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Collection Description

Collection Title
Music at Oxford: Box 1 (1982-88)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.5
The first of four boxes of material relating to the activity of Music at Oxford, including Season Brochures for performances given between 1982 and 1988. Also, individual programmes with notes (including biographical notes with photographs) for performances given under the auspices of this group at the Sheldonian Theatre on 27 September 1985, 28 February and 1 October 1987 and 16 January 1988.

All brochures contain programmes with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, photographs and detailed records of the performers. Those for the period up to May 1984 contain programmes for performances given at a single venue (listed below). Thereafter, brochures contain programmes for performances given at various Oxford venues, principally the Sheldonian Theatre but also including the Holywell Music Room, the Town Hall, Christ Church Cathedral and New College Chapel and the chapels of various other Oxford colleges.

13 Dec. 1982–1 May 1983: Music at Christ Church Cathedral.
1 July–28 August 1983: 21 Concerts in Christ Church Cathedral.
1 October 1983–26 May 1984: Town Hall and Randolph Hotel.
1 October 1983–26 May 1984: Christ Church Cathedral (two copies).
1 October 1983–26 May 1984: New College Chapel.
1 July–31 August 1984: Summer Festival (two copies).
19 January–18 May 1985: Spring Season.
1 July–31 August 1985: Summer Festival.
12 October–1 December 1985: Autumn Season (two copies).
25 January–31 May 1986: Spring Season/Vivaldi Celebration.
26 June–18 September 1986: Summer Festival.
16 January–25 April 1987: Spring Season (two copies).
2 May–1 August 1987: Summer Festival.
10 October–22 December 1987: Autumn Season.
23 January–28 May 1988: Spring Season.
16–25 June 1988: June concerts.
23 September–24 November 1988: Autumn Season.
December 1988: Christmas Concerts.

Individual programmes
27 September 1985: 1985 European Baroque Orchestra Finale Concert, with Thomas Trotter (harpsichord/organ), conducted by Roger Norrington (with handbill).
28 February 1987: Concert for Children given by the City of London Sinfonia with Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet).
1 October 1987: English Concert, directed by Trevor Pinnock.
16 January 1988: 100th Anniversary Concert, given by the Choir of New College, Oxford with the Capricorn Ensemble, directed by Edward Higginbottom.
Date range of collection
1982 - 1988
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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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council