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Collection name Hereford Musical Festival (1870-1949)
Unique identifier 7903.bb.1
Description A miscellaneous collection of prospectuses with programmes and programmes with wordbooks for the Hereford Musical Festival, 1870–1949, given triennially as part of the Three Choirs Festival, held as three bound volumes (1870–94, 1896–1912 and 1921–39).

Each Festival comprised four morning and four evening performances, with a Grand Opening Service and a number of other choral services. All morning performances took place at Hereford Cathedral. The venues for the evening performances were more varied and are detailed below.

All prospectuses include preliminary programmes for the morning and evening performances and carry detailed information regarding the principal vocal and instrumental soloists. There are also lists of the Stewards of the Festival, copies of the Regulations, and notices regarding the various Cathedral services taking place during the period, many of which including increasingly large amounts of music.

These concerts consisted primarily of sacred/oratorio choral music, with a number of new works. In the listings below, works marked * were conducted by their composer and those marked ** were written specially for the Festival and conducted by the composer.


Volume 1 (1870–94)
A miscellaneous (and incomplete) collection of prospectuses with programmes and programmes with wordbooks for the festivals of 1870, 1873, 1876, 1888, 1891 and 1894, conducted by G. Townshend Smith (1870–76), Dr Langdon Colborne (1888) and George Robertson Sinclair (1891–94).

All of these documents provide extensive information regarding the solo performers (see below) and include a list of the orchestral ensemble. The prospectuses for the 1891 and 1894 seasons also carry a list of the choral ensemble. The individual programmes include words and brief historical notes.

Unless otherwise stated below, the evening concerts took place in the Shire Hall. All Festivals featured the organist Mr Done with the pianists Dr Wesley (1870–73), Mr C. Harford Lloyd (1876) and Mr Charles Lee Williams (1888). The vocal soloists are listed below.

- 23–26 August 1870 (prospectus with programmes)
Morning:
23 August: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
24 August: Arthur Sullivan, The Prodigal Son*; Spohr, The Last Judgement; and Mozart, 12th Service.
25 August: Mendelssohn, Christus and 42nd Psalm; Henry Holmes, Praise ye the Lord*; and a selection from Handel.
26 August: Handel, The Messiah.

Evening:
23 August, Cathedral: Haydn, The Creation (parts 1 and 2); Barnby, Rebekah*.
24 and 25 August: miscellaneous concerts, including selections from Mendelssohn, Loreley/Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro.
26 August, College Hall: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Mademoiselle Tietjens, Miss Edith Wynne and Madame Sinico; Madame Patey and Miss Marion Severn; Mr Vernon Rigby and Mr Montem Smith; and Mr Santley and Mr Lewis Thomas.

- 9–12 September 1873 (programmes with wordbooks)
Morning:
10 September: Handel, Jephthah and Rossini, Stabat Mater.
12 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
9 September: Selections from Rossini, Semiramide, with a miscellaneous act.
11 September: miscellaneous concert.

Vocal: Mademoiselle Tietjens, Miss Edith Wynne and Mademoiselle Bartkowska; Miss Enriquez and Madame Trebelli Bettini; Mr W.H. Cummings, Mr Montem Smith and Mr E. Lloyd; and Mr Santley and Signor Agnesi.

- 12 September 1876 (programme with wordbook)
12 September (morning): Handel, Samson and Haydn, The Creation (part 1).
Vocal: Mademoiselle Tietjens, Miss Bertha Griffiths and Madame Edith Wynne; Madame Trebelli Bettini and Miss Enriquez; Mr Sims Reeves and Mr W.H. Cummings; and Mr Lewis Thomas and Mr Maybrick.

- 11–14 September 1888
Prospectus with programmes, plus separate programmes and wordbooks for 12 and 13 September (morning and evening) and 14 September (evening), with two copies of 13 September (evening)

Morning:
11 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
12 September: Handel, Samson and W. Sterndale Bennett, The Woman of Samaria.
13 September: Cherubini, Grand Mass in D minor; F.H. Cowen, A Song of Thanksgiving (first English performance); Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens*; and F.A.G. Ouseley, The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp.
14 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
11 September: Sullivan, The Golden Legend*.
12 September, Cathedral: Haydn, The Creation (parts 1 and 2); Spohr, God, Thou art Great; and Schubert, The Song of Miriam.
13 September: miscellaneous concert.
14 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Miss Ambler and Miss Anna Williams; Madame Enriquez and Miss Hilda Wilson; Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Charles Banks; and Mr W.H. Brereton and Mr Santley.

