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Collection Description

Collection Title
Birmingham Musical Association (1880-87)
Unique Identifier
RB.23.b.4180 (40-62.)
Description
An incomplete set of programmes with words for the Birmingham Musical Association Saturday Evening Popular Concerts, given at the Town Hall, Birmingham between 27 November 1880 (no.13) and 5 March 1887 (no.168), arranged chronologically within a bound volume.

Unless otherwise stated below, the concerts featured the band of the Birmingham Musical Association, conducted by Mr C.J. Stevens (16 April 1881 and 25 November 1882–6 March 1886) and Mr George Halford (from 20 November 1886). The concert on 17 December 1881 and those from 3 March 1883 to 3 April 1886 all featured Mr J. Stimpson (organ). Conductors of the earlier concerts are listed below, along with the vocal and instrumental soloists.

Where no other indication is given below, these were two-part concerts of vocal and orchestral music with some instrumental solos. The programmes for 26 March 1881, 4 February and 25 November 1882 and 3 March and 1 December 1883 carry brief historical and descriptive notes by Andrew Deakin.

27 November 1880 (no.13): including A. Romberg, Lay of the Bell (cantata), given by Mrs Titterton, Miss Sincock, Mr W. Young, Mr A.R. Hulme and Mr Horrex (vocal) with Mr F. Ward (violin), Mr Owen (cello) and Miss Hiley (piano), accompanied by Mr E.J. Turner and conducted by Mr T.G. Locker [40].
26 March 1881 (no.45): Band of the Edgbaston Amateur Musical Union with Miss Myra Young and Mr W. Lee Mathews (vocal), accompanied by Mr W. Astley Langston and conducted by Mr C.J. Duchemin [41].
9 April 1881 (no.47): including Gounod, Messe Solennelle, given by Miss Lizzie Preston, Miss Sincock, Mr C.B. Bragg and Mr John Dale (vocal), with Mr F. Ward (violin), Mr D. Ffrench Davis (harp), Mr J. Owen (cello) and Miss Hiley (piano), accompanied by Mr E.J. Turner and conducted by Mr T.G. Locker (2 copies) [42 and 43].
16 April 1881 (no.48): George Fox, The Jackdaw of Rheims, given by the Handsworth Philharmonic Society with Miss Blanthorne, Master Philip Muntz, Mr J.M. Crow and Mr J. Avery (vocal) and Mr F. Ward (violin), accompanied by Mr A. Wyatt Mortimer [44].
22 October 1881 (no.54): Miss Lizzie Preston, Miss Sincock, Mr C.B. Bragg and Mr A.R. Hulme (vocal), with Mr F. Ward (violin) and Miss Hiley (piano), accompanied by Miss Hiley and Miss Amy Locker and conducted by Mr T.G. Locker [45].
17 December 1881 (no.61): Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by Miss Eleanor Falkner, Mrs Samuel Worton Fielding, Mr T.J. Jones and Mr Gilbert Wilkes (vocal) with Mr T.G. Locker’s Choir, conducted by Locker [46].
4 February 1882 (no.65): Band of the King’s Heath and Moseley Musical Society with Mrs H. Britton and Mr F. Mace (vocal), Mr W. Griffin (violin) and Mr J.R. Reeve (piano), conducted by Mr Stephen S. Stratton [46a].
25 November 1882 (no.85): Miss Eleanor Burnett and Mr Gabriel Thorp (vocal) with Mr Cortes Perera (violin), Mr J.E. Taylor (euphonium) and Mr C.J. Stevens (piano), accompanied by Mr. F.W. Cooke (2 copies) [47 and 48].
3 March 1883 (no.94): Miss Blanthorne and Mr F. Muntz (vocal) with the Birmingham Glee Union and Mr Julian de Escofet (cornet), accompanied by Mr C.W. Perkins [49].
7 April 1883 (no.99): including A.R. Gaul, The Holy City (cantata), given by Miss Blanthorne, Miss Emilie Harris, Mrs T.F. James, Mrs Payton, Mr H.T. Walters and Mr Thomas Horrex (vocal), accompanied Mr C.W. Perkins [50].
1 December 1883 (no.107): Birmingham Glee Union and Mr F. Ward (violin) [51].
5 January 1884 (no.110): Mendelssohn, Elijah, given by Miss Blanthorne, Mrs S.W. Fielding, Master Willie Myers, Mr J.M. Crow and Mr George Harris (vocal) [52].
14 March 1885 (no.145): Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by Miss Edith Halliley, Miss Florence Bourne, Mr Richard Clarke and Mr Charles Goodhead (vocal) [53].
28 March 1885 (no.147): Selection from Handel, The Messiah, given by Mrs Hemming, Miss L. Dews, Mr Charles Breese and Mr George Harris (vocal) [54].
17 October (no.148): Handel Selection, including music from Samson, Saul and Solomon, given by Miss Edith Halliley, Mr Richard Clarke and Mr Thomas Horrex (vocal) [55].
14 November (no.150): Sacred Concert/Haydn, The Creation, with Miss H. Johnson, Mr Charles Banks and William Evans (vocal) [56].
3 April 1886 (no.159): Selections from Handel, The Messiah, given by Miss H. Johnson, Miss Emilie Harris, Mr Richard Clarke and Mr S.J. Bishop (vocal) [57].
6 March 1886 (no.155): Miss Lilian Mills, Miss Dews, Mr H. Mobberley and Mr S.J. Bishop (vocal), accompanied by Mr A.J. Cotton [58].
20 November 1886 (no.164): Mendelssohn, Elijah, part I, with Miss Hannah Johnson, Miss Emilie Harris, Mr Charles B. Bragg and Mr William Evans (vocal) and Mr W. Astley Langston (organ) [59].
27 November 1886 (no.165): including Mendelssohn, Elijah (part II), with Miss Hannah Johnson, Mrs Mellor, Miss Alice James, Miss Constance Oakley, Mr Charles B. Bragg and Mr William Evans (vocal) and Mr W. Astley Langston (organ) [60].
19 February 1887 (no.166): including F. Cowen, Sleeping Beauty (cantata) with Mrs Mason, Miss Alice James, Mr Edmund Badger and Mr S. Bishop (vocal) and Mr Cockerill (harp) [61].
5 March 1887 (no.168): Haydn, The Creation, with Miss Mabel Grove, Mr W. Mobberley and Mr William Evans (vocal) [62].
Format
Date range of collection
1880 - 1887
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council