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Collection Title
Bristol Musical Festival (1908)
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A collection of programmes and wordbooks for four morning and three evening performances given at an unspecified venue between 14 and 17 October 1908 as the Twelfth Bristol Musical Festival.

All programmes include detailed information regarding the vocal and instrumental soloists and carry extensive historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) by Percy Pitt and Alfred Kalisch.

Many of the programmes are strongly reliant on vocal and choral music, and there are a number of first performances.

Morning concerts
14 October 1908: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
15 October 1908: Max Bruch, The Lay of the Bell (cantata); J.S. Bach, Watch ye, Pray ye (first performance in England); and Kalinnikoff, Symphony No.1 in G minor (first performance in the provinces), given by Madame Emily Squire, Madame Kirkby Lunn, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Dalton Baker (vocal) with the Bristol Festival Choir.
16 October 1908: Felix Woyrsch, Passion Music (first performance in England) and Beethoven, Symphony No.9, with Miss Perceval Allen, Madame Kirkby Lunn, Mr J. Barker, Mr Ben Davies, Mr Charles Knowles, Mr G. Noble, Mr Robert Radford, Mr Marcus Thomson and Mr W. Thomas (vocal) and the Bristol Festival Choir.
17 October 1908: Wagner, Die Walküre.

Evening concerts
14 October 1908: Grand Miscellaneous Concert, including the first performance of C.V. Stanford’s cantata, Ode on the Death of Wellington (conducted by the composer). Also, concertante music for violin by Brahms and Saint-Seans (Fritz Kreisler, violin) and operatic extracts from Mozart and Bizet (Miss Agnes Nicholls, Mr Plunket Greene and Mr John McCormack, vocal).
15 October 1908: Cyril B. Rootham, Andromeda (cantata, first performance) and scenes from Elgar, King Olaf, with Mrs Henry Wood, Madame Clara Butt and Mr Kennerley Rumford (vocal).
16 October 1908: Grand Miscellaneous Concert, including two movements from the Joseph Holbrooke, Dramatic Choral Symphony (first performance), extracts of Italian opera (Madame Clara Butt, Mr John McCormack, and Kennerley Rumford, vocal), Grieg, piano concerto (Mildred Pritchard, piano) and orchestral music by Glazounoff and Smetana.
Date range of collection
1908 - 1908
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Not Specific
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British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council