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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: miscellaneous programmes (1904-31)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.34
A box of loose programme books, including documents from the Royal College of Music Patron's Fund (1904-05), and performances by the Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow and the Concert Club. Also, a miscellaneous collection of programme books for performances given at the Queen's Hall, London and various other English venues between 1904 and 1931.

Accompanying this item is a further box containing sample programme notes (historical and analytical, with musical examples). Some of these have handwritten annotations linking them to a specific date and/or venue.

1. Royal College of Music
2. Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow
3. Concert Club
4. Queen's Hall
5. Miscellaneous venues.

1. Royal College of Music (1904-05)
Programmes with words and notes (including musical examples) for the 1st, 4th and 10th Patron's Fund Concert, given at the Queen's Hall, London on 20 May 1904, 29 June 1905 and 14 July 1908 (two copies for 1904 and 1905). These documents include a note on the Fund, a list of the orchestral ensemble (where appropriate) and handwritten annotations/observations. The concerts were conducted by the composers, with C. V. Stanford.

2. Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow
Programmes with words and Analytical Notes for the 10th, 12th and 13th Concerts given at St. Andrew's Hall on 10 January 1905 and 10 and 17 February 1920. All concerts featured the Scottish Orchestra. Nos. 10 and 12 were described as Orchestral and were conducted by Edouard Colonne and Landon Ronald respectively. No. 13 was described as Choral-Orchestral and consisted of Saint-Saens, Samson and Delilah, given with Doris Woodall, Frederick Blamey, Mr J. Maclagan Blair and Mr Robert Watson (vocal), conducted by Warren T. Clemens. The programmes include lists of the orchestral and (where appropriate) choral ensembles.

3. Concert Club
A bound volume containing programmes, with Analytical and Historical Notes by Percy Pitt and Alfred Kalisch, for six concerts given at the Bechstein Hall, London, directed/conducted by Senor Arbos. All programmes include a list of the orchestral/instrumental ensemble. Also held (loosely) is a separate programme for the Orchestral Concert given by the same group on 10 December 1905.
27 January and 10 and 24 February 1907: with Harold Bauer (piano, 27 January) and Miss Marion Harrison (10 February). The concert on 10 February featured the first performance of Cyril Scott, Aubade.
3 February 1907: Spanish Music, including the first performance of J. C. Arriaga, String Quartet in D minor.
17 February and 3 March 1907: Chamber Concerts.

4. Queen's Hall
All programmes include words and Historical and Analytical Notes (some with musical examples). The notes for these performances were provided by Edgar F. Jacques (1904) and F. Gilbert Webb (1910 and 1915).
1 May 1904: Queen's Hall Sunday Concerts, given by the Queen's Hall Orchestra with Lloyd Chandos (vocal), conducted by Henry J. Wood.
11 June 1910: Tchaikovsky-Wagner Concert given by the London Symphony Orchestra with Ernest Schelling (piano), conducted by Arthur Nikish (with biographical notes and photographs).
24 April 1915: Brahms, Requiem/Beethoven, Symphony No. 9, given as part of the Bach-Beethoven-Brahms Festival given by the London Symphony Orchestra and Leeds Choir with Lilian Stiles-Allen, Ruby Heyl, Harold Wilde and Herbert Heyner (vocal), conducted by Henri Verbrugghen (with a list of the orchestral ensemble).

5. Miscellaneous venues
29 June 1909, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne: Pianoforte Recital by Pachmann (with Historical and Analytical notes by F. Gilbert Webb).
October-December 1910 [various]: Kubelik's tour of 1910, with Wilhelm Backhaus (cello) and Marie Stiven (vocal) (with words, Analytical Notes by Webb, and photpgraphs).
28 April 1931, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden: Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, conducted by Robert Heger.
Date range of collection
1904 - 1931
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Times

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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council