The Cramb Lecture & Residency in Music

The Cramb Lecture & Residency in Music

The Cramb Lecture and Residency in Music annually invites a visiting lecturer, pre-eminent in the field of Music, to the University of Glasgow for an inspiring series of seminars, workshops and performances.

Previous Cramb scholars have included Aaron Copland, Gustav Holst, Peter Pears, Luciano Berio, Peter Maxwell Davis and Heiner Goebbels.

The Cramb Lecture in Music was founded in 1911 by Miss Susannah Cramb of the Hermitage, Helensburgh and in 1947 provision was made for the lecture to become an annual event.  In more recent years the format has been expanded and visiting speakers have carried out an extended residency at the University.  Residencies have incorporated public performance and seminars with Music students in addition to the traditional public lecture.

The 2017 Cramb Residency will be given by Allan Moore, Professor Emeritus at the University of Surrey.

Cramb poster 2017

 

 

List of Previous Cramb Scholars

YearSpeaker 
1923 Percy Carter Buck, MA, DMus  
1924 Sir Henry Walford Davies, MusD, LLD Professor of Music in the University of Wales
1925 Donald Francis Tovey, BA, DMus Professor of Music in the University of Edinburgh
1926 Gustav Holst Composer
1927 Henry Cope Colles, MA, BMus  
1928 George Dyson, DMus Master of Music in Winchester College
1931 William Gillies Whittaker, MA, DMus Professor of Music in the University
1933 Henry George Farmer, MA, PhD  
1934 Michel D Calvocoressi  
1935 Sir Donald Francis Tovey, BA, DMus Professor of Music in the University of Edinburgh
1937 Edmund Horace Fellowes, MA, MusDoc Canon of St George’s, Windsor
1939 Sir Hugh Percy Allen, GCVO, MA, DMus, DLitt Professor of Music in the University of Oxford 1946 Charles Henry Phillip, DMus
1946 Charles Henry Phillip , Dmus  
1947 Ronald Ernest Woodham, BA, DMus  
1947 Frank Howes, MA Music Critic of The Times
1948 Thomas Armstrong, MA, MusD Organist of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
1949 Sir George Dyson, MA, DMus, LLD Director of the Royal College of Music, London
1950 Sir Steuart Wilson, MA Director of Music of the BBC
1951 Ivor Benjamin Hugh James, FRCM, HonRAM Professor in the Royal College of Music, London
1951 Frederick William Rimmer, MA, BMus Late Professor of Music
1952 Frank Howes, MA Music Critic of “The Times”
1953 Herbert Wiseman, DMus Former Director of Scottish Music, BBC
1954 Herbert Kennedy Andrews, MA, DMus Fellow and Organist of New College, Oxford
1955 Gordon Jacob, DMus, FRCM, HonRAM Royal College of Music
1956 Sydney Newman, MA, DMus Reid Professor of Music in the University of Edinburgh
1957 Erik Chisholm, DMus, FRCO Professor of Music in the University of Capetown
1958 Alan Douglas, MIRE, MAIEE  
1959 Thurston Dart, MA Lecturer in Music in the University of Cambridge
1960 Anthony Lewis, MA, MusB Professor of Music in the University of Birmingham
1961 Peter Pears, CBE  
1962 Aaron Copland, MusD Composer, conductor
1963 Henry McLeod Havergal, MA, DMus Principal of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music
1964 Keith Falkner, FRCM Director of the Royal College of Music
1965 William Mann, BA, MusB Music Critic of “The Times”
1966 Wilfrid Mellers, MA, DMus Professor of Music in the University of York
1967 Hugh Tracey, HonDMus Director of the International Library of African Music
1968 Sir Jack Westrup, MA, HonDMus Heather Professor of Music in the University of Oxford
1969 Peter Angus Evans, MA, DMus, FRCO Professor of Music in the University of Southampton
1970 Cedric Thorpe Davie, OBE, LLD, FRACM Reader in Music in the University of St Andrews
1971 Iain Ellis Hamilton, DMus Professor of Music in Duke University
1972 Witold Lutoslawski Composer
1973 Denis Matthews, FRAM Professor of Music in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1975 Ivor Keys, MA, DMus, FRCO Professor of Music in the University of Birmingham
1976 Luciano Berio Composer
1977 Thomas Jeffrey Hemsley, MA Opera and concert singer
1977 Thea Musgrave, MusD Composer
1979 Howard Chandler Robbins Landon, BMus Author and music historian
1985 Wilfred Howard Mellers, OBE, MA, DMus, DPhil Professor of Music in the University of York
1986 Alena Němcová Music Information Centre of the Czech Music Fund
1987 Peter Branscombe, MA, PhD Author
1987 Neil FI Sorrell, MA, PhD Senior lecturer in the University of York and co-founder of the English Gamelan Orchestra
1988 Hans Tischler Emeritus Professor of Musicology, University of Indiana
1988 Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE, BMus Composer and conductor
1989 David Charlton, BA, PhD Lecturer in Royal Holloway College, University of London
1989 Yuri Kholopov Moscow Conservatoire
1990 Joan Rimmer Musician
1994 Hugh J. Macdonald, MA, PhD Professor of Music in Washington University, St Louis
1997 Jane Glover Conductor
2000 Richard Taruskin Professor in the University of California, Berkeley.
2001 Anthony Newcomb Professor of Music, University of California at Berkeley
2000 Laszlo Somfai Bartok Institute, Budapest
2002 Leo Treitler Emeritus Professor of the Graduate School, CUNY
2004 Roger Parker University of Cambridge
2005 Lydia Goehr Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University
2006 Simon Frith Tovey Professor of Music at the University of|Edinburgh
2007 George Lewis Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Director of the Center for Jazz Studies at Columbia University
2008    
2009    
2010    
2011 Carolyn Abbate University of Pennyslvania (Cancelled?)
2012 Anne Smith Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
2013 Professors Katherine Bergeron & Joseph Butch Rovan Brown University
2014 Peter Wiegold Brunel University London
2015 Heiner Goebbels Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

2016

Susan McClary

Professor of Music at Case Western Reserve University

2017

Allan Moore

Professor Emeritus, University of Surrey