Range of items in the archive:
Lucy Broadwood, folksong collector & arranger among other things, was a near neighbour, friend & mentor of RVW, encouraging his interest in collecting, particularly in the local area. RVW subsequently collected numerous songs in the area around Horsham & the Surrey/Sussex border in the early part of the Twentieth Century.
POSTER: Horsham’s Musical Connection; Programme of Concert held to commemorate the memory of Ralph Vaughan Williams and a celebration of Horsham Folk club and Lucy Broadwood’s production of local folk songs; 50th Anniversary of Vaughan William’s death.
POSTER: Advertising Ralph Vaughan Williams, Lucy Broadwood and Henry Burstow, a Concert presented by Horsham Folk Club; plus Horsham Museum featuring The Bernard Chamber Orchestra and other artists to celebrate Horsham’s musical connection; at St Mary’s Parish Church.
POSTER: Poster for Ralph Vaughan Williams – Horsham’s Hidden Connection; to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Composer’s Death and celebrate his connections with the district.
BOOK: Text and music of 121 songs collected by Vaughan Williams including seventy previously unpublished, with introduction and notes by the editor Roy Palmer.
LETTERS: Letter, Tony Wales, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter and Harriett Verralls, Monks Gate, Horsham
BOOK: English Country Songs, Words and Music edited by Lucy E Broadwood and J A Fuller Maitland; collection of traditional English songs from English counties including musical scores.
MISCELLANEOUS: Notebook, Lucy Broadwood visitors. Cecil Sharp, Lucy E Broadwood.
BOOK: Collection of folk songs, words and music.Display: Library 2 Dec 2004 – 27 Oct 2005. The Broadwood family came from near Rusper and are better known for piano making. However, Lucy was interested in collecting old English folk songs, or rough music, which she transcribed and had published at the turn of the last century. Henry Burstow of Horsham had a fantastic memory and was able to remember over 410 songs by heart some of which Lucy wrote down. William Albery, the town saddler and historian, recorded the memories of Henry Burstow in 1910, publishing them in 1911 as Reminiscences of Horsham and seen as a seminal book in Horsham’s history, an outstanding example of ‘working class autobiography’.
LUCY BROADWOOD’S SONGBOOKS: Two books of folk music connected with Lucy Broadwood, William Albery, Henry Burstow.
MISCELLANEOUS: Exercise book with dark yellow cover filled with hand-written lyrics for folk songs, many of which are connected with Henry Burstow and Lucy Broadwood, collected by Charles and Marjorie Potter. Written at the top of the is “8-9-64. 46 songs, Marjorie Ann Potter” followed by a numerical list of all songs included in the book.
MISCELLANEOUS: Exercise book with dark blue cover filled with hand-written lyrics for folk songs, many of which are connected with Henry Burstow and Lucy Broadwood, collected by Charles and Marjorie Potter. Written at the top of the is “8-9-64. 48 songs, Charles Maurice Potter” followed by a numerical list of all song included in the book.
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