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Collection Description

Collection Title
Gotch Bequest: Box 1 (1899-1912)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.2
A miscellaneous collection of handbills and programmes for performances given in Oxford, Winchester and various other English provincial venues between 1899 and 1912 – including a number of programme fragments and undated items – held loosely as the first of two boxes of material bequeathed by the violinist Mary Gotch.

Also included is a programme for Saint-Saens, Samson and Delila, given at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on 16 July 1909 and programmes with notes for two concerts given in Rome on 22 and 23 April 1911 by the Orchestra Lamoureux, conducted by Camille Chevillard.

Items are listed here by venue with the Oxford programmes followed by those for Winchester and then by other provincial venues.

1. Oxford
24 November 1906, New Examination Schools: Grand Piano and Violin Recital by Senor Sobrino and Senor Sarasate (handbill).
Wednesday 6 March [1907], Town Hall: Grand Pianoforte Recital by Paderewski (handbill). Also held is an undated document entitled Analytical Notes on Mr Paderewski's Programme but this does not seem to relate to the Oxford performance.
[Easter Term 1907]: Oxford University Musical Club (Words of Songs).
1 March 1909, City Buildings: Grand Pianoforte Recital by Leopold Godowsky (handbill).
Wednesday 23 October [1912?], [no venue]: Orchestral Concert for the Library Fund of Dr. Allen's Orchestra (flyer).

2. Winchester
25 October and 22 November 1910 and 7 February 1911, St. John's Rooms, Winchester: Mr Stanley Blagrove and Dr Sweeting (single handbill). Also, an individual programme with notes (including lists of the Subscribers) for the final performance.
14 February 1911, Winchester College Music School: Lecture on Madrigals given by Dr. Sweeting (with words).
26 February and 5 March 1911, Winchester College Music School: (handbills).
19 March 1911, Winchester College Chapel: Organ Recital by Dr. Sweeting (handbill).
31 July 1911, Winchester: Winchester Glee Club (with wordbook and lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles).

3. Miscellaneous venues
Thursday 26 January [no year], Winter Gardens, Bournemouth: Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra Symphony Concert No. 17, conducted by Mr A. von Ahn Carse and Dan Godfrey (with notes, damaged).
Wednesday 10 October [no year], National Schools, Path Fields, Haslemere: Concert in aid of the Schools' Building Fund, given by Donald Francis Tovey and Harold H. Joachim.
16 March 1899, Victoria Hall [Town Hall], Hanley: Sixth and Last Popular Concert given by Dr Joachim (violin), Fanny Davies (piano) and Osborne Williams (vocal) (with words).
Tuesdays 23 and 30 July [1907], York Minster: Organ Recitals by Mr T. Tertius Noble (handbills).
16 March 1910, Town Hall, Leeds: Leeds Philharmonic Society 6th Concert (Wagner) given by the Hallé Orchestra with Miss Agnes Nicholls, Mr Walter Hyde and Mr Robert Radford (vocal), conducted by Hans Richter (with words, Analytical Notes, musical examples, lists of the choral and orchestral ensembles and records of the Subscribers to the Society).
9 16, 23 and 30 August [1911?], Harrogate: Symphony Concerts Nos. 17-20 (fragments).
Date range of collection
1899 - 1912
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific

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