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Collection Description

Collection Title
Royal Society of Musicians (1786-88)
Unique Identifier
Hanson 109 (4-6.)
Programme and wordbooks for three performances given during the course of the Grand Musical Festivals, organized by the Royal Society of Musicians and given on 31 May 1786 and 2 June 1787 at Westminster Abbey and on 16 May 1788 at the Pantheon Theatre, London.

All concerts were conducted by Joah Bates, with assistance from John Ashley.

The performances in 1786 and 1787 were three-part concerts of music by Handel, whilst that in 1788 was a two-part Selection of Music by Handel.

All programmes include lists of the Directors for the events, and of the Patrons/Subscribers to the Royal Society of Musicians. The programme for 1786 includes a list of the principal vocal and instrumental performers whilst that for 1787 carries lists of the choral and orchestral performers.
Date range of collection
1786 - 1788
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

Additional Collection Information

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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council