Music manuscripts of Imogen Holst

Scope and Content

Manuscripts (scores and parts) of works by Imogen Holst, including her editions of works by Gustav Holst.

Access Information

This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader’s Undertaking form.

Other Finding Aids

There is a printed list of titles and associated pseudonyms for Imogen Holst's works from the Performing Rights Society dated 1992. This list can be found in the first box of the series.

Related Material

See HOL/8/2, HOL/8/3, HOL/8/5 and HOL/8/6 for further music manuscripts of Imogen Holst deposited from the collections of private owners.

See HOL/2/16 for music that Imogen was working on at the time of her death.

See HOL/2/14/11/5 File regarding recording early part-songs by Gustav Holst, edited and revised by Imogen Holst. This file includes photocopied and manuscript scores.

See HOL/2/2 for copies of Imogen Holst's music manuscripts held elsewhere.

See HOL/2/3/2 for Imogen Holst's work in progress on editions and arrangements.

In the Bernard Barrell collection are found a photocopy of the music manuscript for Joyce's Divertimento produced in a limited edition by Sphemusations Edition and manuscript string parts for Woodbridge Suite.


The first hardback edition of Imogen Holst: A Life in Music by Christopher Grogan (2007) contains a catalogue of compositions, arrangements and editions by Imogen Holst. This list is now out of date and should only be used as a rough guide.See also for a list of Imogen Holst's works.