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Collection Description

Collection Title
Manchester Musical Festival (1828-1836)
Unique Identifier
R780.64 Me642/646/649/664/665/667 and RF780.64
A collection of material from the Manchester Musical Festival containing the following:

A scrapbook (Me642) for the first Manchester Musical Festival in 1828 containing the following programmes:
* Collegiate Church - 1/10/1828 - Grand Selection of Sacred Music
* Theatre Royal - 1/10/1828 - Miscellaneous Concert
* Collegiate Church - 2/10/1828 - "Messiah"
* Theatre Royal - 2/10/1828 - Miscellaneous Concert
* Collegiate Church - 3/10/1828 - Grand Selection of Sacred Music
* Theatre-Royal - 30/9/1828 - Miscellaneous Concert
* An Account of the Manchester Musical Festival, 1828, cotaining the Names of the Patrons and Committee, A Report of the Oratorios and Concerts, and a list of the Principal Vocal and Instrmental Performers; with a Description of the Characters who attended the Grand Fancy Dress Ball.

Another scrapbook (Me646) for the 1828 Festival containing the following programmes:
* Theatre-Royal - 2/10/1828 - Miscellaneous Concert

An envelope (Me649) containing the following programmes for the 1828 Festival:
* Collegiate Church - 1/10/1828 - Grand Selections of Sacred Music
* Collegiate Church - 3/10/1828 - Grand Selection of Sacred

The Conductor for the 1828 Festival was Mr. Greatorex and the principal vocal performers for this festival were:
* Madame Catalani
* Madame Stockhausen
* Madame Puzzi
* Madame Caradori Allan
* Miss Paton
* Miss Love
* Mrs W. Knyvett
* Miss Godfrey
* Miss Stephens
* Mr Braham
* Mr Vaughan
* Mr W. Knyvett
* Mr E. Taylor
* Mr. Isherwood
* Mr. Phillips
* Signor Curioni
* Signor Pellegrini

A bound volume of programmes (Me664) from all the concerts for the 1836 Festival

Another bound volume of programmes (Me665) from all the concerts for the 1836 Festival. This volume also contains the tickets for the performances. There is another volume under the same classmark that is virtually identical.

There is a fourth bound volume of programmes (Me667) from the 1836 Festival. It contains all the programmes from the concerts but also some tickets and a handwritten transcription of the sermon from the funeral of Madame Malibran De Beriot on 2/10/1836, who was one of the principal vocalists at the Festival.

The Conductor for the 1836 Festival was Sir George Smart and the principal vocal performers were:
* Mrs H.R. Bishop
* Mrs W. Knyvett
* Miss C. Novello
* Mrs A. Shaw
* Mr Braham
* Mr. Bennett
* Mr Machin
* Mr H. Phillips
* Mr. Terrail
* Madame Caradori Allan
* Madame Malibran de Beriot
* Signor Lablache
* Signor Ivanoff

There is more on the 1836 Festival at Rf780.64
Date range of collection
1828 - 1836
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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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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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council