Annual Reid Concert 1914

Wednesday, February 11, 1914
1913-1914, Concert IV of IV

A Concert of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century English Viol Music and Art and Folk Songs


Miss Jean Waterston - vocalist

String instrument players:
Mr Henri Verbrugghen
Miss Jenny Cullen
Mr Guy Magrath
Mr David E. Nichols
Mr James Messeas

Miss Ailie Cullen - pianist
Mr Matthew Shirlaw, Mus. D., F.R.C.O - organist

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

In Memory of General JOHN REID, Founder of the Chair of Music in the University of Edinburgh
Introduction, pastorale, minuet and march ... General Reid

Part 1 - Instrumental
1. Three pieces for 5 viols (published in 1597 a "Cittharn Schoole") ... Anthony Holborne
   Pavan - Galliard - Marigold
2. "La Caccia" (The Hunt) for 2 viols ... Thomas Morley
3. Fancy (Fantasia) for 3 viols ... Orlando Gibbons
4. Fancy for 5 viols ... Giovanni Coperario, originally John Cooper

Part II - Vocal
1.  "And could you see my mistris' face" (published in 1601 "A Book of Ayres") ... Philip Rosseter c. 1575-1623
    (words by Th. Campion)
2.  "Follow your Saint"  (words by the composer ) ... Thomas Campion (died in 1619)
3.  Two Folk Songs:
  (a) "Now, O now" (after John Dowland's Frog Galliard)
  (b) "The Hunt's up" (16th century)

Part III - Instrumental
1.  Fancy for 5 viols ,,, John Ward (born in 16th c., died before 1641)
2.  Three compositions for 4 and 3 viols ... John Jenkins
  a.  Suite for 4 viols and harpsichord
   It consists of a Fancy, followed by four more movements - the second Saraband-like 3/4; the third a lively piece in 4/4, the fourth an Ayre; and the fifth a Courant, in 3/4
  b.  Fancy for 3 viols
  c.  The five Bell Consorte for 3 viols
    With the exception of an introductory and a concluding part, the composer rings the changes on five bell notes, which first appear in the descending order a,g,f,e,d

Part IV - Vocal
1.  Two Songs ... Henry Lawes (1595-1662)
  a. "Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph" (words from Milton's "Comus"
  b. "Dearest, do not now delay me"

2.  Two Folk Songs 
  a. "Now is the month of maying (in Thomas Morley's works)
  b. "The Carman's Whistle" (with William Byrd's accompaniment)

Part V - Instrumental
1.  Sonata (Suite) in D minor for 3 viols ... William Young (died in 1672)
  (This is the first of 21 sonatas etc. printed at Innsbruck in 1653, of which a copy is preserved in the University Library at Upsala, in Sweden)
  It consists of a Fancy, Courant, Air, Saraband, and Finale
2.  Various compositions ... Matthew Locke (1630-1677)
  a.  Suite in D minor for 4 viols
  It consists of a Fancy, Courant, Air, Saraband, and Finale
  b.  Two pieces from the incidental music to "The Tempest"
  Lilt and Galliard

Part VI - Vocal ... Henry Purcell
  a. "I attempt from love's sickness to fly'"
  b. "Muses, bring your roses hither"
  c. "Nymphs and Shepherds"

Part VII - Instrumental ... Henry Purcell
  "The Golden sonata" for two violins, violoncello and harpsichord, the ninth of "Ten sonatas in four parts," published posthumously in 1697
  Largo, CT - Adagio, 3/2 - Allegro CT (a canzona, i.e. a fugal movement) - Grave CT - Allegro 3/8


Programme Notes: 

Three page essay introduction to the programme by Professor Niecks. 
As a P.S. to this introduction was noted:  "Instead of the Viols there will be used on this occasion violins, viola and a violoncello.  The old viols were bowed string instruments like our violin kind, slightly different in build and or a sweeter and more subdues and veiled tone."


For five compositions in the programme we are indebted to Dr Thomas Lea Southgate who has unearthed and put into score a considerable amount of manuscript and some printed music of this kind - the fancies by Copeerario and Ward and the suites by Jenkins, Young and Locke...
Heary thanks to Sir Frederick Bridge for the loan of these scores and parts in his possession ... FN