150th Anniversary of Music Class Room opening in 1859

Monday, November 23, 2009
5.30 pm and 7.00 pm

Celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Opening in 1859 of the University of Edinburgh Music Class Room (now the Reid Concert Hall) and the Museum of Instruments.

5.30 pm - Part I - Organ Recital by John Kitchen
6.00 pm - Reception with speeches by Professor Simon Frith and Professor Arnold Myers
7.00 pm - Part II - Concert and demonstration of appartus and musical instruments acquired for the Music Class Room by Professor Donaldson.


John Kitchen - organ and harpsichord
Matthew Studdert-Kennedy - flute

Professor Nigel Osborne with introductions by Dr Christopher Field

Peter Evans - pianoforte

The Edinburgh Quartet
Tristan Gurney - violin
Philip Burrin - violin
Michael Beeston - viola
Mark Bailey - cello

Nigel Osborne - conductor


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


Organ Recital by John Kitchen

Overture and March from the Ode for St Cecilia's Day ... George Frideric Handel
  Larghetto, e staccato

Concerto in G major, op. 13, no. 4 ... Matthew Camidge
  Introduction: Larghetto
  Fugue: Allegro

Choral Song, from Three Pieces for a Chamber Organ (Book 1) ... Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552/ii ('St Anne') ... Johann Sebastian Bach



Solo II in C major, from Six Solos (First Set)  ... General John Reid
  Allegro moderato
  Largo affettuoso
Matthew Studdert-Kennedy - flute
John Kitchen - harpsichord

Twelve Preludes in the Major and Minor from op. 73 ... Ignaz Moscheles
1. No. 35 in D major
  2. No. 15 in D minor
  3. No. 3 in G minor
  4. No. 18 in C minor
  5. No. 42 in F minor
  6. No. 23 in B flat major
  7. No. 8 in F sharp minor
  8. No. 44 in F sharp minor
  9. No. 5 in A major
 10. No. 30 in G sharp minor
 11. No. 19 in B minor
 12. No. 34 in B major  

Romance in E flat major, op. 54, no. 1 ... Frederic Kalkbrenner

Four Grandes Etudes from op. 10 ... Fryderyk Chopin
  1. No. 5 in G flat major
  2. No. 6 in E flat minor
  3. No. 9 in F minor
  4. No. 12 in C minor

Peter Evans - pianoforte


Demonstrations of Apparatus and Musical Instruments acquired for the Music Class Room by Professor Donaldson

'French horn in straight' by John Kohler, London, 1856 (EUCHMI 490) demonstrated by Lisa Norman
'Curious old violin without sides' bought in 1856 (EUCHMI 329) demonstrated by Dr Christopher Field
'Trombone with snake's head' bought in 1857 (EUCHMI 214) demonstrated by Professor Arnold Myers
Serpent, left-hand, in copper (EUCHMI 191) demonstrated by Professor Murray Campbell


Poco adagio cantabile, from Quartet in C major, op. 76, no. 3 ... Joseph Haydn

The Edinburgh Quartet
Tristan Gurney - violin
Philip Burrin - violin
Michael Beeston - viola
Mark Bailey - cello

'The Heavens are telling the glory of God', from "The Creation" ... Joseph Haydn

The Assembled Company
John Kitchen - organ
Nigel Osborne - conductor


12 page A5 (folded A4)
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by Dr Christopher Field, Honorary Fellow in the School of Arts, Culture and Environment and former Dean of the Faculty of Music (now Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art).

There is an introductory paragraph on The Reid School of the Theory of Music, a piece by Professor Donaldson written in 1851 about his plans for the museum and an etching of Park Place in 1860.

[Reid] Professor: 
Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh