Music, Historical Pageantry, and the Jerwood Library…

The very lovely people over at the Historical Pageants project have kindly hosted a blog post by our special collections librarian Emma Greenwood. It’s all about the music of the 1910 Chester Historical Pageant and includes lots of images from the Jerwood Library’s rare collection of pageant books. There’s also a connection with Trinity College of Music (now Trinity Laban): the pageant’s ‘master of music’ was the college’s very own Joseph Cox Bridge (not to be confused with his more famous elder brother Frederick). Read all about it here. And if you’d like to see the pageant books for yourself do get in touch.

Official Souvenir of the Chester Historical Pageant (Manchester, 1910).

Official Souvenir of the Chester Historical Pageant (Manchester, 1910).

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