Stephen Oliver Collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 2027 MS Mus. 1223-1399
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000094.0x000064
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      177 volumes

Scope and Content

Music manuscripts and papers of the composer Stephen Oliver (1950-1992). All autograph except where specified otherwise.

Within each category, works are arranged in the order in which they appear in the composer’s own catalogue of his compositions (MS Mus. 1399). Dates of works have also generally been supplied from the catalogue. Libretti and other texts are by (or presumed to be by) the composer unless stated otherwise. Some annotations, particularly on earlier items, are by the composer’s mother.

Arrangement as follows:

Stage works (MS Mus. 1223-1293)

Incidental and film music (MS Mus. 1294-1337)

Sacred vocal works (MS Mus. 1338-1351)

Secular vocal works (MS Mus. 1352-1366)

Orchestral works (MS Mus. 1367-1372)

Instrumental, chamber and band works (MS Mus. 1373-1382)

Arrangements, orchestrations and translations (MS Mus. 1383-1388)

Juvenilia (MS Mus. 1389-1390)

Miscellaneous sketches (MS Mus. 1391-1393)

Papers (MS Mus. 1394-1399)

Access Information


Not Public Record(s)

Acquisition Information

Presented by James Oliver, brother of the composer, 23 December 2006.


A list of the composer's works is included in Friendships in constant repair: perspectives on the life of Stephen Oliver, compiled by Ruth and James Oliver (Kibworth Beauchamp, 2010), pp. 197-213.