Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1975

Saturday, June 7, 1975
8 pm
1975, Concert 4 of 7

Fourth of a series of seven concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1975.
Chorales and Songs


Ronald Morrison - baritone
Michael Tilmouth - cello
Peter Williams - harpsichord, organ

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Programme of music by J.S.Bach

Chorales (a) in hymn-form, (b) as organ-preludes

"Kyrie eleison" + prelude BWV 672
Lord, God Father in Eternity, have mercy

"Christe eleison" + prelude BWV 673
Christ, consolation of the world, have mercy

"Kyrie eleison" + prelude BWV 674
Lord, God Holy Ghost, have mercy

"Wir glauben all an einen Gott" + prelude BWV 681
We all believe in one God, Maker of Heaven and Earth, who has given himself as the Father that we might be his children

"Diess sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot" + prelude BWV 679
These are the Ten Commandments given us by our Lord God through Moses, his true Servant

"Vater unser im Himmelreich" + prelude BWV 683
Our Father which art in Heaven, help us that we pray not only with our mouths but with our hearts

"Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam" + prelude BWV 685
Christ our Lord came to Jordan according to his Father's will taking Baptism of St John in order to fulfil his work

"Jesu meine Zuversicht" + prelude BWV 728
Jesu my Trust and Saviour lives, I know this, and should I not therefore be content to give myself?

"Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten" + prelude BWV 690
whoever lets God govern him and puts his hope in Him always, will be sustained in all adversity

"Befiehl du deine Wege" + prelude BWV 727
Commit all your ways to the care of Him who controls Heaven


From the Serenade for the Birthday of Leopold Prince of Anhalt-Cöthen, BWV 173a,
Aria for basso, cello obbligato and cembalo "Dein Name gleich"
Your name travels like the sun, is fixed by the stars, Leopold, brilliant among princes.


Devotional songs from the Schemelli Hymn-book (1737)

"Kommt Seelen, dieser Tag"
Come. Souls, this day must be hallowed in song

"Seelenbrautigam, Jesu, Gottes Lamm"
Bridegroom of the soul, Jesus, have thanks for your love which rescues me from the mire of sin, Lamb of God.

"Schaff's mit mir, Gott"
Do your will with me O God, you are my Father, in you I have put my trust

"Die bittre Leidenszeit beginnet"
The bitter time of suffering begins, the pain to which my Jesus surrendered himself

"O, liebe Seele, zieh' die Sinnen"
Dear Soul, pull your senses away from the base pleasure of the world

"Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier"
Jesu, ornament of my belief, you alone make me pure, and stand by me when I am alone

"Es is vollbracht"
Is it finished! My heart, do not forget what Jesus said as he died for you on the cross

"Beschränkt, ihr Weisen dieser Welt"
You Worldly wise, deny that God associates with those who do not rise to him! Is God not all, and I nothing, He so great and I so small?

"O Jesulein süss, o Jesulein mild"
Little Jesus sweet and mild, you have fulfilled your Father's Will and come from Heaven to us poor mankind


Cantata no. 203 "Amore traditore" for basso and cembalo obbligato
  Aria: O love the Betrayer, I make myself free of you; I break my bonds and flee this servitude
  Recit: I will prove whether my heart can heal ... But away with such hopes!  I am too constant for my own ease
  Aria: It is foolish to love unsuccessfully; break out of the chains if it is not returned


12-page booklet on yellow paper outlining all seven concerts
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes

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

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

[Reid] Professor: 
Summerhall Press Ltd. Edinburgh

No indication of the harpsichord used in this concert