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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 4 (1812-13)
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A miscellaneous collection of programmes and wordbooks for performances given at a range of London venues and in Dublin, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Worcester between 1812 and 1813, including extended runs for the Concerts of Ancient Music and for Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts/Bartleman, C. Knyvett and W. Knyvett's Vocal Concerts. Also, a wordbook for William Crotch, Palestine, printed in London in 1812.

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

The majority of the programmes for the Vocal Concerts include a list of the principal vocal performances and of the orchestral ensemble, as do the programmes for the benefits of Master King (12 June 1812) and Dr Callcott 22 February 1813). The final programmes for each season of the Vocal Concerts also list the Subscribers to the concerts.

A number of programmes carry handwritten annotations/corrections.

1. London venues
Great Room, King's Theatre
8 May 1812: Mr Harrison's Concert
22 February 1813: Dr. Callcott's Concert
21 May 1813: Messrs C. and W. Knyvett's Concert

New Rooms, Hanover Square
19 and 26 February, 4, 11 and 18 March, 15, 22 and 29 April and 6 and 20 May 1812: Concerts of Ancient Music (nos. 1-5, 7-10 and 12)
24 February, 4, 11, 17 and 24 March, 7 and 28 April, 5, 12 and 19 May and 2 June 1813: Concerts of Ancient Music (nos. 1-10 and 12).

28 February, 13 and 20 March, 24 April and 1 May 1812: Harrison, Bartleman and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (nos. 2, 4, 5 and 8-9).
5 March, 12, 19 March, 2 and 30 April, 7 May 1813: Bartleman, C. Knyvett and W. Knyvett's Vocal Concert (nos. 2-5 and 8-9).

14 May 1813: Mr Bartleman's Concert.
28 May 1913: Mr and Mrs Vaughan's Concert.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Whitsun Even 1913: Grand Selection of Ancient and Modern Music

Willis's Room
12 June 1812: Master King's Benefit Concert

2. Provincial venues
Theatre Royal, Dublin
26 October 1813: Grand Concert of Vocal and Instrumental Music

St. John's Chapel, Portsmouth
21 August 1812: Portsmouth and Portsea Grand Musical Festival

Music Hall, Liverpool
21 September 1813: Liverpool Musical Festival

Cathedral Church, Worcester
10 September 1812: Worcester Music Meeting (with another, undated programme from this event).
Date range of collection
1812 - 1813
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