Annual Dinner of the Royal Society of Musicians Concert
London: New Argyll Rooms—Dinner: Six o’Clock
Tickets: 1 Guinea
|Hymn, ‘Non nobis Domine’|
|National Anthem, ‘God Save the King’||Accompanied by the band|
|Glee for Three Voices, ‘Come, come, all noble souls’||Triple Choir and Chorus||Dr. Rogers|
|Glee Four Voices, ‘Oh, my love’s like the red, red rose’||Knyvett|
|Glee, ‘The Crier’||Horsley|
|Glee, ‘Death and renovation of Bacchus’||Welsh|
|Glee, ‘Bring me flowers, bring me wine’||Hawes|
|Glee, ‘When the wind blows’||Bishop|
|Glee, ‘Foresters sound the cheerful horn’||French Horns: Messrs. Platt, Roe; Piano: Mr. Bishop||Bishop|
|Glee, ‘Duke of York and the Army’|
|Violin Solo||Mr. Bellon|
|From Petites Pièces faciles: No.5: March in C major |
(composed for the occasion)
|Messrs. Fleischer, Harper, Key’s, Kramer, Mackintosh, |
Marriotti, Monzani, Powell, Platt,Roe, Sharp, Tulia, Whitton, Willman
|Glee, ‘The Duke of Clarence and the Navy’|
|‘Rule Britannia’||Verses 1-2: Messrs. Collyer, J. Smiths |
Verse 3: Chorus; Verse 4: Masters Bailey, Nicholls, Messrs. Sale, Leete, Chorus
|[Free Piano Fantasia], incl. ‘See the Conquering Hero’ and Weber’s March Theme||Mr. Moscheles|
|Song, ‘Pilgrim of Love’||Mr. Sapio|
|Flute Fantasia, incl. ‘Adeste Fidelis’ with Variations||Mr. Nicholson; Piano Accomp.: Mr. J. B. Taylor|
|‘Here’s a health to all good Lasses’|
|‘Home, sweet home’ with Violin Variations||Mr. Bellon||Bishop|
|‘Sul Margine’ with Horn Variations||Mr. Platt|
|‘Wine, generous wine’||Mr. Bellamy|
|Principal Vocalists: Messrs. Bellamy, Collyer, Elliot, Evans, Greatorex, Goulden, Hawes, Jolly, King, Knyvett, Leete, Sale, Sapio, Smith, C. Taylor, Terrail, Parry, Phillips, Rovedino, Vaughan, Welsh; Masters Bailey, Nicholls, Parry|
|Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Bellon, Bishop, Fleischer, Greatorex, Harper, Horsley, Key’s, Knyvett Lord and jun., Kramer, Mackintosh, Marrioti, Monzani, Moscheles, Nicholson, Powell, Platt, Roe, Sharp, J. B. Taylor, Tulia, Tully, Wallis, Welsh, Whitton, Willman|
Encores: Glee, ‘Foresters sound the cheerful horn’— French Horns: Messrs. Platt, Roe; Piano: Mr. Bishop —Bishop
Letter: Ignaz Moscheles to Max Maria von Weber
Leipzig den 15. Sept. 1861
…. Abend fand in den Argyll-Rooms das jährliche Dinner der Royal Society of Musicians statt. Bei den musikalischen Vorträgen, die da gegeben werden, wird gewöhnlich einer der Fest-Märsche für Blasinstrumente aufgeführt, welche fremde Komponisten ersten Ranges, wie Winter, Haydn, Spohr für die Gesellschaft componirt haben. W. war nicht gegenwärtig. Es wurde aber ein neuer Marsch seiner Composition zum 1sten Male gegeben; er war beiläufig, wie folgt: [Sample Notation: Nr.5 aus op.3]
von Jähns mit Blei: No 5 aus op. 3 v. Weber. Sehr frühes Jugendwerk. Aus den “Petites Pièces faciles.” Für London ist ein neues Trio gegeben in F dur statt das ursprüngliche in A moll. Ob deser Marsch wirklich aus seiner Feder geflossen, habe ich damals nicht zu ergründen Gelegenheit gehabt. Ich spielte an diesem Abend eine Improvisation und verwebte darin das Terzett aus Judas Maccabäus mit der melodischen Phrase dieses Marsche.
[Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preußischer Kulturbesitz (D-B): Weberiana Cl. V (Mappe XVIII), Abt. 4 A, Nr. 13 A.]
SELECTION OF MUSIC
TO BE PERFORMED AT THE
OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS
HELD AT THE
NEW ARGYLL ROOMS
ON SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1826.
