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Collection Description

Collection Title
Music Room Holywell (1801-13)
Unique Identifier
Mus.1.d.64. (4.)
Description
A bound volume containing programmes with words for performances given at the Oxford Music Room (Holywell Music Room) between 1 June 1801 and 25 May 1813. Also, handbills and programmes with words for performances given at the Town Hall and various other Oxford venues between 1804 and 1813 and documentation relating to the Warwickshire Grand Musical Festivals of 1807 and 1810.

Unless otherwise stated below, all documentation consists of a single-sheet programme, including the words of the vocal and choral pieces given. Concerts were two-part performances of vocal and instrumental music, typically with orchestral/choral works to open and close. Where the concert is given a specific title, or where the performance is given for the benefit of a particular individual, this is recorded in parenthesis below.

Programmes are bound chronologically but are listed here by venue. The volume begins with a handwritten index.

1. Music Room
2. Town Hall, Oxford
3. Miscellaneous venues, Oxford
4. Warwick Grand Musical Festival


1. Music Room
1801: 1 and 8 June; 16 June (programme and wordbook for Haydn, The Creation, given by Madame Mara, Messrs Gore, Nield and Welsh, conducted by William Crotch); 17 June (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 18 June ('for the benefit of the performers'), 22 and 29 June; 22 July; 19 and 26 October; 2, 9 and 16 November; 23 November (Choral Night); 24 November (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 30 November; 3 December (Mr Marshall); 7 and 14 December.

1802: 25 January; 1, 8, 15 and 22 February; 1 March; 8 March (programme and wordbook for Handel, Judas Maccabaeus, given by Madame Mara, Mr Hill, Mr Vicary, Mr Welsh and Master Slatter, conducted by Crotch); 9 March (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 15, 22 and 29 March; 5 April; 3 and 10 May; 17 May (Choral Night) 18 May (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 24 and 31 May; 3 June (Mr Reinagle); 7 and 14 June; 22 June (Choral Night); 23 June (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 28 June; 18 and 25 October; 1 and 8 November; 12 November (Mr Jung); 15 November; 22 November (Choral Night); 23 November (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 29 November; 3 December (Mr Marshall); 6 and 13 December.

1803: 17 and 24 January; 1 February; 7 February (First Concert of Miss Mortimer's Engagement); 14 and 21 February; 28 February (programme and wordbook for Handel, Samson, given by Miss Parke, Miss Mortimer, Mr Denman, Mr Wyndham, Mr Vicary and Masters Walker and Slatter (vocal), conducted by Dr Crotch); 1 March (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 7, 14, 21 and 28 March; 25 April; 2 May; 9 May (Choral Night); 10 May (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 16 May; 20 May (Miss Mortimer); 23 and 30 May; 2 June (Mr Reinagle); 6 June; 15 June (Choral Night); 16 June (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 20 and 27 June; 17 , 24 and 31 October; 7, 16 and 28 November; 1 December (Mr Marshall); 5 and 12 December.

1804: 23 and 31 January; 6, 13 February and 20 February; 21 February (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 27 February; 5 March; 8 March (Miss Clarke); 12 and 19 March; 16, 23 and 30 April; 10 May (Choral Night); 11 May (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 14 May; 24 May (Mr Reinagle); 28 May; 4 June; 12 June (Choral Night, handbill only); 13 June (Grand Miscellaneous Concert); 18 and 25 June; 5, 6, 26 and 27 November.

1805: 18 February (Acis and Galatea); 19 February; 18 and 19 March; 6, 7, 30 and 31 May; 25 and 26 November.

1806: 5, 6, 27 and 28 February; 19 and 20 March; 8 and 9 May; 17 and 18 June; 3, 10 and 17 November; 24 November (Choral Night); 25 November (Choral Night); [date illegible]; 8 and 15 December.

1807: 26 January; 2, 12, 13 and 23 February; 2, 9 and 16 March; 13, 20 and 27 April; 4 May; 14 and 15 May (Mess. Marshall and Reinagle's First and Second Nights); 9 June and 10 June; 19 and 26 October; 2, 9, 16, 23, 27 and 28 November; 3 and 7 December.