- 8–11 September 1891
Prospectus with programmes (two copies), plus programme with wordbook for 8 September (evening).

Morning:
8 September: Mendelssohn, St. Paul.
9 September: Mozart, Requiem Mass; Beethoven, Symphony in E flat; H.J. Edwards, Praise to the Holiest*; Wagner, Vorspiel, Parsifal; and Arthur Sullivan, Te Deum Laudamus.
10 September: Miscellaneous concert, including Charles Harford Lloyd, A Song of Judgement (first performance)*; and Parry, De Profundis**.
11 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
8 September: including Stanford, The Battle of the Baltic*.
9 September, Cathedral: J. Stainer, St Mary Magdalen*; Mendelssohn, Lobgesang.
10 September, Cathedral: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
11 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Mrs Ambler Brereton and Miss Anna Williams; Miss Hilda Wilson and Miss Mary Morgan; Mr Edward Lloyd, Mr Charles W. Fredericks and Mr Edwin Houghton; and Mr Santley and Mr Brereton.

- 11–14 September 1894
Prospectus with programmes (two copies, the second slightly damaged), with separate programmes for all performances except for 14 September (morning). A number of these programmes include an insert detailing the necessary replacement of Edwin Houghton with Hirwen Jones.

Morning:
11 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
12 September: Dvorak, Requiem Mass; Mozart, Symphony in G minor; Frederick Bridge, The Cradle of Christ**.
13 September: A.C. Mackenzie, Bethlehem; Wagner, Vorspiel ‘Parsifal’; Mendelssohn, 42nd Psalm; Spohr, Last Judgement.
14 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
11 September: Grand Concert, including C. Harford Lloyd, Sir Ogie and the Ladie Elsie (first performance)*; Wagner Selection.
12 September, Cathedral: J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio; Haydn, The Creation.
13 September, Cathedral: C.H.H. Parry, Job*; Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise.
14 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Miss Evangeline Florence and Miss Anna Williams; Miss Hilda Wilson, Miss Agnes Wilson and Miss Jessie King; Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Edwin Houghton; Mr Santley, Mr Plunket Greene, Mr Robert Grice and Mr Watkin Mills.


Volume 2 (1896–1912)
A complete set of prospectuses with programmes and a miscellaneous selection of individual programmes for the festivals, 1896–1912, conducted by Dr George Robertson Sinclair and, unless otherwise stated below, led by W. Frye Parker, with Ivor A. Atkins and A. Herbert Brewer (organ).

For the Festival of 1897, the chorus was supported by a 'small contingent from Leeds'. Thereafter it consisted solely of the choir of the Three Choirs. All programmes provide a list of this ensemble, although the space where this should appear is left blank in the edition of the prospectus held for 1912.

- 14–17 September 1897
Two copies of the prospectus (4th and 5th editions) plus separate programmes with wordbooks for 16 September (morning) and 17 September (evening).

Morning:
14 September: Special Thanksgiving Performance for the Queen’s Reign, including Charles Harford Lloyd, A Hymn of Thanksgiving**.
15 September: J.S. Bach, Ein Feste Burg; Parry, Magnificat*; Wagner, Good Friday Music from Parsifal; Spohr, The Last Judgement.
16 September: Beethoven, Miss Solennis in D; Tchaikovsky, Symphony in B minor; Haydn, The Creation (part 1).
17 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
14 September: Grand Concert, including a Wagner Selection.
15 September, Cathedral: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
16 September, Cathedral: Gounod, Redemption.
17 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Madame Medora Henson and Miss Anna Williams; Miss Hilda Wilson, Miss Jessie King, Miss Marian Blinkhorn and Miss Marie Brema; Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr Lloyd Chandos; and Mr Watkin Mills, Mr Daniel Price and Mr Plunket Greene; led by Mr A. Burnett, with Mr Oscar Meyer (piano) and Mr P.C. Hull (additional organist).

