda. Photographer: Bruno Schrecker.
Photographic paper   37 colour prints
Size: 11 x 15 cm
ALQ 1/3/A/14   2002
Carter, Todes, Vogel, Banda.
Photographic paper   2 b/w, 2 colour prints
Size: 30 x 21 cm; 16 x 21 cm
ALQ 1/3/B   [1970-1998]
Works of art chiefly portraying the Allegri String Quartet, and other performers. For cartoon artwork by Wibb (William Bennett), and by Jocius, see ALQ 2/9/A/11, 14.
6 files
ALQ 1/3/B/1   1970
Copy 2 drawings of the Quartet rehearsing Haydn, by Harry Hants, 2 September 1969, reproduced on the programme for a concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH), 28 May 1970.
Paper   1 f.
Size: 39 x 26 cm (outsize)
ALQ 1/3/B/2   [1973]
Two programmes for an exhibition of works by Dorothy Bradford at the Woodstock Gallery, London, and featuring the Quartet, 19 November-8 December [1973]. [The image of a cellist on the cover is probably not a member of the Quartet.]
Paper   2 f
Size: 17 x 21 cm
ALQ 1/3/B/3   1980-1983
Portfolio of photocopies of sketches by Fran Eastman, mounted in spiral bound notebook, portraying: Allegri String Quartet (1980-1981), including both Pacey and Lovell; [Keith Harvey], Gabrieli Quartet; Philip de Groote, Chilingirion Quartet; Wojciech Walasek, Varsovia Quartet (1983); Paul Robertson, Anthony Lewis, [?Ivo-Jan van der Werff], Medici Quartet (1983). See also correspondence to Mr Appleby, [after 1987], ALQ 2/4/A/1988.
Paper; metal   1 notebook
Size: 15 x 24 cm
ALQ 1/3/B/4   Christmas 1987
10 pencil drawings, and 1 photocopy, portraying the Quartet with [Rian de Waal], unidentified harpist, unidentified female soloist, rehearsing for a masterclass at Bristol University, by Judith White. With undated letter from the artist to Peter Carter.
Paper   12 f.
ALQ 1/3/B/5   1987-1993
21 original and photocopy pen and ink drawings of the Quartet by Sarah Graham, at the following events: Conway Hall, 10 April 1988 and January 1992 or 1993; Wigmore Hall, Haydn festival, 1987; Morley College, February 1993. With undated covering letter from the artist.
Paper   27 f.
ALQ 1/3/B/6   [1998]
Photocopy (on 2 f.) charcoal drawing of the Quartet rehearsing Brahms, by Rachel Hemming Bray, 1997, undersigned by the Quartet; with catalogue of works by the artist depicting the Quartet and James Campbell at various locations, 1980s-1998, exhibited 16 October-7 November 1998.
Paper   3 f.
ALQ 1/3/C   [1960 x 2000]
Works portraying collaboraters with the Quartet.
1 file
ALQ 1/3/C/B/1   [1960 x 2000]
Eleanor Bron, actor (headshots), 3 portraits. Issued by: Jeremy Conway Ltd.
Photographic paper   3 b/w prints
Size: 21 x 26 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/B/2   [1970 x 2000]
Oliver Butterworth, violinist (threequarter-length). [Photographer: David C. Golby.]
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 16 x 21 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/C/1   [1967 x 2000]
James Campbell, clarinettist (headshots), 4 portraits. Photographers: Bruno Schrecker, Nigel Dickson. Issued by Gami, Gami Simonds, Magenta Music International Ltd.
Photographic paper   5 b/w prints
Size: 13 x 18 cm; 21 x 26 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/D/1   [1970 x 2000]
Rian de Waal, pianist (headshots). Issued by: Nederlands Impresariaat; Van Walsum Management.
Photographic paper   5 b/w prints
Size: 11 x 15 cm; 15 x 11 cm; 14 x 9 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/D/2   [1970 x 2000]
Duncan Druce, composer (half-length).
Photographic paper   1 colour print
Size: 11 x 16 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/M/1   [1970 x 2000]
James Macmillan, composer (headshot). Issued by Alfred A. Kalmus (London) Ltd / Universal Edition (London) Ltd.
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 18 x 13 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/W/1   [1970 x 2000]
Frank Wibaut, pianist (threequarter-length). Photographer: David C. Golby.
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 16 x 21 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/W/2   [1970 x 2000]
John Woolrich, composer (headshot). Issued by Faber Music Ltd. Photographer: Nigel Parry.
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 13 x 18 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/X/1   [1967 x 1998]
Unidentified seated man reading (full-length). Photographer: Bruno Schrecker.
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 24 x 31 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/X/2   [1967 x 1998]
Unidentified female harpist (headshot). [Photographer: ?Bruno Schrecker.]
Photographic paper   1 b/w print
Size: 24 x 31 cm
ALQ 1/3/C/X/3   [1967 x 1998]
Unidentified man (headshot). One print endorsed: ‘B’. [Photographer: ?Bruno Schrecker.]
Photographic paper   3 b/w prints
Size: 13 x 18 cm
Secretary
Reference: ALQ 2
Dates of creation: 1957-2013
Extent: 31½ boxes
ALQ 2/1   1979-2002
Planning.
Paper   2 files
ALQ 2/1/A   [1980s]-2002
Agendas and minutes of (internal) Quartet meetings.
1 file
ALQ 2/1/B   1979-1992
Minutes of meetings with agencies Van Walsum Management, and Magenta Music International.
1 file
ALQ 2/2   1966-2003
Contracts: excluding record contracts (see ALQ 4/3).
