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Collection Title
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden (1789-1801)
Unique Identifier
11602.ff.32. (4-6, 15, 25, 28-29, 31.)
A collection of programmes with words for eight performances of sacred music given at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden between 1789 and 1801, held as various tracts within a bound volume (tract numbers given below) with wordbooks for songs sung as part of theatrical productions at the same venue.

Unless otherwise stated, these concerts were described as a Grand Selection of Sacred Music from the Works of Handel, and given under the direction of Mr [John] Ashley.

27 March 1789 (4.): Misses Cantelo and Mahon, Signora Storace and Messrs Griffiths, Harrison, Pearson and Sale (vocal), with Madame Gautherot (violin). This document does not name the director of the performance.

1800 (5.): Misses Capper, Crosby and Tennant, Mrs Dussek and Mrs Second and Messrs Denman, Dignum, Incledon and Sale (vocal), with Mr Charles Ashley (cello).

1791 (6.): Mrs Piele, Mrs Pool and Mrs Billington, Mesrrs Griffith, Harrison and Incledon (vocal), with additional direction by Mr Harrison.

1794 (15.): L'Allegro, ed Il Pensieroso, with a Grand Miscellaneous Act, given by Miss Parke, Mrs Stuart, Madame Mara, Mr Bartleman, Mr Florio, Mr Hill, Mr Incledon and Mr Linton (vocal), with Mr G. Ashley (violin).

1798 (25.): Misses Dufour and Poole, Madame Mara and Master Elliot, Messrs Incledon and Reinhold (vocal), with Master Pinto (piano).

1799 (28.): Misses Capper and Waters, Madame Mara and Mrs Atkins, Messrs Bartleman, Incledon and Sale (vocal), with Mr Dussek (piano).

1799 (29.): Misses Capper, Poole and Waters, Madame Mara and Master Elliot, Messrs Bartleman, Incledon, Page and Sale (vocal).

Lent 1801 (31.): The Requiem … composed by W.A. Mozart … and L'Allegro il Pensieroso … composed by G.F. Handel.
This document includes a list of the instrumental performers (led by Mr G. Ashley) and cites the involvement of the following vocal soloists: Miss Tennant, Miss Tyrer, Mrs Second, Madame Dussek, Master Smith, Mr Denman, Mr Dignum, Mr Dyne, Mr Incledon and Mr James Mahon. There are also some historical notes on Mozart.

There is a handwritten annotation claiming that this is a duplicate of a document held at Bl 922.i.3. (4.)
Date range of collection
1789 - 1801
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Not Specific
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council