Smart, George Thomas, Sir, musician

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creatorOf 1822-37.ff. 176. 220 x 184mm.includes:ff. 1, 10v, 11r, 13 Henry Smart, violinist: Minutes of meetings of the Directors of the Philharmonic Society, signed by: 1821-23.f. 1 et seq William Dance, pianist and violinist: Minutes of meetings of the Di..., 1822-1837 British Library
referencedIn Foundation book, with signatures and addresses of members; 6 Feb. 1813. With annotations and additions to 1847. The members are numbered 1-59, but some of the later names in this series are inserted in pencil rather than signed, and the series has be..., 1813-1847 British Library
creatorOf 1813-54.ff. 247 + 74a. 312 x 200mm.includes:ff. 1-3r, 7v-8r, 9v-11, 13-14r, 25v, 54, 88v-89r William Horsley, composer: Minutes of general meetings of the Philharmonic Society, approved by: 1813-1818.ff. 2v-3, 23v-24, 32, 43v-46, 49r Samuel Webbe..., 1813-1854 British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL, LETTERS Of musicians, arranged as in the preceding volume ; 16th-19th centt. The names of writers are given in the Index. Among them are:-Dr. Thomas Augustus Arne. Sir Henry Rowley Bishop. Dr. William Boyce. Orlando Gibbons. Henry Lawes. Ma..., 16th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf CARL MARIA VON WEBER: ‘Hymne, "In seiner Ordnung schafft der Herr"’, op.36, for soprano, alto, tenor and bass soloists, four-part chorus and orchestra (words, Friedrich Rochlitz); 1825. Score. Copy, in ink, with annotations in pencil. The words are n..., 1825 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bradford – Butt (ff. 218); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 G. F. Sewell, Hon. Secretary, Bradford Festival Choral Society: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from..., 1820-1913 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IV, N-Y. 1790-1931.includes:f. 1 William I of Netherlands, Kingdom of the Netherlands: Letter, as Prince of Orange, to D. Gray: 1795.: Fr.ff. 3-17b passim Alfred Newton, Professor of Zoology at Cambridge University: Letters to T. R. Jones: 1..., 1790-1931 British Library
creatorOf A. Letters from Sir George Smart to Joseph Langton, of the Bank of Liverpool; 1827-37. Autograph. With receipts and bills relating to printing and newspaper advertisements for the Liverpool Musical Festival Committee (ff. 11-22) and part of a lette..., 1827-1837 British Library
referencedIn GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL: ‘Messiah’; early 19th cent. Printed edition of Messiah, An Oratorio. In score. As it was Originally Perform’d. Composed by Mr. Handel. To which are added His additional Alterations. (H. Wright, circa 1802). The copy which Sir ... British Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL letters, etc., of musical composers and singers; 1780-1858:-1. Song, " Idens Nachtgesang," by Franz Schubert; 7 July, 1815. f. 2. 2. Lines, " Klopstock," by Johann Heinrich Rolle, director of music at Magdeburg; 20 Aug. 1780. Germ. f. 3. 3...., 1780-1858 British Library
creatorOf The Sowerbutts collection of letters of musicians; 1662, 1795 – 1952. 1,2. Letters of English and foreign musicians, some of the later items written to H. H. or J. A. Sowerbutts. Arranged in two volumes, each containing a separate alphabetical seque..., 1662-1952 British Library
creatorOf 1816-22.ff. 198. 98 x 160, 178 x 114mm.includes:ff. 13v-14 Domenico Dragonetti, double-bass player and composer: William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Copies of letters to Domenico Dragonetti from William Watts: 1816-44.f. 26 Catherine ..., 1816-1822 British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS. Paper; ff. 338. British Library arrangement. A. Eleven letters from William Ewart Gladstone to Joseph Williams Blakesley, Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, and (1872) Dean of Lincoln, mainly concerning political a..., 1655-1983 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Smart – Stanislaus (ff. 278); 1820-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Frederick Smart, double bass player, brother of George: Letters to [W. Watts] from Charles Frederick Smart: 18..., 1820-1913 British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Tabb – Vert (ff. 269); 1821-1913, 1950-53, n.d.includes:f. 1 Richard Prestridge Valentine Tabb, cellist: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Letter to William Hayman Cummings from Richard Prestridge Valentine Tabb: circa 1908.f. 2 ..., 1821-1953 British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Patey – Pyne (ff. 256); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3 Janet Patey, née Whytock; contralto: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: John George Patey, singer: Letters to Stanley Lucas from John George Patey rel. to Jane..., 1819-1913 British Library
