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Event Comment: Principal Violoncello by C. Ashley. Double Drums by R. Ashley. Trumpets by Sariant, Cantelo, Purney. Among the other Principal Instrumental Performers are Foster, Mahon, Boyce, Flack, Lavenu, John Sharp, Simpson, Gwilliam, Monro, Mich. Sharp, Wood, Warren, Wm. Sharp, Cobham, Cornish, Jenkinson, F. Sharp, Shutze, Lord, Woodham, J. Sharp, Franks, &c. With a Complete Set of Chorus Singers. The Whole under the Direction of Ashley. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. No Money to be returned. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [same throughout oratorio season]. Places to be had of Brandon at the Box Office in Hart-street. Books of the Performance, 6d. each, may be had at the Theatre. The Directors' Books have these words at the bottom of each title-page: "Printed by H. Madeish, Recorder-Office, Duke's-Court, Drury-lane."

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection Of Sacred Music From The Works Of Handel

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers-Incledon, Florio, Linton, Hill (from Winchester), Bardeman//Mme Mara, Mrs Stuart, Master Hummell, Miss Bruman, Miss Parke. Leader of the Band-G. Ashley. Organ-J. Ashley. PART I. Zadock the Priest [by Chorus] (CORONATION ANTHEMS). Overture (ARIADNE). THE DETTINGEN TE DEUM, in which Holy, Holy Lord by Mme Mara. PART II. Overture and Dead March (SAUL). Funeral Anthem. Tune your harps (ESTHER). Gentle airs [by Incledon], accompanied on the violoncello by C. Ashley (ATHALIA). Fall'n is the foe by Chorus {JUDAS MACCABAEUS). What tho' I trace [by Miss Parke] (SOLOMON). Lord of Eternity by Chorus; Behold the Nations; O Baal (DEBORAH). With thee the unsheltered (SOLOMON). He smote all the first-born by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). Pious Orgies [by Mme Mara] (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). He gave them hailstones by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). PART III. Second Oboe Concerto. Happy Iphis (JEPHTHA). My Arms; Sound an Alarm; We hear by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). O magnify the Lord (CHANDOS ANTHEMS). Hear Jacob's God by Chorus (SAMSON). I feel the Deity within; Arm, Arm, ye brave; We come by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Ye sacred priests and Farewell, ye limpid springs [by Mme Mara] (JEPHTHA). Gloria Patri by Chorus (JUBILATE). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .by Mme Mara] (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). He gave them hailstones by Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). PART III. Second Oboe Concerto. Happy Iphis (JEPHTHA). My Arms; Sound an Alarm; We hear by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). O magnify the Lord (CHANDOS ANTHEMS). Hear Jacob's God by Chorus (SAMSON). I feel the Deity within; Arm, Arm, ye brave; We come by Chorus (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Ye sacred priests and Farewell, ye limpid springs [by Mme Mara] (JEPHTHA). Gloria Patri by Chorus (JUBILATE). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .
Event Comment: Among the principal instrumental performers are G. Ashley, leader of the band; C. Ashley, W. Parke, Boyce, R. Ashley, Parkinson, Woodham, Jenkinson, Bridgtower, the Munros, Purney, the Cantelos, Taylor, Lavenu, M'Intosh, Gwilliam, Nix, Cobham, Leffler, Betts, Piele, Flack, Dressler, Cornish, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Archer, Ware, Wood, G. Jones, Moorehead, Slezak, Francis, Jackson, Beale, Skillern, Abbot, &c. Organ-J. Ashley. The Band and Chorusses will be numerous and complete; and assisted by the trombones and double drums used at Handel's Commemoration at Westminster Abbey [in 1784]. The whole under the direction of Ashley, Sen. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the Stage Door. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout oratorio season]. Half Price will be taken at the end of the second part. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Books of the Performance (with the imprimatur of E. Macleish) to be had at the theatre, price 6d

