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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 6 (1816-17)
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A miscellaneous collection of programmes and wordbooks for performances given at a range of London venues, including extended runs of programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music (1816 and 1817) and for Bartleman, C. Knyvett, W. Knyvett and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (1816). Also, programmes for single performances given in Bath and Birmingham.

The programmes are bound chronologically as the sixth 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 programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music provide no indication of the 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 lists of the principal vocal performers and of the orchestral ensemble, and those for the final concerts of the season provide a list of subscribers to the series. The programmes for the New Musical Fund include an introductory statement concerning the organization and provide lists of the Patrons, Donators and Subscribers.

1. London venues
- Argyll Rooms
11 June 1816 and 4 June 1817: Mr Bellamy's Morning Concert
24 May 1817: Mr Lacy's and Mrs Bianchi Lacy's Concert,

- City of London Tavern
3 June 1816: Grand Concert for the Benefit of Miss Bonwick

- Great Room [Concert Room], King's Theatre
25 April 1816 and 24 April 1817: New Musical Fund

- New Rooms, Hanover Square
Bartleman, C. Knyvett, W. Knyvett and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts
1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March, 5 and 26 April, 3 and 10 May 1816 (nos. 1-9)

Concerts of Antient Music
6, 20 and 27 March, 3 and 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 May 1816 (nos. 2 and 4-12)
12, 19 and 26 March, 16, 23 and 30 April, 7, 14, 21 and 24 May (nos. 3-12)

17 May 1816 and 16 May 1817: Mr Bartleman's Benefit Concert
24 May 1816 and 25 April 1817: Messrs C. and W. Knyvett's Concert
2 May 1817: Mr Greatorex's Concert
9 May 1817: Mr and Mrs Vaughan's Concert

2. Non-London venues
- Theatre Royal, Bath
30 June 1817: Songs, Duets and Trios for the Benefit of Mr Loder

- Birmingham
8 November 1816: Birmingham Private Concerts
Date range of collection
1816 - 1817
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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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