- 11–14 September 1900
Morning:
11 September: Patriotic Performance, including Parry, Te Deum, composed to commemorate the noble achievements of the British Forces in South Africa**; Brahms, Symphony No.2; Stanford, Last Post (first public performance)*; Verdi, Requiem.
12 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
13 September: Horatio Parker, A Wanderer’s Psalm**; Wagner, Good Friday Music from Parsifal; Beethoven, Symphony No.9.
14 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
11 September: Grand Concert, including Scene III from Elgar, Caractacus.*
12 September, Cathedral: Haydn, The Creation (part I); Leonardo Leo, Dixit Dominus in C; Tchaikovsky, Symphony in B minor.
13 September, Cathedral: J.S. Bach, God Goeth up with Shouting; S. Coleridge-Taylor, The Soul’s Expression*; Mendelssohn, Lobgesang.
14 September: Chamber Concert, featuring the Gloucester Orpheus Society.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Hilda Foster and Madame Ella Russell; Miss Marie Brema, Miss Ada Crossley, Miss Marian Blinkhorn and Miss Muriel Foster; Mr Edward Lloyd and Mr William Green; and Mr Santley, Mr Andrew Black, Mr Daniel Price and Mr Watkin Mills; with Miss Agnes Zimmermann (piano).

- 8–11 September 1903
With service sheet for the Grand Opening Service (6 September) and separate programmes with wordbooks for 9 September (morning and evening) and 11 September (evening).

Morning:
8 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
9 September: S. Coleridge Taylor, The Atonement**; J.S. Bach, Jesus Sleeps (first performance in English); Mozart, Symphony in G minor.
10 September: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius; Parry, Motet, Voces Clamantium**; Brahms, Symphony in C minor.
11 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
8 September, Cathedral: Granville Bantock, The Wilderness (first performance)*; Mendelssohn, Lobgesang.
9 September: Grand Concert, including F.H. Cowen, New Orchestral Work ‘Indian Rhapsody**; Elgar, Variations on an Original Theme*.
10 September, Cathedral: Philipp Wolfrum, A Christmas Mystery (first performance in English); Wagner, Good Friday Music, from Parsifal.
11 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Madame Emily Squire and Miss Agnes Nicholls; Miss Muriel Foster, Miss Marian Blinkhorn and Miss Hilda Wilson; Mr William Green, Mr Gregory Hast and Mr John Coates; Mr Andrew Black, Mr Plunket Greene, Mr Lane Wilson and Mr Watkin Mills; with Miss Adela Verne (piano).

- 11–14 September 1906
Morning:
11 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
12 September: Wagner, Prelude ‘Parsifal’; J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor; Parry, The Soul’s Ransom**; Brahms, Symphony in F.
13 September: Elgar, The Apostles.
14 September: Handel, The Messiah.

Evening:
11 September, Cathedral: H. Walford Davies, Lift up your Hearts, Sacred Symphony in F**; Elgar, Gerontius.
12 September: including I. A. Atkins, Songs, ‘Too late’ and ‘Thou art come’*; A. Herbert Brewer, Three Elizabethan Pastorals**; Elgar, Introduction and Allegro for Strings*; Josef Holbrooke, Orchestral Suite, No. 1**.
13 September, Cathedral: Berlioz, Te Deum; Mendelssohn, Lobgesang.
14 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Madame Albani, Madame Mary Conly, Miss Gleeson-White, Miss Agnes Nicholls and Madame Siviter; Madame Ada Crossley, Miss Muriel Foster and Miss Gwladys Roberts; Mr Henry Beaumont, Mr John Coates, Mr Ben Davies and Mr William Green; and Mr Dalton Baker, Mr Andrew Black, Mr Ffrangcon Davies, Mr Plunket Greene, Mr William Higley and Mr Watkin Mills; with Miss Evangeline Anthony (violin) and the Nora Clench String Quartet.

- 7–10 September 1909
Morning:
7 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
8 September: H. Walford Davies, Noble Numbers**; Schubert, Lazarus (Selection) (first English performance of an unfinished Oratorio); Wagner, Parsifal.
9 September: Beethoven, Miss Solennis; Elgar, Symphony in A flat*; J.S. Bach, Motet for Double Choir, ‘Be Not Afraid’.
10 September: Handel, The Messiah.

