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Collection Description

Collection Title
Librettos (1690-1824)
Unique Identifier
BR 201 and BR310.1HD
Description
This is a collection of librettos produced for the performances of a work during a certain year at a specific venue:

BR 201 HD - Handel:
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1728 - Admeto
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1726 - Alessandro - There is an annotation on the front page which says "1st performance May 5th 1726" - has duplicate
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1724 - Tamerlane
* Hamburgischen Schau-Blasse, Furgestellet - 1733 - Parthenope
* Hamburgischen Schau-Blasse, Furgestellet - September 1717 - Oriana
* Hamburgischen Theatro, Borgestellet - 1708 - Florindo
* Hamburgischen Schau-Blasse, Borgestellet - 1725 - Julius Caesar in Aegypten
* Hamburgischen Schau-Blasse, Borgestellet - 1705 - Nero
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1723 - Ottone
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1726 - Ottone
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1727 - Riccardo
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1725 - Rodelinda
* Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Hercules

Opera:
* BR 201 Ld45 - Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden - 1738 - Margery by John-Frederick Lampe
* BR 201 By58 - Theatre-Royal - 1736 - Britons, Strike Home by Edward Phillips
* BR 201 Dl31 - Theatre Royal - Drury Lane - 1732 - The Devil of a Duke
* BR 201 DS81 - 'As it was lately perform'd by a Company of Players at a certain Noted Inn at Taunton in Somersetshire' - 1733 - The Downfall of Bribery by Mark Freeman
* BR 201 Fc47 - Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden - 1733 - The Fancy'd Queen
* BR 201 Ay91 - Theatre in the Haymarket - 1730 - The Author's Farce; and the Pleasures of the Town by Scriblerus Secundus
* BR 201 Bg54 - Theatre-Royal - 1731 - The Jovial Crew
* BR 201 Bj51 - Theatre in Dublin - 1729 - The Beggar's Wedding by Mr Char. Coffey
* BR 201 Vs87 - Theatre Royal - 1729 - The Village Opera by Mr Johnson
* BR 201 SE15 - Theatre-Royal, Covent Garden - 1733 - The Stage-Mutineers
* BR 201 SN41 - Theatre Royal in Lincoln's-Inn Fields - 1731 - Silvia
* BR 201 Pg27 - New Theatre in the Haymarket - [1729] - The Patron by Mr Odell
* BR 201 Pj21 - Theatre Royal in Lincoln's-Inn Fields - 1728 - The Beggar's Opera by Mr Gay - with duplicate
* BR 201Qb37 - Lee's and Harper's Great Theatrical Booth in Batholomew-Fair - 1728 - The Quaker's Opera [annotated, 'by Thomas Watkin']
* BR 201 Ro65 - New Theatre in the Haymarket - 1737 - The Rival Milliners by Mr Drury
* BR 201 Ae47 - Theatre Royal in Covent Garden - 1733 - Achilles by Mr Gay
* BR 201 Ld43 - Theatre-Royal in Covent Garden - 1737 - The Dragon of Wantley - by John Frederick Lampe
* BR 201 Hp43 - Theatre-Royal Drury Lane - 1731 - The Highland Fair by Mr Mitchell
* BR 201 Fs69 - 'Privately acted near St. James's' - 1733 - The Fox Uncas'd
* BR 201FN53 - Theatre Royal in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields - 1729 - Flora
* BR 201 Hp43 - Theatre Royal in Drury Lane - 1731 - The Highland Fair by Mr Mitchell
* BR 201 Ff87 - New Theatre in the Haymarket - 1730 - The Female Parson by Mr Charles Coffey
* BR 201 MR78 - Theatre-Royal in Lincolns-Inn Fields - 1729 - Momus Turn'd Fabulist
* BR 201 Lx42 - Theatre Royal in Covent Garden - [1737] - The Lucky Discovery
* BR 201 Lw37 - Theatre Royal - 1729 - The Lover's Opera by Mr Chetwood - performed by His Majesty's Servants
* BR 201 Lw32 - New Theatre in the Haymarket - [1729] - Love and Revenge
* BR 201 Lt27 - New Theatre in the Haymarket - 1733 - The Livery Rake, and Country Lass
* BR 201 Pz21 - Theatre Royal - 1690 - Amphitryon by Mr Dryden with music by Henry Purcell

