Reid Chamber Concert

Thursday, December 10, 1953
7.30 pm.
1953-54, 4th concert

The New Quartet (of Edinburgh):
Robert Cooper
Anne Crowden
Christopher Martin
Joan Dickson

John Tainsh - solo tenor
Hester Dickson - pianoforte

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Four lyrics for tenor and string quartet (composed 1941) ... William Wordsworth

     (i) Nocturne: "now while the night her sable veil doth spread"
     (ii) "Weep you no more sad fountains"
     (iii) Serenade: "come, o come, my life's delight"
     (iv) Sonnet: "full many a glorious morning have I seen"

2. Three four-part fantasias ... Henry Purcell
    From the set of nine four-part fantasias for viols, transcribed and edited for string quartet by Peter Warlock and André Mangeot
    no. 4 in C minor
    no. 3 in F major
    no. 2 in B flat

3. Four hymns ... Vaughan Williams
    set for tenor, pianoforte and viola obbligato

    (i) "Lord! come away! Why dost thou stay!"
    (ii) "Who is this fair one in distress?"
    (iii) "Come love, come Lord, and that long day"
    (iv) "O gladsome light, O Grace"


4. Terzetto in C major, for two violins and viola, op. 74 ... Dvorák

     Introduzione: allegro ma non troppo
     Scherzo and trio
     Tema con variazioni: poco adagio - molto allegro - moderato - molto allegro

5. On Wenlock Edge ... Vaughan Williams

    A cycle of six songs for tenor voice with accompaniment of pianoforte and string quartet (ad lib.) from Housemann's "A Shropshire Lad"
    (i) On Wenlock Edge
    (ii) From far, from eve and morning
    (iii) Is my team ploughing?
    (iv) Oh, when I was in love with you
    (v) Bredon Hill
    (vi) Clun

Performance Type:

4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

Brief programme notes on the three four-part fantasias and the terzetto by Dvorák only, signed S.T.M.N.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Programme: one shilling
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