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Collection Description

Collection Title
Concerts of Ancient Music (1782-1809)
Unique Identifier
54.b.1-17
Description
A collection of programmes and wordbooks for the Concerts of Ancient Music given during the seasons 1782, 1784–88, 1790, 1792-96, 1798-1803 and 1809, arranged in a largely chronological fashion across 17 bound volumes (b.1-17) and divided as listed below.

Twelve performances were given each year. Very few of the programmes cite a concert venue but it is known from other sources that the performances took place at the New Rooms, Tottenham Street (1782-94) and at the Concert Room of the King’s Theatre (from 1795).

All wordbooks provide the names of the vocal soloists. Certain volumes include the names of the Directors and Subscribers to these concerts.

The volumes for 1798, 1799, 1801, 1802 and 1803 also include programmes and wordbooks for the annual performance of Messiah given by the Royal Society of Musicians on 4 May 1798, 29 May 1799, 13 May 1801, 12 May 1802 and 11 May 1803, in the Great Concert Room of the King’s Theatre. All of these documents include lists of the subscribers to the Royal Society of Musicians.

11, 18 and 25 February, 4, 11 and 18 March, 8, 15, 22 and 29 April and 6 and 20 May 1782.

2, 9, 16 and 23 February, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March, 26 April and 3 and 10 May 1784.

14, 21 and 28 February, 7 and 14 March, 4, 11, 18 and 25 April and 2, 9 and 16 May 1785.

1, 8, 15 and 22 February, 8, 15, 22 and 29 March, 5 and 26 April and 3 and 10 May 1786.

7, 14 and 28 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, 18 and 25 April and 2, 9 and 16 May 1787.

4, 13, 20 and 27 February, 5 and 12 March, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 April and 7 May 1788.

27 January, 3, 10 and 24 February, 3, 10, 17 and 24 March, 14, 21 and 28 April and 5 May 1790.

8, 15 and 29 February, 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, 18 and 25 April and 2, 9 and 16 May 1792.

6, 20 and 27 February, 6, 13 and 20 March, 10, 17 and 24 April and 1, 8 and 15 May 1793.
3, 10, 17 and 24 February, 5, 10, 17, 24 and 31 March, 7 and 28 April and 5 May 1802.

5, 12, 19 and 26 February, 12, 19 and 26 March, 2, 24 and 30 April and 7 and 14 May 1794.

4 and 11 February, 4, 11, 18 and 25 March, 15, 22 and 29 April and 6, 13 and 27 May 1795.
22 February, 1, 8, 15 and 22 March, 12, 19 and 26 April and 3, 10, 17 and 24 May 1809.

3, 17 and 24 February, 2, 11 and 16 March, 6, 13, 20 and 27 April and 4 and 11 May 1796.

2, 9, 16 and 24 February, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 March, 20 and 27 April and 4 May 1803.

7, 14, 23 and 28 February, 9, 14, 21 and 28 March, 18 and 25 April and 2 and 9 May 1798.

13 and 20 February, 1, 6 and 13 March, 3, 10, 17 and 24 April and 1, 8 and 15 May 1799.

5, 12, 19 and 28 February, 5, 19 and 26 March, 2, 23 and 30 April and 7 and 14 May 1800.

4, 11, 20 and 25 February, 4, 11, 18 and 25 March, 15, 22 and 29 April and 6 May 1801.
Format
Date range of collection
1782 - 1809
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Accrual Status
closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council