Articles and programme notes

Scope and Content

Imogen Holst's articles and programme notes, both draft and published, on a range of subjects including the music of Gustav Holst and Benjamin Britten. Includes programmes and record sleeves notes by Imogen Holst

Also a list of programme notes by Imogen Holst in Aldeburgh Festival programme books on the works of Gustav Holst; and notes concerning the organisation of Imogen's articles


Arranged chronologically by date, as per original order at time of accession.

Access Information

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Related Material

Articles by Imogen Holst printed in programme books for the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts (HOL/2/21);

1950, The Suffolk Rural Music School, pages 10-11.

1951, Elizabethan Music, pages 10-11.

1959, Folk Songs, pages 16-18.

1961, Music in Venice 1500-1750, pages 12-14.

1964, The music that Bach was brought up on, pages 49-50.

1970, Audiences, pages 11-12.

1973, Wind Bands, pages 7-8.

1976, Not too educational, page 7-8.

1978, Recollections of Times Past, pages 8-9.

1980, Advantage of being seventy, page 10.

Article 'Indian Music' on pages 104-110 of 'Tribute to Benjamin Britten on his 50th bithday', Faber and Faber, 1963.

Articles by IH concerning Gustav Holst found in scrapboxes (ref no. HOL/2/7);

1948 Jul 22: Holst's Later Orchestral Works printed in The Listener

1949 Nov: Gustav Holst printed in Crescendo

1950 Jun 21: Holst's Choral Music printed in The Listener

1951 Feb 23: Holst - the Man and Muscian printed in Radio Times

Obituary of Vally Lasker by IH printed in The RCM Magazine, Oct 1978, Vol 74, No 3, page 113.

Articles by Imogen Holst printed in Making Music (see HOL/2/20);

The Early Days of the CEMA Music Travellers, No. 2, Oct 1946, page 10-11.

The Village Choir, No. 3, Feb 1947, page 8-9.

Lennox Berkeley's Stabat Mater, No. 24, Spring 1954, page 8-9.

Carols, No.32, Autumn 1956, pages 5-6.