Resources relevant for students of music.
Reid Music Library
The Reid Music Library webpage provides information on how to navigate the printed and manuscript collections held at the CRC.
Musical Instrument Collections
The musical instrument collections were principally established for musical instrument research and academic instruction, but hands-on research for publication, making technical drawings, building replica instruments, demonstrations, recording etc. are actively encouraged and facilitated by curatorial staff.
Tovey Collection - Archives & Scores
Sir Donald Francis Tovey was the Reid Professor of Music 1914-1940. There are over 20 metres of archival material, ranging from notes and drafts of lectures to accounts and administrative material, drafts of broadcasts to photographs and diaries, and cuttings and reviews. There is also extensive correspondence between Tovey and Weisse, and other leading musical figures. The correspondence is catalogued online.
Rare Books Directory - Donald Tovey
Fully Digitised Music Manuscripts
Three of the CRC's most significant music manuscripts have been fully digitised and can be browsed using the Book Reader:
Singing the Reformation: The World of Reformation Britain as seen and heard in the Wode Psalter
From 2008 to 2011, the British Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded a project at the University of Edinburgh that culminated in exhibition at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival. For the very first time it brought together the eight surviving Part-books that comprise the Wode Psalter from Washington, Dublin, London and Edinburgh.
Singing the Reformation Project Webpage (please note this page is no longer updated)
Reid Concerts Database
Drawn extensively from the archival set of Reid Concert Programmes, this is a growing database, created by one of our volunteers and PhD student to chart the development and evolution of the Reid Concerts.