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Collection Description

Collection Title
Grand Selections: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (?1794-1825)
A collection of four programmes with words for Grand Selections given at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1794, 1815, 1820 and 1825, held individually with three further programmes which are undated.

In the listings given here, the wording on the spine of the volume is followed by that on the title page. The four items for which dates are provided also include a record of the vocal soloists engaged. These are also listed below.

Grand Selection 7th Night/A Grand Selection of Sacred Music from the Works of G. F. Handel [no date]

Grand Selection 8th Night/A Grand Selection of Sacred Music from the Works of G. F. Handel [no date]

Grand Miscellaneous Performance/A Grand Miscellaneous Performance, including selections from L'Allegro ed il Penseroso and Acis and Galatea [no date]

A Grand Selection 1794/A Grand Selection of Sacred Music from the works of Handel. Mr Harrison, Mr Meredith, Master Walsh, Mr Dignum, Signor Storace, Mrs Bland, Miss Leake and Mrs Crouch.

Messiah Etc. 1815/The second part of Handel's sacred oratorio of The Messiah; selections from Handel's serenata of Acis and Galatea; and a Grand Miscellaneous Act, including a new Grand Battle Sinfonia, composed by Beethoven, given … on 15 February 1815, led by Mr H. Smart and conducted by Sir George Smart. Madame Sessi, Mrs Bland and Mrs Dickons; Mr Pyne, Mr C. Smith, Mr Leonard, Master Barnett and Mr Bellamy.

An Occasional Selection 1820/An Occasional Selection of Music, Sacred and Secular, interspersed and relieved by Odes, as performed … on 17 February 1820, led by Mr H. Smart and conducted by Mr Reeve. Mrs Salmon, Mrs Bland, Miss Povey, Miss Carew, Mr T. Cooke, Mr Pearman, Mr G. Smith, Mr Thorne, Mr McKeon, Mr Benson and Mr Braham.

Grand Selection 1825/A Grand and Popular Selection of Music, from the works of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, K. M. von Weber, etc, given at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on 21 May 1825, led by Mr T. Cooke and conducted by H. R. Bishop. Madame Pasta, Miss Stephens, Miss Graddon, Miss Cooke, Miss Love, Mrs Bedford and Madame Caradori, Mr Braham, Mr Horn, Mr Bedford, Mr Robinson, Mr Tinney, Master Edmonds and Mr Bellamy.
Date range of collection
?1794 - 1825
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Foundling Museum
40 Brunswick Square Bloomsbury London WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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The museum is currently open by appointment only.
Collections Overview
The Gerald Coke Handel Collection is an internationally important collection of material relating to Handel and his contemporaries, including manuscripts, printed books and music, libretti, paintings and engravings, memorabilia, art works and ephemera. The Handel collection is open for research Wednesday-Friday, and the display room (with access to recorded music) is open with the rest of the museum Tuesday-Sunday 10-6.
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