Evening:
7 September, Cathedral: Edward Elgar, The Apostles.
8 September: Grand Concert, including the first performances of Granville Bantock, Old English Suite (arranged for small orchestra)* and Frederick Delius, Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra*. Also, A. Herbert Brewer, Two Pastorals* and Elgar, Concert Overture, Cockaigne*.
9 September, Cathedral: Parry, Job*; Elgar, Chorus for Six Voices ‘Go, song of mine’ (first performance)*; Haydn, The Creation (part 1).
10 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Miss Perceval Allen, Miss Gleeson-White, Madame Le Mer, Miss Agnes Nicholls and Madame Siviter; Miss Phyllis Archibald, Madame Clara Butt, Madame Ada Crossley and Miss Phyliss Lett; Mr John Coates, Mr Gervase Elwes and Mr Walter Hyde; and Mr Frederic Austin, Mr Dalton Baker, Mr Herbert Brown, Mr William Highley and Mr Robert Radford; with Miss Evangeline Anthony (violin) and the Grimson String Quartet.

- 10–13 September 1912
With a separate programme (with words and notes) for 12 September.

Morning:
10 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
11 September: J.S. Bach, St. Matthew Passion.
12 September: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius*; Parry, Ode on the Nativity**; Wagner, Parsifal.
13 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
10 September, Cathedral: Brahms, A German Requiem; Brahms, Alto Rhapsody; Beethoven, Symphony in C minor
11 September: Grand Concert, including Granville Bantock, Serenade for String Orchestra (first performance)*; Elgar, Songs, ‘The Torch’ and ‘The River’ (first performance with orchestra)*; Elgar, New Suite ‘The Crown of India’ (first performance)*.
12 September: R. Vaughan Willims, Fantasia on Christmas Carols**; Palestria, Motet ‘Surge, Illuminare’; H. Walford Davies, Song of Offering**; Dvorak, Stabat Mater.
13 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Miss Edith Evans, Miss Ada Forrest, Miss Marie Houghton and Miss Ruth Vincent; Madame Ada Crossley, Miss Muriel Foster, Miss Phyllis Lett and Miss Sara Silvers; Mr Ben Davies, Mr Gervase Elwes, Mr William Green and Mr Rolland Jackson; and Mr Thorpe Bates, Mr Campbell McInnes and Mr Robert Radford; with Mr Leonard Borwick (piano), Miss Evangeline Anthony (violin) and the Grimson String Quartet, led by W.H. Reed.


Volume 3 (1921–49)
Prospectuses with programmes for the festivals of 1921, 1924, 1930, 1939 and 1949 and a miscellaneous collection of programmes with wordbooks from the festival of 1927.

All prospectuses held in this volume include a historical note on the Three Choirs Festival and carry lists of both the Stewards and the subscribers to the event. The prospectuses for 1930, 1939 and 1949 include plans of the Cathedral and other relevant diagrams

The documents in this volume do not provide a list of the orchestral ensemble, but do note that the Festivals were presented by the London Symphony Orchestra which, unless otherwise stated below, was led by W.H. Reed and conducted by Percy C. Hull. Ivor Atkins appears as organist throughout, in combination with A. Herbert Brewer (to 1927) and Hubert Sumsion (from 1930)

- 6–9 September 1921
Three copies of the prospectus (2nd, 3rd, and Final edition), with a separate programme with wordbook for 8 September (evening).

Morning:
6 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
7 September: Elgar, The Apostles*.
8 September: Dvorak, Stabat Mater; miscellaneous act, including G. Holst, The Hymn of Jesus (first performance at the Three Choirs Festival)*; H. Walford Davies, Heaven’s Gate*.
9 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
6 September, Cathedral: Bach, Come, Redeemer of our Race; Vaughan Williams, Fantasy (on a Theme by Thomas Tallis)*; Parry, Motet, ‘At the round earth’s imagined corners’ (first performance at the Three Choirs Festival).
7 September: Grand Concert, including Granville Bantock, Songs ‘Sappho’*; Edgar L. Bainton, Three Pieces for Orchestra*; A Herbert Brewer, Pastorals for Tenor Solo and Orchestra**; Edward Elgar, Concerto for Violoncello*; W.H. Reed, Orchestral Piece ‘The Lincoln Imp’**.
8 September: B.J. Dale, Before the paling of the Star (first performance at a Three Choirs Festival)* and Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius*.
9 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Miss Rosina Buckman, Miss Agnes Nicholls and Miss Dorothy Silk; Miss Margaret Balfour, Miss Mary Foster and Miss Phyliss Lett; Captain John Coates, Mr Roland Jackson and Mr Frank Mullings; Mr Norman Allin, Captain Herbert Heyner, Mr George Parker and Mr Robert Radford; with Miss Beatrice Harrison (cello) and the W.H. Reed String Quartet.

