Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1975

Saturday, May 31, 1975
8.30 pm
1975, Concert 2 of 7

Second of a series of seven concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1975.
Concertos for 3 harpsichords ; Organ trio sonatas


Edna Arthur - violin
Janet Bond - violin
Katherine Kerr - viola
Gilliam Thomas - cello
Valerie Botwright - double bass
Michael Chibbett - organ
Thomas Laing-Reilly - organ
Leon Coates - harpsichord
Colin Kingsley - harpsichord
Peter Williams - harpsichord

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Programme of music by J.S. Bach

Sinfonia from Cantata 49, "Ich geh' und suche mit Verlangen." for organ and strings.

Organ Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
  (Arranged for two harpsichords)

Organ Trio in G major, BWV 1027a
  (Single movement arranged by J.S. Bach from the Gamba Sonata, BWV 1027, and newly arranged for two chamber organs)

Concerto in D minor for three harpsichords, BWV 1063
  (Arranged by J.S. Bach from a lost triple violin concerto)
  Alla Siciliana


Organ Trio Sonata in G, BWV 530
  (Arranged for two chamber organs)

Concerto in C major for three harpsichords, BWV 1064
  Arranged by J.S. Bach from a lost triple violin concerto)


Three Italian harpsichords:  Anon. c. 1600 (Russell Collection); Garrett and Clayson 1971; Zukerman 1974

12-page booklet on yellow paper
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets 75p (Season Ticket for any 6 concerts, £4), Supper tickets 75p
Publicity and Reviews: 

Publicity posters in two sizes on yellow paper, outlining all seven 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.

Advertisement The Scotsman, 31 May 1975, Review 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall' in The Scotsman, 2 June 1975. 

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

[Reid] Professor: 
Summerhall Press Ltd. Edinburgh

A lecture on the programme "The Harpsichord Concertos" was given by Peter Williams and Colin Kingsley 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, 75p.

During the interval of the concert coffee and biscuits on sale in the Laigh Room.


Harpsichord maintenance by John Barnes.