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Collection Description

Collection Title
Oxford University Musical Union (1887-99)
Unique Identifier
G.A.Oxon 8o 788
A bound volume containing a range of printed material relating to the Oxford University Musical Union (est. 1884) between 1887 and 1899, including programmes for the Festival Meetings and the Invitation Concert given to mark the close of the first decade of the Union's existence and programmes with words for further Invitation Concerts given between 1887 and 1899.

In addition to the concert programmes (listed below), the volume contains a number of printed announcements for the period January 1894 to October 1898. These contain details of the Union's activity for the term. Many of them also provide financial summaries for the preceding term

All concerts combined chamber music (principally music for string quartet) with vocal solos. With the exception of that for the Festival Meetings, all programmes contain words. The majority also provide information about the Committee and/or Stewards for the Union. The programme for 1887 includes extended historical and analytical notes (with musical examples) and is bound at the end of the volume.

In Commemoration of the Close of the First Ten Years of the Club
14 June 1894, Balliol College Hall: Invitation Concert.
30 April and 1 May 1895, [no venue]: Festival Meetings, conducted by Mr F. C. Woods (single document, with lists of the choral and instrumental ensembles). The second concert concluded with Mendelssohn, To the Sons of Art, conducted by Mr J. H. Mee.

Invitation Concerts
22 February 1887, [no venue]:
15 November 1892, Christ Church Hall:
21 November 1895, 23 November 1896 and 25 February 1899, New Examination Schools:
Date range of collection
1887 - 1899
Accumulation Dates
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