Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery

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  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Mus. a. 4, b. 47-89, c. 438-47, c. 453
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  • Physical Description
      55 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Montgomery's music manuscripts, consisting of:  

  • Film music
  • Operas
  • Choral works with orchestra
  • Orchestral and band works
  • Shorter choral works
  • Songs and revue numbers
  • Chamber music
  • Piano music (one and two pianos)
  • Organ music
  • Miscellaneous

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Bruce Montgomery (1921-1978) was a detective novelist under the pseudonym of Edmund Crispin, and composer in his own name. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1986.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

For Montgomery's non-musical papers, including correspondence and film scripts, see Papers of Bruce Montgomery, 'Edmund Crispin', (1921-78) (MSS. Eng. b. 2046; c. 2356-8, c. 3824-992; d. 2435-8; e. 2782-9; Photogr. c. 32-3).