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen Te Deum Actor:
Role: Holy Holy Lord Actor: Mme Mara.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Performance Comment: Fourth Oboe Concerto-; Farewell you limpid springs-; Deeper and deeper still-; Waft her angels-Mme Mara (Jephtha); From harmony-Chorus (Dryden's Ode); Softly sweet in Lydian measure-Master Elliot; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Alexander's Feast); He layeth-Bartleman [Ezio]; O God who in-Chorus [Joseph]; O magnify the Lord-Mrs Atkins (Chandos Anthems); The Horse and his rider-Chorus (Israel in Egypt).
Event Comment: Principal Instrumental Performers are G. Ashley, leader of the band; C. Ashley, W. Parke, Boyce, Barret, R. Ashley, Parkinson, Woodham, Jenkinson, M'Arthur, the Munros, Purney, Cantelo, Taylor, M'Intosh, Gwilliam, Nicks, Cobham, Leffler, Betts, Flack, Dressler, Cornish, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Ware, J. Ware, Wood, G. Jones, Moorehead, Slezack, Francis, Jackson, Vial, White, &c. Organ by J. Ashley. The Band and Chorusses will be numerous and complete, and assisted by the Trombones and Double Drums, used at Handel's Commemoration at Westminster Abbey [in 1784]. The whole under the direction of Ashley Sen. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the stage door. The Doors to be opened at 6:00, and the Performance to begin at 7:00 precisely [same throughout oratorio season]. Half Price will be taken at 9:00. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Books of the Performance to be had at the Theatre (6d.)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Overture and Dead March-; In sweetest harmony-Mrs Second; O fatal day-Chorus (Saul); Disdainful of danger-Incledon, Dignum, Denman, Chorus (Judas Maccabaeus); Sweet bird-Mrs Second; accompanied on the violin-G. Ashley (L'Allegro); Where'er you walk-Mrs Dussek (Semele); The trumpet's loud-Incledon, Chorus (Dryden's Ode).

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Performance Comment: Fourth Oboe concerto-; Awful pleasing being-Miss Tennant (Joshua); Gentle airs-Incledon; accompanied on the violoncello-Charles Ashley (Athalia); Jehovah crowned-Miss Crosby; He comes-Chorus (Esther); Lord remember David-Mrs Dussek (Redemption); God save the King-Chorus (Coronation Anthems).

Music: End II: concerto on the grand piano@forte-Master Neate

Event Comment: Principal Instrumental Performers-C. Ashley, Bridgtower, Archer, Harvey, Sarjant, Mahon, Boyce, Cantelo, Parkinson, Taylor, J. Sharp, Lavenu, Napier, Simpson, the Flacks, Purney, Seutze, Gwilliam, Monro, Wood, Warren, Woodham, Francis, M. Sharp, &c. Organ by J. Ashley. Double Drums by R. Ashley. The Chorusses will be numerous and compleat, and the Orchestra will consist of upwards of Two Hundred Performers. The whole under the Direction of Ashley. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places to be taken, and Tickets for the Boxes may be had of Brandon at the Office in Hart-street. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [same throughout oratorio season]. [This performance was originally advertised to take place at the Pantheon, Oxford-street, but "The routed Host of Harmonists, driven from their new works in Oxford-road, hastily encamped last night [at Covent Garden]. Their performance...went off as might be expected from a scanty band, thus collected, without any previous rehearsal" (Morning Herald, 21 Feb.). The Pantheon had been destroyed by fire in January 1792. Work on its reconstruction had only recently been begun, and Was still not completed. It was reopened with a masquerade on 9 April 1795, the "usual licenses being now fully renewed and established" (Morning Herald, 9 Apr.).

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Main Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers-Master Elliot, Kelly, Nield, Burdon (from Salisbury), Gray, Linton, Bartleman, Miss Parke, Miss Poole; Leader of the Band-G. Ashley.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Zadock the Priest Actor: Chorus
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen te Deum Actor:
Role: in which Holy Holy Lord Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Overture and Dead March (Saul)-; Gentle Airs-; accompanied on violoncello-C. Ashley (Athalia); Fall'n is the foe-Chorus (Judas Maccabaeus); He was eyes unto the blind [Redemption]-; Lord of Eternity-Chorus; Behold the nations-; O Baal=-Chorus (Deborah); Tune your Harps [Esther]-; He smote all the first born-Chorus (Israel in Egypt); What though I trace-Miss Parke (Solomon); He gave them hailstones-Double Chorus (Israel in Egypt).

