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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 2 (1807-09)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of programmes and wordbooks for performances given at various London venues and in Bath, Bristol, Ramsgate and Worcester between 1807 and 1809, including extended runs of programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music (1807), Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (1807 and 1809) and the Billington-Naldi-Braham concerts (1809).

Programmes are bound chronologically as the second of seven volumes comprising the collection of the London-based flautist Andrew Ashe (1759-1838). They are listed here alphabetically by venue, with the London venues followed by the provincial ones.

None of the programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music cite a performance venue but it is known from other sources that these took place in the New Rooms, Hanover Square. Many of the programmes for the Vocal Concerts and all programmes for the Billington-Naldi-Braham concerts include lists of the principal vocal performers and of the members of the orchestral ensemble. Programmes for the Choral Fund and New Musical Fund carry lists of the Subscribers to the Fund. Similar lists are found in at least one programme for each season of Vocal Concerts.

A number of the programmes carry handwritten annotations/corrections.

1. London
Fashionable Institute, Argyll Street
16 February and 19 March 1807: Nobility's Private Concert, nos. 1 and 3 (with a list of the principal vocal and instrumental performers).

King's Theatre, Haymarket (Great Concert Room)
19 January 1807 and 23 January 1809: Choral Fund
19 February 1807: New Musical Fund
8 May 1807 and 12 May 1809: Charles and William Knyvett's Annual Benefit Concerts.
5 May 1809: Mr Harrison's Concert

New Rooms, Hanover Square
4, 18 and 26 February and 11 March 1807: Concerts of Ancient Music (nos. 1, 3, 4 and 6).
20 and 27 February, 6, 13 and 20 March, 10, 17 and 24 April 1807: Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (nos. 2-9).
17 and 24 February, 3, 10, 17 and 24 March, 13, 21 and 28 April 1809: Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (nos. 1-9).
13 March 1809: Billington-Naldi-Braham Concerts (no. 1)
20 May 1807 and 26 May 1809: Mr Bartleman's Concert
17 April 1809: Mrs Vaughan's Concert

Willis's Rooms, St. James
24 April and 15, 22 and 29 May 1809: Billington-Naldi-Braham Concerts (nos. 3-6).

No venues
14 May 1807 and 16 March 1809: Ladies' Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music
20 April, 4 and 18 May and 1 June 1809: Ladies Subscription Catches and Glees, No. 5-8

2. Provincial venues
Kensington Chapel, Bath
16 November 1809: Grand Performance of Sacred Music.

Assembly Rooms, Bristol
12 and 14 April 1808: Three Grand Performances of Sacred Music, nos. 1 and 3.
28 and 29 March 1809: Three Grand Performances of Sacred Music, nos. 2 and 3.
All of these programmes begin with a list of the principal vocal and instrumental performers.

Ramsgate Chapel
5 and 7 September 1809: Isle of Thanet Music Meeting

27-29 September 1809: Worcester Music Meeting (prospectus with programmes)
Date range of collection
1807 - 1809
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