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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford Concert Bills 2 (1809-20)
Unique Identifier
Mus.1.d.64. (2.)
Description
A bound volume containing handbills, programmes with words and other material relating to performances given at the Oxford Music Room (Holywell Music Room) and other Oxford venues between 1809 and 1820.

Unless otherwise stated below, documentation for each concert consists of a single-sheet programme, which includes the texts for the vocal/choral items performed. Where no other indication is given, the concerts were two-part performances of vocal and instrumental music, typically with orchestral/choral items to open and close. Where concerts were given a specific title, or were held for the benefit of a particular individual, this is recorded in parenthesis below.

Programmes are bound chronologically but are listed here by venue.

1. Music Room
2. Theatre
3. Miscellaneous venues
4. Additional material


1. Music Room
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 May; 29 May (20th Concert, handbill only); 13 and 14 June; 30 October and 6 and 13 November (First, Second and Third Subscription Concerts); 20, 27 and 28 November; and 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 and 5 June (Messrs Marshall and Reinagle's First and Second Concert); 11 and 18 June; 29 October; 19, 26 and 27 November; and 3 December.

1811: 4, 11, 18 and 25 February; 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); 2 and 10 March; 22 April (Mr Reinagle); 27 April; 4, 20 and 21 May; 10 and 11 June; 26 October; 9, 23 and 24 November; and 7 December.

1813: 8 and 15 February; 1, 8 and 9 March; 22 March (Mr Reinagle); 29 March (Mr Marshall); 24 May; 25 May. [Note: an annotation to the first programme for 1814 indicates that 'The Music Room was closed during the Michaelmas Term 1813', thus explaining the lack of programmes].

1814: 21 and 28 February; 7 and 8 March (Choral Music); 14 March (handbill for Mrs Siddons; Readings); 22 March (Mr Marshall); 23 May (Mr Reinagle); 21 and 22 June (handbills for the 1st and 2d Commemoration Concerts); 31 October; 1 November; 7 November (handbill only); 14, 21, 28 and 29 November; 5 and 6 December.

1815: 31 January; 6 February; 13 February (programme and wordbook for Handel, The Messiah, given by Mrs Vaughan, Messrs Vaughan, Buggins and Bellamy (vocal), conducted by W. Vicary); 14, 20 and 27 February; 3 March (Mr Reinagle); 13 March (handbill and programme with words); 17 April; 24 April (handbill for Mr Marshall); 1 and 8 May; 6 and 7 June; 30 October; 6, 13, 20, 27 and 28 November; and 6 December.

1816: 12, 19 and 26 February; 4, 12 and 18 March; 21 March (Mr Marshall); 25 March; 1 April; 6 May; 13 May (two handbills and a programme with words for Mr Reinagle); 20 and 27 May; 25 and 26 June (handbills and programmes with words for the First and Second Choral and Commemoration Concerts); 28 October; 4, 11, 18 and 25 November; 26 November (handbill and programme with words for Choral Music); 2 and 9 December.

1817: 3 and 11 February; 12 February (handbill and programme and wordbook for Handel, Acis and Galatea, given by Mrs Salmon, Mr Buggins, Mr Wilkins and Mr Bellamy (vocal)); 17 and 27 February; 3, 10, 11 and 17 March; 19 March (handbill and programme with words for Mr Reinagle); 6 May (Mr Marshall); 17 June (handbill and programme and wordbook for the First Choral and Commemoration Concert, including selections from Handel, Acis and Galatea, given by Mr and Mrs Vaughan, Mr King and Mr Bartleman (vocal), conducted by Walter Vicary); 18 June; 27 October; 3 and 24 November; 3, 4, 8, 12 and 15 December;

1818: 26 January; 2 February; 9 and 10 February (First and Second Choral Concerts); 16 and 23 February; 2 March (Mr Marshall); 9 March; 13 and 14 April; 4 May; (Mr Reinagle); 2, 9 and 17 November; 18 November (handbill for the Choral Concert); 7, 8 and 14 December;

1819: 1, 8, 11, 15, 22, 23 and 25 March; 26 April (handbill only); 3 May (handbill only); 22 and 23 June (handbills for the First and Second Commemoration Concerts, with programme with words for the first);


2. Theatre
3-6 July 1810: handbills and programmes and wordbooks for the First-Fourth Grand Miscellaneous Concerts.
28 and 30 June 1813: handbills and programmes and wordbooks for the First and Third Grand Miscellaneous Concerts.
2 June 1818: handbill and wordbook for Handel, The Messiah given by Miss Stephens, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Salmon and Messrs Knyvett, Vaughan and Bellamy. The wordbook contains an extended handwritten annotation regarding the length of the performance.
2-4 June 1818: handbills and programmes and wordbooks for Handel, Messiah and the First and Second Grand Miscellaneous Concerts given as part of the Oxford Grand Musical Festival. The wordbooks all carry handwritten annotations recording the numbers in attendance and the overall length of the performance.
14 June 1820: programme book with words for the Second Grand Miscellaneous Concert.


3. Miscellaneous venues
12 December 1816 and 21 March, no venue: St. John's Music Club.
21 April 1825, Royal Hotel: Miss Symonds's Concert.


4. Additional material
Wordbooks for Handel, Alexander's Feast; Handel, The Messiah; and Phil Hayes, Ode to Morning or An Hymn for the Hay-Makers.
Assorted material/publications regarding the organization and management of the Music Room concerts, including Lists of subscribers for the 1808-09, 1809-10 and 1811-12 seasons.
Format
Date range of collection
1809 - 1820
Accumulation Dates
-
Suggested Audience
Not Specific
Associated People or Organisations
This collection is about

Location Details

Bodleian Library, Music Library
Broad Street,Music Library Oxford OX1 3BG
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Telephone
01865 277063
Fax
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.
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Additional Collection Information

Accrual Status
closed
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Collection Owner(s)
Collection Creator(s)
Collection Collector(s)
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council