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Collection Description

Collection Title
F. Gilbert Webb collection: Stock Exchange Orchestral Society (1892-1902)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 318 d.31
The first of two boxes of material relating to the Stock Exchange Orchestral Society, including a miscellaneous selection of programme books for Subscription Concerts given during the ninth to eleventh seasons at St. James's Hall, London and during the twelfth to thirteenth and sixteenth to nineteenth seasons at the Queen's Hall, London. Also, programme books for a concert in aid of the Chelsea Hospital for Women (9 May 1893, St. James's Hall) and for a Smoking Concert (8 January 1900, Queen's Hall).

These were two-part choral and orchestral concerts with some vocal and instrumental solos, including a large number of works being performed for the first time. Up to the end of the 13th season, the concerts were conducted by George Kitchin. Thereafter, the choir was conducted by Munro Davison and the orchestra by Arthur W. Payne.

The programmes include words and Historical and Analytical Notes (with musical examples), lists of the Officers, Members and Stewards of the organization, and records of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

Certain programmes also carry handwritten annotations, some quite extended, which offer analytical observations on the performance and on the works performed.

Subscription concerts
Ninth season (no.3): 25 April 1892.
Tenth season (nos.1-2): 6 December 1892 and 21 February 1893.
Eleventh season (nos.1 and 3): 19 December 1893 and 24 April 1894.
Twelfth season (no.2): 19 February 1895.
Thirteenth season (nos.2-3): 18 February and 21 April 1896.
Sixteenth season (nos.1-3): 5 December 1898 and 6 February and 10 April 1899.
Seventeenth season (nos.1-3): 6 December 1899 and 7 February and 3 April 1900.
Eighteenth season (nos.1-3): 5 December 1900 and 6 March and 16 April 1901.
Nineteenth season (no.1): 10 December 1901.
Date range of collection
1892 - 1902
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

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