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Collection Description

Collection Title
Royal Musical Festival in Westminster Abbey (1834)
Unique Identifier
A bound volume containing the programmes with words for the four performances given as the Royal Music Festival in Westminster Abbey on 24, 26 and 28 June and 1 July 1834, conducted by Sir George Smart.

Each programme begins with detailed lists of the Patrons/Directors of the event, the principal performers engaged, and the members of the choral and orchestral ensembles.

The performances were all three-part concerts of sacred music, the fourth being a performance of Handel, The Messiah. The second and third concerts both included the first English performances of arias by Mozart (from David Penitente and the Litany in B flat).

Proceeds from these performances were divided between the Royal Society of Musicians, The New Musical and Choral Funds and the Royal Academy of Music.
Date range of collection
1834 - 1834
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Not Specific
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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.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council