The only known holdings of 18th-century printed music in Christchurch are held at the University of Canterbury Library
Other volumes of pre-1801 engraved music at the University of Canterbury include
From the first two decades of the 19th century there are 20 volumes of sacred music and a similar number of volumes of piano music. Also of interest is the three-volume set of Specimens of various styles of music referred to in a course of lectures ... by William Crotch, published in 1808 by Robert Birchall
Donated to the Library by pianist Brian Douglas in 1989, the collection focuses on piano music of the late 19th and early 20th century.
The works of a number of English composers are featured, including Arnold, Bax, Delius, Elgar, Ferguson, Finzi, Holst, Ireland, Moeran, Quilter, Rawsthorne, Richardson and Stanford. It is also strong in Russian composers such as Nicolai Medtner, and contains a range of other works. The sheet music contains many first editions.
Scores in this Collection have catalogue records, so search the Library catalogue to find them. Music may not generally be used outside the Library, but scanned copies are available on request.
Holds many examples of fine music printing in a variety of genres from the 19th century