SERVICES FOR MEMBERS
The SGAE’s Documentation and Archive Centre (CEDOA)

The SGAE’s Documentation and Archive Centre (CEDOA) is Spain’s most important civil archive of music as well as one of the most complete theatre libraries in the country. Its origin runs parallel to that of the SGAE itself as the archive was created at the same moment the Society was founded (in 1899 under the acronym SAE) and it has never ceased to grow over these more than a hundred years of life thanks to the creative activities of its members.

What do we do?
Functions

The Documentation and Archive Centre is charged with ensuring the adequate conservation and accessibility of the extremely rich heritage it holds on deposit. For this reason, it engages in functions of a documentation nature (cataloguing, conservation, digital conversion), as well as commercial activities (it copies, publishes and rents out material for orchestras) and promotional activities (dissemination and advice on the repertoire targeting the general public or researchers and performers).

holdings
What holdings do we have?
  • Within the General Collection, the most unique section is the Lyrical Archive, the home of orchestra material for more than ten thousand zarzuelas, Spain's version of light opera; it also holds a major set of original manuscript scores for zarzuelas and a large collection of published or manuscript librettos. The Symphonic Archive contains over forty thousand scores of non-theatrical classical music (for both vocal and instrumental symphonic and chamber music). The Minor Rights Historic Archive comprises forty thousand scores of commercial music from 1940 to 1985. The Library has rich bibliographic holdings on Music, Theatre and Copyright. Complementing this section of the collection is an extensive range of iconographic holdings (images of authors, performers and works from musical theatre), as well as old and modern periodical publications dealing with music and the stage) and a special collection of sundry documentation or personal effects that once belonged to composers, authors and performers).

    As a perfect complement to the General Collection, the section devoted to Special Holdings and Personal Archives comprises over fifty donations or legacies from musical and theatrical authors. There is also a representation of archives from impresarios, actors and actresses, singers, soloists or musical publishers and two special collections with the historic holdings of the SGAE itself, included in this section due to their specific nature.

  • 10.000MATERIALES ORQUESTALES DE TEATRO LÍRICO
    40.000PARTITURAS DE MÚSICA DE CÁMARA Y SINFÓNICA
    40.000PARTITURAS DE MÚSICA COMERCIAL
    15.000TEXTOS TEATRALES
    50LEGADOS PERSONALES
VISITA EL ARCHIVO
How can they be consulted?

The Documentation and Archive Centre of the SGAE opens its doors to any interested party, whether a researcher, a performer or members of the general public. It offers its own reprographic service for people requiring reproductions of the holdings for research or study (this service is of course subject to the legislation governing Intellectual Property). The collections are distributed over three locations: the Longoria Palace in Madrid and the SGAE’s offices in the cities of Barcelona and Valencia.

SEDES TERRITORIALES

Barcelona headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).​

    Passeig Colom 6, Barcelona 08002.

Madrid Headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).​​

    Palacio de Longoria (basement). Calle Fernando VI 4, Madrid 28004.

Valencia headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).


    Calle Blanquerías 6, Valencia 46003.

Barcelona headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).​

    Passeig Colom 6, Barcelona 08002.

Madrid Headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).​​

    Palacio de Longoria (basement). Calle Fernando VI 4, Madrid 28004.

Valencia headquarters


  • ​Opening hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (except holidays).


    Calle Blanquerías 6, Valencia 46003.

SGAE ARCHIVE
Collections

General Collection

Lyric Theatre – orchestra scores

Lyric Theatre – orchestra material

Lyric Theatre – librettos

Instrumental Music – scores and material

Minor Rights Repertoire (historical archive in Calle de la Bola)

Theatrical Declamation – librettos

Periodicals

Images

Special holdings

Special Collections and Personal Archives

Archive of Celso Lucio (1865-1915)

Archive of Carmen Cobeña (1869-1963) and Federico Oliver (1873-1957)

Archive of José Serrano (1873-1941)

Archive of Conrado del Campo (1878-1953)

Archive of Pablo Luna (1879-1942)

Archive of Eduardo Marquina (1879-1946)

Archive of Antonio Torrandell (1881-1963)

Archive of Enrique Arroyo Lamarca (1884-1963)

Archive of Francisco Alonso * (1887-1948) (* Document holdings of the Complutense Institute for Musical Sciences (ICCMU))

Archive of Luis Barta (1887-1978)

Archive of Francisco Serrano Anguita (1887-1968)

Archive of María Caballé (1892-1976)

Archive of Ernesto Pérez Rosillo (1893-1968)

Archive of Jesús Tordesillas (1893-1973)

Archive of Genaro Monreal (1894-1974)

Archive of Manuel Blancafort (1897-1987)

Archive of Joaquín Gasca (1897-1984)

Archive of José Forns (1898-1952)

Archive of José Mª Legaza (1898-1983)

Archive of Guillermo Cases (1899-1961)

Archive of Manuel Gordillo (1899-1982) and the “Editorial Música de España” publishing company

Archive of Josep Maria Torrens (1899-2001) – Barcelona office

Archive of Daniel Montorio (1904-1982)

Archive of Jaume Mestres (1907-1994) – Barcelona office

Archive of Joseíto Fernández (1908-1979)

Archive of Salvador Ruiz de Luna (1908-1978)

Archive of Enrique Cofiner (1909-1996)

Archive of Hugo del Monte (Ugo Chiaramonte) (1911-1975) / Rosario del Álamo

Archive of César de la Fuente (1911-1998)

Archive of Fernando Moraleda (1911-1985)

Archive of Carlos Martínez Campos (1911-1998)

Archive of Fernando García Morcillo (1916-2002)

Archive of Carmen Ontiveros (Carmen Serrano Díaz) (1916-2007)

Archive of Antonio Buero Vallejo (1916-2000)

Archive of Jesús Aguirre (1920)

Archive of Miguel Alonso (1925-2002)

Archive of Jaime Salom (1925-2013)

Archive of Ángel Arteaga (1928-1984)

Archive of Ricardo Rodríguez Buded (1928-2016)

Archive of Juan Olías (1929-2015)

Archive of Adolfo Waitzman (1930-1988)

Archive of Waldo de los Ríos (1934-1977)

Archive of Agustín Serrano Mata (b. 1939)

Archive of Alfonso Santisteban (1943-2013)

Archive of Bernardo Bonezzi (1946-2012)

Archive of María Lacalle y Vicente Aparici

Archive of Victoriano Sánchez

Archive of Antonio San Nicolás

Historical documentation on the Teatro Real in Madrid

Documentation of the Zorí-Santos Revue Company

Historical archive of the “Unión Musical Española” publishing company

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