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Cast
Role: Second Oboe Concerto Actor:
Role: Happy Iphis Actor:
Role: We hear Actor: Chorus
Role: Chandos Anthems] Actor:
Role: Hear Jacob's God Actor: Chorus
Role: What's sweeter than the new@blown rose Actor:
Role: I feel the Deity within Actor:
Role: Arm arm ye brave Actor:
Role: We come Actor: Chorus
Role: From mighty Kings Actor: Miss Parke
Role: Gloria Patri Actor: Chorus
Event Comment: Composed by G. F. Handel. Among the Instrumental Performers: C. Ashley, Sarjant, Wm. Parke, Boyce, R. Ashley, Bridgtower, Pinto, Parkinson, Lavenu. the Flacks, Taylor, Mackintosh, Wm. Ware, Dresler, Francis, Gwilliam, Nicks, the Munros, Archer, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Betts, Cobham, Jackson, Wood, Coyle, Cornish, Jones, Purney, Leffler, Woodham, Piele, the Cantelos, Skillern, &c. Organ-J. Ashley. Double Drums (used at Westminster-Abbey)-Jenkinson. The Chorusses will be numerous and complete; the whole under the direction of Ashley. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 precisely [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performance (with the Imprimatur of E. Macleish) to be had at the Theatre, price 6d. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon, at the Stage-Door in Hart-street. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Messiah

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers-Mme Mara, Master Elliot, Miss Poole, Incledon, Miss Dufour, Sale, Reinhold; Leader of the Band-G. Ashley.

Music: End I: concerto on the violin-Master Pinto (aged Eleven Years, Grandson to the celebrated Performer of that Name [ThomasPinto])

Event Comment: Among the Instrumental Performers are Messrs Ashley and Sons, Patria, Sarjant, Billington, Mahon, Boyce, Mountain, J. Mahon, the Leanders, Ware, Kaye, Rawlings, Sharp, Lyon, &c. &c. &c. Double Drums by J. Ashley. The Whole under the Direction of Harrison and Ashley. No Money to be returned. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the Theatre. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. 1st Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performances, with the Names of the Performers to their respective Songs, to be had at the Theatre, Price Six-pence. And to prevent imposition in the Streets, the Manager's Books are printed with the following Words at the bottom of each Title Page: "Printed by H. Macleish, Duke's-Court, Drury-Lane.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of Handel

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers-Harrison, Incledon, Griffith, Sale, Miss Poole, Mrs Piele, Mrs Billington; Leader of the Band-G. Ashley; The Organ-Knyvett.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Event Comment: Oratorio: Written by Milton. Set to Music by Handel. Among the instrumental performers are Messrs Ashley andSons, Patria, Sarjant, Billington, Mahon, Boyce, Mountain, Howard, Lavenu, Simpson, Gwilliam, Purney, Munro, Leander, Kaye, Sharp, Lyon, &c. Double Drums by J. Ashley. The whole under the direction of Harrison and Ashley. At Play-house Prices. No money to be returned. Places for the Boxes to be had of Brandon at the Theatre. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin precisely at 6:30 [same throughout oratorio season]. Boxes 5s. Pit 3s. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Books of the Performance, with the names of the performers to their respective songs, price 6d., may be had at the Theatre, and to prevent imposition in the streets, the Manager's books are printed with the following words at the bottom of each title-page, "Printed by H. Macleish, Duke's court, Drury-Lane.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: L'allegro Ed Il Pensieroso 0

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Parts-Harrison, Bartleman, Page, Champness, Mrs Second, Mrs Addison, Mrs Billington; Leader of the Band-G. Ashley; Organ-Knyvett.

Afterpiece Title: L'Alegro ed il Pensieroso 1

Performance Comment: First Grand Concerto-; Hence! loathed melancholy-Harrison; Hence! vain deluding joys-Mrs Billington; Come thou Goddess fair and free-Harrison; Come rather Goddess sage and holy-Mrs Billington; Haste thee nymph-Page, Chorus; Come and trip it as you go-Mrs Addison, Chorus; Come pensive nun, Come but keep thy wonted state-Mrs Billington; Join with thee calm peace-Chorus; Mirth admit me of thy crew-Mrs Second; Sweet bird-Mrs Billington; accompanied on the violin-G. Ashley; Mirth admit me of thy crew [repeated]-Bartleman; Oft on a plat of rising ground-Harrison; Let me wander not unseen-Mrs Billington; And young and old-Chorus.
Event Comment: Among the Instrumental Performers are C. Ashley, Patria, Sarjant, Mahon, Boyce, Mountain, Lavenu, Simpson, Gwilliam, Purney, Munro, Leander, Kaye, Sharp, Wood, &c. &c. Double Drums, Bass Trumpets, &c. The whole under the Direction of Ashley. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. No Money to be returned. Places to be had of Brandon at the Box-Office in Hart-Street. The Doors to be opened at 5:30. To begin at 6:30 [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performance, 6d. each, may be had at the Theatre. The Director's Books have these words at the bottom of each Title Page: "Printed by H. Macleish, Recorder Office, Duke's-court, Drury-lane.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Parts-Incledon, Bartleman, Reynolds (from Durham), Kelly, Mme Mara, Miss Sharp, Mrs Crouch; Leader of the Band-G. Ashley; Organ-J. Ashley.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: God save the King Actor: Chorus
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen te Deum Actor:
Role: in which Holy Holy Lord Actor: Mme Mara

