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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 3 (1810-11)
Unique Identifier
A miscellaneous collection of programmes and wordbooks for concerts given at a range of London venues and in Bristol, Derby, Oxford and Newcastle between 1810 and 1811, including extended runs of programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music, Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts, and the Billington-Naldi-Braham concerts (1810 only).

Programmes are bound chronologically as third of seven volumes comprising the collection of Andrew Ashe (1759–1838). They are grouped here alphabetically by venue, with the London venues followed by the provincial ones. The programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music do not cite a performance venue but it is known from other sources that they were held at the New Rooms, Hanover Square.

Many of the programmes for the Vocal Concerts include records of the principal vocal performers and of the orchestral ensemble. Programmes for the Choral Fund and New Musical Fund and at least one programme per season for the Vocal Concerts carry lists of the Subscribers to the Fund/concerts.

A number of the programmes carry handwritten annotations/corrections.

1. London
Concert Room, King's Theatre, Haymarket
5 February 1810: Choral Fund
4 May 1810 and 10 May 1811: Mr Harrisons' Concert
11 May 1810 and 17 May 1811: Messrs. C. and W. Knyvett's Annual Benefit Concert
28 March 1811: New Musical Fund

New Rooms, Hanover Square
21 February, 1, 8, 14 and 28 March and 16 May 1810 and 20 and 28 February, 6, 21 and 27 March, 3 April and 1, 8, 15 and 22 May 1811: Concerts of Ancient Music (nos. 1-4, 6 and 11 and nos. 1-3, 5-7 and 9-12).

23 February, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March and 6, 13 and 27 April 1810 and 22 February, 1, 8, 22 and 29 March, 26 April and 3 May 1811: Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concert (nos. 1-9 and nos. 1-3, 5-6 and 8-9).

30 April 1810 and 27 May 1811: Mrs Vaughan's Concert
18 May 1810 and 24 May 1811: Mr Bartleman's Concert
26 May 1810: Mr Goss's Annual Concert
14 February 1811: Mr Purkis's Grand Concert

Mansion of the Portuguese Ambassador:
13 May 1811: Lusitanian Hymn (two copies).

New Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
1 June 1811: Messrs Ashley's Benefit

Willis's Room
10, 17 and 21 May, 1 June 1810: Billington-Naldi-Braham Concerts (nos 1, 2, 3, 5)

No venue
5 March, 12 April 1810: Ladies' Subscription Catches and Glees, no. 2, 5
17 December 1810: Glees, Songs etc for the Harmonic Society Gala (with list of Patrons, Regulations of the Society and a seating plan).

2. Provincial venues
St. Michael's Church, Bristol
9, 10 and 11 April 1911: Grand Performances of Sacred Music.
All programmes include a list of the principal vocal and instrumental performers.

9, 10 and 11 October: Grand Musical Festival (five programmes). The collection includes programmes for morning and evening performances given on 9 and 11 October, the evening performances being held in the Theatre. All programmes carry lists of the Patrons for the Festival.

Theatre Oxford
3, 4, 5 and 6 June 1810: Grand Miscellaneous Concerts

St. Nicholas's Church, Newcastle
26 August 1811: Newcastle Musical Festival.
Date range of collection
1810 - 1811
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