Paper   1 box
ALQ 2/3   1963-2000
Diaries and schedules.
Paper   1 box
ALQ 2/4   1968-2010
Correspondence and event files.
Paper   7 boxes
ALQ 2/4/A   1979-2010
General correspondence.

ALQ 2/4/A/1979A   1979-1981
Musicians Union boycott of South Africa.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/A/1983A   1983-2003
File containing correspondence and miscellaneous records, divided into the following sections:
Dominic Barrington Concert Promotion and Artist Management, 1985-1991;
Radcliffe [scheme], 1983-2001;
Teaching, 1984-1989;
Black Angels (by George Crumb),1983-1985;
BBC, 1983-1998;
Useful addresses [containing no records, see ALQ 2/9/D];
Oxford, 1983-2003;
Recording, 1985-1990: Decca, Polygram (Philips Classics);
Wigmore, 1985-1988;
Magenta Music International, 1992.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/A/1994A   August-November 1994
Projects 1994/1995: Llanfyllin, Beethoven recording, Schubert songs.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/A/1994B   1991-1994
Air transportation of musical instruments: correspondence with the Incorporated Society of Musicians, British Airways, BAA plc, and Air Canada.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/A/U   1953 x 2010
Undated miscellaneous correspondence.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/B   1968-1999
Queen Elizabeth Hall, and other London events.
1 box
ALQ 2/4/B/1   1968-1977
Correspondence, contracts and accounts.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/B/2   February 1977-April 1978
Correspondence, contract and accounts relating to a concert on 15 November 1977.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/B/3   1982-1986, 1991-1999
“Lon[d]on Promotions” file, with sections as follows:
Beethoven, 1 November 1986;
QEH, 2 June 1985;
QEH, 20 March 1984;
QEH 30th Anniversary Concert, 24 September 1984;
Advertising - Out; Publicity and printing; Advertising - In;
Party, 24 September 1984;
QEH, 27 September 1983;
Correspondence - QEH, Patrick;
Contracts, Schedules etc., Estimates;
Advertising;
Leaflets, Programme, Posters.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/B/4   1983-1999
Correspondence and accounts.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/B/5   1986-1992
Correspondence, contracts.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/C   1986-1990
Dominic Barrington concert promotion and artist management agency. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/D   1989-1990
Grapevine Ltd public relations and concert management agency.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/E   1987-1991
Beethoven and Mozart series, Blackheath Concert Halls (chiefly), Bath and Exeter.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/F   1987-1997
Quartets: Beethoven and T.S. Eliot. Readings of Eliot's Four Quartets with Beethoven's String quartets op. 130 and 133.
1 file
ALQ 2/4/G   1975-1996
Honorary Degrees.
Master of Music: University of Hull (1975 and 1987).
Doctor of Music: University of Nottingham (1994); University of Southampton (1995).
1 file
ALQ 2/4/H   1984-2004
Quartet foundation anniversaries.
3 files
ALQ 2/4/H/1   September 1984
Budget for 30th anniversary concert [at Bath], 22 September 1984.
1 f.
ALQ 2/4/H/2   1994
40th anniversary events.
2 files
ALQ 2/4/H/3   2004
50th anniversary events.
1 file
ALQ 2/5   1969-2001
Education: Radcliffe scheme; Coaching (including some Radcliffe residency events).
Paper   9 files
ALQ 2/5/A   1969-2001
Radcliffe scheme. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
7 files
ALQ 2/5/B   1997
Composer in Association: John Cooney.
1 file
ALQ 2/5/C   1971-1999
Coaching: University of Sussex Summer School; Midland Arts Centre Chamber Music Weekends; Giggleswick Summer Music [School]; Radcliffe university residencies; Dartington; School workshops; Reading; Morley College. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
1 file
ALQ 2/6   1971-1994
Broadcasters.
Paper   3 files
ALQ 2/6/A   1973-1994
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
2 files
ALQ 2/6/A/1   1973-1994
Correspondence and Production Details sheets.
1 file
ALQ 2/6/A/2   1994
Programme ideas for the BBC etc.
1 file
ALQ 2/6/B   1971-1986
Sender Freies Berlin (SFB).
Paper   1 file
ALQ 2/7   1968-2003
Tours.

ALQ 2/7/A   1968-1983
Benelux countries.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/B   1974, 1983
Switzerland.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/C   1971-1989
France.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/D   1971
Russia.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/E   1973-1974, 1991
Ireland.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/F   1974, 1989, 1993
Hong Kong, and Taiwan (1993).
1 file
ALQ 2/7/G   1974
P & O music cruise on the Uganda, calling at Liverpool, Santander, Gibraltar, Ceuta, Vigo and Liverpool.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/H   1975, 1991, 1993
India, and Sri Lanka (1975); Singapore (1991); Sri Lanka and Singapore (1993).
1 file
ALQ 2/7/I   1978
South Africa.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/J   1980
Switzerland, and Holland.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/K   1969, 1971, 1974, 1981, 1984-1988, 1989
Germany, and Switzerland (1969; through the agencies Konzertdirektion Hans Ulrich Schmid (1971, 1974) and Nordeutsche Konzertdirektion Melsine Grevesmühl (1981-).
1 file
ALQ 2/7/L   1984
Finland.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/M   1986-1987, 1997-1998
Italy, through the agencies of ORIA and Lorenzo Ferraro's Gruppo Strumentale Veneto.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/N   1971-1988
Tours to various coutries: Yugoslavia, 1973; Austria, 1971, 1975; Spain, 1987 (Tenerife), 1988 (Pollença); Norway, 1992 (Stravanger); Estonia (1997); Uzbekistan (2003); Sweden, Portugal.
