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Collection Description

Collection Title
Andrew Ashe collection: volume 7 (1818)
Unique Identifier
17405 d.12
Programmes and wordbooks for the Concerts of Ancient Music and for Bartleman, C. Knyvett, W. Knyvett and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts given at the New Rooms, Hanover Square during the 1818 season.

Also, programmes and wordbooks for other concerts at the New Rooms, Hanover Square and at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London and for three performances given in Bath as part of Mr Hobb's Sixth Bath and Somerset Musical Festival.

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 The programmes for the Concerts of Ancient Music do not cite a performance venue but it is known from other sources that they were held at the New Rooms, Hanover Square.

The majority of the programmes for the Vocal Concerts include lists of the principal vocal performers and of the members of the orchestral ensemble, as do those for the Bath concerts. Those for the 8th and 9th Vocal Concerts also provide a list of the subscribers to the series.

1. London
- New Rooms, Hanover Square
4 and 11 March, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 April, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May and 5 June 1818: Concerts of Ancient Music (nos. 1-12).

6 and 13 March, 3, 10, 17 and 24 April and 1, 7 and 15 May 1818: Bartleman, C. Knyvett, W. Knyvett and Greatorex's Vocal Concerts (nos. 1-9).

22 May 1818: Mr Bartleman's Concert.
29 May 1818: Messrs C. and W. Knyvett's Concert.
10 June 1818: Grand Selection of Sacred Music, from the compositions of G. F. Handel, given for the benefit of the Royal Society of Musicians.
12 June 1818: Mr and Mrs Vaughan's Concert.

- Theatre Royal, Covent Garden
21 February 1818: Songs, Duets, Choruses, etc., in Zuma.

2. Bath
2, 3 and 5 June: Mr Hobb's Sixth Bath and Somerset Musical Festival, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Performances. The 2nd and 5th performances were given in the Abbey-Church and the 3rd in the Upper Assembly Rooms.
Date range of collection
1818 - 1818
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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
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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.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council