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Collection Title
Ceremonies (1849-1920)
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A miscellaneous collection of programmes for public and private ceremonies, all of which included music, held at various venues in England and America between 1849 and 1920, arranged in a largely chronological fashion within a single volume.

The tract/folio numbers of individual items are given in square brackets below. This volume also includes a number of more detailed concert programmes. For these, see the entries entitled: World’s Columbian Exposition; Great Exhibition; Upper Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa; Oxford Music Room; Merchant Taylors’ Hall; Scala Theatre; and Edward Mason’s Choir.

1. Orders of Service
10 October 1891, Westminster Abbey: Memorial Service for Right Hon. W.H. Smith [24].
16 October 1896, Canterbury Cathedral: Funeral of the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury [30].
28 May 1898, 21 March 1899 and 14 October 1899, Westminster Abbey: Funeral Services for Lord Herschell/Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone/Rev. John Troutbeck [60, 88 and 106].
18 April 1901, Symphony Hall, Boston: Memorial Service held in honour of Roger Wolcott [128].
22 June 1920, Cathedral Church of Llandaff: Reception for Alfred George Edwards, Lord Archbishop of Wales [62].
The volume contains a large number of other Orders of Service in which the words of the hymns/psalms are provided. Only those items which cite specific composers are listed here.

2. Dinners
24 April 1899, Royal Hotel, Stockton: Commemoration Supper of the Stockton Shakespearian Society [46].
9 November 1897, Town Hall, Cardiff: Programme of music performed at the Mayor’s Banquet [100].

3. Other ceremonies
10 June 1892, Saddlers’ Hall, Cheapside: Opening Ceremony of the Historic Saddlery and Harness Exhibition, with music performed by Mr G. Pritchard’s Band [48].
20 June 1849 and 24 May 1853, Harvard College, Massachusetts: Inauguration of Jared Sparks/James Walker as President of Harvard College, Massachusetts [54/56]
17 December 1898, [no venue]: 27th Christmas Jinks of the Bohemian Club [90]
19 June 1908, Kilburn Public Library: Opening of the New Carnegie Extension at Kilburn Public Library, held on 19 June 1908, the music under the direction Mr. William Doe [166]

The volume also contains a large amount of material relating to the marriage of the Duke of York and the Princess May, held on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal.
Date range of collection
1817 - 1908
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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