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Auld Lang Syne – November 29, 1987 | Walter Hall, Toronto
Settings of Robert Burns to honour St. Andrew's Day

date: November 29, 1987

The programme featured settings of Burns’s poetry by a varied cross-section of composers:  English, Scottish, German, Austrian and French.  He was one of the most popular poets of the 19th century and achieved a reputation right across Europe.  Our presentation centred around Burns’s own words, from letters and diaries, read by the distinguished actor Andrew Gillies.  A prominent musical aspect of the concert was the performance of a number of settings of Scottish folksongs, with Burns’s poetry, by Haydn and Beethoven.  These required the addition of violin and cello to our roster.  The final item, Auld lang syne, was taken up by a bagpiper placed at the back of the hall, whose rousing tones accompanied the audience as they left.  An earlier version of this programme (without the bagpiper) had been presented for CBC Winnipeg in November 1984.

Song Artist Composer Poet
My luve is like a red, red rose Evans, Glyn, tenor; Buckland, Krista, violin Scottish folksong Burns, Robert
Dem roten Röslein, Op.27/2 Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
The ploughman Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Haydn, Franz Joseph Burns Robert
Jemand, Op.25/4 (Myrthen) Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Polly Stewart Evans, Glyn, tenor; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
Comin’ thro’ the rye Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong Burns, Robert
The Discreet Hint Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scott, Francis George Burns, Robert
Liebhabers Ständchen, Op.34/2 Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Evans, Glyn, tenor; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Behold, my love Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
The Lea-Rig Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Elliott, Kenneth Burns, Robert
Will ye go to the Indies? Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong Burns, Robert
Highland Mary Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong Burns, Robert
Duncan Gray Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Evans, Glyn, tenor; Neff, Daniel, baritone; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
Niemand, Op.25/22 (Myrthen) Evans, Glyn, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
O, how can I be blithe and glad? Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
INTERMISSION
Chanson écossaise Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Ravel, Maurice Burns, Robert
Marche écossaise Ralls, Stephen / Ubukata, Bruce, piano Debussy, Claude n/a
The Highland Balou, Op.41/2 (A Charm of Lullabies) Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
My Hoggie, Op.92/4 (A Birthday Hansel) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
Afton Water, Op.92/5 (A Birthday Hansel) Evans, Glyn, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Britten, Benjamin Burns, Robert
Ca’ the yowes Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Quilter, Roger Burns, Robert
A man’s a man for a’ that Evans, Glyn, tenor; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Kozeluch, Leopold Burns, Robert
The lovely lass o’ Inverness Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
Die Hochländer-Witwe, Op.25/10 (Myrthen) Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Ralls, Stephen, piano Schumann, Robert Burns, Robert, trans. Gerhard, Wilhelm
Mary Morison Neff, Daniel, baritone; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scott, Francis George Burns, Robert
Ay waukin’, O Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Ubukata, Bruce, piano Scott, Francis George Burns, Robert
The gard’ner wi’ his paidle (The Gardener’s March) Evans, Glyn, tenor; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Haydn, Franz Joseph Burns, Robert
Robin Adair Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Evans, Glyn, tenor; Neff, Daniel, baritone; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert
Auld Lang Syne Fallis, Mary Lou, soprano; Stubbs, Janet, mezzo; Evans, Glyn, tenor; Neff, Daniel, baritone; Buckland, Krista, violin; Lee, Peggy, cello; Ralls, Stephen, piano Scottish folksong, arr. Beethoven, Ludwig van Burns, Robert