creatorOf ENGLISH VOCAL MUSIC: a collection of English vocal music consisting mostly of glees by W. H. Woakes of Hereford; 1st half of 19th cent. Also included are compositions by Dr John Wall Callcott, Sir Henry Bishop, William Knyvett, Stephen Paxton, Samuel... British Library
creatorOf Royal correspondence; 1821-1976.ff. 227.Arranged in the following order: letters written on behalf of:—1. ff. 1-158. Sovereigns: Prince Leopold, later Leopold I of Belgium, Queen Adelaide, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, G..., 1821-1976 British Library
creatorOf FANTASIAS for the organ, by Giovanni Coperario [John Cooper, Music Master to the children of James I.]. Paper; XVIIth cent. For -merly belonging to [Sir] G[eorge] T[homas] Smart. Oblong Quarto., 17th century British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Joachim – Lane (ff. 242); 1815-1912, 1952, n.d.includes:f. 1 Joseph Joachim, violinist: H. Joachim, brother of Joseph Joachim: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth ..., 1815-1952 British Library
creatorOf LETTERS TO SIR GEORGE SMART; 30 August 1818. From Granville Sharp (f. 1v; signed ‘G #’) and G. Ambrogetti (f. 2). Written on the blank inner leaves of a bill for a concert at the Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham, at which Smart was to preside. In a volume ... British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Salaman – Schulz-Curtius (ff. 266); 1819-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Charles Kensington Salaman, pianist, composer and conductor: Letter to William Watts from Charles Kensington Salama..., 1819-1913 British Library
referencedIn SMART PAPERS. Vol. X (for Vols. I-IX see Add. MSS. 41771-41779). Memoranda book (watermark 1806) of Sir George Thomas Smart, musician and conductor, similar in contents to Add. MS. 41772; 1793-1863. Paper; ff. i + i 5 i. Folio. 1793-1863. Presented ..., 1793-1863 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1592. Letters of composers: A collection of letters of British composers, performers, promoters and publishers; 1825-1929; n.d. All names are in the index to this catalogue. Includes letters relating to Sacred Harmonic Society performances, f..., 1825-1929 British Library
referencedIn Overture ‘Die Weihe des Hauses’, op. 124. Copy [by Wenzel Rampl and an unknown copyist], with autograph annotations; 1822.ff. ii+37 230 x 290mm.Sir George Thomas Smart, musician: Ludwig van Beethoven, composer: Wenzel Rampl, music copyist: Charles Ne..., 1822 British Library
referencedIn Recommendations; 1815-46. All bearing the signatures of those making the recommendation, and most annotated with the dates on which the recommendations were read and with the result. Entered on printed forms from 1820 or 1821 onwards.ff. 218 + 169*. ..., 1815-1846 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Michal – Moszkowski (ff. 241); 1819-1911, n.d.includes:f. 1 Louise Michal, singer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth from Louise Michal: 1860: Autogr.ff. 2-10 ..., 1819-1911 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXI (ff. 329). 23 Jan.-4 Feb. 1842.includes:f. 1 Lieutenant-General Sir George Murray, KCB; General 1841; Master-General of the Ordnance: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1824-1846. ff. 3-9 William Morris Reade, MP: Correspondence with Sir R.... British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Ritter – Saint-Säens (ff. 279); 1822-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Theodore Ritter, pianist: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to George Hogarth from Theodore Ritter: 1860: Fr.ff. 2-4 ..., 1822-1913 British Library
referencedIn COLLECTION of letters, receipts, autographs, etc., of musicians, artists, actors, and others, comprising, besides others included in the index, the following:-1. Renunciation by Haydn of rights in the first six "Salomon" overtures, or symphonies; 13..., 18th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn MISCELLANEOUS AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, chiefly of British actors, dramatists, authors, musicians, etc., addressed mainly to Morris Barnett, actor and dramatist (b. 1800, d. 1856), and to Wellington Guernsey, song-writer and composer (b. 1817, d. 1885); 182..., 19th century British Library
