Music on the move: Vast Leeds archive gets a whole new audience

Leeds College of Music's archive has built up over the last 20 years or so thanks to generous donations from a range of benefactors.

Claire Marsh, library manager at the Leeds College of Music. Picture by Simon Hulme

Library manager Claire Marsh says one of the most important parts of the collection is a set of around 1,500 arrangements once used by the legendary Ted Heath Band.

Some pieces are arranged for vocalists while there is also music written for a season by the band at the Savoy Hotel.

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The items are complemented by the Ted Heath Musical Appreciation Society Archive, which contains articles, letters, programmes and autographs.

The Leeds College of Music Archive is to move.

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The Leeds College of Music Archive is to move.