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Friday Popular Concerts (1894)
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A parody of the programme books of the Monday Popular Concerts, this document relates to a supposed performance given on 27 April 1894 at the Salle de Saint Jacques, 43 Hyde Park Gate.

The programme is made up of vocal and instrumental solos, with a string quartet in D minor to begin. The composers and performers listed are a combination of real and spoof characters.

The notes for the programme contain a number of handwritten annotations, correcting the official programme and providing the names of bona fide players/singers. The notes themselves, by contrast, are entirely sarcastic, combining analytical nonsense with historical irrelevance (and irreverence)!

The programme also includes a number of spoof advertisements. Many of these are for piano makers but a number relate to other household products.
Date range of collection
1894 - 1894
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British Library, Music Collections
96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council