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Collection Title
Performances of Sacred Music, London (1822-27)
Unique Identifier
c.61.h.3 (1-4)
A collection of programmes and wordbooks for Selections of Sacred Music given at various London churches between 1822 and 1827, held as a single bound volume, with MS notes by Sir George Smart.

Each concert was given for the benefit of a local organization/institution and the programmes include printed information regarding that body: the first two programmes include historical/contextual notes whilst the third and fourth carry lists of the organizers and supporters of the concert.

Each concert was in two parts, typically consisted of selections from Handel, The Messiah and Haydn, The Creation.

Each programme provides an indication of the vocal soloists engaged (see below) and includes a list the instrumental performers. All concerts were conducted by Sir George Smart and were given with the assistance of the choristers from the Chapel Royal and (with the exception of that in 1826) St. Paul's Cathedral.

30 May 1822, St. Ann's Church, Limehouse
Mrs Salmon, Miss Goodall, and Miss Stephens and Mr Braham, Mr J. B. Sale, Master Gear, Mr Terrail, Mr Hawes, Mr Tinney and Mr Vaughan (vocal), led by Mr Henry Smart, for the benefit of the National Schools in the parish.
The programme carries some minor handwritten annotations, in which Smart details minor changes to the printed programme.

26 April 1827, St. Bride's Church, Fleet Street
Madame Caradori Allan, Miss Cawse, Miss H. Cawse, and Miss Stephens; and Mr Braham, Mr E. Taylor, Mr Terrail, Mr Hawes, Mr Horncastle, and Mr Phillips (vocal), with the Lancashire Female Chorus Singers and led by Franz Cramer, in aid of the funds of the City of London School of Instruction and Industry.

14 May 1824, Parish Church of Greenwich
Mrs Salmon, Miss Goodall and Miss Stephens; and Mr Braham, Mr. J. B. Sale, Mr Terrail, Mr Hawes and Mr Vaughan (vocal), led by Franz Cramer, in aid of the funds for the completion of the New Church of St. Mary.

30 June 1826, New Church of St. Mary, Greenwich
Miss Stephens, Miss Farrar, Miss Cawse and Miss H. Cawse; Mr Braham, Mr Vaughan, Mr I. B. Sale, Mr Terrail, Mr Hawes, and Mr Bellamy (vocal) with a chorus selection from the performers in the London Oratorios, in aid of the funds for building and finishing the church.
Date range of collection
1822 - 1827
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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