1 file
ALQ 2/7/O   1968-2003
North America, chiefly Canada; and agency accounts, 1977-1998. Includes Bath International Ensemble material.
7 files
ALQ 2/8   1988-1999
Bath International Ensemble: for tours of North America, see ALQ 2/7/O.
Paper   2 files
ALQ 2/8/A   [1988]
Stationery.
1 file
ALQ 2/8/B   1988-1999
Correspondence and accounts.
1 file
ALQ 2/9   1957-2013
Marketing and promotion: brochures, contacts.
1½ boxes
ALQ 2/9/A   1957-2004
Working files, proofs and artwork (some original) for Quartet publications.
1.5 boxes
ALQ 2/9/A/1   1957-1959
Digest of favourable press reviews of Quartet performances, marked up for use in Quartet publications; with biography of Patrick Ireland. Typescript.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/2   1971-1972
Mariedi Anders Artists Management Inc. brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/3   1973
Brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/4   1976-1977
Draft biographies; digests of press reviews (1970-1977).
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/5   1977 x 1981
Draft Quartet biography.
1 f.
ALQ 2/9/A/6   1981 x 1988
Draft Quartet biography.
1 f.
ALQ 2/9/A/7   1982-1999
Beethoven cycles.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/8   1983
Brochure, with Allegri medallion engraving artwork.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/9   1984
Anniversary concert publications.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/10   1985
Brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/11   1987
Artwork by J. Jocius, 14 November 1978 (outsize) and 1987 (copy).
1 file; 1 outsize item
ALQ 2/9/A/12   1989
Eliot Quartets.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/13   1992
Magenta Music International brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/14   1993
William Bennett, alias Wibb, artwork (some original).
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/15   1995-1996
Empty folder formerly used for brochure.
1 folder
ALQ 2/9/A/16   1998
Brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/17   2000
Brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/18   2002
Brochure.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/A/19   2003-2004
Anniversary history booklet.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/B   1958-2003
Quartet publications: brochures, press releases, newsletters. For publications relating to specific events, see ALQ 2/10.
1 file; 1 outsize item
ALQ 2/9/C   1978-1997
Agency publications featuring the Quartet: artist lists, schedules for forthcoming seasons.
1 file
ALQ 2/9/D   [1970s]-[2000s]
Contacts, mailing lists: lists of names and addresses of private individuals, businesses and cultural organisations and publishers, used to organise and promote events. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
1 file
Access to records in this series will be restricted under terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
ALQ 2/9/E   2013
Quarterly snapshots of Quartet website (http://www.allegriquartet.org.uk/), captured from January 2013, numbered ALQ 2/9/E/2013/1, 2 etc.
1 CD-ROM (70 MB)
ALQ 2/10   1972-[2003]
Repertoire lists, many undated.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 2/11   [2000]
List of scores and parts in the possession of Quartet members.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 2/12   1960-2013
Events: promotion, programmes, lecture notes, broadcast scripts, notes, ephemera. Items are filed chronologically, and numbered within each year, thus: ALQ 2/12/1979/1, 2, 3 etc. Posters and other outsize items are numbered in sequence but filed separately. Undated items are filed at ALQ 2/12/U.
Paper   12 boxes
ALQ 2/13   1954-2006
Cuttings. Items are filed chronologically, and numbered within each year, thus: ALQ 2/11/1979/1, 2, 3.
Paper   4 boxes
Treasurer
Reference: ALQ 3
Dates of creation: 1954-[2010]
Extent: 9 boxes
ALQ 3/1   1954-[2010]
Accounts, in manuscript volumes, and later (disordered) tabulated computer print-outs, with budgets. Unless otherwise stated, ledgers and loose accounts may include any or all of the following reports: concerts, recordings, royalties; agency fees, VAT, sundry expenses; budgets. It appears the Quartet banked with Barclays Bank until 1956, and Lloyds Bank thereafter: account details are listed at ALQ 3/3. Various credit card accounts (and statements) also survive.
1 box
ALQ 3/1/A   1954-1973
Ledger, with paste-ins.
1 volume
Size: 12 x 18 cm
ALQ 3/1/B   1977-1982
Ledger.
1 volume
Size: 11 x 16 cm
ALQ 3/1/C   1977-1987
VAT ledger.
1 volume
Size: 22 x 31 cm
ALQ 3/1/D   1970-1981
Photocopies of sections of accounts ledgers ALQ 3/1/A-D.
1 file
ALQ 3/1/E   1980-1986
Ledger: includes 1986 Canadian and Finland tour expenses.
1 volume
Size: 10 x 16 cm
ALQ 3/1/F   1982-1988
Ledger.
1 volume
Size: 10 x 16 cm
ALQ 3/1/G   1983-1984
Ledger.
1 volume
Size: 11 x 16 cm
ALQ 3/1/H   1983-1985
Ledger.
1 volume
Size: 13 x 21 cm
ALQ 3/1/I   1980s
Loose accounts and budgets, both in manuscript and tabulated computer print-outs, in rough chronological order.
1 file
ALQ 3/1/J   1987-1990
Loose accounts, formerly bound in unlabelled blue binder.
1 file
ALQ 3/1/K   1990s
Loose accounts and budgets, both in manuscript and tabulated computer print-outs.
1 file
ALQ 3/1/L   2000s
Loose accounts and budgets, both in manuscript and tabulated computer print-outs.