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Overture, Dead March-(Saul); When the ear heard him-Quartetto see17930313 His body is buried-Semi-Chorus; But his Name liveth-Chorus (Funeral Anthems); O God@like Youth-Miss Sharp (Saul); Gentle Airs-Incledon; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Athalia); Fall'n is the Foe-Chorus (Judas Maccabaeus); What tho' I trace each herb and flow'r-Mrs Crouch (Solomon); Lord of Eternity-Chorus; Behold the Nations-; O Baal-Chorus (Deborah); Pious orgies-Mme Mara (Judas Maccabaeus); He gave them hailstones-Double Chorus (Israel in Egypt); Concerto on the violin-Mme Gautherot.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Event Comment: In compliance with the request of several Ladies and Gentlemen, lovers of Handel's music, who find it inconvenient to attend at the beginning of the evening, Mr Ashley informs them that Half Price will be taken at the end of the Second Part

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of Handel; Messiah

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: Holy holy Lord Actor: Mme Mara.

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Fifth Grand Concerto-; Come all noble souls who skill'd in music's art- (composed by Dr Rogers, 1673); The smiling dawn-Miss Dufour (Jephtha); Honour and arms-Reinhold (Samson); O Magnify the Lord-Miss Poole (Chandos? Anthems); O Baal-Chorus (Deborah); Gentle Airs-Incledon; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Athalia); My faith and truth-Miss Poole, Master Elliot (Samson); Ye sacred priests, Farewell ye limpid-Mme Mara (Jephtha); He gave them hailstones-Double Chorus (Israel in Egypt).

Music: End I: concerto on violin-Master Pinto; End II: concerto on the Piano Forte-Dussek

Event Comment: "Last night Miss Poole was absent from indisposition" (Morning Herald, 31 Mar.). Her substitute is not named. Account-Book, 9 June: Received of Ashley oratorio rent #350. [This was Reinhold's last appearance on the stage.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 From The Most Favourite Works Of Handel; Messiah

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Overture and March- (Scipio); Tyrants would-Mme Mara; Tyrants ye in vain-Chorus (Athalia); He layeth the beams-Reinhold (Ezio); Grateful hearts-Miss Dufour (Nabal); Fall'n is the foe-Chorus (Judas Maccabaeus); Great Jehovah's awful word-Miss Poole (Israel in Egypt); Gentle Airs-Incledon; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Athalia); Bravura Agitata-Mme Mara; The Lord shall reign-Chorus; For the Horse of Pharaoh, And Miriam-Incledon; Sing ye to the Lord-Mme Mara; The Horse and his Rider-Chorus (Israel in Egypt); Mad Bess-Mme Mara (Purcell).

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Music: End I: concerto on the oboe-W. Parke; End II: concerto on the violin-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Parke; End II: concerto on the violin-G. Ashley.
Event Comment: Account-Book: Ashley's Oratorio rent received, #52 10s. a night

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Fifth Fifth Concerto (Martini)-; In sweetest harmony-Mme Mara; O fatal day-Chorus (Saul); Softly sweet-Master Elliot; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Alexander's Feast); He was despised-Sga Galli, who is in her 77th year and in the greatest distress, and most humbly hopes for the protection of the Public on the occasion (The Messiah); Disdainful of danger-Incledon, Page, Bartleman (Judas Maccabaeus); Oft on a plat-Incledon; Let me wander-Mme Mara; Or let the merry bells-Chorus (L'Allegro).

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Music: As17990215

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music, From The Works Of handel

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Cast
Role: Part I Overture Actor:
Role: The Dettingen Te Deum Actor: .

