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Collection name Robin Orr Archive: concert programme collection
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Description Robin Orr (1909 – 2006) was born in Scotland. He attended Pembroke College, Cambridge as organ scholar after studying at the Royal College of Music in London. After the war he directed the choir at St John’s College, Cambridge before joining the Music Faculty as a Lecturer. In 1956 he became Professor of Music at Glasgow University, where he also helped found Scottish Opera. He returned to Cambridge as Professor in 1965 where he remained until his retirement in 1976. His musical compositions include three operas, three symphonies, orchestral and choral music, chamber music, and songs. His service and anthems are still to be heard at St John’s and King’s College Chapels.

This collection of 267 programmes spanning 1928 – 1989 forms part of the archive of manuscripts, letters and other papers donated to Cambridge University Library by Mrs Doris Orr in 2009 to mark the composer’s centenary and the 800th anniversary of the University of Cambridge. The programmes include concerts of performances of works by Robin Orr, in some of which he either conducted or performed, and concerts given by Robin Orr as either performer or conductor of works by other composers.

A: Concerts including works by Orr.

Opera

Antigone
20/06/61, Bradfield College, Bradfield College

Full circle
18/06/1969, Royal College of Music, London, Opera School; Richard Austin, cond,
01/09/1969, Gateway, Edinburgh, Scottish Opera; Alexander Gibson, cond, Synopsis by R.O.
19/03/1971, Cockpit Theatre, [London], Focus Opera Group; Michael Graubart, cond, no synopsis
24/07/1985, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, Cambridge Opera Trust; Mark Shanahan, cond., Synopsis

Hermiston
06/11/1975, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scottish Opera; Roderick Brydon, cond, Programme; reviews of performances in Aberdeen, Leeds

Oedipus at Colonus
21/02/1950Arts Theatre, Cambridge, Greek Play Committee,
09/12/1970, Perse School, Cambridge, Perse School; music directed by G. Sudbury

Choral Music

Bessie Bell and Mary Gray
27/01/1952, Arts Theatre, Cambridge, Golden Age Singers; Margaret Field-Hyde, cond,
19/11/1953, St. John's College Hall, Cambridge, Lady Margaret Singers; George Guest, con, cutting from Radio Times

Choral music (unspecified)
19/06/1965, St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Border Cathedral Choirs Festival, Review

Colin's cattle
30/11/1961, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Golden Age Singers; Margaret Field-Hyde, cond

Come and let yourselves be built
13/03/1962, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, Programme note [R.O.]
20/04/1965, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow Singers, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only

Festival Te Deum
03/08/1951, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Lady Margaret Singers; George Guest, cond; Robin Orr, org, First performance
02/08/1973, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; George Guest, cond; Brian Runnett, org, Festival brochure

Folk song settings (Piper o' Dundee ; Loch Lomond)
15/01/1936, Marryat Hall, Dundee, Dundee Gaelic Choir; Douglas K. Patrick, cond
Freedom
15/01/1936, Marryat Hall, Dundee, Dundee Gaelic Choir; Douglas K. Patrick, cond

I was glad
14/07/1955, Saint Peter Mancroft, Norwich, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond,
12/02/1962, Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Choir; Derrick Cantrell, cond,
20/04/1965, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow Singers, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only
13/07/1966, Westminster Abbey, Combined choirs of King's and St John's Colleges,
23/07/1976, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, Programme & term brochure
27/02/1967, St. Clement Danes, London, St. John's College Choir; George Guest, cond; Jonathan Bielby, org, Review only

Jesu, sweet son dear (The virgin's song)
31/07/1936, BBC Scottish Regional Programme, BBC Scottish Singers; Kemlo Stephen, cond, Radio Times, July 24 1936

Kelvin songs
20/04/1965, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, Joan Alexander, voice; Margaret Evans, pf, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only

Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Short service)
17/07/1967, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir , Review only
27/07/1967, Walpole St. Peter's Church, St. John's College Choir; Robin Orr, cond, Programme page from King's Lynn Festival 1967
24/04/1968, University Chapel, Glasgow, University Chapel Choir, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only
14/08/1968, Westminster Abbey, Blackburn Cathedral Choir; John Bertalot, cond; Peter G. White, org, Review only
13/07/1976, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Choirs of St. John's and King's Colleges, Term programme

Prayer to the Trinity
18/11/1939, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; Robin Orr, cond

Sing aloud unto God
19/11/1968, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, Chapel Royal and Canterbury Cathedral choirs, Announcement "New anthems by Robin Orr) - MT
23/07/1976, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, Programme & term brochure

Spring cantata
27/03/1957, Hall of the Girls' School (Long Road), Cambridgeshire High Schools; Denis Fielder,
06/02/1958, Guildhall, Cambridge, Cambridge Philharmonic Socity; Denis fielder,
18/06/1973, St. John's College Hall, Cambridge, College choir and orchestra; George Guest, cond,
Te Deum and Jubilate in C
18/01/1954, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, First performance
21/07/1954, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond,
27/07/1954, St. Margaret's Church, King's Lynn, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond; Robin Orr, org,

Te Deum in C
20/04/1965, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow Singers, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only
23/07/1976, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, Programme & term brochure

They that put their trust in the Lord
04/12/1949, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, CUMS chorus; Boris Ord, cond,
19/06/1950, Aldeburgh Parish Church, Lady Margaret Singers; George Guest, cond; Malcolm Boyle, org, Programme note
22/02/1956, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, CUMS chorus; Allen Percival, cond,
12/02/1962, Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Choir; Derrick Cantrell, cond,
20/04/1965, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow Singers, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review only
23/07/1976, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir; G. Guest, cond, Programme & term brochure

Vocal Music

Chinese songs (Waley). (2 songs, not specified)
13/07/1969, City Hall, Hong Kong, Anna Cheng, soprano; Evelyn Kwong, pf, Review only

Chinese songs (Waley). Tell me now; Plucking the rushes; The little cart
07/06/1943, St. John's College Combination Room, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital
30/08/1943, Trinity College of Music, London, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital
17/12/1958, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, Constance Mullay, contralto; Robin Orr, pf, Lunch time concert
23/04/1959, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Constance Mullay, contralto; Robin Orr, pf, Lunch-hour recital
08/10/1962, Universitets Aula, [Oslo], Marit Isene, mezzo; Kjell Baekkelund, pf, Norsk seksjon av I.S.C.M.
14/02/1963, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Joan Alexander, soprano; Margaret Evans, pf, Lunch-hour recital

Chinese songs (Waley). Tell me now; Plucking the rushes; The little cart, and, Hot cake
08/03/1947, University Music School, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, CUMC open concert
07/06/1968, Town Hall, Montrose, Ronald Morrison, voice , Presscutting of review only, undated
09/11/1972, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Ronald Morrison, voice; Jack Keaney, pf, Presscutting of review only

December stillness
07/06/1943, St. John's College Combination Room, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital
30/08/1943, Trinity College of Music, London, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital

From the book of Philip Sparrow
30/03/1969, City Hall, Glasgow, Janet Baker, mezzo; Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, cond, Reviews only
17/02/1971, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Janet Baker, mezzo; English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, cond, Reviews only
06/03/1971, City Hall, Glasgow, Janet Baker, mezzo; Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, cond, Reviews only

Good Friday hymn
17/05/1947, University Music School, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; John Pierson, William Mann, Christopher Peto, Mathilde Rosenthal, Constance Tillyard

Hot cake
11/10/1952, University Music School, Cambridge, Robert Rowell; Robin Orr, pf, CUMC open concert

Journeys and places
22/04/1971, Glasgow, Laura Sarti, soprano; Buchanan Ensemble, List of works; presscutting of review

Latin psalms
11/11/1939, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; string orchestra ; Robin orr, cond.
20/01/1940, Music School, Downing Place, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Emily Nicholas, Elfrida Allen, Jean Robson, Lothian Nicholas,
08/03/1941, Music School, Downing Place, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Joyce de Groote, Elfrida Allen, Jean Robson, Olive Richards

Liebes-Lied
25/09/1992, Halle des Stadthauses, Zurich, Christine Walser, contalto; Daniel Fueter, pf.