1 file
ALQ 3/2   1973, May 1977-July 1990
VAT records, arranged and numbered chronologically by quarter (Q1-4). Contains chiefly receipts and accounts, but also records from almost every other series within this collection, for example: correspondence (general; Radcliffe scheme; bank), remittance slips (including Radcliffe scheme and BBC), contracts, records royalty statements, agency statements, records retail accounts, foreign tour expenses. See under the headings ‘Processing’ and ‘Arrangement’ for more details.
6 boxes
The original quarterly chronological arrangement adopted by the donor, David Roth, has been preserved.
ALQ 3/2/1973   1973
Correspondence, and memorandum.
3 f
ALQ 3/2/1977-78/Q1 to ALQ 3/2/1990-91/Q1   May 1977-July 1990
6 boxes
ALQ 3/2/1977-80/L1   9 May 1977-16 December 1980
Sales invoice book, carbon copies.
1 volume
ALQ 3/2/1981-84/L1   11 January 1981-26 November 1984
Sales invoice book, carbon copies.
1 volume
ALQ 3/2/1984-87/L1   21 November 1984-30 October 1987
Sales invoice book, carbon copies.
1 volume
ALQ 3/3   1963-1996
Bank records for the Quartet, and the Bath International Ensemble. The Quartet banked with Barclays Bank until 1956, and Lloyds Bank thereafter.
Lloyds accounts:
7112*** deposit;
0018*** [current -1977];
0218*** current 1977-;
0043*** promotion 1983- (advances to buy records and to publicise concerts).
2 boxes
ALQ 3/3/A   1973-1995
Correspondence, credit statements, foreign currency exchange receipts, money transfers, with undated memorandum with ‘Suggestions for improvements’ to the Quartet's management of finances and accounting practices: Lloyds Bank (bank accounts and Access), Marks & Spencer (charge card), National Westminster Bank (Access), John Lewis (credit card), Bank of Scotland (Visa).
1 file
ALQ 3/3/B   1963-1991
Books of deposit counterfoils (various accounts), with some loose counterfoils interleaved.
¼ box (46 volumes)
Books ALQ 3/3/B/1-25 were formerly numbered ASQ 11-36.
ALQ 3/3/B/45-46   1983-1988
Promotions account 0043***.
2 volumes
ALQ 3/3/C   1963-1990
Books of cheque counterfoils, and processed cheques.
¾ box (67 volumes; 223 f.)
ALQ 3/3/C/1   1963-1977
[Current] account 0018***.
29 volumes
Books were formerly numbered ASQ 9-23, 25-38.
ALQ 3/3/C/2   1977-1990
Current account 0218***.
35 volumes
Books ALQ 3/3/C/2/1-10 were formerly numbered B(ooks) 1-10.
ALQ 3/3/C/3   1983-1989
Promotions account 0043***.
3 volumes
Books ALQ 3/3/C/2/1-10 were formerly numbered B(ooks) 1-10.
ALQ 3/3/C/4   1963-1973
Processed cheques, returned to the account holders.
223 f.
ALQ 3/3/D   1968-1990
Statements for LLoyds Bank accounts.
4 files
ALQ 3/3/D/1   1977-1990
Deposit account 7112***.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/D/2   1968-1979
Current account 0018***.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/D/3   1977-1990
Current account 0218***.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/D/4   1983-1990
Promotion account 0043***.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/E   1984-1990
Credit card statements and sales vouchers (customer copy).
3 files
ALQ 3/3/E/1   1984-1990
Statements for Lloyds Bank Access account 31869***: Peter Carter or David Roth.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/E/2   March-May 1987
Statements for National Westminster Bank Access account 5224 0067 2805 ****: David Roth.
2 f
ALQ 3/3/E/3   1984-1988
Access sales vouchers (customer copies) for accounts: 5224 0067 2805 ****, 5224 0033 3325 ****, 5224 0033 3468 ****, 5224 0033 3470 **** (David Roth); 5224 0033 3325 ****, 5224 0033 3470 **** (Peter Carter).
48 f
ALQ 3/3/E/4   1985-1987
Statements and sales vouchers (customer copies) for Bank of Scotland Visa account 4560 7203 9141 ****: David Roth.
1 file
ALQ 3/3/F   1994-1996
Bath International Ensemble: Halifax Building Society account 18273***.
3 f.
ALQ 3/4   1968-2000
Agency statements, excluding Dominic Barrington Concert Promotion and Artist Management, and Grapevine Ltd Public Relations and Concert Management (see ALQ 2/4/C-D), principally from the following: Mariedi Andres Artists Management Inc.; Ibbs & Tillett; Van Walsum Summerfield; Denis Langelier Artists' Management Ltd; Hart / Murdock Artist's Management; Magenta Music International Ltd.
4 files
ALQ 3/5   [1960s]-2000
Invoices and remittance notes relating to work undertaken independent of agencies, accounting directly to the Quartet: chiefly Radcliffe scheme, also including Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) broadcast [1960s], Open University royalty statements (1976-1981), Quartet anniversary concert (1984), Bath concert (1986), Hong Kong Broadcast (1989).
1 file
ALQ 3/6   1963-1990
BBC remittance slips.
1 file
ALQ 3/7   1954-2008
Recordings.
5 volumes; 7 files
ALQ 3/7/A   1954-1982
BBC recordings diary and ledger.
1 volume; 1 f.
ALQ 3/7/B   1955-1982
[Gramophone] records diary and ledger.
1 volume
ALQ 3/7/C   1959-1981
Broadcasts (excluding BBC) diary and ledger.
1 volume
ALQ 3/7/D   1979-1999
Retail invoices, accounts, correspondence and promotional materials, including two notebooks of accounts.
1 file, including 2 volumes
ALQ 3/7/E   1969-1978
Westminster Recording Company Inc., latterly ABC / Dunhill Records, then ABC Records, royalty statements.
15 f.
ALQ 3/7/F   1974-1987
Phonographic Performance Limited royalty statements, with undated account.
7 f.
ALQ 3/7/G   1975-1995
Gramex royalty statements.
3 f.
ALQ 3/7/H/1-4   1979-2008
Decca Group Records, latterly Decca Record Company Ltd, then Decca Music Group royalty statements.
4 files
ALQ 3/8   1964-1995
Miscellaneous invoices and receipts.
1 file
Recordings
Reference: ALQ 4
Dates of creation: 1968-2012
Extent: 3 boxes
ALQ 4/1   1984-2000
Discographies.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/2/1-4   1968-2004
Correspondence, including the following. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
Paper   4 files
ALQ 4/2/4   1994-1995
Lombardini: correspondence and cuttings relating to the Allegri's recording of the String Quartets Nos 1-6 by Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen (1745-1818) released by Cala (CACD1019) in 1994.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/3   1991-1999
Cala Records Ltd: general file containing correspondence, accounts, merchandise retail.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/4   1969-1998
Recordings contracts: N.V. Philips' Phonographische Industrie; The British Council; Decca; BBC; National Research Development Corporation; Cala Records Ltd; Gramex; Naim Audio.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/5   1989-[1999]
Recordings editing notes, and unedited recordings.
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   ¼ box
ALQ 4/5/1   [1989]
Piano quintet in A, opus 114, by Franz Schubert; Two songs, opus 91, by Johannes Brahms; and Kegelstatt trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano, KV 498, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Released by Grontmij.
Paper   4 f
ALQ 4/5/2   [1992]
Clarinet quintet in B minor, opus 115, and Piano quintet in F minor, opus 34, by Johannes Brahms.
Released by Cala (CACD1009).
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/5/3   [1994]
String quintet in A minor, by Max Bruch; String quintet in G, opus 111, by Johannes Brahms.
4 audio cassette tapes labeled Bruch, tapes 1-2, and Brahms, tapes 1-2.
Released by Naim (naimcd010).
Paper; plastic; magnetic tape, metal   1 file; 4 audio cassette tapes
ALQ 4/5/4   [1996-1997]
Quartett-Satz in C minor, by Franz Schubert; Quartet no. 39 in C, opus 33 no.3, by Joseph Haydn; String quartet in F, by Maurice Ravel.
Released by Naim (naimcd012), 1996.
String quartet no. 35 in D minor, opus 42, by Joseph Haydn; String quartet no. 3 in F, by Dmitri Shostakovitch; String quartet in A, opus 41 no. 3, by Robert Schumann.
Released by Naim (naimcd016), 1997.
3 audio cassette tapes numbered 1, 2, and 4; 5 audio cassette tapes numbered 3-7, containing (as above) Ravel, Shostakovich (radio), Schumann, Haydn (op.42).
Paper; plastic; magnetic tape; metal   1 file; 8 audio cassette tapes
ALQ 4/5/5   [1999]
String quartet no. 14 in C# minor, opus 131, by Ludwig van Beethoven; String quartet no. 3, opus 94, by Benjamin Britten.
Released by Naim (naimcd027).
3 audio cassette tapes labeled Britten, 131, and [Mozart String quartet in D] K575 Cheltenham; 3 audio compact discs labeled Beethoven (as above), July 20-22 1998, Henry Wood Hall, London; 2 audio compact discs labeled Britten (as above), July 20-22 1998, Henry Wood Hall, London.
Paper; plastic; magnetic tape; metal   1 file; 3 audio cassette tapes; 5 audio compact discs
ALQ 4/6   [1980s]-[2012]
Audio and video recordings.
½ box
ALQ 4/6/A   [1990s]
Schoenberg & Wittgenstein. BBC Monitor programme broadcast in 1957, featuring the Quartet.
DVD case also contained one unlabeled DVD.
Paper; plastic   2 DVDs; 1 DVD case
ALQ 4/6/B   [1980s]
BBC Monitor programme broadcast in 1960, featuring the Quartet.
Paper; plastic; magnetic tape; metal   1 video cassette tape (VHS)
ALQ 4/6/C   [1992 x 2012]
Labeled ‘The Allegri String Quartet’.
Paper; plastic; metal   1 minidisc; 1 case
ALQ 4/6/D   [1990 x 2012]
[Labeled ‘Allegri String Quartet “Live”’].
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   6 video casette tapes (VHS)
ALQ 4/7   1979-1992
Merchandise.
½ box
ALQ 4/7/A   1979
‘Death and the Maiden’, String Quartet in D minor, D.810; Quartettsatz, D.703, by Franz Schubert. Allegri String Quartet. Decca Record Company Limited Weekend classics (421 164-4). 2 copies.
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   2 audio cassette tapes
ALQ 4/7/B   1981
Clarinet Quartet no.1 in E-flat, op.2; Clarinet Quartet no.2 in C minor, op.4; Clarinet Quartet no.3 in D, op.7, by Bernhard Henrik Crusell. Thea King and the Allegri String Quartet. Hyperion (CDA66077).
Paper; plastic   ½ compact disc case
ALQ 4/7/C   1985
“Stolen gems”. James Campbell featuring the Allegri String Quartet with Eric Robertson. Marquis Records (Canada) Inc. (MAR 119).
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   1 audio cassette tape
ALQ 4/7/D   1989
Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet [in B-flat], by Jean Francaix; Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet [in B-flat, op.89], by Anton Reicha. Crystal Records (C732). 2 copies.
