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  • Museum number

    J,9.468-488

  • Description

    Newspaper clippings relating to concerts and concert tickets. Text within [] indicates handwritten notes:

    J,9.468: Newspaper article on the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, with descriptions of the performances and audience. Beginning "This celebrity was attended as well asany of the former years. We learn that the number of tickets received was 2553. Their Majesties attended by the Princesses Royal...". In two columns.

    J,9.469: Newspaper clipping on rehearsals for the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, noting "...Sifnor Rubinelli sung in a most wonderful and masterly skill; he executed the part allotted to him in the most pleasing and eleant manner; and what added greatly to the treat was, giving all the heater wished, the sublime musick of Handel, without tearing it to rags, as is too often the case, with many who wished to be thought high finished fingers. Madam Mara was most pleasingly elegant; Signor Tasca, Mr harrison, and Mr Saville gave infinite satisfaction..."

    J,9.470: Short newspaper clipping, "At the breaking up of the Musical Rehearsal yesterday afternoon, the pickpockets were very alert - two or three were detected, and lodged in bona custodia. [M.D. May 30. 1786".

    J,9.471: Newspaper clipping on measures taken to manage the crowds at the Musical Festival at St Margaret's Church, on Thursday, 5th June, 1794. In pen "[World / 1794 June 2]".

    J,9.472: Newspaper article, describing the Musical Festival in Westminster Abbey, mentioniong the performers Mr Harrison, Mr Norris, Signor Rubinelli, Signor Tasca, Madame Mara, Miss Mahon, and Mrs Billinngton, amongst others.

    J,9.463: Benefit ticket, "Tottenham Street" at top, and on oval held by angels in the clouds "For the Benefit of Sigra Storace", and below "Wednesday may 14th 1788", and "C. B. Cipriani invt / J. Reading sculp", and "[No.30]". Printed in red ink.

    J,9.473: Notice in newspaper on a performance of Handel by the Royal Society of Musicians, on the 3rd of June, 1786, and on a performance of Handel's Messiah on the 6th of June, with the performers Signor Rubinelli, Madame Mara, Mrs Billington etc.

    J,9.474: Extract from newspaper article on the Hospitals at Westminster and Hyde Park Corner, and the musical concert organised to raise funds: "...if the present excellent plan adopted for their relief by his Majesty and the Noble Conductors of the musical performances in the Abbey, should possibly fail of success, we may have reason to rear that Westminster, the most opulent and respectable district in the world, may again be without asylum for the most wretched of our fellow creaturs, in the time of their greatest distress."

    J,9.475: Newspaper clipping on a performance of Handel by Mara, beginning "Mara, after all, it seems, is to sing at the approaching Abbey performances. For her sake we are not a littel glad of it; for the charities we are yet more glad. Without her, the musick would have been very incomplete...."In pen [M C May 31 1785]

    J,9.476: Newspaper clipping, headed "Handel's Celebration. Second Grand Performance. Messiah". With description of the event, dated in pen May 31 1790.

    J,9.477: Newspaper clipping, "Leicester Square, by Royal Patent. The New Panorama is open from ten o'clock till seven. The present painting, which contains ten thousand square feet, is a view of the Grand Fleet, moored at Spithead in the year 1791, taken from the centre, comprehending Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight, the Sea, and entire surrounding objects. / The Panorama, at No.28, in Castle Street, Leicester square, continues open as usual. Admittance one shilling. The subject is a View of London ad Westminster, comprehending the three bridges, taken from the top of the late Albion Mill. Tickets for both paintings to be had at the panormaa, and at no.28 Castle Street, Leicester Square".

    J,9.478: Newspaper clipping, noting the band recently performed at Westminster Abbey amounted to 712. [M C June 2 1786].

    J,9.479: Advertisement in newspaper: "This day is published in 4to, embelished with seven copper plates by Bartolozzi, Sherwin, Collyer &c. Price only Fifteen Shillings in Boards. An account of hte Musical Performances in Westminster Abbey and the Pantheon, May 26th, 27th, 29th and June the 3d and 5th, 1784, in Commemoration of Handel. By Charles Burney, Mus. D.F.R.S. Printed for the benefit of the Musical Fund, and sold by T. Payne and Son, Mews-gate; G.G.J. and J. Robinson, Paternoster row; and Longman and Broderip, in Cheapside and in the Haymarket. [M.C. May 2 1786]".

    J,9.480: Newspaper clipping describing the Commemoration of Handel, mentioning Mrs Billington, Miss Mahon, and Mr Harriosn. Dated June 1. 1786.

