Media Information

Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Title:
Incidental music for Richard III [manuscript]
Source Created or Published:
Physical Description:
Source Call Number:
Y.d.688 (3)
Digital Image File Name:
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
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Hamnet Holdings ID:
Title (Hamnet):
Incidental music for Richard III [manuscript], 1860s?
Physical Description (Hamnet):
8 ms. parts ; 31 x 25 cm 1 cue book.
Notes (Hamnet):
Set of orchestral part books (1-8). Includes 25 numbered items, including curtain tunes, marches, and trumpet calls. The cue book (9) gives instructions for marches and flourishes in both Richard III and Hamlet.
Notes (Hamnet):
Dated annotations by musicians indicate that these parts were used in Charles Kean's productions in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Australia in the 1860s. Entry in Folger microfilm database indicates ca. 1854, but the source of this information is unclear.
Notes (Hamnet):
Sotheby's sale, 23 June 1898 (Lot 124).
Citations (Hamnet):
Charteris, R. Annotated catalogue of the music manuscripts in the Folger, 163
Provenance (Hamnet):
Former owner: Charles Kean.
Subject (Hamnet):
Incidental music -- 19th century -- Parts -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Part books -- 19th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- 19th century.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868, former owner.
Call Number (Hamnet):
Y.d.688 (1-9)

Incidental music for Richard III [manuscript]