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   2 audio cassette tapes
ALQ 4/7/E   1989
‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’, by G.F. Handel; Kegelstatt-trio KV498, by W.A. Mozart; Variations on ‘Bei Männer welche Liebe fühlen’, by L. van Beethoven; ‘Gestillte Sehnsucht’ , and ‘Geistliches Wiegenlied’, by J. Brahms; ‘The Trout’ String Quintet in A op.114, by F. Schubert. The Bath International Ensemble. Grontmij
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   1 audio cassette tape
ALQ 4/7/F   1992
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op.115; Piano Quintet in F minor, op.34, by Johannes Brahms. Bath International Ensemble. Cala Records Ltd (CAMC 1009).
Paper; plastic; metal; magnetic tape   1 audio cassette tape
ALQ 4/7/G   1992
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op.115, by Johannes Brahms. Bath International Ensemble. Cala Records Ltd (CACD 1009A). 2 copies.
Plastic   2 audio compact discs
ALQ 4/8   1980s-c.2000
Marketing.
2 files; 4 outsize items
ALQ 4/8/1   1994
CD promotion: correspondence, Magenta (agent) mailing list.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 4/8/2   1980s-c. 2000
Promotional material published by record companies, or used by the Allegri to promote particular recordings at performances with merchandise price lists: Argo; Cala; Hyperion; Naim.
Paper   1 file; 4 outsize items
Scores
Reference: ALQ 5
Dates of creation: 1939-2004
Extent: 5 boxes
ALQ 5/1   [1939]
String quartet no. 3 (in one movement), by Elizabeth Maconchy, [1938]. Opus 15. Full score (1 volume; 24 p.), with composer's signature on front cover. Parts (1 volume; 8 p., 8 p.): lacking 1st violin and cello. Dedication: ‘For the New Hungarian Quartet’. Publishers: Hinrichsen, H.E. No. 60, [1939] (cancelled); Alfred Lengnick & Co., Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London, 1957.
2 volumes (24 p.; 8p., 8 p.)
Size: 24 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/2   1939
Quartet No. 4, by Frank Bridge, 6 November 1937. Parts: lacking viola and cello. Annotated in pencil by players. Dedicated to Mrs Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. Published by Augener Ltd., 18 Great Marlborough Street & 57 High Street, Marylebone, London, W.1., 1939.
2 volumes (16 p.; 16 p.)
Size: 25 x 34 cm
ALQ 5/3   1950
String quartet no. 5, by Elizabeth Maconchy, [1948]. Parts: lacking 1st violin and cello. Annotated in pencil by players. Publisher: Alfred Lengnick & Co., Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London, 1950.
2 volumes (10 p.; 10 p.)
Size: 23 x 31 cm
ALQ 5/4   [after 1954]
Quartet for strings [no. 1], by Elizabeth Maconchy, [1932 x 1933]. Viola part. [Copyist manuscript, with later manuscript alterations by composer]. Provenance (sequence uncertain): Hinrichsen Edition Ltd library, 160 Wardour Street, London (cancelled); International Exchange Concerts Library, 8 Pitt Street, New York (cancelled); Elizabeth Maconchy, Chart Corner, Seal Chart, Kent (cancelled), and Shottesbrook, Boreham, Chelmsford. Alterations and Annotations in ink and pencil, and with paste-ins and excisions.
1 volume (18 p.)
Size: 27 x 37 cm
ALQ 5/5   1959
String quartet, by Thea Musgrave, [1958]. Parts: lacking cello. Annotated in pencil by players. Publisher: J. & W. Chester Ltd, London, W.1, no. 277a., 1959.
1 volume (12 p.; 12 p.; 12 p.)
Size: 25 x 31 cm
ALQ 5/6   1962
String Quartet, by Peter Maxwell Davies. Full score (3 copies: lacking cellist's copy). Dedicated to Alexander Goehr. Annotated in pencil by players. First performed by the Amici Quartet at a BBC Thursday Invitation Concert in November 1961. Published by Schott & Co. Ltd., London, edition 10816, 1962.
3 copies of single volume (12 p.)
Size: 28 x 40 cm
ALQ 5/7   [1967]
Quartet no. II., by Alexander Goehr, [1967]. Opus 23. One set of parts, lacking cello, (2nd violin part in 2 volumes); and full score (2 complete two volume editions, 2 lacking first volume). Annotated in ink and pencil by composer and players, with corrected passages inserted throughout. Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London. For the text of remarks [by Peter Carter] and examples for a workshop on this piece, ALQ 2/12/U.
Paper   4 volumes; 6 volumes
Size: 26 x 34 cm; 29 x 45 cm
ALQ 5/8   [1968]
String Quartet, by Philip Cannon, 1964. Full score. Publisher: Kronos Press, 25 Ansdell Street, London, W8 5BN.
Paper   1 volume (48 p.)
Size: 22 x 29 cm
ALQ 5/9   [1969]
String Quartet no.1, by Sebastian Forbes. Full score (3 copies). Insert: manuscript (2 f.) score for 2nd movement §S, with repetitions written in full. Parts: lacking cello. Insert: manuscript (1 f.) 7 note passage, at end of 3rd movement in 1st violin part. Full scores corrected with tippex, and annotated in pencil by players. Parts corrected with tippex, and annotated in ink and pencil by players. Viola part subscribed, ‘March 15. BBC 2. Music Now’. No publisher information. For correspondence from the composer relating to this piece, see ALQ 2/5/A/1.
