Collection CR - Thomas Pitfield material collected by Canon Ridgway

Zone d'identification

Cote

GB GB1179 CR

Titre

Thomas Pitfield material collected by Canon Ridgway

Date(s)

  • c1951-c1975 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

10 items

Zone du contexte

Nom du producteur

(1903-1999)

Notice biographique

Thomas Baron Pitfield was born Apr 5 1903 in Bolton. He was a music teacher, composer, 'cellist, pianist, engineer, inventor, artist, calligrapher, woodworker, cabinet maker, book binder, lino print maker,writer, essayist, pacifist, conscientious objector and vegetarian. In his teen years he worked in engineering on leaving school at 14. In 1924 he entered the Royal Manchester College of Music for a year. He taught at Tettenhall College from 1935-1945, becoming composition tutor at the Royal Manchester College of Music in 1947 and latterly the Royal Northern College of Music, retiring in 1973. His numerous compositions included works for orchestra, brass band, chamber ensembles, piano solo, and choral. Pitfield published 2 volumes of autobiography: No Song, No Supper (1986) and A Song After Supper (1991), and many other works. Fuller details of his life can be found in these volumes. He married Alice Astbury, a fellow student at the RMCM, on December 26 1934, and died in 1999.

Histoire archivistique

These items were donated to the RNCM archives by Audrey Ridgway (Canon Ridgway's widow) in May 2010

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

Zone du contenu et de la structure

Portée et contenu

Scores, letters and other papers mainly from Thomas Pitfield to Canon Ridgway. In the main the papers relate to Thomas Pitfield's morality play, 'Adam and the Creatures', which was published in 1968. It appears that Maurice Ridgway gave Pitfield advice on the work and the finished work has been dedicated to Ridgway by Pitfield.

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Conditions d’accès

Open

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Notes sur la langue et l'écriture

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

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Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

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Mots-clés - Sujets

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Identifiant du service d'archives

GB1179

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

Statut

Final

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision, de suppression

Davisom,10/05/2010

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