Iain Hamilton papers

Title
Iain Hamilton papers, 1886-2002 (bulk 1951-1996)
Author
Hamilton, Iain, 1922-2000.
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Box 1Mixed materialSupervised useAvailableJPB 02-3 Box 1Offsite
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Description
36.23 linear ft. (70 boxes)
Genre/Form
  • Scores.
  • Clippings.
  • Programs.
Biography (note)
  • Iain Ellis Hamilton was one of the most important British composers of the mid-to-late twentieth century.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
JPB 02-3
Author
Hamilton, Iain, 1922-2000.
Title
Iain Hamilton papers, 1886-2002 (bulk 1951-1996)
Summary
Over half of the collection consists of scores and sketches of Hamilton's work, the remaining material provides more insight into his life. Two other significant parts of the collection are correspondence and production materials, both of which add details to the creation of a particular piece. The rest of the material covers his whole life, from early childhood photographs to papers appraising the value of his estate at his death. However, there is very little information about his immediate family, and aside from photographs, few papers from the first quarter of his life.
Biography
Iain Ellis Hamilton was one of the most important British composers of the mid-to-late twentieth century. Born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1922, he lived most of his life in London (where he died in 2000), with a twenty-year period in America as a professor at Duke University. He first apprenticed to become an engineer and followed this pursuit for seven years before entering the Royal Academy of Music (RAM) in 1947. His engineering background instilled a certain structure to his compositions and work habits, and he identified much more with this world than that of other composers. Hamilton was proficient in many subject areas from art to literature, and gave series of lectures in addition to teaching. His best-known works were operas, such as The Catiline conspiracy (1973) and The Royal hunt of the sun (1968). The number of performances that featured Hamilton's work spanned a wide range of genres and attests to his level of popularity.
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Occupation
Composers.
Librettists.
Added Author
Besch, Anthony.
Glock, William.
Graham, Colin, 1931-
Harewood, George Henry Hubert Lascelles, Earl of, 1923-
Rimmer, Frederick.
Tracey, Edmund.
Vellacott, Philip.
Vyner, Michael.
Wright, Tony.
Hamilton, Iain, 1922-2000. Anna Karenina.
Hamilton, Iain, 1922-2000. Catiline conspiracy.
Hamilton, Iain, 1922-2000. Royal hunt of the sun.
Arts Council of Great Britain.
British Broadcasting Company.
English National Opera.
Performing Right Society.
Royal College of Music (Great Britain)
Royal Opera House (London, England)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Scottish Opera.
American Music Collection.
Research Call Number
JPB 02-3
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