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Collection Description

Collection Title
Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts: Box 29 (1901-06)
Unique Identifier
A collection of programme books for the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts 1905-06 (Jubilee) season, nos. 4, 7, 9 and 12, held as individual items within the last of 29 boxes.

This box also includes programme books with words for the 11th concert of the 1900-01 season and for Mr Manns's Benefit Concert, given on 27 April 1901.

The 1901 concerts featured the Crystal Palace Saturday Orchestra, conducted by August Manns. Those for 1905-06 were given by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted, unless otherwise stated below, by Walter W. Hedgcock.

All programmes include words and carry historical and analytical notes, with musical examples, the majority by George Grove, some with annotations/corrections in his hand. Those for the 1905-06 season provide a list of the orchestral ensemble.

1900-01 season
23 March 1901: Miss Florence Schmidt (vocal) and Emil Sauer (piano).

Mr Manns's Benefit Concert
27 April 1901: Miss Marie Brema, Mr Barton McGuckin and Mr Santley (vocal), with Miss Fanny Davies (piano) and the Crystal Palace Choir.

1905-06 season (nos. 4, 7, 9 and 12)
4 November 1905: Mons. Maurel (vocal), conducted by Mr Landon Ronald.
9 December 1905: Miss Perceval Allen, Mr Lloyd Chandos and Mr Thomas Meux (vocal) with Miss Norah Drewett (piano).
3 March 1906: Mr Dalton Baker (vocal).
31 March 1906: Miss Maria Yelland (vocal).
Date range of collection
1901 - 1906
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College of Music, Library
Prince Consort Road London SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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Visiting Information
Loans of performance sets to individual societies or persons; binding; reprographics; photocopying; microform printing
Collections Overview
Founded in 1883, the RCM Library primarily supports the performance, study and research of RCM members. It is also open to the public for reference and research. It contains some 300,000 items, including significant collections of early printed and manuscript material from the 16th to 19th centuries, given to the College upon its foundation, specifically the Libraries of the Sacred Harmonic Society and of the Concerts of Ancient Music. Donations since have included autographs of composers of international renown, amongst them Beethoven, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, as well as manuscripts and archives of major British composers. Although a British bias is apparent, the collection also has significant German and Italian manuscripts and early printed holdings. Later acquisitions of printed music include large quantities of out-of-print material, and sizeable collections of performance sets. Audio-visual holdings and the RCM's own sound archive's are also extensive.
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council