3 copies of single volume (28 p.) with 2 f. insert; 3 volumes (7 f., 6 f., 6 f.) with 1 f. insert
Size: 29 x 39 cm; 29 x 38 cm
ALQ 5/10   1969
String quartet music [no. 8], by Peter Sculthorpe, 1969. Full score (3 copies, 1 photocopy): annotated in pencil by players. Parts: lacking viola and cello. Dedicated to Lilian and Donald. Commissioned for the Radcliffe Award, 1969. With prefatory note that the work has been recorded by the Austral String Quartet for HMV (OASD 7563) and by the Allegri String Quartet [Argo (ZRG 672)]. Provenance of full scores: Faber Music Ltd Hire Library copies HF0392/B2, B4-B5. Publisher: Faber Music Ltd., London, 1969.
4 copies of single volumes (24 p.); 2 volumes (12 p.; 12 p.)
Size: 29 x 39 cm
ALQ 5/11   March 1969
String quartet no. 9, by Elizabeth Maconchy, [1968]. Full score (2 copies): lacking 1st violinist and cellist's copies. Manuscript set of parts (10 p.): lacking cello. Annotated in pencil by players. Photographic reproduction: H.H. Ltd. ‘Symphax’ 763. For correspondence relating to the performance of this piece, see ALQ 2/5/A/1.
2 copies of single volume (32 p.); 3 volumes (each 10 p.)
Size: 29 x 39 cm; 28 x 37 cm
ALQ 5/12   [1970]
String Quartet, by Anthony Hedges, [1970]. Marked on front covers, “Emergency copy. Uncorrected. Do not distribute”. Parts: lacking cello. Annotated in red ink [by the composer], and in pencil by players. Publisher: Apollo Sound. For the text of the composer's notes for a workshop on this piece, see ALQ 2/12/U. [For correspondence relating to Hedges' Clarinet Quintet, see ALQ 2/4/A/1987).
Paper   3 volumes
Size: 28 x 35 cm
ALQ 5/13   1970
String quartet II, by Hugh Wood, 1 January 1969 and 16 April 1970. Full score, with subsequent alterations [by the composer] in red ink. Parts: lacking cello; with pencil annotations by players. Dedicated to Leo Black. Publisher: Universal Edition (London) Ltd., London, 1970. Provenance: viola part stamped ‘Hire Library. Universal Edition’.
1 volume (28 p.); 3 volumes (8 f.; 8 f.; 7 f.)
Size: 30 x 41 cm
ALQ 5/14   after 1970
Quartetto per archi, by Krzysztof Penderecki, 1960. 2nd violin part. Annotated in pencil by player. Dedicated to Julianowi Zarzyckiemu. Publisher: Przedstawicielstwo Wydawnictw Polskich, Warsaw.
1 volume (16 p.)
Size: 31 x 24 cm
ALQ 5/15   [1971]
Ravelation..., string quintet by Jennifer Fowler, with (3 sets of) 3 loose sheets of typescript and manuscript programme notes by the composer. Full score (4 copies), marked up for violins 1 and 2, viola, and cello 2 (Terry); lacking first cellist's copy. Dedicated to the composer's father. Annotated in ink and pencil by the players. No publisher information.
4 copies of single volume (23 p.; 3 p.)
Size: 39 x 29 cm; 21 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/16   Spring 1971
Kaleidoscope, for clarinet and string quartet, by Nicola Lefanu. Full score: lacking viola and cello parts. Annotated in pencil by players. Commissioned by the Radcliffe Trust to compete for the Radcliffe Music Award 1971. Dedicated to Alan Hacker and the Allegri String Quartet.
2 copies of single volume (60 p.)
Size: 29 x 39 cm
ALQ 5/17   [1967]
String Quartet, by [James] Fulkerson, December 1967. Full score (1st and 2nd violin copies). Photocopies.
6 f.; 3f.
Size: 30 x 42 cm
ALQ 5/18   19 October 1972
String Quintet, by Martin Dalby. Set of parts: lacking first cello. First violin part defective (see ALQ 5/25 and ALQ 5/26 for the missing sections); each set of parts has an additional sequence of pages 13-17, faintly annotated [by the composer]. Annotated in ink and pencil by players. Commissioned by the City Music Society, London. First performed at Goldsmiths Hall, London, 27 October 1972.
4 volumes
Size: 29 x 39 cm
ALQ 5/19   11 February 1973
String Quartet III, by Barry Guy. Full score (3 copies: lacking cellist's copy). Dedicated to Jane Manning and the Allegri String Quartet. Radcliffe Award, 1973. Epigraph: ‘Strange meeting’, by Wilfred Owen. Publisher: Novello & Co. Ltd.
Paper, plastic spiral-bound   3 copies of single volume (iv, 94 p.)
Size: 23 x 31 cm
ALQ 5/20   14 February 1973
One Pearl. A monody for soprano & string quartet, by Alison Bauld. Full score (3 copies: lacking cellist's copy). Commissioned by the Radcliffe Trust, 1973. Dedicated to Nerida and John. Annotated in ink and pencil. No publisher information. For correspondence from the composer relating to performance of this piece, see ALQ 2/4/A/1973.
3 copies of single volume (24 p.)
Size: 38 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/21   April 1973
Angel / Eros, for soprano and string quartet, by Jonathan Harvey. One set of parts, lacking cello; and full score (3 copies: [lacking cellist's copy]). Epigraph: “FAUST: Zwei Seelen wohnen, ach! in meiner Brust...”. Parts are annotated in ink and pencil. Parts publisher: Novello & Company Ltd. Score publisher: Photographic Service (Music Reproductions) Ltd., 7 Gees Court, Oxford St. W1M 5HQ.
