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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club (1900-29)
Unique Identifier
A largely complete set of handbills for the first 686 concerts given by the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club between 1 March 1900 and 19 December 1929 (missing that for concert number 376), arranged chronologically and pasted into two scrapbooks (1900–12 and 1913–29).

Interfiled with this main sequence are handbills for various other concerts given by members of the Oxford and Cambridge Musical Club during the same period.

The main sequence of performances was given largely on a Thursday evening and consisted of concerts of vocal and chamber music (including specially designated Ladies' Nights). The programmes provide no indication of the performance venue, but they are likely to have taken place at the Club's own rooms at 47 Leicester Square (to 1914) and 6 Bedford Square (from 1914).

The programmes for concert nos. 398, 403, 420 and 424 are handwritten. Many of the remaining programmes carry handwritten annotations recording changes to the printed programmes, including the performance of encores.

Additional concerts
Volume 1
5 July 1900: First Invitation concert
13 May 1911: Cambridge University Musical Club no. 470.

Volume 2
5 April 1922: Chamber Music Recital for the British Music Society (Blackheath Branch)
4 March 1924 and 10 March 1925, Holywell Music Room: Oxford University Musical Club and Union 1174th/1198th Meeting
26 March 1925, Sixth Concert of the Third Season of the Dulwich Music Club
20 February 1926, Alleyn's School
23 October 1926, Club Rooms, Norwich Buildings, Downing Street: Cambridge University Musical Club 777th concert
31 October 1928: Special Concert by the Klingler Quartet of Berlin.
Note: this volume also includes a handwritten record of the first concert in the main sequence (1 March 1900) and a statement of accounts for the year ending December 1913.

On the history of this institution see
For a detailed description of the complete archives, see
Date range of collection
1900 - 1929
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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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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council