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Performance Comment: Part III Overture and March- (Scipio); Tune your harps-Miss Tennant (Esther); Sin not O King-Dignum (Saul); Flush'd with conquest-Chorus (Alexander Balus); What passion cannot music-Mrs Second; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Dryden's Ode); See the conquering hero-Chorus; March (Judas Maccabaeus)-; Vo sol cando-Mrs Dussek (Vinci); Together let us range-Incledon, Mrs Second (Solomon, by Boyce); Gloria Patri-Chorus (Jubilate).

Music: End I: sonata on the Grand Piano Forte-Miss Reinagle (1st appearance in public); with accompaniment for flute and violoncello obligata-Woidner, C. Ashley; End II: concerto on violin-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley; End II: concerto on violin-G. Ashley.
Event Comment: Among the Principal Instrumental Performers are G. Ashley, Leader of the Band; C. Ashley, Principal Violoncello; Wm. Parke, Sarjant, J. Mahon, Boyce, Bridgtower, Parkinson, Lavenu, Taylor, W. Ware, Flack, Dressler, Gwilliam, Nicks, [the] Munros, I. Sharp, W. Sharp, M. Sharp, J. Sharp, Archer, Cobham, Jackson, Wood, Coyle, Cornish, Purney, Leffler, Woodham, Piele, [the] Cantelos, Skillern, Beale, Lloyd, Franki, Simpson, Jenkinson, &c.; J. Ashley, Organ; R. Ashley, Double Drums (used at Westminster Abbey). The Chorusses will be numerous and complete. The whole under the Direction of Ashley. Boxes 6s. Pit 3s. 6d. Gallery 2s. Upper Gallery 1s. Places for the Boxes to be taken of Brandon at the Office in Hart-street. The Doors to be opened at 6:00. To begin at 7:00 [same throughout oratorio season]. Books of the Performance (with the imprimatur of E. Macleish) to be had at the Theatre. [Sga Galli did not sing in The Messiah when it was originally performed in Dublin in 1742, or in London in 1743, in which year the cg oratories under Handel were established.] "I had the curiosity to go, and heard [Sga Galli] sing, 'He was despised and rejected of men' in the Messiah. Of course her voice was cracked and trembling, but it was easy to see her school was good; and it was pleasing to observe the kindness with which she was received, and listened to; and to mark the animation and delight with which she seemed to hear again the music in which she had formerly been a distinguished performer. The poor old woman had been in the habit of coming to me annually for a trifling present; and she told me on that occasion that nothing but the severest distress should have compelled her so to expose herself, which after all did not answer its end, as she was not paid according to her agreement" (Mount-Edgcumbe, pp. 19-20). [At the rehearsal, 1 Mar., I know that my Redeemer liveth sung by Mme Mara; Comfort ye my people by Braham; But@thou didst not leave by Miss Poole (Morning Herald, 2 Mar.).] "The chorusses are not such as would give satisfaction to a musical amateur: in this department we must endeavour to be content with noise and bawling, instead of sense and science:--they are not, however, worse than usual" (Monthly Visitor, Mar.1797, p. 262)

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Messiah 0

Music: End I: concerto on the violoncello-C. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley.
Event Comment: Account-Book, 13 Feb.: Received from John Ashley Oratorio rent #52 10s. [i.e. for every performance]

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Messiah; Grand Selection 0

Music: End Part I: concerto on the violin-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley.
Event Comment: Mr Salomon having insinuated that he alone is in possession of a correct Score of this celebrated Oratorio, I feel compelled, in justice to myself, to state that the Oratorio was published by subscription at Vienna, and that the printed Copy, from which I had the Parts transcribed, was delivered by Dr Haydn to a subscriber in Vienna, and brought from thence expressly for me, and on which is the Doctor's initials. The accuracy with which it was performed, and the enthusiasm with which it was received, are, I hope, convincing proofs that no other directions are necessary to "produce the effect required by the Author." I should not thus have obtruded myself, but I conceived it requisite to justify myself from the imputation of having attempted to impose a spurious production upon that public to whom I am under so many obligations. I am, with the greatest respect and gratitude, their most obedient servant, John Ashley. March 29. [On 29 Mar. the following card had appeared in most of the daily newspapers: Mr Salomon having received from Dr Haydn an early Copy of his New Oratorio called The Creation of the World, and having been favoured by him exclusively with particular directions on the style and manner in which it must be executed, in order to produce the effects required by the Author, begs to acquaint the Nobility and Gentry, that he means to perform it on Monday, the 21st of April next, at the King's Theatre. The performance took place on that date in the Ancient Music Room, i.e. the large concert-room situated inside the King's, on the east side, level with the first tier of the boxes. The reason for this change was, states the playbill, "the present Performances in the Opera House not allowing sufficient time to erect an Orchestra on the Stage." The principal singers were Mme Mara, Mme Dussek, Small, Page, Denman, Bartleman. Samuel Wesley presided at the organ and at the piano forte.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Creation; Grand Selection 0

