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Collection Description

Collection Title
Henry Wood Collection: Miscellaneous Programmes, Provinces (1904-1912)
A collection of three volumes of programmes from provincial venues, 1904 to 1912.

The programmes are largely from provincial venues, though there are a few programmes from London venues and from outside Great Britain. The venues included in the collection are as follows: Midland Hall, Manchester; Devonshire Park, Eastbourne; Town Hall, Birmingham; Grand Hotel, Sheffield; Guildhall, Cambridge; Free Trade Hall, Manchester; St. George’s Hall, Bradford; Albert Hall, Sheffield; Town Hall, Great Yarmouth; Town Hall, Huddersfield; St. George’s Hall, Kendal; Town Hall, Leeds; Coliseum, Leeds; Dome, Brighton; Palace Theatre, Tottenham; Hamilton Hall, Great Eastern Railway Hotel [Liverpool Street]; Plait Hall, Luton; Massey Music Hall [with the Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto and the Thomas Theodore Orchestra, which later became the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: this concert was not conducted by Henry Wood]; Co-operative Hall, Darwen; Hippodrome, Exeter; Market Hall, Redhill; Winter Gardens and Pier, Bournemouth; Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool; Kinnaird Hall, Dundee; Town Hall, Newcastle; Drill Hall, Kendal.

In addition, there are programmes from the following series or organisations, where the venue is not specified: Liverpool Philharmonic Society (1910, 1911, 1912); Cardiff Orchestral Society (1912); Newcastle and Gateshead Choral Union (1908); Hanley Glee and Madrigal Society (1907, 1908); Avenue Lectures, Southampton (1908); Birmingham City Choral Society (1906).

The programmes are from orchestral or choral concerts, usually conducted by Henry Wood. The programmes represent a variety of performing groups, though a significant number concerts were given by the Queen’s Hall Orchestra.

The programmes have been organised by a number of different concert organisers, as part of a variety of different concert series or musical festivals. However, the collection contains a significant number of programmes from concerts organised by the Sheffield Amateur Musical Society, which often took place in the Albert Hall [Sheffield]. In addition, there are a number of programmes from the Westmoreland Musical Festival - based in Kendal, and often taking place in the Drill Hall - and a number from the series "Birmingham Orchestral Concerts".

The majority of programmes contain programme notes; some programmes include analytical notes with musical examples.

The programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1904 - 1912
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Royal Academy of Music, Library
Marylebone Road London NW1 5HT
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Term-Time Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00–18.00 Saturdays: 9.00–12.00 (Junior Academy terms only) Vacation hours vary and are advertised in the Library Information section in the on-line Unicorn Catalogue.
Collections Overview
Books; printed music; sound recordings; choral sets; orchestral sets; manuscripts; early printed music & books; undergraduate & research
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council