creatorOf Ivory counters admitting Directors, etc., of the Society to concerts; 1821, 1825, n.d. Each has the words ‘Philharmonic Society’ on one side, with the name of the person issued with the ticket on the other. All but three tickets issued in individual ..., 1821-1825 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Moul – Novello (ff. 259); 1828-1913, 1921, n.d.includes:ff. 1, 3 Charles Louis Ambroise Thomas, composer: Alfred Moul, agent, Société des Auteurs, Compositeurs, et Editeurs de Musique: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Sec..., 1828-1921 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Ashe – Beckwith (ff. 254); 1816-1913, 1952-53, n.d.includes:ff. 1-4 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Andrew Ashe, flautist and concert organiser: Honoria Ashe, singer: Letters concerning Honoria Ashe's first Londo..., 1816-1953 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Mason – Meyerbeer (ff. 249); 1822-1913, n.d.includes:ff. 1-5 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: Letters from Gwendolen Mason: 1908-1909.ff. 6-7 Gwendolen Mason, harpist: William Hayman Cummings, Mus.D: Postcards to William Hayman Cummi..., 1822-1913 British Library
referencedIn The separate, instrumental parts to the oratorio of the "Messiah" by George Frederic Händel, with the additional accompaniments by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as performed at Covent Garden Theatre, 30 Jan. 1813. Four volumes, the first three printed; wi... British Library
referencedIn Meyerstein Bequest. Vol. XXI., 1772-1853 British Library
creatorOf SIR GEORGE SMART: incidental music for an unnamed play; 1810. Vocal score. Partly autograph (ff. 12-16, 25v-41). Initialled and dated 'Dec. 1810' by Smart at the end. Apparently written in Ireland for private performance in the family of the Earl of ..., 1810 British Library
creatorOf MUSIC PUBLISHING: album of receipts, agreements and letters of musicians, chiefly relating to the firms John and Thomas Preston (John Preston & Son), and Coventry and Hollier; 1773-1863. Mostly receipts for copyright in musical compositions. The sign..., 1773-1863 British Library
referencedIn Symphony no. 9, op 125. [Viennese] copy, with autograph corrections, annotations and dedication to the Society; n.d. [1824]. The copy sent by Beethoven to the Society in 1824.ff. i+169, with 16* 335x300mm.Royal Philharmonic Society: Sir George Thomas..., 1824 British Library
creatorOf SIR GEORGE THOMAS SMART (1776-1867): letters from Smart, musician, conductor, and founder member of the Philharmonic Society, to William Hawes, singer and composer, his daughter, the contralto Maria Billington Hawes, and others; 1830-1863. Concerning..., 1830-1863 British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. X (ff. 105). Letters and papers found loose in 52335-52342; 1803-1855, n.d. Includes (ff. 4-34) accounts, a plan, etc., of the King's Theatre, 1814-1824, n.d.includes:ff. 1-3b Henry Dance, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Corres..., 1803-1855 British Library
referencedIn LIST of London and Provincial Festivals and Concerts in which Sir George Thomas Smart was interested, either as conductor or composer, from 1798 to 1855, with directions for finding the programmes, with a view to bequeathing them to the British Museu..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn ‘Original letters’: Dale – Duvernoy (ff. 240); 1813-1913, 1925, n.d.includes:f. 1 Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Benjamin James Dale, composer: Letter to Francesco Berger from Benjamin James Dale: circa 1910...., 1813-1925 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Hope – Jenson (ff. 236); 1824-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Sir Michael Costa, composer: Edwin Hope, musician: Letter from Edwin Hope rel. to Sir Michael Costa: circa 1850.ff. 2-3 Edward John Hopkins, organist and composer: Stanley ..., 1824-1913 British Library
creatorOf AYRTON PAPERS. Vol. IV A (ff. ii+200). Letters, etc., 'From Composers, Performrs and other Musical Characters'; 1802-1847, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Robert Nicolas Charles Bochsa, composer and harpist: Correspondence: 1822.ff. 3-5b John Wall Callcott,..., 1802-1847 British Library