Music: End I: concerto on the clarionet-John Mahon; End II: concerto on the violin-C. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley.
Event Comment: Account-Book, 5 Apr.: Received from John Ashley charge for oratorios #380; Paid One Years Insurance on #10,000 of the Theatre at the Phoenix Fire Office to Lady Day next #115

Performances

Mainpiece Title: The Creation; Grand Selection 0

Music: End I: concerto on the Grand Piano Forte-Master Neate; End II: cobcerto on the violin-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: L'allegro Ed Il Pensieroso

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers, Leader, Organ as17940307ART I. Fifth Grand Concerto. Hence! loathed. Hence! vain deluding. Come, thou goddess. Come rather, goddess. Haste thee nymph. Come, and trip it. Come, pensive man. Come, but keep. Join with thee. Hence! loathed. And if I give thee honor. Mirth admit me. First and chief. Sweet bird, accompanied on the violin by G. Ashley. If I give thee honor. Mirth admit me, corno obligato by Shutze. Oft on a plat. If I give thee honor. Let me wander. Or let the merry bells. And young and old. PART II. Hence, vain deluding. But O, sad virgin, accompanied on the violoncello by C. Ashley. Thus night, oft see me. Populous cities please. There let Hymen. Me when the sun. Hide me from day's. As steals the morn. These delights if thou canst give. PART III. A GRAND MISCELLANEOUS ACT. Fourth Oboe Concerto. The Lord worketh wonders by Bartleman (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). In sweetest harmony by Mme Mara; O fatal day by Chorus (SAUL). Disdainful of danger by Incledon, Hill, Linton (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). When the sun by Florio (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). May no rash intruder by Chorus (SOLOMON). The soldier tired [from ARTAXERXES, by Dr Arne] by Mme Mara. Kings shall be thy nursing fathers by Grand Chorus ([CORONATION] ANTHEMS). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .

Music: As17940319athi

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection Of Sacred Music From The Works Of Handel

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers, Leader, Organ as17940307ART I. Overture (OCCASIONAL ORATORIO). Shall I in Mamre's fertile; For all these mercies (JOSHUA). Ye Men of Gaza (SAMSON). O filial Piety; No, cruel Father (SAUL). When his loud voice (JEPHTHA). Lord, what is man (SEMELE). Total Eclipse; O first created beam (SAMSON). O worse than death; Angels ever bright (THEODORA). Fixed in his Everlasting seat (SAMSON). PART II. Eleventh Grand Concerto. As when the Dove (ACIS AND GALATEA). Tyrants would (ATHALIA). O sleep (SEMELE). O had I Jubal's lyre (JOSHUA). It must be so; Pour forth no more; No more to Ammon's (JEPHTHA). Lord remember David (SOSARME). O God who in thy Heeav'nly band (JOSEPH). PART III. Ye sons of Israel (JOSHUA). Honor and Arms (SAMSON). See the conq'ring Hero comes (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Why does the God of Israel sleep (SAMSON). What passion, accompanied on the violoncello by C. Ashley (DRYDEN'S ODE). Then round about the starry throne (SAMSON). Mad Bess by Mme Mara (Purcell). Gird on thy sword (SAUL). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Alexander's Feast

