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Collection Title
Thomas Harper Programmes: Volume 3 (1855-1887)
A volume of programmes of performances by Thomas Harper. The programmes feature performances by the trumpeter Thomas Harper from 1855 to 1887 – Thomas Harper lived from 1816-1898 – which took place in a variety of provincial venues around the United Kingdom. The volume starts with a programme from the Music Hall, Barnstaple, and contains 26 programmes.

The programmes are largely from concerts where Thomas Harper played obligato trumpet: these concerts include performances of oratorio, sacred music and solo vocal concerts. Accompanists to Thomas Harper include piano, orchestras and military bands. The collection contains a number of analytical programmes, occasionally containing musical examples.

The volume contains programmes from the following venues:

Music Hall, Barnstaple; Assembly Rooms, Bideford; Corn Exchange, Boston; Victoria Hall, Exeter; West Cliff Hotel, Folkestone: Lawn; Polytechnic Hall, Falmouth; Hastings and St. Leonard’s Music Hall; Corporation Arms, Hillsborough; Assembly Rooms, Ilfracombe; Public Hall, Ipswich; Town Hall, Leeds; Corn Exchange Hall, Lincoln; Music Hall, Lynn [unknown which "Lynn" within the UK]; St. Mary’s Church, Speenhamland, Newbury; Assembly Rooms, Stamford; Crystal Palace; Music Hall, Tewkesbury; Athenaeum, Tiverton; Bath Saloon, Torquay; Town Hall Assembly Room, Whitchurch; Public Hall, Wisbeach; Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton; The Exchange, Wolverhampton;

In addition, the collection contains programmes from the following series, where no venue is listed, but the venue can be assumed:

Leeds Town Hall Concert Society: Leeds Town Hall

There are also programmes from the following institutions and concert series, where venue is uncertain:

Leeds Musical Festival

The programmes are arranged by alphabetical order of geographic name. Crystal Palace is considered as “Sydenham” and the prefixes “Great” and “New” to geographic names have been ignored in the filing order.
Date range of collection
1855 - 1887
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Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council