Publications

The following is a list of the ABO's publications.

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Most publications are able to be downloaded straight to your computer in PDF format. Some are full printed publications and will need to be ordered from the ABO Office. Some are out of print and appear here as an historical record of the ABO's published output.

There are five sections of publication:

Campaign I Education I General | Health & Safety I Programme & Event Reports

Title

Author

Published

Cost

Summary

Campaign

       
The State of Britain's Orchestras in 2016 ABO/DHA January 2017 Free Headline facts and figures on the state of Britain's orchestras
The State of Britain's Orchestras in 2013 ABO/DHA January 2014 Free Headline facts and figures on the state of Britain's orchestras
ABO Key Facts 2011 ABO July 2011 Free Headline facts, figures and trends from the orchestral sector's latest survey.
ABO Advocacy Handbook ABO July 2011 Free Advice and Information to enhance individual advocacy for orchestras
A 2020 Vision for Chamber Orchestras ABO February 2011 Free A Ten Year Vision for Chamber Orchestras
A Sound Investment:The Mixed Economy Model of UK orchestras ABO October 2010 Free Highlights the mixed economy model of UK orchestras
Unlocking Potential: Education and the Orchestra ABO June 2010 Free Showcasing orchestras' work in schools
A Platform for Success ABO February 2010 Free A Five Year Vision for British Orchestras
Orchestras into the Future ABO November 2009 Free Orchestras into the Future - Showcasing orchestral innovation in all its forms
Beyond the Concert Hall ABO June 2009 Free Beyond the Concert Hall - Orchestras working in rural and isolated communities
 
Education        
ABO Youth Ensembles Scotland Survey Report Fiona Harvey, ABO March 2015 Free Extension of the Youth Ensemble mapping work to Scotland
ABO Youth Ensembles Survey Report Fiona Harvey, ABO February 2014 Free Mapping Youth Ensemble reach in England
Make the Difference: Evaluating Education Projects Annabel Jackson June 2009 £25 This Guidance provides a set of principles and practices to help orchestras make their evaluation more meaningful and useful.
Live the Experience Fiona Harvey, ABO Aug 2009 Free A report mapping the current access for children to orchestral concerts in England.
Live the Experience Scotland Fiona Harvey, ABO Summer 2011 Free A report mapping the current access for children to orchestral concerts in Scotland.
Education Programmes of British Orchestras and Organisations Compiled & edited by Fiona Harvey August 2005 Free Current and recent projects, plans and new initiatives 2005.
Education Programmes of British Orchestras and Organisations Compiled & edited by Fiona Harvey January 2004 Free Current and recent projects, plans and new initiatives 2003-04.
The Workbook -
Volume 2
Edited by Fiona Penny August 2000 £7 The central written resource for the ABO National Education Programme 2000
Working with Orchestras ABO and Mark Withers February 1999 Out of print Information pack for teachers as part of the ABO's 'Orchestras NOW' education programme.
Orchestras and Education: A New Era

Jo Shapcott

June 1998 £2 Report of the ABO Education Symposium looking at the future of music in education
A Year in the Life Pauline Tambling June 1998 £1 Report of the ABO National Education Programme (NEP)
Coming in from the Cold O. Hills and Valerie Thackeray July 1997 £5 Report from four think-tank seminars exploring the changing place of education within orchestras
The Workbook -
Volume 1
Edited by Fiona Lockwood 1997 £7 The central written resource for the ABO National Education Programme 1997
Evaluation Questionnaires Alex Knight 1997 Out of print A collection of examples drawn from the ABO membership
Mapping the Field Phylidda Shaw Nov 1996 Free A research project on the education work of British Orchestras
The Turn of the Tide Phyllida Shaw June 1993 £5 Report of the 1993 ABO National Education Project
 

General

       
Moving Arts: Managing the Carbon impacts of our touring - Volume 2: Orchestras Julie’s Bicycle June 2010 Free This research project asseses the carbon impacts of Bands, Orchestras and Theatres touring the UK and internationally. The research is funded by the music industry alongside the British Council, Arts Council and Orchestras Live with support from the Association of British Orchestras.
Green Orchestras Guide Julie’s Bicycle February 2010 Free A simple guide to sustainable practices by Julie's Bicycle in association with the ABO.

Knowing the Score 2

ALCARM, Antony Lewis-Crosby and Robert Moon

January 2002

£20

Continuing research into the statistical dimensions of the UK orchestral sector

Stop Re-inventing the Wheel

Tim Baker

August 2000

£20

A guide to what we already know about developing audiences for classical music

Knowing the Score

Emc.Arts and Institute for Cultural Policy & Practice

July 2000

Out of print. Summary available

Research into the statistical dimensions of the UK orchestral sector: activities, repertoire, audiences, personnel, technical facilities and finances.

Notes on Notes

Sue Harries and Phyllida Shaw

January 1999

£5

Research findings on good practice in the production of concert programmes. Summary also available.

Celebrating British Orchestras

ABO

1997

Out of print

Booklet of information about British orchestras

 

Health & Safety

       
Healthy Orchestra Charter Evaluation Annabel Jackson for Musicians Benevolent Fund and ABO April 2010 Free An evaluation of the first three years of the ABO/MBF Healthy Orchestra Charter
A Sound Ear II Alison Wright Reid and Malcolm Warne Holland Feb 2008 Free A practical guide for orchestras on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Ouvir O Som - A Sound Ear II Alison Wright Reid and Malcolm Warne Holland Feb 2008 Free Controle de ruído professional (em trabalho) regulamentos de 2005 e o seu impact nas orquestras

(Portuguese Translation of a Sound Ear II)

El Oído Sano II Alison Wright Reid and Malcolm Warne Holland - Translated into Spanish on behalf of the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras Feb 2008 Free Regulaciones laborales de 2005 sobre el control de ruido y su impacto en las
orquestas
(Spanish Translation of a Sound Ear II)
A Sound Ear Alison Wright Reid 2001 Free Exploring the issues of noise damage in orchestras
 

Programme & Event Reports

Future Forward

Jennifer Goodwin

March 2000

Out of print

A report of the 2000 ABO Conference in Cardiff

National Orchestra Week

Michelle Kennedy

June 2000

Free

An evaluation of the 2000 National Orchestra Week

Reaching Out

Jennifer Goodwin

May 1999

Out of print

Report of the 1999 ABO Conference in Belfast

National Orchestra Week

Kieran Cooper

June 1999

Free

An evaluation of the 1999 National Orchestra Week

Shaping the Future

Jo Shapcott

May 1998

Out of print

Report of the 1998 ABO Conference in Nottingham

National Orchestra Week

Jennifer Goodwin

June 1998

Free

An evaluation of the ABO's first National Orchestra Week

The Missing Rungs

Alex Knight

1998

Out of print

Report of the third ABO development programme for general management

Opening Doors

Alex Knight

1998

Out of print

Report of the second national programme of professional development for education managers

Changing Times

Mary Jones

May 1996

Out of print

Report of the 1996 ABO Conference in Edinburgh

The Missing Rungs

Fiona Penny

1996

Out of print

Report of the second ABO development programme for general management

Opening Doors

Jo Shapcott

1996

Out of print

Report of the first national programme of professional development for education managers