THE RIGHT HONORABLE THE EARL OF DARNLEY, PRESIDENT
|HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLL,||THOMAS BROADWOOD, ESQ.||J. KENSINGTON, ESQ.|
|LORD SALTOUN,||C. N. BAYLY, ESQ.||THOMAS LAWRENCE, ESQ.|
|HON. BERKELEY PAGET,||WILLIAM CURTIS, ESQ.||WILLIAM LINLEY, ESQ.|
|HON. J. TOLLEMACHE,||WALTER CAMPBELL, ESQ.||JAMES MAN, ESQ.|
|HON. W. MAULE||T. D’ALMAINE, ESQ.||EDWARD MAN, ESQ.|
|HON. M. FORTUSCUE,||COLONEL EYRE,||CHARLES PILGRIM, ESQ.|
|HON. A. MACDONALD,||C. ELLEY, ESQ.||JOHN ROLLEY, ESQ.|
|SIR W. C. DE CRESPIGNY,||T. FITZHERBERT, ESQ.||JOHN RAWLINSON, ESQ.|
|SIR GEORGE POCOCK,||JAMES GODING, ESQ.||R. W. SILVESTER, ESQ.|
|SIR T. H. FARQUHAR,||DAVID JONES, ESQ.||TEMPLE WEST, ESQ.|
|SIR A. BARNARD, K. C. B.||THOMAS JONES, ESQ.||OWEN WILLIAMS, ESQ.|
COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT—MESSRS.
BETTS, CRAMER, F. CRAMER, J. CALKIN, DANCE, GRIFFIN, HORSLEY, W. KNYVETT, LORD.
LORD, JUN. MACKINTOSH, PARRY, ROVEDINO, SALE, J. B. SALE, M. SHARP, SHERRINGTON, DR. SMITH.
Who are happy to announce that the following Eminent Performers have most kindly promised their valuable aid:—
MESSRS. BELLAMY, BLACKBURN, COLLYER, EVANS, ELLIOT, GOULDEN,
HAWES, JOLLY, KNYVETT, KING, LEETE, PHILLIPS,
PARRY, ROVEDINO, SAPIO, SALE.
J. B. SALE, J. SMITH, TERRAIL, C. TAYLOR, T. WELSH, AND VAUGHAN,
MASTER BAILEY, NICHOLLS, AND PARRY.
MR. MOSCHELES (PIANO FORTE). MR. BELLON (VIOLIN), AND MR. NICHOLSON (FLUTE).
MESSRS. KRAMER, WILLMAN, KEY, POWELL, FLEISCHER, MONZANI,
WHITTON, SHARP, MACKINTOSH, TULLY,
PLATT, RAE, HARPER, WALLIS, HUBBARD AND MARRIOTTI.
Who will perform a Grand March by WINTER, and another composed expressly for this occasion by
CARL MARIA VON WEBER.
The Vocal Pieces will be accompanied on the Piano Forte alternately by
MESSRS. GREATOREX, HORSLEY, W. KNYVETT, WELSH AND LORD, JUNE
[GB-Royal Society of Musicians]
The Morning Post (May 2, 1826): 1.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—THE ANNUAL DINNER of this INSTITUTION will take place at the ARGYLL ROOMS on SATURDAY, May 13th, at Six o’Clock precisely. On which occasion a number of the most eminent performers in the Kingdom, both vocal and instrumental will attend, to render the Festival far superior to any other of the kind. The Committee being anxious to ensure comfort as well as a high musical treat to the Patrons of the Society, respectfully request, that those Gentlemen who intend to dine, will provide themselves early with tickets, to prevent a recurrence of the many disappointments which happened last year, so none will be issued after Thursday the 11th instant.—Tickets, One Guinea each, to be had at Birchall’s, Bond-street, and Bett’s, Royal Exchange. No collection after dinner.
M. Simcock, Sec. 12, Lisle-street, Leicester-square.
The Morning Post (May 2, 1826): 3.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—When HAYDN and WINTER were in this country, each composed a fine march for this Society, both of which are performed at the Annual Dinner, by a most excellent Band. CARL MARIA VON WEBER intends to confer the same honour on the Institution, and his composition will be performed at the approaching Festival on the 13th instant.
John Bull (May 7, 1826): 145.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—The ANNUAL DINNER of this Institution will take place at the ARGYLL ROOMS on SATURDAY NEXT, May 13th, on which occasion a number of the most eminent performers in the Kingdom, both Vocal and Instrumental will attend, to render the Festival far superior to any other of the kind. The Committee being anxious to ensure comfort as well as a high musical treat to the Patrons of the Society, respectfully request that those Gentlemen who intend to dine, will provide themselves early with Tickets, to prevent a recurrence of the many disappointments which happened last year, as none will be issued after Thursday next.
Tickets One Guinea each, to be had at Birchall’s, Bond-street, and Betts, Royal Exchange. Dinner at six o’Clock precisely. No collection afterwards.
M. SIMCOCK. Secretary. 12, Lisle-street, Leicester-square.
The Morning Post (May 15, 1826): 3.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS.
One of the greatest musical treats given in this kingdom, was afforded on Saturday last to the Patrons and Friends of this excellent Institution. By six o’clock, the Argyll spacious Concert-room was filled; the Earl of DARNLEY, as a director of the ancient Concerts, in the chair, supported by several noblemen and gentlemen. Non nobis was sung in the most sublime manner, also our national anthem, accompanied by the band.
