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MS 933

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MS 933


Poulton Malcolm Arnold archive




Administrative / Biographical history

Poulton, Alan

Alan J. Poulton is a writer, composer and pianist. Poulton was Malcolm Arnold's business and promotional manager until 2006. He is the editor of several works on Malcolm Arnold. He became Chairman of the Malcolm Arnold Society in 2014. His autobiography, A Nice Conundrum, was published in 2020.


20th century

Extent & medium

7 series
approx. 8 linear metres

Content description

The collection comprises Alan Poulton's collection of research notes and source material relating to his extensive study of the work of the British composer Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006). It includes Poulton's own notes; extensive ephemera relating to Arnold's music in concert and in film; recordings of Arnold's music on vinyl, CD, tape and DVD; printed sheet music and photocopied manuscript scores; photographs. The collection also includes reference books relating to Malcolm Arnold and other British musicians.

Physical characteristics

Includes a range of audio-visual material including vinyl, tape, CDs and DVDs. Access to this material can be arranged with advance notice.

Associated material

The Malcolm Arnold archive is catalogued separtely [MS 921].

Conditions of access and use area

Copyright of original material by Alan Poulton is held by him.
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