Stanley Black Collection

Scope and Content

Scores and papers of Stanley Black OBE (1913-2002). A pianist, conductor, composer and arranger, Stanley Black was known primarily for his many film music scores, his jazz and popular music arrangements and his work for the BBC as conductor and presenter of light music programmes.

This collection comprises hundreds of autograph manuscript scores as well as ephemeral material including concert programmes, correspondence, contracts and photographs. The majority of the scores are listed separately on the online catalogue.

Please note that performance parts are kept on permanent loan at the BBC Music Library and that any requests for performance copies are handled by the BBC.

Access Information

By appointment: please contact us to arrange an appointment before visiting. This enables us to save you time by having materials ready for you when you arrive. External users wishing to see rare materials will be asked to provide proof of identity.

To make an appointment to access the collection, contact the Jerwood Library,


Address: Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Created by Jane Ronson (Archives Hub team) using the Archives Hub EAD Editor, November 2014.

Description based on the The Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts Online Catalogue record, with assistance from Emma Greenwood (Librarian, Special Collections and Cataloguing), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, April 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

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