Reid Orchestral Concert

Date: 
Thursday, March 10, 1932
Time: 
8.00 pm.
Season/No: 
69th season, 16th season, 7th concert

Venue:

Participant(s): 

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union - chorus
Professor Donald Francis Tovey - conductor
Dr Greenhouse Allt - conductor
Mr Watt Jupp - leader of the orchestra
Mr S. Webster, Mus.B - organist
Miss Marie Thomson
Miss Catherine Mentiplay
Mr John Tainsh
Mr Dudley Stuart White

Work(s) / Composer(s) / Opus No(s): 

1. Prelude, for organ and orchestra, to the cantata "Wir danken dir, Gott" ... Bach

2. Double chorus, "Now is the Grace" ... Bach

3. Variations for orchestra on a theme by Haydn, op. 56a ... Brahms

4. Stabat Mater, for chorus and orchestra ... Verdi

conductor - Dr Greenhouse Allt

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5. Ninth symphony, in D minor, op. 125 ... Beethoven

conductor - Professor Tovey

Performance Type:

Programme: 
28-page booklet
Programme Notes: 

Programme notes by Professor Tovey with musical illustrations.

The words of the Stabat Mater by Verdi are printed in full in Latin and in translation, and Professor Tovey acknowledges the translator:  "Professor Richmond has very kindly given me a literal but dignified translation of the poem.  Literalness is absolutely necessary if we are to follow Verdi's very close interpretation, from his first incisive Stabat to his abrupt expiring Amen.  But only a classical scholar can combine it with dignity.  And now let no further comment come between us and the great simple soul of Verdi."

After the interval is printed "A precis of Beethoven's ninth symphony."   Supplementary to the larger analytical essay already issued in connection with the Reid Orchestra, printed in the Reid Concert programme of February 1923.

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

On the inside back page - works to be performed in final concert of the season.

Printer(s): 
David Macdonald Ltd., Edinburgh