Cinema and Light Music Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Small collection of printed music, mostly dating from 1910 to 1960. It includes the collection of Alexander Russell of the Hillhead Salon, Vinicombe Street, Glasgow, instrumental sets from the Crieff Cinema and the Victoria Cinema, Inverurie, sets from the music library of the Regal Cinema, Saltcoats, and a collection of sets of light orchestral music originating with a number of bands, including the Aberdeen Light Classical Orchestra. There is also a selection of sound effects instruments (sirens, bird calls, etc.), but it is not known to be connected with any of the above venues. A hand list is available.

Conditions Governing Access

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 Head Librarian, Claire Kidwell, c.kidwell@trinitylaban.ac.uk

Website: Jerwood Library, Trinity Laban Conservatoire 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

Handlist available on request