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Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery


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Montgomery's music manuscripts, consisting of:
  1. Film music
  2. Operas
  3. Choral works with orchestra
  4. Orchestral and band works
  5. Shorter choral works
  6. Songs and revue numbers
  7. Chamber music
  8. Piano music (one and two pianos)
  9. Organ music
  10. Miscellaneous


  • 1937-65


55 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Mus. a. 4].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Mus. a. 4, b. 47-89, c. 438-447, c. 453

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13646

Biographical / Historical

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.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The manuscripts were given to the Library in 1986.

Related Materials

For Montgomery's non-musical papers, including correspondence and film scripts, see Archive of Bruce Montgomery, 'Edmund Crispin' (MSS. Eng. b. 2046; c. 2356-2358, c. 3824-3992; d. 2435-2438; e. 2782-2789; Photogr. c. 32-33).
Music Manuscripts of Robert Bruce Montgomery
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom