90th Anniversary Dinner of the Royal Society of Musicians
London: New Argyll Rooms—Time: Evening
Tickets: 1 Guinea
|Concertante Fantasia for two Guitars and one Æol-Harmonica||Guitars: Mr. Schultz, Schulz jun. Æol-Harmonica: Schultz jun.|
|Glee, ‘Britain’s best Bulwarks are her Wooden Walls’||Arne|
|Glee for Three Voices, ‘Come all noble souls’||Dr. Rogers|
|Glee, ‘Hail, happy Albion’||Callcott|
|Glee, ‘Oh the sweet contentment’||Horsley|
|Glee for Three Voices ‘Peace to the Soul of the Heroes’||Callcott|
|Glee for Four Voices, ‘The Midges Dance’|
|Glee, ‘The Mighty Conqueror’||Messrs. Bellamy, Collyer, Elliot, Golden, J. Smith, King, Leete, |
Nield, Parry, Parry jun., Sale, Terrail, Vaughan, W. Knyvett,
Master Nichols, Master Reeves; Piano: Messrs. Greatorex, Horsley, W. Knyvett
|Glee, ‘When the wind blows’||Bishop|
|Grand March (composed expressly for the Society)||Band of Duke of Gloubester; Leader: Mr. Hopkins||Winter|
|Hymn, ‘Non nobis Domine’|
|March (composed expressly for the Society)||Band of Duke of Gloubester; Leader: Mr. Hopkins||Haydn|
|March (composed expressly for the Society)||Band of Duke of Gloubester; Leader: Mr. Hopkins||Bishop|
|National Anthem, ‘God Save the King’|
|Piano Fantasia||Mr. Moscheles|
|Song, ‘Poor Tom Bowling’||Mr. Goulden||Dibbin|
|Song, ‘Smile again my bonnie Lassie’||Mr. Collyer||Parry jun.|
|Principal Vocalists: Messrs. Bellamy, Collyer, Elliot, Goulden, J. Smith, King, Leete, Nield, Parry, Parry jun., Sale, Terrail, Vaughan, W. Knyvett, Master Nichols, Master Reeve|
|Principal Instrumentalists: Messrs. Greatorex, Horsley, Moscheles, Schutz, Schutz jun., Schutz jun., W. Knyvett|
Encores: Glee for Three Voices, ‘Come all noble souls’—Dr. Rogers
Glee for Four Voices, ‘The Midges Dance’
Glee, ‘When the wind blows’—Bishop
The Morning Post (May 14, 1828): 1.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—THE NINETEETH ANNIVERSARY DINNER of this INSTITUTION will take place on SATURDAY, May 24th, Whitsun Even, at the Argyll Rooms,
The Earl of CAWDOR in the Chair,
When Vocal and Instrumental Professors of the first eminence will attend, to render this Festival superior to any thing of the kind given in the metropolis.—Tickets, One Guinea each, to be had at Birchall’s, Bond-street; Royal Institution, Argyll Rooms; and Betts, Royal Exchange.
John Bull (May 18, 1828): 153.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—THE 90th ANNIVERSARY DINNER of this Institution, will take place on SATURDAY NEXT, May 24th, Whitsun Eve, at the ARGYLL ROOMS,
The Earl of CAWDOR in the Chair:
When Vocal and Instrumental Professors of the first eminence will attend to render this Festival superior to any thing of the kind given in the Metropolis.
Tickets, One Guinea each, to be had at Birchall’s, Bond-street; Royal Institution, Argyll Rooms; and Betts’, Royal Exchange.
The Morning Chronicle (May 21, 1828): 1.
ROYAL SOCIETY of MUSICIANS.—THE NINETEETH ANNIVERSARY DINNER of this INSTITUTION will take place on Saturday, May 24, Whitsun Even, at the Argyll Rooms,
The Earl of CAWDOR in the Chair:
When Vocal and Instrumental Professors of the first eminence will attend to render this Festival superior to any thing of the kind given in the Metropolis.—Tickets, One Guinea each, to be had at Birchall’s, Bond-street; Royal Institution, Argyll Rooms; & Betts, Royal Exchange.
The Morning Post (May 26, 1828): .
ROYAL SOCIETY OF MUSICIANS.
The Ninetieth Anniversary Festival of this Society was held on Saturday last, at the Argyll Rooms, the Earl of CAWDOR in the Chair.
