Tag: Music

Tales of Christmas Past

Christmas celebrations often feature prominently in people’s recollections of their childhood. This is certainly shown in the memoirs of former choristers, held in St George’s Chapel Archives. Dating from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, these include diaries and letters written during ...

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Archive’s got talent

If an Archive could talk then I am certain it would boast about the wealth of stories it holds within its walls. Perhaps it would even shout out, drawing our attention to a hidden gem which has lain dormant, patiently ...

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The Music of Sidney Campbell

Recently we have been cataloguing and conducting conservation work to the sizable music collection donated to the archives by Sidney Campbell, influential composer of sacred music and organist of St George’s Chapel 1961-1974. This has involved transferring Campbell’s collection to ...

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When to trust women

In a 15th century manuscript in the Archives of Balliol College, Oxford appears the following carol: When these things following be done to our intent, Then put women in trust and confident… When sparrows build churches on a height And ...

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.