From Purcell to Wardour Street: a brief account of music manuscripts from the Library of Vincent Novello now in the British Library
In 1986 and 1987 Novello and Company presented to the British Library a substantial collection of scores written or collected by Novello, which had remained in the possession of the company, perhaps since its foundation. These scores joined an already large collection of Novello's material which had found its way by a variety of means into the Library. Some of the material acquired earlier is difficult to trace through the catalogues. The intention here is to attempt to provide a list of all identifiable music manuscripts which were written or owned by Vincent Novello which are now in the British Library, together with some details of how they came into the collections.