- 9–12 September 1924
There are two copies of the prospectus (1st and Final edition).

Morning:
9 September: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
10 September: Bach, Mass in B minor; Brahms, Symphony in E minor; Elgar, Chorus ‘Go Song of Mine’.
11 September: Elgar, The Kingdom*; Elgar, Cello Concerto*; Wagner, Parsifal.
12 September: Handel, The Messiah.

Evening:
9 September, Cathedral: Edgar L. Bainton, The Tower**; Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius*.
10 September: Grand Concert, including Alexander Brent-Smith, Introduction and Rondo (for Orchestra)**; Ivor Atkins, Songs, ‘There be none of beauty’s daughters’ and ‘The year’s at the Spring’**; Elgar, Introduction and Allegro (for Strings)*; W.H. Reed, Orchestral Piece ‘Aesop’s Fables’**; A. Herbert Brewer, Miniature Suite (for Voice and Orchestra)**.
11 September, Cathedral: Brahms, Requiem; Rossini, Stabat Mater; Parry, Blest Pair of Sirens.
12 September: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Lady Howard de Walden, Miss Dora Labbette, Miss Agnes Nicholls, Miss Dorothy Silk and Miss Elsie Suddaby; Miss Muriel Brunskill, Miss Astra Desmond and Miss Olga Haley; Mr John Coates, Mr Tudor Davies and Mr Steuart Wilson; Mr Norman Allin, Mr Herbert Heyner, Mr Charles Knowles and Mr Robert Radford; with Miss Beatrice Harrison (cello) and the W.H. Reed String Quartet.

- 4–9 September1927 (programmes with words and notes)
Morning:
4 September: Special Opening Service.
8 September: R. Vaughan Williams, The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains (first performance at a Three Choirs Festival); Beethoven, Symphony No.9; Elgar, Symphony in E flat (no. 2)*; choral pieces by Charles Wood and Holst.
9 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
7 September (evening), Shire Hall: Orchestral Concert, devoted to Music by Living British Composers, including A. Herbert Brewer, Song ‘For your Delight’**; Walford Davies, A Children’s Symphony (op.53)**; Granville Bantock, Suite from Incidental Music to Macbeth*; W.H. Reed, Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra* (with words and historical notes).
9 September: Chamber Concert, including Walford Davies, Pianoforte Quintet in C (op.54) (composed for this concert).

Vocal: Miss Joan Elwes, Miss Dora Labbette, Miss Dorothy Silk, Miss Elsie Suddaby; Miss Margaret Balfour, Miss Olga Haley, Miss Millicent Russell; Mr Tudor Davies, Mr Trefor Jones, Mr Steuart Wilson; Mr Arthur Cranmer, Mr Robert Radford and Mr Horace Stevens; with Mr Albert Sammons (violin), Mr Lionel Tertis (viola), Miss Beatrice Harrison (cello), the Snow String Quartet, and Walford Davies and Percy Hull (piano).

- 9–12 September 1930
With a complete set of programmes with wordbooks, including a service sheet for the opening service.

Morning:
9 September: Elgar, The Apostles*; Brahms, Symphony in D (no.2).
10 September: J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor; Ritter, O amantissime sponse Jesu; Elgar, Symphony in A flat*.
11 September: Wolfrum, A Christmas Mystery; miscellaneous act.
12 September: Handel, Messiah.

