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The library is fortunate to own many significant works, some of which are available to buy as postcards or complete facsimiles.

The following publications are available to purchase from the RCM Box Office. Please call 020 7591 4314 weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm. 


POSTCARDS


Postcards: Set 1

A set of 15 postcard images of manuscripts owned by the RCM including Ludwig van Beethoven's Letter to Antonio Diabelli, the ‘Anne Boleyn Book’, Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Mozart's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C minor K 491 and Waltons' Concerto for Viola and Orchestra.

£7.50 + £1.50 postage and packaging

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Postcards: Set 2

Stunning set of 12 postcards depicting various treasures from the RCM library archives including a hand-drawn map by Edward Elgar illustrating directions to Brinkwells Cottage from 1921.

£6.00 + £1.50 postage and packaging

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FACSIMILES OF MANUSCRIPTS


Elgar: Concerto for Violoncello & Orchestra op 85

Facsimile of the manuscript full score of 1919 
(RCM MS 4229)

This edition includes four pages of corrections made by Elgar just before the first performance in 1919 in consultation with the cellist Felix Salmond. The edition also includes an introduction by Jonathan Del Mar and Steven Isserlis.

Barenreiter, 2007

£63.50 + £1.50 postage and packaging



Howells: A Spotless Rose

Facsimile of the autograph manuscript of Howells’ famous carol-anthem written in 1919
(RCM MS 7377)

Royal College of Music, 2011

£8 + £1.50 postage and packaging

 

  




Parry: I was glad

Facsimile of the autograph manuscript of Parry’s 1902 coronation anthem for King Edward VII, as revised for King George V in 1911.
(RCM MS 4255)

Royal College of Music, 2011

£10 + £1.50 postage and packaging

 




Parry: Jerusalem

Facsimile of the 1916 autograph manuscript of Parry’s orchestral version of Jerusalem (And did those feet in ancient time). 
(RCM MS 4215)

Royal College of Music, 2009. 

£10 + £1.50 postage and packaging

 





FACSIMILES OF PRINTED EDITIONS


Joseph Doane: A Musical Directory for the year 1794

Includes the names and addresses of the composers and professors of music with a number of amateurs vocal and instrumental, as well as a short history of the Academy of Ancient Music. 

£7.50 + £1.50 postage and packaging

 




Hummel: A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instructions

The Art of Playing the Piano-Forte, Part III. 

Reprint of the English edition published by T. Boosey & Co., from a copy in the RCM Library. 

£7.50 + £1.50 postage and packaging

 

 




Tributes to Vaughan Williams | 50 Years On

This volume reprints the RCM magazine from Easter 1959, which gathered together tributes to Ralph Vaughan Williams from people who had known him throughout his life - not only a host of well-known musical personalities but also family members, school friends and army colleagues, and his grateful cook.

Their combined insights paint a truly fascinating picture of one of British music's most enduring and endearing personalities.

56 page magazine plus preface by Professor Colin Lawson. 

£5.00 + £1.50 postage and packaging



Beethoven: Hochzeitslied für Anna Giannatasio del Rio

A facsimile of Beethoven's Hochzeitslied für Anna Giannatasio del Rio.

£10 + £1.50 postage and packaging



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