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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 1 (1803-06)
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A miscellaneous collection of programmes and wordbooks for performances given at a range of London venues and in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Gloucester and Oxford between 1803 and 1806.

The programmes are bound chronologically as the first of seven volumes comprising the collection of Andrew Ashe (1759-1838). They are listed here alphabetically by venue, with the London venues followed by provincial one.

All programmes for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden begin with a list of the principal vocal and orchestral players, as do those for the Bristol performances of 1803.

Programmes for the Choral Fund (10 February 1806) and for Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concert (14 February 1806) include lists of the orchestral ensemble.

The programmes for the Choral Fund and New Musical Fund include lists of the subscribers to the Fund, whilst that for Messrs. Charles and William Knyvett's concert on 9 May 1803 carries a handwritten annotation concerning Haydn's 'Surprise' Symphony.

1. London venues
Corri's Room
13 February 1804: Mr and Mrs Corri's Benefit.

King's Theatre, Haymarket (Opera Concert Room/Great Room)
10 March 1803 and 25 February 1805: New Musical Fund.
9 May 1803: Messrs. Cha. and Wm Knyvett's Annual Vocal Concert.
10 February 1806: Choral Fund.
2 May 1806: Mr Harrison's Concert.

New Rooms, Hanover Square
21 and 28 May, 4, 11 and 18 June 1804: New Amateur Concert and Assembly (nos. 1-5).
10 May 1805: Mr C. Knyvett and Mr W. Knyvett's Concert.
14 February 1806: Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concert (no. 1).
7 May 1806: Concert of Ancient Music (no. 12).

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
Lent 1805: Grand Selection of Sacred Music (8 undated programmes)
1 June 1805: Benefit of Messrs Ashley.

Willis's Rooms
17 and 31 May and 14 June 1805: Amateur Concerts (nos. 1, 3 and 5).

Various/unknown venues
28 March, 18 April, 2 and 16 May 1805: Ladies Concerts of Vocal and Instrumental Music (nos. 2-5).

2. Provincial centres
9 May 1805: Private Concert
2, 3 and 4 October 1805: Grand Miscellaneous Concerts (Theatre)
4 October 1805: Grand Selection of Sacred Music (St. Philip's Church)
With the exception of that on 9 May 1805, all concerts were given as part of the Birmingham Musical Festival.

St. Paul's Church, Bristol
Grand Musical Festival, 2nd and 3rd Morning performances
14 and 15 April 1803.

[no date] 1805: Arnold, The Redemption.

12 September and [undated] 1805: Gloucester Music Meeting.

Theatre, Oxford
26 and 27 June 1805: Grand Miscellaneous Concerts.
Date range of collection
1803 - 1806
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277063
01865 277182 
Visiting Information
Membership fee for users outside the UK academic community; charges for photocopying and inter-library loans
Collections Overview
The collection has very strong holdings of British music and related material acquired in part by legal deposit. Many collected editions and scholarly series. Very strong periodical coverage, including major 19thC European journals. Largest collection of American song material in UK.
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