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Collection Description

Collection Title
Cardiff Musical Festival (1910)
A collection of programmes and wordbooks for the 8 concerts given at Park Hall, Cardiff between 19 and 24 September 1910 as the Cardiff Triennial Musical Festival, held as a single bound volume.

All programmes begin with photographs of the performers and with lists of the Patrons, Committee and Guarantors of the Festival. Programmes also include historical and analytical notes (with musical examples), lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles – being the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederic Cowen – and records of the vocal and instrumental soloists engaged (see below).

Vocal: Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Perceval Allen, Miss Amy Evans and Miss Jennie Ellis; Madame Ada Crossley, Madame Kirkby Lunn and Miss Dilys Jones; Mr Ben Davies, Mr Walter Hyde and Mr W. E. Carston; Mr Herbert Brown, Mr Ivor Foster, Mr David Hughes and Mr Wilfrid Douthitt.

Instrumental: Monsieur Zacharewitsch (violin) and Miss Marie Novello (piano).

A large number of the works cited below were written especially for the Festival and were conducted by their composers.

19 September 1910: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
20 September 1910: including F. Cowen, The Veil.
21 September 1910: including A. C. Mackenzie, The Sun-God's Return.
22 September 1910: including Brahms, Requiem.
22 September 1910: including David Thomas, A Pindaric Ode, 'The Bard'.
23 September 1910: including Hamilton Harty, Poem for Orchestra, With the Wild Geese.
24 September 1910: Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise, and a miscellaneous selection.
24 September 1910: Handel, The Messiah.
Date range of collection
1910 - 1910
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Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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Collections Overview
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is an internationally important collection of material relating to Handel and his contemporaries, including manuscripts, printed books and music, libretti, paintings and engravings, memorabilia, art works and ephemera. The Handel collection is open for research Wednesday-Friday, and the display room (with access to recorded music) is open with the rest of the museum Tuesday-Sunday 10-6.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council