Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1971

Sunday, June 6, 1971
8.30 pm
1971, Concert 2 of 5

Montserrat Alavedra - soprano
David Nicholson - flute
The Edinburgh Quartet
Marie Dare - double bass
Peter Williams - harpsichord

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Programme of music by J.S. Bach

From Cantata 203, "Ich bin in mir vergnügt"
 for soprano, violin, flute and continuo
  Aria - Recitative - Aria

Devotional songs for soprano and continuo
 "Die goldene Sonne" (Schemelli Hymn Book)
 "Kommt, Seelen, dieser Tag (ibid.)
 "Dir, dir, Jehova"  BWV 299
 "Vergiss mein nicht"  (Schemelli Hymn Book)

Movements based on the chorale "Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten"
  Chorale (3/4 version)
  Prelude BWV 690 for harpsichord
  Prelude BWV 691 for flute and continuo
  Aria - Recitative - Aria from Cantata 93 for 
    soprano, flute, violin and continuo
  Chorale (4/4 version)


Movements from the Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
  Contrapunctus 3 (Fugue) for strings
  Contrapunctus 13 (Canon rectus) for flute and harpsichord
  Contrapunctus 14 (Canon inversus) for flute and harpsichord 
  Contrapunctus 4 (Fugue) for strings

Cantata 209 "Non sa che sia dolore" for 
  soprano, flute, strings and continuo
  Recitative - Aria
  Recitative - Aria



6-page programme on green paper with details of all five concerts
Programme Notes: 

The arrangements of BWV 690, 691, 93 and 1080 were specially prepared for this performance.
There are no programme notes.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 60p, Supper tickets 65p
Publicity and Reviews: 

Publicity posters in two sizes on green paper, outlining all five concerts with details of ticket prices.  Tickets on sale at the Edinburgh Bookshop, George Street, Edinburgh.
Several advertisements in the press in advance of the series and in advance of each concert.

Programme is in the form of a brochure with details of all five concerts.

[Reid] Professor: 
The Summerhall Press Ltd, Edinburgh

A lecture on the programme was given by Hans Gal at 7 pm in the Laigh Room (a room on the ground floor immediately below the concert room).
The lecture was followed by a buffet supper with wine at 7.45 pm  Tickets for the buffet supper, 65p.

No indication is given of the keyboard instrument used in this concert.


In 1736 Georg Christian Schemelli was "Schloss-Cantor" at Naumburg.  Hymnal published: Leipzig 1736. Bach was involved in the production of Schemelli's hymnal, but research has discredited the methods by which some of these items (BWV 439-507) were attributed to him - by Bach unless otherwise stated ('The New Grove Bach Family', by Christoph Wolff, MacMillan 1983)