Historical Concert

Wednesday, February 7, 1912
1911-1912, Concert IV of IV

A recital of organ music illustrative of the old and new styles.


Edwin H. Lemare - performer [organist].

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I.

a. Toccata, adagio, and fuga, in C major ... Johann Sebastian Bach

b. Prelude in B minor ... Johann Sebastian Bach

c. Fuga (Fugue à la Gigue) in G major, 12/8 ... Johann Sebastian Bach


Part II.

a. Sonata , op. 65, no. 6, in D minor ... Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Chorale with variations - Fugue - Finale (Andante 6/8)

b. Two movemennts from the sonata, op. 154, in D flat major ... Josef Rheinberger
     a. Pastorale (A major, 3/4)
     b. Introduction and fugue (lento, 3/4, and con moto, in E major)

Part III.

Cantilène Pastorale ... Félix Alexandre Guilmant

Symphonie no. VI, op. 42, in G minor ... Charles Marie Widor
      a. Allegro
      b. Adagio, 3/8
      c. Intermezzo, 2/4
      d. Cantabile, 2/4
      e. Finale

Christmas song ... Edwin H. Lemare

Scherzo from the symphony in D minor, op. 50 ... Henry H. Lemare

Finale of the E minor symphony, op. 95, "From the New World" ... Dvořák-Lemare

8-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The preface to the programme consists of a 2½ page essay (pp.2-4) entitled 'some notes on organ building and organ playing'; a full specification of the organ by W. Hill & Son (built 1857, modernised 1907) is given on p.5. The writer cites 'lightness of touch and promptness of speech' (p.3) as the chief advantages of pneumatic action over the older tracker system.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Fee for series: 10/6
Publicity and Reviews: 

On the outside back page - dates and programmes of the four historical concerts for the 1911-1912 season.


It is not possible to identify the Prelude in B minor by J. S. Bach.