Records of Trevor Hold

Scope and Content

Four manuscript music scores, 1971 and undated.

Administrative / Biographical History

Trevor James Hold was born 21 September 1939 in Northampton. After winning a scholarship to study English at Nottingham University in 1957, in 1958 Hold changed to the music course and in 1961 was awarded a first class degree in music, followed by an MA.

From 1957, he taught at Market Harborough grammar school (1962-63) and subsequently at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1963-65) and Liverpool University (1965-70) as an Assistant Lecturer, and then Lecturer, in Music. He returned to Northamptonshire in 1970 as a lecturer and organising music tutor for the county at Leicester University's department of adult education, becoming senior lecturer in 1979.

Hold identified closely with the county and the work of the Northamptonshire poet, John Clare. He published four collections of poetry: Time and the Bell (1971), Caught in Amber (1981), Mermaids and Nightingales (1991) and Chasing the Moon (2001).

He was also, by the 1980s, an established composer. Hold’s musical works included Gathered from the Field (1977), The Image Stays (1979), Wind Quintet (1982), River Songs (1982), Glasgerion (1987), Song at Night (1988) and The John Clare Song Book (1988). In 1983, he completed his opera, The Second Death. He also wrote on aspects of English song.

Trevor Hold died on 28 January 2004.

Conditions Governing Access

Records are open to the public, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including data protection laws.

Acquisition Information

The scores were transferred from the University Library’s Special Collections’ Department to the University Archive on 4 October 2006.

Note

Trevor James Hold was born 21 September 1939 in Northampton. After winning a scholarship to study English at Nottingham University in 1957, in 1958 Hold changed to the music course and in 1961 was awarded a first class degree in music, followed by an MA.

From 1957, he taught at Market Harborough grammar school (1962-63) and subsequently at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (1963-65) and Liverpool University (1965-70) as an Assistant Lecturer, and then Lecturer, in Music. He returned to Northamptonshire in 1970 as a lecturer and organising music tutor for the county at Leicester University's department of adult education, becoming senior lecturer in 1979.

Hold identified closely with the county and the work of the Northamptonshire poet, John Clare. He published four collections of poetry: Time and the Bell (1971), Caught in Amber (1981), Mermaids and Nightingales (1991) and Chasing the Moon (2001).

He was also, by the 1980s, an established composer. Hold’s musical works included Gathered from the Field (1977), The Image Stays (1979), Wind Quintet (1982), River Songs (1982), Glasgerion (1987), Song at Night (1988) and The John Clare Song Book (1988). In 1983, he completed his opera, The Second Death. He also wrote on aspects of English song.

Trevor Hold died on 28 January 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A typescript finding aid, to item level, is available for consultation in the searchroom of the Borthwick Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This archive forms part of the University Library Manuscripts collection.

Accruals

Further accruals are not expected.

Additional Information

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GB 193

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