File: Faculty and Department of Music

Scope and Content

The Department of Music was the sole constituent of the Faculty of Music. The Department developed under the leadership of Humphrey Proctor-Gregg (1895-1980), lecturer in music from 1935 to 1953, when he was elected to a chair, from which he retired in 1962. On his retirement. Hans Redlich (1903-1965), a distinguished musicologist, was elected professor, to be succeeded on his death by Philip Cranmer (1918-2006).

Subjects covered in this file include: relations with the Royal Manchester College of Music and later the Royal Northern College of Music; submissions to various U.G.C. quinquennial plans; departmental accommodation (at this stage, at Denmark St.); status of B.Mus. and D.Mus. degrees; Proctor-Gregg's elevation to a chair and sabbatical leave with the London Opera Company in 1958-1959; and the setting up of the University string quartet, "Ad Solem". There are also papers relating to criticism of Redlich's running of the department.

Former reference: 118

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Related Material

For the period 1935-1949, see VCA/7/65. For the appointment of Professor Redlich see VCA/7/545, and of Professor Cranmer,  VCA/7/560. The University Archives also has custody of the Faculty archive (FMU).