Evening:
9 September, Cathedral: including Armstrong Gibbs, The Birth of Christ**; R. Vaughan Williams, Sancta Civitas*
10 September, Kemble Theatre: including Elgar, Overture ‘In the South’*; W.H. Reed, Orchestral Phantasy, ‘The Lincoln Imp’*; Granville Bantock, Three Celtic Songs for soprano and orchestra**.
11 September, Cathedral: R. Vaughan Williams, Prelude and Fugue in C minor**; Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius*.
12 September, Shire Hall: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Miss Noel Eadie, Miss Joan Elwes, Miss Dorothy Silk and Miss Elsie Suddaby; Miss Margaret Balfour, Miss Betty Bannerman and Miss Astra Desmond; Mr Hubert Eisdell, Mr Heddle Nash and Mr Steuart Wilson; Mr Norman Allin, Mr Keith Falkner, Mr Howard Fry, Mr Ian Glennie, Mr Roy Henderson, Mr Robert Radford, Mr Cuthbert Reavely and Mr Horace Stevens; with Miss Myra Hess (piano) and the Snow String Quartet.

- 5–8 September 1939
Morning:
5 September: Elgar, The Kingdom; A. Brent Smith, Elegy**; Ritter, O Amantissime Sponse Jesu; Mozart, Symphony in G minor.
6 September: J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor; Vaughan Williams, Pastoral Symphony*.
7 September: Miscellaneous, including George Dyson, Quo Vadis**; Vaughan Williams, Five Variants of ‘Dives and Lazarus’ (first English performance)*.
8 September: Gerald Finzi, Dies Natalis (first performance); Selection from Messiah.

Evening:
5 September, Cathedral: Mendelssohn, Elijah.
6 September, Kemble Theatre: including the first performance of W.H. Reed, Overture ‘Merry Andrew’* and Gordon Jacob, Orchestral Suite ‘William Byrd’*.
7 September, Cathedral: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius.
8 September, the Odeon: Chamber Concert.

Vocal: Miss Isobel Baillie, Miss Joan Cross and Miss Elsie Suddaby; Miss Astra Desmond and Miss Mary Jarred; Mr Eric Greene, Mr David Lloyd and Mr Heddle Nash; Mr Arthur Cranmer, Mr Roy Henderson, Mr Norman Walker and Mr Harold Williams; with Miss Myra Hess (piano), Mr Jelly d’Aranyi (violin) and Miss Antonia Butler (cello).

- 6–9 September 1949
Morning:
6 September: Elgar, The Kingdom; Beethoven, Symphony in D; Kodaly, Psalmus Hungaricus.
7 September: J.S. Bach, Mass in B minor; Vaughan Williams, Pastoral Symphony*.
8 September: including George Dyson, Quo Vadis (Part II)**.
9 September: Gerald Finzi, Concerto for Clarinet and Strings**; Messiah (selections).

Evening:
6 September: Verdi, Requiem; Brahms, Symphony in F major.
7 September, Cathedral: miscellaneous.
8 September, Cathedral: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius.
9 September, Shire Hall: Pianoforte and Song Recital by Mrya Hess and Isobel Baillie.

