Suite: The Humber Bridge

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Score and orchestral parts for 'Suite: The Humber Bridge' composed by D.J. Newstone and S.L. Burnby

Administrative / Biographical History

The construction of a suspension bridge across the River Humber was approved in 1959 with the passing of the Humber Bridge Act and the creation of the Humber Bridge Board. Work on the construction of the bridge did not start until 1973 and this piece was inspired by its construction. Traffic first crossed the bridge on 24th June 1981 and it was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 17th July 1981

'Suite: The Humber Bridge' was composed by David Newstone and Stephen Burnby. The piece was first performed by the Hull Juinor Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by David Scotney, at the Middleton Hall, Hull University on 1st April 1979.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Conditions Governing Use

Writers Reign Ltd, Hull

Custodial History

Donor's father was a senior executive at Reckitt & Colman in 1980 and also connected with amateur music making around Hull

Related Material

Hull Philharmonic [Ref C DSPH]

Hull Junior Philharmonic [Ref C DSJP]