Musical ScoreThe University offers a range of specialist and general texts, journals, rare and early printed sources, manuscripts and electronic resources for the study of Music.

Our libraries

The Main Library

The Main Library houses a general and specialist research level collection of texts especially strong in Baroque music, 20th-century English music and 20th-century Italian music. 

The collection includes

  • Collected editions
  • Over sixty current music journals
  • access to many rare and historic journal titles through electronic and paper holdings
  • Extensive microfilm collection
  • Vinyl recordings CDs and DVDs of historic performances

Special Collections

Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections holds a number of archive collections related to prominent composers available for research. Including: 

We have the Music Manuscript collection and the Shaw-Hellier Collection of eighteenth-century music manuscripts.

We also hold a significant collection of scores of musical works commissioned by the John Feeney Charitable Trust as first performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Please contact the Cadbury Research Library if you’d like further information.