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Collection Title
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden (1807-1812)
Unique Identifier
11602.ff.32* (11., 19., 26-27.)
A collection of programmes, with words, for four performances given at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden between 1807 and 1812, arranged chronologically as tracts 11, 19, 26 and 27 of a bound volume, which also contains wordbooks for the vocal/choral pieces included in various theatrical performances at the same venue.

These were three-part performances consisting, unless otherwise stated below, of predominantly English vocal and choral repertory, much of it by Handel.

All documents include a list of the orchestral/instrumental ensemble, led by Mr Ashley, and provide information regarding the vocal soloists engaged. All concerts featured Mr Bland, Mr Braham and Mr Bellamy: the remaining vocalists are listed below.

All programmes from 1810 onwards carry handwritten annotations. These identify changes to the printed programme and, in some cases, comment on the works performed.

The First Act of The Creation and two grand miscellaneous acts, performed …during Lent 1807, by Mrs Dickons, Signora Griglieti, Mr Evans, Mr Pyne, Mr Smith and Mr Doyle.

A Grand Selection, chiefly from the The Messiah, and other sacred oratorios, composed by G.F. Handel … 1810, with Madame Catalani, Miss Griglieti and Miss Bolton, Mr Goss, Mr Pyne and Mr W. Taylor (vocal).

Messrs Ashleys Annual Benefit, A Grand Selection of Sacred Music, from the compositions of the most favoured Authors … 16 May 1812, with Mrs Dickons and Mrs Ashe, Mr Bradbury, Mr Garbett, Mr Broadhurst, Mr Tinney and Mr Fischer. Also, Mr J. Ashley (organ).

A Grand Selection of Sacred Music, from the compositions of the most favourite Authors … 1812, with Madame Catalani, Master Boyle, Mrs Dickons, Mr Garbett, Mr Broadhurst and Mr Tinney.
Date range of collection
1807 - 1812
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council