Paper   3 volumes; 3 volumes
Size: 28 x 34 cm; 32 x 48 cm
ALQ 5/22   [August 1975]
String Quartet No. 2 by Malcolm Arnold, [12 August 1975]. Opus 118. Parts: lacking cello. Annotated in pencil. Publisher: Photographic Service (Music Reproductions) Ltd., 62 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8LR. Stamped: Faber Music Ltd Hire Library.
Paper   3 volumes
Size: 26 x 31 cm
ALQ 5/23   [1976 x 2000]
Black angels. Thirteen images from the dark land, for electric string quartet, by George Crumb, 1970. Full score (1st violin (3 copies, 2 lacking page 8), 2nd violin). Photocopies. See also ALQ 2/4/A/1983A.
Paper   1 file (9 f., 8 f., 8 f., 9 f.)
Size: 31 x 42cm
ALQ 5/24   [1980]
String Quartet by Helen Roe, [1980]. Cover only. [Commissioned by the Radcliffe Trust. First performed by the Allegri String Quartet, Hull University, 1980].
Paper   1 f.
Size: 42 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/25   [1980]
String Quartet by Nicholas Bannan, 3 April 1980. Mixed full score/parts: 2nd violin (lacking pages 18-21); viola; 1 file of score fragments. Photocopies. The first 6 pages of the (1st violin's copy of the) score of Martin Dalby's String Quintet have been used as mounts for sections of the 2nd violin's photocopy of Bannan's quartet (see ALQ 5/18).
Paper   2 volumes (31 f.; 29 f.); 1 file
Size: 28 x 39 cm
ALQ 5/26   [1980]
The closing of Autumn, for soprano and string quartet, by Anthony Adams, 26 March 1980. Setting of “The narrow road to the deep North” by Matsuo Basho, translated by Nobuyuki Yuasa. Fragmentary mixed full score/2nd violin part (incomplete). A section of the (1st violin's copy of the) score of Martin Dalby's String Quintet has been used as mounts for sections of the 2nd violin's copy of this quartet (see ALQ 5/18).
Paper   1 file
Size: 30 x 43 cm
ALQ 5/27   [1982]
Cantata Piccola, to poems of Craig Raine, by Nigel Osborne, [1982]. Full score (2nd violin and viola). Dedicated to Mary King and the Allegri String Quartet, to mark the opening of the new Music Faculty buildings at Oxford. Annotated in pencil by players. Reproduced from holograph. [First performance: Oxford University,1 February 1982.]
Paper   2 copies of single volume (28 f.)
Size: 31 x 43 cm
ALQ 5/28   [1984]
String quartet no. 3, by Hans-Erik (Ric) Graebner, [1984]. Full ‘revised’ score. Photocopy. For accompanying biographical leaflet, see ALQ 1/1/C.
Paper   14 f.
Size: 24 x 31 cm
ALQ 5/29   [1991]
String Quintet, for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello, by Duncan Druce, 17 July 1991. Full score (2 copies: 1 defective): photocopies [of two different holographs]. First violin part: photocopy [of holograph]. For accompanying music examples for a seminar [ “Inspired by Mozart” ], see ALQ 2/12/1992.
Paper   39 p.; 31 f.; 19 f.
ALQ 5/30   [1992]
Life passes in transformation, for clarinet and string quartet, by Kelly-Marie Murphy, 15 Nov 1992. Full score. First violin part (page 6 loose).
Metal wire-bound and plastic spiral-bound paper   2 volumes (9 f.; 23 f.)
ALQ 5/31   [1994]
Under the Hammer for String Quartet , by Kenneth Dempster, 1994. For accompanying correspondence and cassette tape recording of a performance by the Emperor String Quartet, see ALQ 2/4/A/1996.
Plastic ring-bound paper   1 volume (18 p.)
Size: 22 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/32   [1996]
String Quartet in Ten Movements, by Benjamin Mawson, 1995-1996. For accompanying correspondence, see ALQ 2/4/A/1996.
Paper   14 f.
Size: 21 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/33   September 1997
String Quartet . Hommage to Smetana [sic], by Duncan Druce, 6 September 1997. For accompanying correspondence, see ALQ 2/5/A/6.
Paper   1 ring-bound volume (30 p.)
Size: 22 x 30 cm
ALQ 5/34   [late 20th century]
Fantazia, Nos 1-2, for string quartet or small string orchestra, by Orlando Gibbons; transcribed, scored and edited by Edmund Fellowes. Parts: No. 1 (lacking viola and cello); No. 2 (lacking viola). Publisher: Stainer & Bell Ltd. Photocopies.
(Sellotaped) paper   6 f.
ALQ 5/U   1953 x 2004
Fragmentary and ephemeral manuscript scores.
Paper   1 file
ALQ 5/U/1   1953 x 2004
Short except, [?violin] part, modern chromatic piece: probably a loose fragment of an unidentified corrected performance score filed at ALQ 5.
1 f
ALQ 5/U/2   1953 x 2004
End of Allegro misterioso, Piano Quintet by Johannes Brahms. Second violin part, and then 15 bars full score for string quintet: ‘reconstructed as String Quintet (as per original?)’.
3 f
ALQ 5/U/3   1953 x 2004
Hamlet Music: 9 bars of viola part, then 13 bars full score for string quartet.
2 f
ALQ 5/U/4   March 2004
Happy Birthday AllEGri, 17 bars full score for [string quartet], by Robert Saxton (?and faculty colleagues [at Oxford University Faculty of Music]).
2 f
Unrelated ephemera
Reference: ALQ 6
Dates of creation: 1969-2000
Extent: 1 file
Programmes and prospectuses relating to musical events and institutions, with no explicit link to the Allegri String Quartet.