Collection PJBE - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Archive

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Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Archive


  • 1921-1996 (Production)

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Étendue matérielle et support

14 series; 405 files

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Histoire administrative

Established by Philip Jones in 1951, the Ensemble consisted of two basic formations: a quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) and a ten-piece group, for the larger concert halls in Germany, the USA and Japan. The Ensemble toured extensively and its arrangements remain popular.

Histoire archivistique

Bequeathed to RNCM in 2001 by Ursula Jones, OBE, PhD, co-founder of the English Chamber Orchestra, archaeologist.

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Portée et contenu

Autograph MS of pieces composed or arranged for the ensemble by Philip Jones and others, and annotated published editions and photocopies. The archive encompasses the vast range of repertoire from the Renaissance-period to works contemporary with the Ensemble's lifetime. Composers represented include Ray Premru, Elgar Howarth, JS Bach, John Iveson, Samuel Scheidt, Arthur Bliss, Stephen Dodgson, Jan Koetsier, John McCabe and Victor Ewald. With some correspondence relating to repertoire and performances, and to the Just Brass series published by Chester Music in conjunction with Philip Jones and Elgar Howarth. Correspondence, notes, seating plans etc are also occasionally to be found with individual pieces. In some cases the names of the first performers of a piece have been written on the parts, but otherwise it is not possible to identify performers or venues, or frequency of performance. Within the catalogue descriptions the ensemble required for a particular piece is noted in this format: Trumpet.Horn.Trombone.Tuba. For example "Ensemble" requires 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone and 1 tuba; requires 4 trumpets and 4 trombones.

Évaluation, élimination et calendrier de conservation

Items suitable for loan (eg. because published and not annotated) were transferred to RNCM Library stock during 2002 following work by John Miller and Liz Smith during 2002. The following item was recorded (by a student cataloguer following appraisal work) as having been received; it was not found on cataloguing the archive (completed October 2003): Brass Quintets II, Samuel Scheidt arr. Frigyes Varasdy (Score and Parts, ensemble


Mode de classement

Philip Jones' music collection and papers were organised into coherent categories; the music was organised according to type of ensemble for example touring, ten-piece ensemble or brass quintet. The archive materials were catalogued to retain this organisation.

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Conditions d’accès

Open. Contact the archivist for more information.
[t] 0161 907 5211

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Programmes, touring papers, further correspondence and photographs can be found in related collections in RNCM Archives.

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Created. WickhaS, 28/01/2003
Revised. Heather Roberts 2020




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