Annual Reid Concert 1901

Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 1901
Season/No: 
1900-1901, Concert III of IV

Early Symphonies by Predecessors and Contemporaries of Haydn

Concert "in Memory of Her Majesty our late Queen"

Participant(s): 

A small orchestra (led by Mr H. Dambmann), consisting of stringed instruments, two oboes, and two horns

Miss Marion Richardson - vocalist
Mr A. Scott Jupp - accompanist
Professor Niecks - conductor

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

'In Memory of Her Majesty our late Queen' the Concert opened with a Chorale by Michael Franck, Harmonised by J. S. Bach:
"Oh how fleeting, oh how vain, are things human! ... He alone who feareth God will stand for ever."

This concert was also presented 'In Memory of General Reid, founder of the Chair of Music in the University of Edinburgh' and included a
March by General Reid

1.  Symphony in E flat major ... Johann Carl Stamitz

2.  "Heart, the seat of soft delight," aria from "Acis and Galatea" ... G. F. Handel

3.  Symphony in E flat ... Anton Filtz (or Filz, or Fils)

4.  Symphony in G major ... Frederic Schwindl (or Schwindel)

5.  "Per la gloria d'adorar," aria from "Griselda" ... G. B. Bononcini

6.  Symphony in E flat major ... Johann Christian Bach

7.  Symphony in D major ... Charles Frederick Abel

8.  Two Songs:  (a) "Se tu m'ami," ... Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
                         (b) "Già il sole dal Gange ... Alessandro Scarlatti

9.  Symphony in E flat ... François Joseph Gossec


 

Programme: 
8 page booklet
Programme Notes: 

This programme is dedicated to the memory of "Her Majesty our late Queen"

It also serves as the Annual Reid Concert in memory of General Reid, however the birth date printed in the programme is 1727, rather than the more accepted 1721 or 1722

There is an extensive essay by Professor Niecks on the works presented. 
In a preface to the programme he mentions that this is a continuation of the first of the series, given on 14 November 1900

Publicity and Reviews: 

The back page lists the dates and programmes of the four historical concerts in the series