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Collection Description

Collection Title
Carl Newton collection: Three Choirs Festival 1 (1946-73)
Unique Identifier
Mus 319.c.19
A miscellaneous collection of prospectuses for the Three Choirs Festivals, given variously in Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester in 1946, 1960, 1964-66, 1969 and 1972-73, held loosely as the nineteenth box of the Carl Newton collection.

All documents include programmes with words and notes (some with musical examples), historical notes on the Festival and associated topics, detailed lists of the performers (from 1960, with photographs) and assorted information related to the practical arrangements for the event (including maps, seating plans, ticket prices, travel information and lists of the officers/committee members).

All Festivals consisted of morning and evening performances and included an Opening Service. The programmes featured a number of pieces receiving their 'first performance'.

Gloucester: 5-10 September 1965 and 18-23 August 1974

Hereford: 8, 10-13 September 1946, 6-11 September 1964 and 19-24 August 1973.

Worcester: 4-9 September 1960, 4-9 September 1966, 24-29 August 1969 and 27 August-1 September 1972.
Date range of collection
1946 - 1973
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council