The following Glees were performed in the best possible style by Messrs W. KNYVETT, VAUGHAN, TERRAIL, SMITH, COLLYER, JOLLY, ELLIOT, GREATOREX KING, SALE, LEETE, T. WELSH, C. TAYLOR, and BELLAMY. Masters BAILEY and NICHOLLS. “Come all noble souls,” (the Band in the chorus, which had a beautiful effect) KNYVETT’S “O my love’s like the red red rose.” HORSLE’S “Crier.” T. WELSH’S “Death and renovation of Bacchus.” HOWES’ “Bring me flowers.’ BISHOP’S “When the wind blows” and “Foresters sound the cheerful horn,” the latter accompanied on French Horns by Messrs. PLATT and ROE, the Composer presiding at the Pianoforte—he was loudly cheered when he appeared, and the Glee was rapturously encored. The Noble Chairman observed, “that after the display of eminent foreign talent which the company had witnessed—he was happy to see, that they were not unmindful of the merits of their countrymen.”
After the “Duke of York and the Army,”—(which, by the bye, the toast-master, to the great entertainment of the company, gave m his own peculiar way, viz.— “The Duke of York and the Harmy,” being, we presume an abbreviation of Harmony. This was not the only display of the toast-master’s classical pronunciation—for instead of the Royal Society of Musicians—he gave the Royal Society of Physiciners—and he requested Mr. BELLON to play a Solo on the Violin [sic]. A March composed for the occasion by WEBER, was performed by a most charming Band, composed of KRAMER, WILLMAN, KEY’S, POWELL, FLEICHER, MONZANI, WHITTON, SHARP, MACKINTOSH, TULIA, PLATT, ROE, MARRIOTTI and HARPER, and loudly encored. After “The Duke of Clarence and the Navy.” The Chairman requested that Rule Britannia should be performed. The first and second verses by J. SMITH, and COLLYER, the third in Chorus, and the 4th by Masters BAILEY and NICHOLLS, Mr. SALE and LETTE, and Chorus—the effect was beautiful.
Mr. DANCE rose to propose the health of the President, which he prefaced in a very elegant address, alluding to the readiness of Englishmen at all times to advocate and support the cause of charity; he also paid a just tribute to the memory of the late Mr. CROSDILL, who bequeathed to the Society l,000l.
Lord DARNLEY returned thanks, and requested that Mr. MOSCHELES would favour the company with a solo on the pianoforte. This eminent performer sat down amid stunning plaudits, and preluded in fine style—then introduced HANDEL’S “See the Conquering Hero;” and afterwards, to the utter astonishment and admiration of the audience, he took WEBER’S new March, as a subject, although he never heard it before that day, and introduced it in all manner of ways: suffice it to say, that his effort was rewarded with cheers.
In consequence of an accident which Dr. SMITH met with before dinner, from which, wo trust, the worthy Doctor will not suffer any serious injury. Mr. HORSLEY proposed the health of the Honorary Vice-Presidents, and paid Earl FORTESCUE a high compliment for his long-continued patronage of the Institution His Lordship returned thanks.
Mr. SAPIO sung the “Pilgrim of Love” in his very best manner. Indeed we never heard him to greater advantage. He is to succeed BRAHAM at the English Opera this season.— Nicholson performed “Adeste fidelis” with variations on the Flute, in a manner that elicited the most rapturous plaudits of the delighted company.
The PRESIDENT proposed the health of “England’s Beauty,” who graced the boxes; and requested to have “Here’s a health to all good Lasses.”—Mr. BELLON performed “Home, sweet Home,” with variations, on the Violin, in the most exquisite manner. His double stops, when playing the melody in a minor key, were exceedingly effective.—Mr. PLATT performed “Sul Margine,” with variations on the Horn, beautifully.—Mr. BELLAMY sung “Wine, generous wine,” with infinite spirit and energy.
Having enumerated the various compositions, and also named the performers, our readers will conclude that the entertainment must, have been one of a very superior order. Messrs. GREATOREX, HORSLEY, BISHOP, WELSH, KNYVETT, LORD, jun. and J. B. TAYLOR, presided alternately at the Pianoforte. The Dinner was provided by WAUD, of Bond-street, and the wines (which were excellent) by Mr. KAY, of the Albion.
The PRESIDENT took his leave, with regret, about half-past ten o’clock —his Lordship was going to his country seat that night.
Much credit is due to the Committee of Management for the excellent manner in which every thing was conducted: it consisted of Messrs. CRAMER, F. CRAMER, BETTS, CALKINS, DANCE, GRIFFIN, HORSLEY, W. KNYVETT, LORD, LORD, jun. MACKINTOSH, PARRY, ROVEDINO, SAKE, J. B. SALE, M. SHARP, SHERRINGTON, and Dr. SMITH.
It appeared by a printed statement distributed in the Room. that this laudable Society had expended in 1825 the sum of 2.121l. 16s. 7d. in supporting eight aged musicians, 40 widows, and 20 orphans. May it long—long continue to cheer the latter days of the indigent child of song who devotes his life to the gratification and amusement of the public.