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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 – orchestral scores

Lyric Theatre – orchestra materials

Scripts (Lyrical Theatre and Recital Theatre)

Instrumental Music

Repertoire of Minor Rights (Historical Archive of Calle de la Bola)

Library

Hemerographic Collections

Photographic Collections

Special Collections

Special Collections and Personal Archives

José Serrano Collection (1873-1941)

Conrado del Campo Collection (1878-1953)

Pablo Luna Collection (1879-1942)

Eduardo Marquina Collection (1879-1946)

Antonio Torrandell Collection (1881-1963)

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

Luis Barta Collection (1887-1978)

Francisco Serrano Anguita Collection (1887-1968)

Ernesto Pérez Rosillo Collection (1893-1968)

Jesús Tordesillas Collection (1893-1973)

Genaro Monreal Collection (1894-1974)

Manuel Blancafort Collection (1897-1987)

Joaquín Gasca Collection (1897-1984)

José Forns Collection (1898-1952)

José Mª Legaza Collection (1898-1983)

Guillermo Cases Collection (1899-1961)

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

Josep Maria Torrens Collection (1899-2001) – Barcelona Headquarters

Daniel Montorio Collection (1904-1982)

Jaume Mestres Collection(1907-1994) – Barcelona Headquarters

Joseíto Fernández Collection (1908-1979)

Salvador Ruiz de Luna Collection (1908-1978)

Enrique Cofiner Collection (1909-1996)

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

César de la Fuente Collection (1911-1998)

Fernando Moraleda Collection (1911-1985)

Carlos Martínez Campos Collection (1911-1998)

Fernando García Morcillo Collections (1916-2002)

Carmen Ontiveros Collection (Carmen Serrano Díaz) (1916-2007)

Antonio Buero Vallejo Collection (1916-2000)

Jesús Aguirre Collection (1920)

Miguel Alonso Collection (1925-2002)

Jaime Salom Collection (1925-2013)

Ángel Arteaga Collection (1928-1984)

Ricardo Rodríguez Buded Collection (1928-2016)

Juan Olías Collection (1929-2015)

Adolfo Waitzman Collection (1930-1988)

Waldo de los Ríos Collection (1934-1977)

Agustín Serrano Mata Collection (b. 1939)

Alfonso Santisteban Collection (1943-2013)

Bernardo Bonezzi Collection (1946-2012)

Antonio San Nicolás Collection

Historical documentation on the Teatro Real in Madrid

Documentation of the Zorí-Santos Magazine Company

Historical archive of the “Unión Musical Española” publishing company

Other collections

Celso Lucio Collection (1865-1915)

Carmen Cobeña Collection (1869-1963)-Federico Oliver (1873-1957)

Enrique Arroyo Lamarca Collection (1884-1963)

María Caballé Collection (1892-1976)

Vicente Aparici (b. 1887) and María Lacalle (b.1898) Collection

Victoriano Sánchez Collection

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