Bach at St Cecilia's Hall 1979

Saturday, June 9, 1979
8 pm

Fifth in a series of concerts entitled 'Bach at St Cecilia's Hall' given mostly in St Cecilia's Hall in the summer of 1979.
This concert and the sixth concert were given in the Reid Concert Hall and featured the new Ahrend organ. 
These two programmes featured the Six Organ Sonatas for Organ: JJ [Jesu juva (Jesus help)] Sonata 1, 2, 3 4, 5, 6 à 2 Clav. e Pedali di J.S.Bach.


Peter Hurford - organ

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

J.S. Bach

Sonata no. 5 in C major, BWV 529

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 550

Sonata no. 2 in C minor, BWV 526

Canonic Variations 'Vom Himmel hoch',  BWV 769
  Canon at the Octave
  Canon at the Fifth
  Canon at the Seventh
  Canon at the Octave in augmentation
  Canon at the Third, Sixth, Second and Ninth


Sonata no. 4 in E minor, BWV 528
  Un poco allegro

Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544

Instrument / Organ Specification: 
8-page booklet on green paper
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets £1 (season ticket £5 for six concerts), Student tickets 50p, on sale at the Edinburgh Book Shop, George Street
Publicity and Reviews: 

Poster on green paper giving outline details of the six concerts

[Reid] Professor: 
Summerhall Press, Edinburgh

An autograph fair copy (i.e. the original ms.) of this work was once held in the Reid Music Library; it disappeared after the death of Professor Oakeley in 1903 and is now [1979] in the USA.

Lecture by Peter Williams on J.S. Bach's Sonatas for organ at 7 pm in the Reid Concert Hall.  Light refreshments in the Band Room after the talk, tickets 50p.