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Collection Title
University Choral Society (1840-1850)
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OLS 198.q.67
One bound volume including 17 annotated (with names of performers) word-books from the University Choral Society.

The programmes for the annual concerts and some of the gentlemen's concerts delineate the names of the Patron, President and Vice-Presidents.

5/6/40: Third Annual Concert. Mixed programme.
23/5/45: Included selections from Antigone by Mendelssohn and a Beethoven quartet.
13/2/46: Concert for Gentlemen. Programme included vocal works and selections from Antigone again.
17/4/46 (plus partial duplicate): Concert for Gentlemen. Programme included selections from Rossini's Stabat Mater.
12/6/46: Ninth Annual Concert. Mixed programme.
18/12/46: The Messiah.
6/4/47: Concert for Gentlemen. Programme included Romberg's Lay of the Bell.
11/6/47: Tenth Annual Concert. Programme includeda cantata composed expressly for the occasion, 'at the suggestion of the committee, by Mr. Robert Prescott Stewart, conductor of the the University Choral Society.'
16/12/47: Concert for Gentlemen. Programme included anthems and Judas Maccabaeus.
6/3/48: Concert for Gentlemen. Performers listed are Mr. Francis Robinson, Mr. J. Robinson and Mr. Geary.
5/6/48: Eleventh Annual Concert. Performers listed ar Mr. F Robinson, Mr. J. Robinson and Mr. Geary. Contains background information on The First Walpurgisnight.
30/1/49: Concert for Gentlemen.
13/4/49: Concert for Gentlemen.
8/6/49: Twelfth Annual Concert. Programme included a prize vocal quartet 'this composition gained the prize presented by Earl St. Germains to the Hibernian Catch Club, 1848' by R.P. Stewart.
1/2/50: Mixed programme.
19/4/50: Concert for Gentlemen.
31/5/50: Mixed programme.
Date range of collection
1840 - 1850
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Trinity College Dublin, Library
College Street Dublin Dublin 2
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Collections Overview
The music collections are spread over three Library departments. The main collections of music literature and printed music are held in the Music Library, located in the Ussher Library. The open access collections are focussed on supporting the academic needs of students and staff of the College. They include books and periodicals on music, reference works and bibliographies (including online databases), as well as a separate collection of student lending material. Printed music on open access includes collected editions of the works of over 70 composers, anthologies, manuscript facsimiles, and other individual works and editions. The closed access collection is large and diverse, containing items received under legal deposit mainly since about 1880. Earlier printed music is held in the Department of Early Printed Books. Two special collections stand out: the Ebenezer Prout Collection, particularly strong in music and editions of the 19th century, and the Townley Hall Collection, a country house collection of the 18th and 19th centuries. The Department of Manuscripts holds all music manuscript material. The collection includes liturgical music of the 11th-18th centuries, the Ballet and Dallis lute books, the 16th-century Dublin Virginal Book, the Mercer's Hospital collection, and Irish folk music collected by Petrie, Goodman and Moeran. Several twentieth century Irish composers (Barry, Boydell, Boyle, Deale, Duff, May, Victory) are also represented.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council