Historical Concert

Wednesday, November 13, 1895
1895-1896, Concert I of VI

English Glees, Songs, and Instrumental Music.


The Harmonists
       Mr James Richardson - vocalist
       Mr Thomas Richardson, junr - vocalist
       Mr William Richardson - vocalist
       Mr John H. Kennedy - vocalist
Mr A. Scott Jupp - organ and pianoforte
Professor Niecks - violin
Mr J. F. Guyer - violin

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

Part I

1. Prelude and fugue in C minor for the organ ... Samuel Wesley

2. Three glees

      (a) "Now the bright morning star" ... Dr Benjamin Cooke
      (b) "How sweet, how fresh" ... Stephen Paxton
      (c) "The request" ... Garrett Colley Wellesley, Earl of Mornington

3. Sonata in G major for the pianoforte ... Thomas Augustine Arne

4. A song: "Sally in our alley" ... Henry Carey

5. Two glees

      (a) "Discord, dire sister" ... Samuel Webbe
      (b) "Return, blest days" ... John Stafford Smith

Part II

6. Prelude and fugue in D minor for the organ ... Samuel Wesley

7. A song: "Quaff with me the purple wine" ... William Shield

8. Two glees

       (a) "Crabbed age and youth" ... Richard John Samuel Stevens
       (b) "Go, idle boy" ... John Wall Callcott

9. The Golden sonata ... Henry Purcell

10. Two glees

       (a) "Come, Clara, as the lily fair" ... Reginald Spofforth
       (b) "By Celia's arbour" ... William Horsley

4-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

The prelimary note (p.2) consists of a one-page essay devoted mainly to the glee.

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

On the outside back page - dates and programmes of the six historical concerts for the 1895-1896 season.


The programme does not provide the movement titles or the number of the Arne sonata in G major. Since Arne composed two keyboard sonatas in G major, it is not possible to identify which of these was performed on this occasion.