First public concert in St Cecilia's Hall

Saturday, June 29, 1968
8 pm

First public concert in St Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Niddry Street.
Built in 1762 & restored in 1968 by the University of Edinburgh.


Gustav Leonhardt - harpsichord
Peter Williams - harpsichord and organ
Clifford Hughes - tenor

The Edinburgh Quartet
 Miles Baster - violin
 Austin Patterson - violin
 Philip Clark - viola
 David Edwards - violoncello
 Marie Dare - double bass

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto for organ in B flat, opus 4, no. 2 
  A tempo ordinario-Allegro
  Adagio-Allegro ma non presto

Peter Williams with the Edinburgh Quartet and Marie Dare


Jacobean Songs

Nicholas Lanier (1588-1666)
Bring away this sacred tree

John Coprario (c.1575-1626)
How like a golden dream 
While dancing rests
O grief
Go happy man

Robert Johnson (c.1583-1633)
Where the bee sucks

Clifford Hughes with Peter Williams


F. J. Haydn (1732-1809)
Quartet in C, opus 33, no 3 
  Allegro moderato
  Scherzando : Allegretto
  Rondo : Presto

The Edinburgh Quartet
Miles Baster, Austin Patterson, Philip Clark, David Edwards


Gaspard le Roux (c.1660-c.1707)
Pièces pour deux clavecins (1705), selected from
  2 Menuets

Gustav Leonhardt and Peter Williams

H. Purcell (1659-1695)
  I love and I must
  If music be the food of love (third setting)
  Let each gallant heart (song to a ground)
  Not all my torments
  Sawney is a bonny lad

Clifford Hughes with Peter Williams

G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto for organ in G minor, opus 4, no. 1 

Peter Williams with the Edinburgh Quartet and Marie Dare


Performance Type:

4-page printed on beige paper and folded.
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Tickets, eight shillings from the Edinburgh Bookshop
Publicity and Reviews: 

Leaflet and poster on beige paper.


St Cecilia's Hall, built in 1762 by Robert Mylne for the
Musical Society of Edinburgh, has been restored as a concert hall and
extended by Ian G. Lindsay and partners for the University to establish a
Department of Early Keyboard Instruments in Faculty of Music
and for the exhibition of the Raymond Russell Collection
presented in 1964 by Mrs Gilbert Russell.