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Collection Description

Collection Title
Thomas Harper Programmes: Volume 1 (1845-1894)
A volume of programmes of performances by Thomas Harper. The programmes feature performances by the trumpeter Thomas Harper from 1845 to 1894 – 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 Temperance Hall, Aberdare, and contains 39 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. A number of programmes are from musical performances which were given to commemorate the opening of buildings or structures.

The volume contains programmes from the following venues:

Temperance Hall, Aberdare; Town Hall, Birmingham; Rink Concert Hall, Blackheath; Town Hall, Bridgend; The Dome, Brighton; St. George’s Hall, Burton on Trent; Montpellier Rooms, Cheltenham; Corn Hall, Cirencester; Church Congress Hall, [Croydon?]; National School Room, Dartford; Maison Dieu Hall, Dartford; Town Hall, Durham; Town Hall, Dover (opening of the hall); Victoria Hall, Exeter (opening of the hall); Town Hall, Folkestone; Pavilion Lawn, Folkestone; Town Hall, Haverhill; Corn Exchange, Kettering; Music Hall, Albion Street, Leeds; Assembly Rooms, Ludlow; Free Trade Hall, Manchester; Town Hall, Newport, Mon.; St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich; Mechanics Hall, Nottingham; Town Hall, Reading; Richmond & Twickenham Footbridge, Lock and Weir (opening ceremony); New Assembly Room, Digby Hotel, Sherborne; Stockport Technical School (corner stone ceremony); Mechanics’ Institution, New Swindon; Crystal Palace; Volunteer Hall, Ulverston; Music Hall, Worcester

The programmes are chiefly 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
1845 - 1894
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Location Details

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