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Collection Description

Collection Title
Music at Oxford: Handel in Oxford and Haydn in Oxford (1985-91)
Unique Identifier
Mus. 311 c.5
The third of four boxes of material relating to the activity of Music at Oxford, including festival brochures for events entitled Handel in Oxford: A Celebration of the Anniversary of Handel's Glorious Week in Oxford in July 1733, given at various Oxford venues from 6-14 July 1985 (three copies), 5-13 July 1986, 3-12 July 1987 (two copies), 2-10 July 1988, 30 July-12 July 1989 and 30 June-11 July 1990.

Also, the Festival Brochure for Haydn in Oxford (a 200th anniversary celebration of Haydn's visit to Oxford in July 1791), given at the Sheldonian Theatre between 29 June and 9 July 1991 (three copies), with individual programme books for the performances on 6 and 8 July.

All brochures contain programmes with historical, descriptive and biographical notes, photographs, detailed lists of the performers and historical essays concerning the associations between Handel/Haydn and Oxford. Many are accompanied by promotional leaflets and/or tickets and there are individual handbills for the performances given on 2, 3/10 and 5-8 July 1988.

The Handel Festivals included performances at a range of Oxford venues, principally the Sheldonian Theatre, the Holywell Music Room and Nuneham Park.

The individual programmes for the Haydn Festival both contain words and historical, descriptive and biographical notes.
6 July: The Creation, given as a Haydn Bicentenary Gala Concert for the benefit of the Bodleian Library by the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Anne Dawson, John Aler and David Wilson-Johnson (vocal), conducted by Charles Mackerras.
8 July: Gala Concert, being a Concert recreating the programme given … on 8 July 1791 when Joseph Haydn came to Oxford to receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.
Date range of collection
1985 - 1991
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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