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Collection Description

Collection Title
Concerts of Ancient Music: Handel Programmes (1820-41)
Description
A collection of handbills for performances of music by Handel given as part of the Concerts of Ancient Music series between 1820 and 1841, arranged chronologically as a bound volume.

Also, handbills for Mr Bartleman's Concert and Mr Greatorex's Concert, given at the New Rooms, Hanover Square on 12 and 26 May 1820 respectively.

None of the handbills for the Concerts of Ancient Music carry an indication of the venue for the performances, but it is known from other sources that these concerts also took place at the New Rooms, Hanover Square.

Many of these documents carry extensive handwritten annotations. These provide information about both the performers and the audience members.

17 May 1820: no. 10.
23 May 1821: no. 11.
5, 12, 19 and 26 March, 16, 23 and 30 April and 7, 14, 21 and 28 May 1828: nos. 1-11.
5, 11, 18 and 25 March, 1, 8 and 29 April, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May and 3 June 1829: nos. 1-12.
21 and 28 April, 5, 12, 19 and 26 May and 2 June 1830: nos. 6-12.
8, 14, 22 and 28 March, 4 and 11 April, 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May and 6 June 1832: nos. 1-12.
6, 13, 20 and 27 March, 17 and 24 April, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 May and 5 June 1833: nos. 1-12.
5, 12 and 19 March, 9 and 23 April, 7 and 21 May and 4 June 1834: nos. 1-8.
11 and 25 March, 8 April, 6, 13, 20 and 27 May and 3 June 1835: nos. 1-8.
9 and 23 March, 27 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May and 1 June 1836: nos. 1-8.
8 and 15 March, 26 April and 17, 24 and 31 May 1837: nos. 1-3 and 6-8.
14 and 28 March, 25 April and 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May 1838: nos. 1-8.
13 March, 17 and 24 April and 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 May 1839: nos. 1-8.
11 and 25 March, 8 and 29 April and 6, 13 and 27 May 1840: nos. 1-6 and no. 8.
10 and 24 March, 21 and 28 April and 5, 12, 19 and 26 May 1841: nos. 1-8.
Format
Date range of collection
1820 - 1841
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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Visiting Information
The museum is currently open by appointment only.
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.
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

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