BR310.1HD - Handel
* Theatre Royal Covent Garden - 1761 - Judas Macchabaeus
* Westminster Abbey - 6/6/1786 - Grand Musical Festival - The Messiah
* Minster, Beverley - 21/9/1769 - Opening of the Organ - Judas Macchabaeus
* Sala dell'Accademia del Signor Marchese Ruspoli - 1708 - The Resurrection of our Jesus Christ
* Theatre Royal Covent Garden - Samson - with duplicate
* Theatre Royal Covent Gardeb - 1748 - Alexander Balus

Bound volumes of Handel librettos with occasional miscellaneous programmes:
BR310.1 HD603:
* Booth Hall, Glocester - 1769 - Israel in Egypt
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1771 - Esther
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1758 - Saul
* Music-Meeting in Hereford - 1762 - Jeptha
[There are other librettos without venues and dates]

BR310.1 HD51:
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1751 - Alexander Balus
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1751 - Belshazzar
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1764 - Deborah
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1757 - Esther
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - Jephtha
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - Joshua
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1762 - Semele
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Solomon
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Susanna
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1757 - The Triumph of Time and Truth
* College-Hall - 10/3/1760 - College-Hall Concert
* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - 1768 - Words of Favorite Catches and Glees
* St. Margaret's Church, Westminster - 26/5/1795 - Grand Selection of Sacred Music - Royal Society of Musicians
* Grand Musical Festival - 26/5/1795
* St. Sidwell's Church, Exeter - 25/8/1813 - Grand Musical Festival - Morning Sacred Performance
* St. Peter's Cathedral, Exeter - 20/10/1814 - West of England Grand Musical Festival - Judas Maccaboeus
* Theatre, Oxford - 15/6/1820 - Palestine
* Devon and Exeter New Subscription Rooms - 17/10/1820 - West of England Grand Musical Festival - Miscellaneous Concert
* Devon and Exeter New Subscription Rooms - 18/10/1820 - West of England Grand Musical Festival - The Messiah
* Devon and Exeter New Subscription Rooms - 20/10/1820 - West of England Grand Musical Festival - Miscellaneous Concert
* Royal Harmonic Society - 8/12/1820 - Gentleman's Night
* Subscription Rooms - 10/4/1822 - Devon Glee Club and devon and Exeter Harmonic Society
* Subscription Rooms - 11/4/1822 - Devon Glee Club and devon and Exeter Harmonic Society
* Subscription Rooms - 11/4/1822 - Devon Glee Club and devon and Exeter Harmonic Society
* Subscription Rooms - 12/4/1822 - Devon Glee Club and devon and Exeter Harmonic Society
* Abbey Church, Bath - 15/6/1824 - Bath and Somersetshire Grand Musical Festival - The Creation
* Abbey Church, Bath - 16/6/1824 - Bath and Somersetshire Grand Musical Festival - The Mount of Olives, The Ark, Judas Maccabeus
* Abbey Church, Bath - 18/6/1824 - Bath and Somersetshire Grand Musical Festival - The Messiah

Volume with no classmark but should be the same as above:
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1744 - Joseph and his Brethren
* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - 1761 - Judith by Arne
* Kings Theatre, Haymarket - 1739 - Love and Folly by Mr Galliard
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1762 - Alexander's Feast
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1759 - Messiah
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Susanna
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Hercules
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1760 - Paradise Lost by Mr Smith
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1760 - Zimri by Mr Stanley
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1748 - Joshua
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1759 - Theodora
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1763 - The Cure of Saul
* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - [1759?] - Il Tutore by Adolfo Hasse
* King's Theatre, Hay-Market - 1732 - Esther
* King's theatre, Hay-Market - 1733 - Deborah
* Hickford's Great Room in Brewer Street - 1740 - David's Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan by Mr [J.C.] Smith
* Theatre in Oxford - July 1733 - Athalia
* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - 1757 - Eliza by Mr Arne
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1761 - Rebecca by Mr Smith
* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - 1755 - Abel by Thomas Arne
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1760 - Samson

BR310.1 HD674:
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1743 - Samson
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1762 - Samson
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1744 - Deborah
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1744 - Joseph and his Brethren
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - [1759] - Solomon
* St. Martin's Church, Leicester - 1774 - Jephtha
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - [1763] - Jephtha - with duplicate
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1789 - Messiah
* Commemoration of Handel - 29/5/1784 - The Messiah
* Commemoration of Handel - 27/5/1784 - Conductor, Joah Bates

BR310.1 HD578:
* King's Theatre, Haymarket - 1732 - Esther
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Samson
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1748 - Joshua
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Susanna
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1749 - Solomon
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1747 - Judas Macchabaeus
* Theatre Royal, Covent Garden - 1743 - Samson
Format
Date range of collection
1690 - 1824
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
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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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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