This site is designed so that its contents are accessible to every type of browser. You browser, however, may not support basic Web standards, preventing the display of our site's design details. You are encouraged to upgrade to a more standards compliant browser.

Search: Advanced Search
HomeSearchGetRecordManchester Gentlemen´s Glee Club (1906)

Collection Description

Collection Title
Manchester Gentlemen´s Glee Club (1906)
Unique Identifier
The illustrated programme and wordbook for the fifth concert of the 72nd season of performances given by the Manchester Gentlemen’s Glee Club, held on 6 February 1906 at ‘Albion’, Piccadilly, Manchester.

This was a two-part ‘Consort of Vocal Musick with ye accompaniments of ye Chest of Viols and eke ye Virginals’, given prior to supper. The programme also lists a number of pieces (including a grace) performed after the meal (no words given).

The programme provides a detailed list of the members of the choir and of the violists, directed by Dr Henry Watson. The names of the President and other members of the Club’s committee are also included.

The programme includes facsimiles of the original MS of ‘Sumer is icumen in’ and of the second page of William Byrd, ‘Psalmes, Sonets, and Songs of Sadnes and Piety’. Both the front and back covers are illustrated, the later comprising a portrait of Henry Purcell. There is also, a handwritten letter dated 4 June 1906 from Henry Watson to Mr King.
Date range of collection
1906 - 1906
Accumulation Dates
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated Places

Location Details

British Library
The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
Open Map
+44 (0)870 444
Visiting Information
Internet 24/7
Collections Overview
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
Related Publications
Management Information (Type)
Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
Collection Custodians(s)
Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council