Reid Orchestral Concert

Thursday, March 25, 1926
8.00 pm.
63rd session, 10th season, 7th concert

All-English programme



Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor
Professor Granville Bantock - conductor*
Mr Watt Jupp - leader of the orchestra

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Overture, "Cockaigne" ... Elgar

2. "Dante and Beatrice," poem for orchestra ... Bantock


3. Symphony in D major ... D. F. Tovey
     Allegro maestoso
     Scherzo. Vivace ma non troppo
     Canzona Dorica. Adagio
     Finale. Allegro con moto energico

Performance Type:

24-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

By D.F.T. except for the analysis of Tovey's symphony in D major, op. 32, which is by M.G. [Mary Grierson] with the exception of the analysis of the slow movement was was written by Professor Tovey.  The slow movement, Canzona Dorica, was performed at the First Concert of the 1922-23 season, "in memory of Dr James Walker, who did such splendid work for the Reid Orchestra in the early years of its existence."

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

Programme booklet contains a "List of works performed by the Reid orchestra (excluding solo and unaccompanied choral works)", together with an orchetral list of The Reid  Orchestra for the 1925-26 season: includes 16 first and 14 second violins; 6 violas; 10 cellos; and 3 basses. There is also a list of "ladies and gentlemen [who] have taken part in the Concerts".

David Macdonald Ltd., 74 Hanover Street

* "Dante and Beatrice" and the Symphony in D major, op. 32, were advertised as being conducted by their respective composers.  However, there was a note printed in red ink on a slip of paper inside the concert programme:  "It is very much regretted that owing to unforseen circumstances Professor BANTOCK is unavoidably prevented from being present this evening to conduct his own work."

The advance publicity for the concert printed in the Reid Concert programmes earlier in the season, e.g. November 26, 1925 had advertised that a work by Bantock would be conducted by the composer but no work was listed.

Also inside the programme was a printed notice from the committee of the Reid Symphony Orchestra announcing arrangements for a similar fortnightly series of concerts next season.  Along with the dates was information on plans for artists and works.  There was also a pargraph about the change of day for the first two concerts:  "N.B. As Armistice Day falls on the Thursday of the first week of the season and the Usher Hall is consequently reerved on that date for the use of the British Legion, the first two concerts will take place on WEDNESDAYS."