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Norfolk and Norwich Triennial Musical Festival (1905)
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e.1389. (1.)
The prospectus (with preliminary programmes) for the four morning and four evening performances given at St. Andrew's Church, Norwich between 25 and 28 October 1905 as the 28th Norfolk and Norwich Triennial Musical Festival, held as the first part of a bound volume.

This document begins with an extensive list of the committee members for the Festival and with detailed information regarding ticketing arrangements. The following musicians are listed as having been engaged.

Madame Albani, Miss Perceval Allen and Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Ada Crossley, Miss Mildred Jones and Miss Muriel Foster, Mr Ben Davies and Mr John Coates, and Mr Andrew Black, Mr Robert Radford and Mr D. Ffrangcon Davies (vocal), with Fritz Kreisler (violin) and the London Symphony Orchestra, led by Arthur W. Payne and conducted by Alberto Randegger.

Unless otherwise stated below, these were concerts of choral and orchestral music. The specific works listed below are those that were conducted by their composer.

25 October 1905 (morning): Madame Albani, Miss Mildred Jones, Miss Perceval Allen, Mr Ben Davies and Mr Robert Radford (vocal), with Fritz Kreisler (violin), including C.V. Stanford, Te Deum in B flat, op.66.

25 October 1905 (evening): Mr Andrew Black, Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Mildred Jones and Mr John Coates (vocal), with Fritz Kreisler (violin), including Joseph Holbrooke, Five Bohemian Poems for baritone and orchestra (composed expressly for the festival), Frederick Bridge, Overture ‘La Mort d’Arthur’, A.C. Mackenzie, Ballad for Orchestra, ‘La Belle Dame sans Merci' and S. Coleridge Taylor, Five Ballads for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra.

26 October 1905 (morning): Elgar, The Apostles, with Miss Agnes Nicholls, Muriel Foster, John Coates, Andrew Black, Robert Radford, and D. Ffrangcon-Davies (vocal) (conducted by the composer).

26 October 1905 (evening): Miss Perceval Allen, Ada Crossley, Ben Davies and D. Ffrangcon-Davies, including Elgar, Introduction and Allegro in G minor and Major, Parry, ‘Pied Piper of Hamelin’, for tenor and baritone solo, orchestra and chorus (composed expressly for the Festival), Arthur Hervey, Tone Poem, ‘In the East’ and F. Corder, Two Part Songs for Female Voices (in Canon).

27 October 1905 (morning): Muriel Foster, Ben Davies, Andrew Black, Robert Radford, and D. Ffrangcon-Davies, including H Walford Davies, Overture ‘Everyman’ and Luigi Mancinelli, New Cantata, ‘Saint Agnes’ (composed expressly for the Festival).

27 October 1905 (evening): Madame Albani and Mr Andrew Black, including Edward German, Welsh Rhapsody and F.H. Cowen, Ballad for Chorus and Orchestra ‘John Gilpin’.

28 October 1905 (morning): Handel, Messiah, with Agnes Nicholls, Ada Crossley, John Coates and Ffrangcon-Davies.

28 October 1905 (evening): A Popular Concert, given by Perceval Allen, Mildred Jones and Robert Radford (vocal), with Arthur W. Payne (violin) and E. Bunnett (organ).
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1905 - 1905
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British Library, Music Collections
96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council