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Collection Description

Collection Title
An Account of the First Edinburgh Musical Festival (1815)
Unique Identifier
An Account of the First Edinburgh Musical Festival: 1 printed volume (30/10-5/11/1815)
Publication by George Farquhar Graham on the concerts of the first Edinburgh Musical Festival. It contains a list of festival directors and performers (principal, chorus, and instrumental). In addition to the programme for each concert, the author provides descriptions and reviews of the concerts. The volume also contains an essay by the author on general observations on music, and an appendix of Charles Burney's account of the performance of Handel's Messiah in Westminster Abbey (29/5/1784).

Performance dates:
31/10 (at Parliament House), 31/10 (at Corri's Rooms), 1/11 (Corri's Rooms), 2/11 (Parliament House), 3/11 (Parliament House), 3/11 (Corri's Rooms), 4/11 (Parliament House)
Date range of collection
1815 - 1815
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Edinburgh Central Library, Music Library
George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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0131 225 5584
0131 225 8783 
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Collections Overview
Special collection on Edinburgh Festival 1947 to date
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council