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Collection Description

Collection Title
Birmingham Musical Festival (1823)
Unique Identifier
Vet.A6 d.918
A bound volume containing a prospectus (with programmes) for the Birmingham Musical Festival of 7–10 October 1823, conducted by Thomas Greatroex. Also, individual programmes with words for the Second Grand Miscellaneous Concert given at the Theatre on 8 October (evening) and Handel, Messiah, given at St. Philip's Church on 9 October (morning).

The prospectus includes a list of the orchestral ensemble and cites the involvement of the following vocal soloists: Madame Catalani, Mrs Salmon and Miss Stephens; Miss Travis, Miss Symonds, Miss Fletcher, Miss Heaton; Mr Braham and Mr Vaughan; Signor Placci, Messrs Evans, Golding, Whall, T. Greatorex, Gattie, Blackbourne and Thorne; and Mr Knyvett and Mr Bellamy.

The programme for 8 October includes a number of handwritten annotations. They provide some observations on the nature and standard of the performance (particularly as regards Catalani) and record the performance of certain encores.
Date range of collection
1823 - 1823
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.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council