Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1976

Saturday, June 5, 1976
8.30 pm.
1976 season, 4th concert

Fourth of a series of seven concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall', given mostly at St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1976.


Concerto Amsterdam
Jaap Schröder - violin
Alda Stuurop - violin
Wiel Peeters - viola
Wouter Möller - cello
Anthony Woodrow - violone

Peter Williams - harpsichord

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Concerto in D minor for harpsichord, BWV 1052 ... J. S. Bach

Concerto in A minor for violin, BWV 1041 ... J. S. Bach
     Allegro assai


Movements arranged from The Musical Offering (1747), BWV 1079 ... J. S. Bach
     Canon à 4 for strings
     Canon à 3 (fuga canonic) for violin and harpsichord
     Ricercare à 6 for strings

Concerto in G minor for harpsichord, BWV 1058 ... J. S. Bach
     Allegro assai


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

There are no programme notes.

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

Publicity posters in two sizes on grey paper with orange print, 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 (1 May 1976) and in advance of each concert.  Review in The Scotsman, 7 June 1976.

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


On p.10 of the brochure there is a list of lectures given in support and in advance of the concerts at 7pm as follows: Edward Harper, 'The Piano Music of Bartok' (30 May), Hans Gal, 'The Violin/Harpsichord Concertos' (5 June), and Michael Chibbett, 'French and Italian Elements in Bach' (12 June). There is also an advert for a recording of the harpsichord used on 5 and 6 June, and a note of some of the items to be performed at the 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1977' series.

[Reid] Professor: 
The Summerhall Press Limited, 12a West Newington Place, Edinburgh

A lecture on the programme "The violin/harpsichord concertos" 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, 75p.

During the interval of the concert coffee and biscuits on sale in the Laigh Room by kind assistance of the Friends of St Cecilia's Hall


The harpsichord used in the concert was the 1637 Johannes Ruckers and the pitch was a1=415Hz. According to the series brochure, the Musical Offering movements were arranged from the edition by Hans Gal (London, 1952).
Harpsichord maintenance by John Barnes and Grant O'Brien.

A recording of the harpsichord used in this concert available at the hall (SCH741, Music of John Bull, £2.85; after 1 June £3.25)