1808: 25 January; 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 February; 7, 8 and 14 March; 23 and 24 March (Messrs. Marshall and Reinagle's First and Second Nights); 2, 11, 12, 23 and 30 May; 13, 27 and 28 June; 24 and 31 October; 7, 14, 21, 28 and 29 November; and 5 December.

1809: 6 and 13 February; 16 and 17 February (Messrs Marshall and Reinagle's First and Second Nights); 20 and 27 February; 6, 13, 14 and 20 March; 1 and 8 May; 11 May (Miss Davies); 15 and 29 May; 13 and 14 June; 30 October and 13 November (First and Third Subscription Concerts); 20, 27 and 28 November; 4 December.

1810: 29 January; 5, 12, 19 and 26 February; 5, 12, 13 and 19 March; 26 March (Misses Bolton); 2 April; 14, 23 and 24 May; 4 June (Messrs Marshall and Reinagle's First Concert); 11 and 18 June; 29 October; 19, 26 and 27 November; 3 December.

1811: 4, 11, 18 and 25 February; 4 March (programme and wordbook for Handel, Messiah, given by Mrs Vaughan, Mr Vaughan, Mr Goss and Mr Bellamy, conducted by W. Vicary); 5 March; 18 and 19 March (Messrs Marshall and Reinagle's First and Second Concerts); 25 March; 1 April; 6, 13 and 14 May; 28 May (Miss Darby); 25 and 26 June; 28 October (First Subscription Concert); 4 and 11 November; 18 and 19 November (Choral Music); 25 November; and 2 December.

1812: 3 and 10 February; 17 February (Mr Marshall); 9 March (programme and wordbook for Handel, The Messiah, given by Mrs Bianchi Lacy, Mr Magrath, Mr Goss and Mr Lacy (vocal), conducted by W. Vicary); 10 March; 22 April (Mr Reinagle); 27 April; 4, 20 and 21 May; 10 and 11 June; 26 October; 9, 23 and 24 November; 7 December.

1813: 8 February; 1, 8 and 9 March; 18 March (Mr Reinagle, handbill only); 22 and 29 March; 24 and 25 May.


2. Town Hall, Oxford
24 July 1801, 25 July 1804 and 7 August [1805]: Benefit of Mr Cross (handbill only 1805).
18 November 1805: Benefit of the widows and orphans of those who fell in the late glorious victories.
10 August 1808: Benefit of Mr Liddell.
2 August 1809, 7 August 1811 and 5 August 1812: Benefit of Mr Feldon (handbill only for 1811).


3. Miscellaneous venues
17 June 1801, St. Mary's Church: Benefit of the Radcliffe Infirmary.
13 September 1803, Council Chamber, Abingdon: Concert of Music (Mr Liddell).
21 and 22 November 1803 [no venue]: wordbook for Oxford Choral Music
11 September 1804, Council Chamber, Abingdon: Benefit of Mr Liddell.
26 and 27 June 1805, Theatre: programmes and wordbooks for two Grand Miscellaneous Concerts.
30 June 1808, Star Inn: handbill for Master and Miss de Thierry's Concert.
3 July1810 [Theatre?]: wordbook for Ode for the Encaenia at Oxford.
4 and 6 July 1810, Theatre: handbills for the Second and Fourth Grand Miscellaneous Concerts.
8 October 1810, Chequer Inn, High Street: handbill for Mrs Moore's Entertainment, consisting of Songs, Readings and Recitations.
28-30 June 1830, Theatre: programmes and wordbooks for two Grand Miscellaneous Concerts (28 and 30) and Handel, The Messiah.


4.
Warwick Grand Musical Festival (under the direction of Mr Marshall of Oxford).
16 and 17 September 1807: prospectus/handbill with programmes.
26 and 27 September 1810: programmes and wordbooks for two morning and two evening performances, the former being oratorios (Messiah and Creation) given at St. Mary's Church and the latter described as Grand Concerts and held in the Theatre.
Format
Date range of collection
1801 - 1813
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
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Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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01865 277182 
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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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Accrual Status
closed
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council