Performance Comment: Principal Vocal Performers, Leader, Organ as17940307ART I. Overture. 'Twas at the royal. Happy pair. Timotheus plac'd. The song began. The list'ning croud. With ravish'd ears. The praise of Bacchus. Bacchus ever fair. Bacchus' blessings. Sooth'd with the sound. He chose a mournful. He sung Darius. With downcast looks. Behold Darius. The mighty master. Softly sweet, accompanied on the violoncello by C. Ashley. War, be sung. The many rend. The prince unable. PART II. Now strikes the golden. Break his bands. Hark, hark! Revenge, revenge. Behold a ghastly band. Give the vengeance. Thais led the way. The Princes applaud. Thus long ago. At last divine Cecilia. Your voices tune. Let's imitate her notes. Let old Timotheus. PART III. A GRAND MISCELLANEOUS ACT. Overture and March (SCIPIO). He measureth the waters and He layeth the beams by Bartleman (REDEMPTION). O let eternal Honors and From mighty Kings by Miss Parke (JUDAS MACCABAEUS). Softly rise O southern breeze by Incledon; Ye Southern breezes by Chorus (SOLOMON, by Boyce). Bravura Song by Mme Mara. The Lord shall reign by Chorus; And Miriam and Sing ye to the Lord by Mme Mara; The horse and his Rider by Double Chorus (ISRAEL IN EGYPT). To conclude with God save Great George our King and Rule Britannia .

Music: End of Part I Giardini's Sixth Concerto on the Violin by G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley .

Performances

Mainpiece Title: A Grand Selection 0 Of Sacred Music; Messiah

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 1

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: Overture and Dead March- (Saul); Happy Iphis-Master Elliot (Jephtha); The Mighty Power-Chorus (Athalia); O Liberty-Kelly; accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley [Judas Maccabaeus]; Tyrants would-Miss Parke; Why should Salem-Chorus (Athalia); Honour and Arms-Bartleman; Then round about-Chorus (Samson); Sweet Bird-Miss Parke, [accompanied on the violoncello by] G. Ashley [L'Allegro]; He rebuked the Red Sea-Chorus (Israel in Egypt).

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 3

Music: End Part II: violin concerto by Giardini-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: Ashley.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: L'allegro [ed] Il Pensieroso 0; Messiah

Performance Comment: As17980223, but In which Sweet Bird-Mme Mara; accompanied on the violin-G. Ashley; Mirth admit me-Reinhold; accompanied-Leander; But O sad virgin-Miss Poole; accompanied-C. Ashley.

Afterpiece Title: L'Allegro Il Pensieroso 3

Cast
Role: Fourth Oboe Concerto Actor:
Role: Oh had I Jubal's Lyre Actor: Miss Poole
Role: The Thanksgiving Anthem Actor: I will give thanks unto thee
Role: Bravura Agitata Actor: Mme Mara
Role: Genius of England Actor:
Role: Come if you dare Actor:
Role: To arms Actor:
Role: Britons strike home Actor:
Role: Chorus Actor:

Performances

Mainpiece Title: Sir Harry Wildair

Afterpiece Title: Hymen's Triumph; or, Trick Upon Trick

Performance Comment: Cupid-Master Hamilton; Sylvania-Haughton; Sylvans-Vallois, Delegarde, LeSac, H. Fayting; Harlequin-Lun Jr; Colombine-Mrs Hamilton; Father to Colombine-Norris; Mr Ashley-W. Giffard; Dr Fleet-Wetherilt; Clerk-Snow; Drawer-Edward;Lookout-Miss Wilson; High Priest-Stitchbury; Priests-Kelly, Nichols, Richardson; Priestesses-Mrs Chambers, Miss James, Miss Wilson; Silvio-Yates; His Man-Penkethman; with a Grand Ballet-Haughton, Mlle Roland; Followers-Vallois, Delagarde, LeSac, H. Fayting, Mrs Bullock, Mrs Woodward, Miss Oates, Miss Gerrard.

Performances

Mainpiece Title: L'allegro Ed Il Penseroso; Grand Selection 0

Afterpiece Title: PART III

Performance Comment: A Grand Miscellaneous Act. Overture (Ariadne, Handel)-; The Mansion of Peace-Harrison (Webbe); Nightingale Chorus (Solomon, Handel)-; Praise the Lord-Miss Poole; accompanied on the harp-Meyer Jun. (Esther, Handel); Pour forth no more-Sale; No more to Ammon's God-Chorus (Jephtha, Handel); Concerto Violin-G. Ashley (Giornovichi); The Soldier tir'd-Mrs Billington (Dr Arne); Glory be to the Father-Chorus (Jubilate, Handel).

Performances

Afterpiece Title: Grand Selection 2

Performance Comment: PART II. Overture and Dead March-(Saul); In sweetest harmony-Mrs Billington, Chorus (Saul); Gentle Airs-Harrison; [accompanied on the violoncello-C. Ashley (Athalia); The smiling dawn-Miss Poole (Jephtha); Fallen is the foe-Chorus (Judas Maccabaeus); Blooming virgins-Incledon (Athalia); He smote all the First@born-Chorus (Israel in Egypt); O magnify the Lord-Mrs Billington ([Chandos] Anthems); Kings shall be thy nursing fathers-Chorus (Coronation Anthems).