Lyrics from the Chinese (Waddell). 1. Philosophy & 3. Drinking song
28/04/1946, St. John's College, Cambridge, Robert Rowell; Robin Orr, pf, St John's College Musical Society
11/10/1952, University Music School, Cambridge, Robert Rowell; Robin Orr, pf, CUMC open concert

Lyrics from the Chinese (Waddell). 2. Lament, and, The night
08/03/1947, University Music School, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, CUMC open concert

Merry Margaret
07/06/1943, St. John's College Combination Room, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital
30/08/1943, Trinity College of Music, London, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital

Pastorals, three
23/04/1955, University Music School, Cambridge, Margaret Orr; Cherry Oliver, Brian Richards, Michael Jenkins, Denis Fielder,
Pleasure it is
07/01/1931, City Hall, Brechin, Hugh Campbell, voice; Robin Orr, pf, First performance (music now lost)

Rainbow, The
07/01/1931, City Hall, Brechin, Hugh Campbell, voice; Robin Orr, pf, First performance

Romantic songs, four
07/11/1949, Friends House, Euston Road, Peter Pears; London Harpsichord Ensemble,
02/03/1960, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Duncan Robertson, tenor; Lyra string quartet,
23/04/1980, [University] Concert Hall, Glasgow, "Not performed owing to Publishers' error with parts" - R.O.

Scots songs (including Bessie Bell)
31/10/1957, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Joan Alexander, soprano; George Loughlin, pf,
Scots songs. Low down in the brume
07/06/1968, Town Hall, Montrose, Ronald Morrison, voice , Presscutting of review only, undated

Soldier's life (In the valley green and still)
30/08/1943, Trinity College of Music, London, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf, Committee for the Promotion of New Music; 11th Studio recital

Songs (unspecified)
12/12/1944, Fyvie Hall, Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, Margaret Orr; Robin Orr, pf.
01/09/1968, Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

Songs of innocence
27/11/1932, [Halifax Musical Society], Gladys Parr, mezzo-soprano; Royal Opera String Quartett: Joseph Shadwick, John Fisher, John Barbirolli, Eileen Granger),
28/08/1969, National Library of Scotland, Sasha Abrams, soprano; Peter Alexander, pf, Programme; presscutting of review
Songs of Innocence. The lamb, 12/10/1932, St. Macar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, Margaret Emslie, voice; Robin Orr, org.

To his dear God
07/01/1931, City Hall, Brechin, Hugh Campbell, voice; Robin Orr, pf, First performance (music now lost)

Verses from Ogden Nash
26/08/1978, Bradenstoke Hall, St. Donat's Castle, Russell Saythe, baritone; Welsh Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Artmstrong, cond, Programme note by R.O.; Press cutting of review

Orchestral Music

Italian overture
24/03/1953, Goldsbrough Orchesta, Eric Cundell, cond, cutting from Radio Times
21/10/1953, Guildhall, Cambridge, Leppard Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, cond,
24/10/1963, BBC Radio, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond, cutting from Radio Times
01/06/1986, Tonhalle, grosser Saal, Zuerich, Symphonisches Orchester Zurich; Daniel Schweizer, cond, Juni-Festwochen-Konzert

Music for a children's play: Suite
10/01/193-, BBC Scottish Programme, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Guy Warwick, cond, cutting from Radio Times

Pieces for strings, two
13/02/1933, BBC Scottish Regional Programme, Scottish Studio Orchestra; Guy Daines, cond, Radio Times, Feb 10 1933

Prospect of Whitby
18/05/1956, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish National Orchestra; Karl Rankl, cond, Programme note by R.O.
24/01/1969, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Review only
07/02/1969, Royal Festival Hall, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Programme note; Press cutting
01/06/1969, BBC Radio 4? Scotland. 6.35. 60th Birthday Concert, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Robin Orr, cond, Radio Times cutting
Prospect of Whitby, Typescript programme note by R.O.