    J,9.481: Newspaper clipping noting the number of persons attending the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey. 5176 half guinea tickets, and 10,141 at one guinea, making a total recipt amount of 13.365. [World June 22 2787].

    J,9.482: Newspaper clipping, "The Esquires of the Bath appeared in their new uniform at Free Masons Hall, on Wednesday last. It is granted to them by his Majesty, as a distinction to their office, which gives them many privilegs, and precedency to the Esquires and their Ladies. This being the case, we have no doubt their Ladies will urge them to support and maintain their claims, which have so long lain dormant. [Oracles May 14 1791]".

    J,9.483: Newspaper clipping, "The Royal Box now preparing for the accommodation of their Majesties in St. Margaret's Church, for the approaching Festival, is exactly the same as was erected in Westminster Abbey, the frame work excepted, which is entirely new. [World May 19 1792]"

    J,9.484: Newspaper clipping, "A groundless report having eben industriously circulated, that there would not be a rehearsal of the selection of music, intended for the first day's performance at Westminster Abbey this morning: we have authority from the President, and Vice Presidents of the Royal Society of Musicians, to assure the publick that it is to be positively at twelve o'clock this day... [M.C. May 30 1785]".

    J,9.485: Advertisement in newspaper, relating to the Commemoration of Handel, "Harrison intreats those ladies whom he and his assistants dress, to give all timely notice possible the morning of the Commemoration of Handel, at Westminster abbey, that they may not be kept waiting. Begs to inform the ladies, he has invented a summer cushion, entirely different to any thing yet thought of. Some very fine essence of rose, at 2s per bottle, just arrived, and also rose, orange, and jessamin pomades at 1s.3d. per roll, pots in proportion, only a few days from Paris; his summer rouge, at 1s.6d. per pot; English perfumery, genuine, and as cheap as any where in London, at the Old Perfumery Warehouse, No.27, Oxford street, four doors from Rathbone Place, opposite Soho Square".

    J,9.486: Newspaper clipping on the performances in Westminster Abbey, listing the many different places performers have come from, around the UK.

    J,9.487: Advertisment for a plan of the Orchestra in Westminster Abbey, by Mr Wyatt. [World May 12 1793]

    J,9.488: Card: "If any tickets are wanted for the Abbey Musick, they may be had of John Bacon, at the First Fruits Office in the Temple, the Managers having sent to him Four Hundred, whicih they expect he will dispose of". Dated by Banks 1791.

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1785-1794
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  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 459 millimetres (largest)
    • Width: 145 millimetres
    • Height: 18 millimetres (smallest)
    • Width: 107 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    On the original mount.

  • Location

    Not on display (Banks Admission Tickets)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1818

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    J,9.468-488

Newspaper clippings relating to concerts and concert tickets. Text within [] indicates handwritten notes:<br/><br/>J,9.468: Newspaper article on the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, with descriptions of the performances and audience. Beginning "This celebrity was attended as well asany of the former years. We learn that the number of tickets received was 2553. Their Majesties attended by the Princesses Royal...". In two columns.<br/><br/>J,9.469: Newspaper clipping on rehearsals for the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, noting "...Sifnor Rubinelli sung in a most wonderful and masterly skill; he executed the part allotted to him in the most pleasing and eleant manner; and what added greatly to the treat was, giving all the heater wished, the sublime musick of Handel, without tearing it to rags, as is too often the case, with many who wished to be thought high finished fingers. Madam Mara was most pleasingly elegant; Signor Tasca, Mr harrison, and Mr Saville gave infinite sati… (See Merlin record for full description)

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Newspaper clippings relating to concerts and concert tickets. Text within [] indicates handwritten notes:

J,9.468: Newspaper article on the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, with descriptions of the performances and audience. Beginning "This celebrity was attended as well asany of the former years. We learn that the number of tickets received was 2553. Their Majesties attended by the Princesses Royal...". In two columns.

J,9.469: Newspaper clipping on rehearsals for the Musical Festival at Westminster Abbey, noting "...Sifnor Rubinelli sung in a most wonderful and masterly skill; he executed the part allotted to him in the most pleasing and eleant manner; and what added greatly to the treat was, giving all the heater wished, the sublime musick of Handel, without tearing it to rags, as is too often the case, with many who wished to be thought high finished fingers. Madam Mara was most pleasingly elegant; Signor Tasca, Mr harrison, and Mr Saville gave infinite sati… (See Merlin record for full description)

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