creatorOf Vol. VI (ff. iv+93). Act I. With a copy of Smart's letter to Henry Robertson and Robertson's reply, 1834 (ff. iii-iv verso).includes:ff. iii-iv verso Sir George Thomas Smart, musician: Henry Robertson, treasurer of Covent Garden Theatre: Correspond... British Library
creatorOf Bequeathed by Sir G. T. Smart, Composer to the Queen., 18th century-19th century British Library
creatorOf Receipts (signed) mainly from performers, some entered on printed forms; 1815, 1830-80, n.d. Arranged in alphabetical order. Receipts for 1912-13 have been incorporated into the alphabetical series of ‘Original Letters’ in RPS MSS 333-368.ff. 405. Va..., 1815-1880 British Library
referencedIn SUPPLEMENTARY NOVELLO COLLECTION. Vols. VI-VIII. Carl Maria von Weber: 'Oberon', opera in three acts (libretto, James Robinson Planché after Christoph Martin Wieland); 1826. Full score. Copy in the hand of Sir George Smart, 1834. Copied in sections, ..., 1826 British Library
creatorOf MS Mus. 1528. Correspondence R–Y, unidentified correspondents and miscellaneous papers (ff. 1-246); – receipts of payment for royal performances, 1867-1873 (ff. 247-276); – warrants for the employment of Cusins as trumpeter and musician in Ordinary ... British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1850-58.ff. 179. 225 x 184mm.includes:ff. 2, 10, 34, 54, 56, 60v, 75r, 75v, 77, 95, 96, 97 Sir Michael Costa, composer: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Sir Michael Costa from Georg..., 1850-1858 British Library
referencedIn ‘Namensfeier’ Overture, op. 115. Copy [by Wenzel Rampl], with autograph annotations and corrections; n.d. [1815].ff. iii+42, ff. 16 and 30 inserts on different paper 230 x 295mm.Sir William Sterndale Bennett, composer: Sir George Thomas Smart, musici..., 1815 British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1859-66.ff. 91. 226 x 187mm.includes:f. 1 Robert Addison, music publisher: George Hogarth, music critic and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Robert Addison from George Hogarth: 1851, 1854, 1858: Copies. ff. 1, 12v, ..., 1859-1866 British Library
referencedIn PAPERS of Sir George Thomas Smart (knt. 1811; d. 1867), musician and orchestral conductor. Smart was an original member of the Philharmonic Society, founded in 1813, and in 1822 was appointed joint organist of the Chapel Royal, St James's. The materi..., 1776-1867 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Bedford – Bergson (ff. 252); 1823-1938, n.d.includes:ff. 1-2 Alberto Igenio Randegger, composer: Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer: Herbert Bedford, composer and painter: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philhar..., 1823-1938 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Coates – Costa (ff. 227); 1817-1913, 1951-3, n.d.includes:ff. 1-7 Albert Coates, conductor and composer: Francesco Berger, pianist and composer; Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letters to Francesco Berger from Albert Coates: [n..., 1817-1953 British Library
referencedIn HANDEL’S MESSIAH: Jenny Lind’s copy; 1852-99. A printed copy of John Bishop’s edition of Messiah (Robert Cocks & Co., [1852]), with markings in Jenny Lind’s hand (in pencil) and manuscript embellishments made for her use by Sir George Smart (in ink)...., 1852-1899 British Library
creatorOf Letter book; 1831-44. All in the hand of William Watts.ff. 197. Largest size 230 x 185mm.includes:ff. 1, 64 William Watts, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Pierre François Laporte, actor and impresario: Letters to Pierre François Laporte from Willi..., 1831-1844 British Library
referencedIn HONE PAPERS, supplementary to Add. MSS. 40108-40122, divided into two main sections, viz.:-A. Correspondence and papers of William Hone, bookseller (d. 1842), 1813-1840, including a draft scheme (ff. 1-3 b) for the reform of Lunatic Asylums in a let..., 1675-1879 British Library
creatorOf ‘Original letters’: Vianesi – Whitworth (ff. 252); 1816-1913, n.d.includes:f. 1 Auguste Charles Léonard François Vianesi, composer and conductor: Stanley Lucas, Secretary, Philharmonic Society: Letter to [S. Lucas] from Auguste Charles Léonard Fran..., 1816-1913 British Library
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Tamworth, Staffordshire
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