Annual Reid Concert 1917

Saturday, May 5, 1917
3.00 pm
First season/first concert

Reid Orchestral Concerts
First Concert by the Reid Orchestra


Mr Gervase Elwes - singer
Mr J. D. Miller - flute
Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor


Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. March, "The Garb of Old Gaul" ... General Reid

2. Overture, "Coriolanus," op. 62 ... Beethoven

3. Three songs from the cycle "The wind among the reeds," op. 30, for tenor voice with orchestra ... Thomas F. Dunhill
  Mr Gervase Elwes

4. Variations for orchestra on a theme by Haydn, op. 56a ... Brahms

5. Sonata in F major, no. 1, for flute and figured bass ... General Reid
  Flute - Mr J. D. Miller

6. Songs: 
  1. "Where'er you walk" from Semele ... Handel
  2. "Linden Lea" ... Vaughan Williams
  3. Sonnet XVIII ... C.W. Aitken
  4. "Sigh no more, ladies" ... C.W. Aitken

7. Sinfonia Eroica, op. 55 ... Beethoven

20-page booklet
Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Subscriptions for the series of four concerts, 17/6, 12/6, 6/6, 4/3; Single concert Tickets: 5/3, 4/3, 2/2, 1/8; Programme Price: sixpence
Publicity and Reviews: 

An article in advance of the concert appeared in The Scotsman,  on 2 May 1917 entitled "New Musical Scheme for Edinburgh," and the review of the concert appeared in The Scotsman  on 7 May 1917.   The review of the concert identified Mr A. Scott Jupp as the accompanist for the songs.

"Tickets offered for four areas of the Music Hall: 
Reserved area and front row of gallery, Reserved gallery and side seats,
Unreserved gallery and side seats, Unreserved under gallery and orchestra.   
Subscriptions are for the series of four concerts (including Government tax) and are payable in advance.  
Orders for seats by post will be immediately attended to, and seats selected in the best available positions.
Tickets for single concerts will be on sale on Saturday 28th April. 
Tickets available from Messrs Paterson & Sons, 27 George Street, Edinburgh"

David Macdonald, 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh