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Collection Title
Queen´s Hall Concerts (1896-98)
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A collection of programmes with words for five concerts given at the Queen’s Hall, London between 1896 and 1898, ordered in a miscellaneous fashion (as listed below) in a bound volume.

17 March 1896: Grand Irish Concert, with Miss Ella Russell, Madame Medora Henson, Miss Grace Woodward, Miss Florence Daly, Mr Barton McGuckin, Mr Herbert Grover, Signor Foli and Mr William Ludwig (vocal) and the Folk-Song Quartet (Messrs. H. Elliot Button, Walter Turner, Henry Bailey and Arthur Howard), conducted by Mr Waddington Cooke. This was a two-part performance of vocal solos, with recitations. The programme carries a large number of handwritten annotations which provide comments on the standard of the performance and on the nature of the audience.

25 February 1897: Programme of Prizes and Conditions of the Third Annual Eisteddfod, to be held on Thursday 25 February 1897, with A. Randegger and J. Parry (adjudicators), W.E. Davies (conductor), and Mr Bryceson Treharne (organist/accompanist). Bound with this document is a handwritten letter and advertisement regarding the event and photographs of the two adjudicators.

1 June 1896: Vocal Recital given by Mrs William Marriott and Mr Cyril Streatfeild, with Mr Wilfred Bendall (piano). This was a concert of vocal and instrumental solos, given by Mrs Marriott, Miss Leila Trapmann, Mr R. A. Streatfeild and Mr Cyril Streatfeild (vocal), with Miss Angela Vanbrugh (violin) and Herr Schmid (cello).

15 December 1896: Granville Bantock’s Orchestral Concert, with Madame Ella Russell, Miss Lena Ashwell, Miss Hilda Wilson and Mr Bantock Pierpoint (vocal). This was a two-part concert of music by English composers, including the first performances of three works by G. Bantock (Overture ‘Eugene Aram’, Songs of Arabia and Symphonia ‘The Curse of Kehama’) and of a vocal scena by William Wallace (‘The Rhapsody of Mary Magdalene’) (with historical and analytical notes, including musical examples, by William Wallace). The programme includes a short introduction outlining the aims of the concert series, namely to provide an opportunity for the performance of British compositions.

4 May 1898: Vocal Recital given by Mr Hammett Drake, assisted by Miss M.A. Hicks-Beach and Miss Edie Reynolds (violin), accompanied by Miss Maude Evans and Mr F.N. Abernethy.

This volume also includes prospectuses and programmes for the third and fourth seasons of the British Chamber Music Concerts, held at the Queen’s Hall in 1896 and 1897. A description of these is provided as a separate entry entitled British Chamber Music Concerts (1896-97).
Date range of collection
1896 - 1898
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Not Specific
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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