Vocal: Ada Alsop, Isobel Baillie and Elsie Suddab; Astra Desmond, Margaret McArthur and Gladys Ripley; Eric Greene, Heddle Nash; Trevor Anthony, Owen Brannigan and Gordon Clinton; with Myra Hess (piano), Ida Haendel (violin) and Frederick Thurston (clarinet), conducted by George Stratton.
Date range 1870 - 1949
Associated People and Organisations Zimmermann, Agnes - Wynne, Edith - Wood, Charles - Wolfrum, Philipp - Wilson, Steuart - Wilson, Hilda - Wilson, H. Lane - Wilson, Agnes - Williams, Harold - Williams, Charles Lee - Williams, Anna - Wesley, Samuel Sebastian - Walker, Norman - Walden, Howard de - Wagner, Richard - W. H. Reed String Quartet - Vincent, Ruth - Verne, Adela - Verdi, Giuseppe - Vaughan Williams, Ralph - Trebelli-Bettini, Zélia - Tietjens, Therese - Thurston, Frederick - Three Choirs Festival - Thomas, Lewis - Tertis, Lionel - Tchaikovsky, Pyotr - Sumsion, Herbert (Whitton) - Sullivan, Arthur - Suddaby, Elsie - Stratton, George - Stevens, Horace - Stanford, Charles Villiers - Stainer, John - Squire, Emily - Spohr, Louis - Snow String Quartet - Smith, Montem - Smith, George Townshend - Sinclair, George Robertson - Silvers, Sara - Silk, Dorothy - Severn, Marion - Schubert, Franz - Santley, Charles - Sammons, Albert - Russell, Millicent - Russell, Ella - Rossini, Gioacchino - Roberts, Gwladys - Ritter, Christian - Ripley, Gladys - Rigby, Vernon - Reeves, Sims - Reed, William Henry (Billy) - Reavely, Cuthbert - Radford, Robert - Price, Daniel - Patey, Madame - Parry, C. Hubert Hastings - Parker, W. Frye - Parker, Horatio - Parker, George - Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da - Ouseley, Frederick Arthur Gore - Nora Clench String Quartet - Nicholls, Agnes - Nash, Heddle - Mullings, Frank - Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus - Morgan, Mary - Mills, Watkin - Meyer, Oscar - Mendelssohn, Felix - McInnes, J. Campbell - McArthur, Margaret - Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell - London Symphony Orchestra - Lloyd, Edward - Lloyd, David - Lloyd, Charles Harford - Lett, Phyllis - Leo, Leonardo - Le Mer, Madame - Labbette, Dora - Kodaly, Zoltan - Knowles, Charles - King, Jessie - Jones, Trefor - Jones, Hirwen - Jarred, Mary 1899 - 1993 Jarred, Mary - Jacob, Gordon - Jackson, Roland - Hyde, Walter - Hull, Percy - Houghton, Marie - Houghton, Edwin - Holst, Gustav - Holmes, Henry - Holbrooke, Josef - Higley, William - Heyner, Herbert - Hess, Myra - Hereford Musical Festival - Henson, Medora - Henderson, Roy - Haydn, Joseph - Hast, Gregory - Harrison, Beatrice - Handel, George Frideric - Haley, Olga - Haendel, Ida - Grimson String Quartet - Griffiths, Bertha - Grice, Robert - Greene, Harry Plunkett - Greene, Eric - Green, William - Gounod, Charles - Gloucester Orpheus Society - Glennie, Ian - Gleeson-White, Madame - Gibbs, Armstrong - Fry, Howard - Fredericks, Charles W. - Foster, Muriel - Foster, Mary - Foster, Hilda - Forrest, Ada - Florence, Evangeline - Finzi, Gerald - Ffrangcon-Davies, David - Falkner, Keith - Evans, Edith - Elwes, Joan - Elwes, Gervase - Elgar, Edward - Eisdell, Hubert - Edwards, H. J. (Mr) - Eadie, Noël 1901 - 1950 Dyson, George - Dvorak, Antonin - Done, Mr - Desmond, Astra - Delius, Frederick - Davies, Tudor - Davies, H. Walford - Davies, Ben 1858 - 1943 Dale, Benjamin James - Cummings, William H - Crossley, Ada - Cross, Joan - Cranmer, Arthur - Cowen, Frederic - Conly, Mary - Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel - see Taylor, Samuel Coleridge - Colborne, Langdon - Coates, John 1865 - 1941 Clinton, Gordon - Cherubini, (Carlo) Luigi - Chandos, Lloyd - Carrodus, John Tiplady - Butt, Clara - Butler, Antonia - Burnett, Alfred - Buckman, Rosina - Brunskill, Muriel - Brown, Herbert - Bridge, Frederick - Brewer, Herbert - Brereton, W. H. - Brereton, Ambler (Mrs) - Brent-Smith, Alexander - Brema, Marie - Brannigan, Owen - Brahms, Johannes - Borwick, Leonard - Blinkhorn, Marion - Blagrove, Henry - Black, Andrew - Berlioz, Hector - Bennett, William Sterndale - Beethoven, Ludwig van - Beaumont, Henry - Bates, Thorpe - Barnby, Joseph - Bantock, Granville - Bannerman, Betty - Banks, Charles - Balfour, Margaret - Baker, Dalton - Bainton, Edgar - Baillie, Isobel - Bach, Johann Sebastian - Austin, Frederic - Atkins, Ivor - Archibald, Phyllis - Aranyi, Jelly d' - Anthony, Trevor - Anthony, Evangeline - Alsop, Ada - Allin, Norman - Allen, Perceval - Albani, Madame -
Associated Places College Hall, Hereford Hereford Cathedral Kemble Theatre, Hereford Shirehall, Hereford
Associated Times 19th century - late Victorian 1876-1899 19th century - mid Victorian 1851-1875 20th century - early 1900-1930 20th century - mid 1931-1970
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