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Music Making in the West Riding of Yorkshire
Edited by Adrian Smith
Published 2000 by R.H. Wood

Grove Dictionary of Music
1980 and various editions

Piano Competition - The Story of the Leeds
By Wendy Thompson with Fanny Waterman
Published 1990

Leeds Grand Theatre - The First Hundred Years
By Ronald Wilkinson
Published 1978

Parish Past and Present
275 years of Leeds Parish Church Music
By Donald Webster

A Musical Pilgrimage in Yorkshire
By J. Sutcliffe Smith
Published 1928

The Glorious Experiment:
The History of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, 1947-55
By David Grundy, with a foreword by David Lloyd-Jones
Abbotsbury Books, 1987


Images for Opera North used by kind permission of Opera North. In the Opera North section the following images have been used by the kind permission of the individual photographer concerned:
Falstaff and Mistress Quickly (Andrew Shore and Frances McCafferty)- Donald Cooper
Andrew Shore being made up as Falstaff - 3 photographs by Richard Moran.
Tannhauser - Donald Cooper.
Carmen, Elixir of Love, Gloriana, Paradise Moscow - Stephen Vaughan.
Image of the Chorus in 2006 - Bill Cooper
Image of the full orchestra and David Greed used in the Leeds based Professional Orchestras section by permission of Opera North.
John Tomlinson as Bluebeard - Bill Cooper
The Pied Piper, 2005 - Richard Moran
Ruddigore 2011, photographer Robert Workman, images courtesy of Opera North
Gotterdammerung 2014, photographer Clive Barda, images courtesy of Opera North.
Images for West Riding Opera used by kind permission of Martin Binks, Artistic Director.

Images for Leeds International Piano Competition used by kind permission of Dr Fanny Waterman.

The following images used by kind permission of Special Collections, Brotherton Library, Leeds University.
Wagner, Flying Dutchman, programme, 1898
British National Opera Company, Samson and Delilah, programme, 1922
O'Mara Opera Company, programme, 1921
Carl Rosa Opera Company, programme, 1925
Parsifal, programme, 1923
Leeds Choral Union, programme for Aida, 1926
Leeds Philharmonic Society, Mass in B minor, programme, 1930

Image of Leeds Professional Musicians, 1907; LSO in 1910; Northern Philharmonic with Barbirolli conducting; Yorkshire String Players programme; LSO Saturday Concerts programmes; Leeds Philharmonic Society in 1930 all used by kind permission of the Maude family.

Image of Mrs Sunderland's concert party and photograph of Henry Coward used by kind permission of R.H. Wood.

Leeds Cathedral section black and white historical images reproduced reproduced from his book, The Story of St Anne's Cathedral Choir 1838-1990, by kind permission of the author, Gerald B. Lyons.

James at Leeds Academy image - used by kind permission of Larry Gott (James guitarist).

'Chorus' installation at Howard Assembly Rooms in Present Day section used by kind permission of Jonxyz.

Image of Leeds Baroque Choir and Orchestra by kind permission from their website.

Image of Leeds Haydn Players by kind permission from their website.

Image of Kaiser Chiefs and Leeds Direct Arena courtesy of Neil Chapman.

All other images from the collections of Leeds Library and Information Services and the personal collection of Geoffrey Mogridge

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