Ron Tendler Collection [PSC/4/1]
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Level of description Series
Extent and medium of the unit of description 1 archival box
Archival history The collection was put together by Aubrey Bowman, a founding member of the WMA.
Immediate source of acquisition Ron Tendler
Administrative history Ron Tendler graduated from Royal Academy of Music and has been a freelance violinist for forty years. He has played with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Guildford Philharmonic amongst many others. As a composer, he studied under Alan Bush and Aubrey Bowman thus being introduced to the Worker’s Music Association in the 1960s.

He has extensive knowledge of the standard orchestral repertoire, participated in many operatic performances and given solo recitals in Guildford and Tunbridge Wells, playing Mozart, Beethoven, Elgar Sonatas and various Kreisler pieces. Ron was leader of a quartet who played regularly for weddings, baptisms and other social functions. He has also composed many pieces for the quartet to perform, in order to raise musical awareness in schools throughout Staffordshire, Birmingham, South West London and Surrey. Ron was a representative on Sir Simon Rattle’s Music Education Committee with the National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCCE) and has contributed several articles to various publications on music education including the journal of the Music Education Council and in the Musician.

Ron’s wife died in 2003 and he felt compelled to contact Aubrey Bowman to renew his composing abilities. Indebted to Bowman for getting him back to composing Ron promised him that he would catalogue his papers. After nearly eight years of working on the project Ron deposited Bowman’s papers at the Bishopsgate Institute in London and his songs of protest here.
Scope and content 54 song sheets and song books mainly from the Workers’ Music Association. Ron Tendler also deposited a number of song sheets already in the collection.
Accruals Further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.
Related units of description Workers’ Music Association (PSC/1/2) and the Workers’ Music Association Archive (PSC/3).
Reference Title Creator Date(s) Extent Format Digital
PSC/4/1/001 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/002 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/003 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/004 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/005 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/006 Aubrey Bowman
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/007 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/008 Anne Schuman and Aubrey Bowman
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/009 Irène Luxembourg, Sheila Greenwood and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/010 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/011 Bill Eburn and Aubrey Bowman
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/012 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/013 Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/014 Maurice Carpenter and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/015 John Addington Symonds, Alan Bush and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/016 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/017 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/018 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/019 Unknown
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/020 Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/021 James Oppenheim and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/022 Anne Schuman and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/023 Hasso Grabner (English text: Nancy Bush) and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/024 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/025 Ernest Jones and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/026 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/027 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/028 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/029 Frida Knight and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/030 EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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PSC/4/1/031 Una Sell and Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/032 Unknown
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/033 Greenpeace and Aubrey Bowman
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PSC/4/1/034 Aubrey Bowman
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/035 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/036 Honor Arundel and Geoffrey Corbett
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/037 Olga Katzin and Dunayevsky
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/038 Nancy Bush and Hanns Eisler
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/039 Pat Mugridge and Les Emmans
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/040 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/041 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/042 Michael Francis and John Jordan
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/043 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/044 W.A. Mozart
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/045 Ostrovsky and Gwendoline Mullings
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/046 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/047 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/048 Ewan MacColl
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/049 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/050 Aubrey Bowman
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/051 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/052 WMA
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1 Sheet music
PSC/4/1/053 WMA
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n.d. 1 Sheet music
53 total holdings — 53 digital holdings
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