Tag Archives: Coates-Lloyd Archive

Curious music objects

On the occasion of Cambridge University Library’s 600th anniversary exhibition on curious objects, I would like to introduce you to some of the music objects in our collections. As objects they may perhaps be not quite as unusual as some of … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Benjamin Britten (1913 – 1976)

It cannot have escaped your notice that this year we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of Britain’s greatest composers: Benjamin Britten.  Best known for works such as Peter Grimes, the Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra and the … Continue reading

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Opera for all

One of the lesser known archives within the UL’s music collections is the Coates-Lloyd Archive. Edith Coates and her husband Harold Powell-Lloyd were opera singers, who started their careers at the Old Vic in the 1920’s. Powell-Lloyd gradually turned from … Continue reading

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