The Grand Saloon was filled with amateurs and professional persons, and the boxes with elegantly dressed ladies. After dinner “Non Nobis Domine” was sublimely sung; also “God save the King;” and, after the health of “the Duke of Clarence and the Navy,” Dr. ARNE’S spirited glee of “Britain’s best Bulwarks are her Wooden Walls” was capitally performed, the band assisting in the chorus. Dr. CALCOTT’S “Hail, happy Albion” followed, then “Peace to the Soul of the Heroes,” and HORSLEY’S elegant glee of “Oh the sweet contentment;” and in the course of the evening, “Come all noble Souls,” (encored), “The Midges Dance,” by W. KNYVETT (encored), BISHOP’S beautiful round of “When the wind blows” (encored), and “The mighty Conqueror,” were sung in the first style of excellence by Messrs. W. KNYVETT, TERRAIL, GOULDEN, J. SMITH, VAUGHAN, ELLIOT, COLLYER, KING, PARRY, PARRY, jun., BELLAMY, SALE, LEETE, NIELD, Masters NICHOLS and REEVE. accompanied on the pianoforte by Messrs. GREATOREX, W. KNYVETT, and HORSLEY.
The Duke of GLOUBESTER’S Band, led by Mr. HOPKINS, performed three Marches, composed expressly for the Society by HAYDN, WINTER, and BISHOP, in a manner that richly deserved the universal call fora repetition of each. GOULDEN sung DIBBIN’S “Poor Tom Bowling,” and COLLYER, PARRY’S “Smile again my bonnie Lassie,” exceedingly well, and with the greatest applause.
Mr. HORSLEY, in proposing the health of the Noble Chairman, congratulated his Lordship on being chosen one of the Directors of the King’s Concerts of Ancient Music, and said, that our late Sovereign, who was justly called “the good old King,” not only patrenized [sic] the Royal Society of Musicians, as a Monarch, but interested himself in its welfare as a friend, and recommended it to the special protection of the Directors of the Ancient Concerts, who had fulfilled his late Majesty’s wishes to the utmost. Mr. Horsley concluded a very well delivered address by giving the health of the Earl of Cawdor, with the musical huzzas, accompanied by the band, which had a very excellent effect.
Lord CAWDOR, in returning thanks, said that he was proud of the honour of presiding over a company so highly respectable and numerous, and when he looked around him, to see men of the first eminence in the musical art thus devoting their time and talents, with a view of cherishing the latter days of their aged and indigent brethren, and the support of their widows and orphans, it was highly gratifying to him, and that he would be ever ready to promote the interest of so laudable and well conducted an Institution as far as lay in his power—(Cheers.) As this was his “first appearance on that stage,” he hoped that the company would excuse any errors which he might, from want or experience, commit. After alluding to the great musical treat which was prepared, his Lordship concluded his very elegant and appropriate speech, by requesting Mr. MOSCHELES to favour the company with a Fantasia on the Piano-forte.(Cheers.) MOSCHELES took his seat at the instrument, and by his masterly performance drew forth repeated bursts of applause, and retired amid the loudest acclamations of the delighted audience. Mr. SCHULTZ and his two sons performed a Concertante Fantasia on the Æol–Harmonica and two Spanish guitars, in the very first style of excellence. The younger SCHULTZ is one or the best performers on the guitar we ever heard; the elder son is a very fine piano- forte player. Mr. NICHOLSON was expected, but in consequence of the Concerts at Drury-lane Theatre and at the Opera House, he was unable to give that valuable aid and high delight which he has so frequently afforded on these occasions.
Mr. PARRY read a very numerous list of life and annual subscribers, as well as of donations received. Among the latter was ten pounds from the Noble Chairman, whose urbanity and condescension, together with the able manner in which he conducted the proceedings of the day, quite delighted not only the Members or the Society, but the four hundred Ladies and Gentlemen who witnessed them. Great praise is due to the Committee of Management for its exertions, in preparing so great a musical treat to the friends and patrons of the Institution; it consisted of—
Messrs. Attwood, F. Cramer, Calkin, Dance, Griffin, Horsley, W. Knyvett, King, J. Lord, W. Lord, Mackintosh, Nield, Neate, Parry, Rovedino, Sale, M. Sharp, and Sherrington.
Mr. RANDALL, better known by the name of DICKY RANDALL, died lately aged ninety-two, and bequeated [sic] to this Society a legacy of 100l.; he used to pride himself much, on having blowed [sic] the organ-bellows while the immortal HANDEL performed. By a statement circulated in the room, it appeared that the sum of 2459l. 14s. was appropriated last year to the laudable purposes for which this Society was instituted in 1738, whose motto is—“To deliver the poor that cry.”