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Collection Description

Collection Title
Birmingham Musical Festival (1829-1864)
Unique Identifier
R780.64 Bo71
This collection contains six volumes of programmes for the Birmingham Musical Festival. The first volume contains 8 programmes for the concerts of the 1829 festival, held in
St. Phillip's Church and the Theatre Royal. It also contains one programme for the 1834 festival and four programmes for the 1837, held in the Town Hall (all concerts were held at this venue from this time onwards). The second volume acts a scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings and other ephemera connected with the festival of 1852, containing 8 concert programmes. The third volume also acts as a scrapbook for the festival of 1858, containing 8 programmes. The fourth volume contains all the programmes for the concerts for the Festival of 1861. The fifth volume contains all the programmes for the Festival of 1864, as does the sixth volume.
Date range of collection
1829 - 1864
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Henry Watson Music Library
St Peter's Square Manchester M2 5PD United Kingdom
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0161 234 1976
0161 234 1961 
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9am - 8pm Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm Fri-Sat
Collections Overview
The Henry Watson Music Library is named after Dr. Henry Watson, a renowned composer and teacher born in nearby Accrington. After his death in 1911 he bequeathed the contents of his private library to the care of Manchester City Council. Watson's original collection (some 16,700 volumes) has been supplemented by many important donations and acquisition since and has grown into one of the largest collections of music in any public library.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council