Performances

Mainpiece Title: L'allegro Ed Il Penseroso 0; Grand Selection 0

Afterpiece Title: L'Allegro ed il Penseroso 1

Cast
Role: 910318but Let me wander not unseen Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: First and chief Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Hence loathed melancholy Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Mirth admit me of thy crew Actor: Miss Poole
Role: First Grand Concerto Actor:
Role: Actor: Harrison
Role: vain deluding joys Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Come thou goddess Actor: Harrison
Role: Come rather goddess Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Haste thee nymph Actor: Incledon, Chorus
Role: Come and trip it Actor: Mrs Piele, Chorus
Role: Come pensive nun Actor: Mrs Billingdon
Role: Join with thee calm peace and quiet Actor: Chorus
Role: Sweet bird Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: repeated] Actor: Griffith
Role: Oft on a plat of rising ground Actor: Harrison
Role: Or let the merry bells ring round Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: And young and old come forth to play Actor: Chorus.
Role: sad virgin Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Populous cities please us then Actor: Sale, Chorus
Role: There let Hymen oft appear Actor: Harrison
Role: Hide me from day's garish eye Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: I'll to the well@trod stage anon Actor: Incledon
Role: And ever against eating cares Actor: Miss Poole
Role: As steals the morn upon the night Actor: Mrs Billington, Harrison
Role: These delights if thou canst give Actor: Incledon, Chorus.
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Mansion of Peace Actor: Harrison
Role: Nightingale Chorus Actor:
Role: Praise the Lord Actor: Miss Poole
Role: accompanied on the harp Actor: Meyer Jun.
Role: Pour forth no more Actor: Sale
Role: No more to Ammon's God Actor: Chorus
Role: Concerto Violin Actor: G. Ashley
Role: The Soldier tir'd Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Glory be to the Father Actor: Chorus
Role: Me when the sun Actor: Mrs Billington.
Role: 17910318but Sound an alarm Actor: Incledon
Role: We hear the pleasing call Actor: Chorus

Afterpiece Title: L'Allegro ed il Penseroso 2

Cast
Role: 910318but Let me wander not unseen Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: First and chief Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Hence loathed melancholy Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Mirth admit me of thy crew Actor: Miss Poole
Role: First Grand Concerto Actor:
Role: Actor: Harrison
Role: vain deluding joys Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Come thou goddess Actor: Harrison
Role: Come rather goddess Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Haste thee nymph Actor: Incledon, Chorus
Role: Come and trip it Actor: Mrs Piele, Chorus
Role: Come pensive nun Actor: Mrs Billingdon
Role: Join with thee calm peace and quiet Actor: Chorus
Role: Sweet bird Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: repeated] Actor: Griffith
Role: Oft on a plat of rising ground Actor: Harrison
Role: Or let the merry bells ring round Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: And young and old come forth to play Actor: Chorus.
Role: sad virgin Actor: Miss Poole
Role: Populous cities please us then Actor: Sale, Chorus
Role: There let Hymen oft appear Actor: Harrison
Role: Hide me from day's garish eye Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: I'll to the well@trod stage anon Actor: Incledon
Role: And ever against eating cares Actor: Miss Poole
Role: As steals the morn upon the night Actor: Mrs Billington, Harrison
Role: These delights if thou canst give Actor: Incledon, Chorus.
Role: Overture Actor:
Role: The Mansion of Peace Actor: Harrison
Role: Nightingale Chorus Actor:
Role: Praise the Lord Actor: Miss Poole
Role: accompanied on the harp Actor: Meyer Jun.
Role: Pour forth no more Actor: Sale
Role: No more to Ammon's God Actor: Chorus
Role: Concerto Violin Actor: G. Ashley
Role: The Soldier tir'd Actor: Mrs Billington
Role: Glory be to the Father Actor: Chorus
Role: Me when the sun Actor: Mrs Billington.
Role: 17910318but Sound an alarm Actor: Incledon
Role: We hear the pleasing call Actor: Chorus

Music: End I: 1st concerto , Op. 3, by Geminiani-G. Ashley

Performance Comment: 3, by Geminiani-G. Ashley.
Cast
Role: Geminiani Actor: G. Ashley.