Reid Chamber Concert

Thursday, November 2, 1978
7.30 pm

Concert in celebration of Sir Lennox Berkeley's 75th birthday on 12 May, 1978.
Lennox Berkeley attended the concert at the Reid Concert Hall and post-concert celebration at the Scottish Arts Club.


The Janglers - directed by John McLeod

Edna Arthur - violin/percussion
Christopher Gough - violoncello/percussion
George Gwilt - piccolo/flute/alto flute/percussion
Margot Cruft - oboe/cor anglais/percussion
David Flack - horn
Joan Busby - mezzo-soprano
Margaret Murray McLeod - piano/harpsichord/percussion 

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 


Capriccio for solo horn ... John McLeod
  (first performance)

Concertino (1955) for flute, violin, cello and harpsichord ... Lennox Berkeley
  Allegro moderato
  Aria 1 (flute and cello)
  Aria 2 (violin and harpsichord)

Another Spring (1977) ... Lennox Berkeley
  Song-cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano to words by Walter de la Mare
  1.  Poetry
  2.  Another Spring
  3.  Afraid

Trio (1952) for violin, horn and piano ... Lennox Berkeley
  Theme and Variations


Canciones de Los Angeles (1976) ... John McLeod
  Songs and dances for mezzo-soprano, five players and pre-recorded tapes 

Performance Type:

6-page programme on gold paper
Programme Notes: 

Programmes notes by Sir Lennox Berkeley and John McLeod.
The English translation of 'Canciones de los Angeles' available on a type-written sheet.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Admission free, programme 15p
Publicity and Reviews: 

Advertisement and notice of Sir Lennox Berkeley's expected attendance at the concert, in The Scotsman in advance of the event.

Review of the concert by Conrad Wilson in The Scotsman on Friday 3 November 1978.

[Reid] Professor: 
Summerhall Press, Edinburgh

Sir Lennox Berkeley was John McLeod's former composition teacher at the Royal Academy of Music.
He attended the concert and a post-concert reception at the Scottish Arts Club.
Sir Lennox signed a copy of the programme - now in the scrapbook of the Reid concert programmes and newspaper cuttings from the 1978-79 season.

First Performance in World: 
Capriccio for solo horn (1978)