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Collection Description

Collection Title
Thomas Harper Programmes: Volume 4 (1843-1879)
A volume of programmes of performances by Thomas Harper. The programmes feature performances by the trumpeter Thomas Harper from 1843 to 1879 – 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 which has no venue, and has the date 6.12.1843 pencilled in. The volume contains 36 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. A number of programmes are from musical performances which were given to commemorate the opening of buildings. There is also an amount of programmes from the Sunday School Centenary Festival in Crystal Palace.

The volume contains programmes from the following venues:

New Corn Exchange, Bedford; Brighton Aquarium; Victoria Rooms [Bristol]; Town Hall, Burton-upon-Trent; Athenaeum, Bury St. Edmund’s; Literary and Scientific Institution, Coalbrookdale; Music Hall, Edinburgh; Town Hall, Folkestone; Pavilion Lawn, Folkstone; Corn Exchange, Grantham; Assembly Rooms, Gravesend; Public Hall, Lee; Masonic Hall, Lincoln; New Market Hall, Newtown; Corn Exchange, Northampton; St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich; Powis Hall, Oswestry; Portland Hall, Southsea; Drill Hall, Sheffield; Cambridge Hall, Southport; Pavilion and Winter Gardens; Southport; Town Hall, Stone [unknown which Stone this venue is located]; Presbyterian Church, Stratford; Mechanics’ Institution, New Swindon; Town Hall, Twickenham; Albert Institute, Windsor; Music Hall, Worcester; Drill Hall, Great Yarmouth;

There is also a programme from the following institutions, where the venue is uncertain:

Whitchurch Choral Society

There is a programme where the name of the venue is known, but the geographic location is uncertain:

St. George’s Hall [possibly Burton]

In addition, there is a programme from a royal procession through Margate.

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
1843 - 1879
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Not Specific
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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