Reid Historical Concert

Wednesday, December 8, 1915
8.00 pm
1915-1916, Concert II of IV

Series of Four Historical Concerts under the direction of the Professsor of Music.

II. An Organ Recital of works by Buxtehude, Bach, Parry and Mozart


Sir Walter Parratt, M.V. O - organ

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

(Professor Tovey will make a few analytical remarks before each group)

1.  Passacaglia in D minor ... Buxtehude
     Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 .. Bach

2.  Three chorales from the "Orgebuchlein" ... Bach
     O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross, BWV 622
     Es ist das Heil uns kommen her, BWV 638
     Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639

3.  Two Chorales from the 6 "Schübler Choräle," ... Bach
     Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
     Ach bleib' bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 649

4.  Sonata in D minor, BWV 527 ... Bach

5.  Two English Chorales ... Sir Hubert Parry
     The old 104th

6.  Fantasia in F minor K.608 ... Mozart


Performance Type:

4-page programme
Programme Notes: 

No programme notes.
Professor Tovey made a few analytical remarks before each group.

Ticket and/or Programme Price(s): 
Series ticket: Half-a-Guinea, Single Concert: 3s
Publicity and Reviews: 

Concert was preceded at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 December by a public lecture given by Professor Tovey in the Music Class Room, on some of the works to be performed.

Concert series was advertised in The Scotsman  on November 17, 1915 under the heading 'University Concerts'.

Publicity printed on the back page for Third concert on February 4 and Fourth concert on February 16, 1916 giving details of works and performers.

Advance notice too of public lectures by Professor Tovey on Tuesday afternoons February 1  and February 15, 1916 at 4.00 pm

David Macdonald, 74 Hanover Street, Edinburgh

The two English chorales by Sir Hubert Parry were probably two chorale preludes on 'Melcombe' and 'The Old 104th' from Parry's Seven Chorale Preludes for Organ, set 1, apparently composed 1911-12.