Rhapsody for string orchestra
15/12/1957, Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow?, First orchestra of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music; Henry Havergal cond,
06/12/1962, University Chapel, Glasgow, University chamber orchestra; Frederick Rimmer, cond, Programme note [by Frederick Rimmer]
08/11/1963, Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Programme note by Frederick Rimmer; review
09/11/1963, Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Programme note by Frederick Rimmer
08/06/1964, Montrose Town Hall, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., Review
13/02/1965, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Bryan Balkwill, cond., Programme note by R.O.
23/10/1966, Guildhall, Cambridge, Cambridge Players; Denis Fielder, cond, Review only
24/10/1967, Music Hall, Aberdeen, English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, cond, Review only
26/10/1967, Concert Hall, Glasgow, English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, cond, Review only
27/10/1967, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, English Chamber Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, cond, Review only
23/10/1973, Oval Hall, City of Edinburgh Art Centre, Scottish Baroque Ensemble, Series brochure
196-, Glasgow?, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., Glasgow University Graduates Association. Programme note [by Frederick Rimmer]

Symphony in one movement
12/12/1963, Glasgow, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., Cutting from Radio Times
16/04/1964, [BBC Radio], BBC Scottish Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., Cutting from Radio Times
09/10/1964, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Analytical notes by Christopher Grier
10/10/1964, Glasgow Concert Hall, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Analytical notes by Christopher Grier
19/11/1964, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; James Loughran, cond, Review
26/11/1964, Winter Gardens, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; James Loughran, cond, Preview press cutting only
03/09/1965, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Analytical notes by Robin Orr
30/09/1965, Concert Hall, Glasgow, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; James Loughran, cond., reviews only. First performance?
16/02/1966, Guildhall, Cambridge, CUMS; Robin Orr, cond., Programme note by R.O.
08/08/1966, Royal Albert Hall, London, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Programme note by R.O. Reviews
10/10/1966, Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Glasgow, BBC Scottish Orchestra, George Malcolm, cond.,
10/05/1967, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., Programme note by R.O.
02/11/1967, Royal College of Music, Vernon Handley, cond.,
29/11/1967, Reid School of Music, Reid Orchestra; Sidney Newman, cond., Programme note by Sidney Newman
14/11/1968, Reid School of Music, Reid Orchestra; Sidney Newman, cond., Review only
30/05/1969, Kontsertpaleet, Bergen, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, Review only
01/06/1969, BBC Radio 4? Scotland. 6.35. 60th Birthday Concert, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Robin Orr, cond., Radio Times cutting
22/03/1970, Free Trade Hall, Manchester, Halle Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, cond., Programme note by Leonard Duck; press cutting of review
16/11/1972, Prichard-Jones Hall, [Bangor], University College Orchestra; John Hywell, cond., Programme note by R.O.
01/01/1973, Younger Graduation Hall, St. Andrews, Scottish Universities' Orchestra; Brian Wright, cond, Programme note by R.O.
14/01/1973, Reid Concert Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish Universities' Orchestra; Brian Wright, cond., Programme note by R.O.
13/10/1973, Glasgow City Hall, Scottish National Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, cond., Press cutting of review only
18/10/1973, Doelen, Rotterdam, Scottish National Symphony Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, cond., Programme; press cutting of review
17/07/1976, King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridge Philharmonic Society Orchestra; Robin Orr, cond., Programme; press cutting of review
27/10/1981, MacRobert Arst Centre, University of Stirling, BBC Scottish Orchestra; Jorge Mester, cond., Programme note by Malcolm Rayment
16/03/1985, Guildhall, Cambridge, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra; Edward Heath, cond., leaflet + page from programme (with note) + reviews

Symphony no. 2
28/03/1971, City Hall, Glasgow, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; James Loughran, cond., First performance. Programme note by R.O.; reviews
23/02/1972, Guildhall, Cambridge, CUMS; Robin Orr, cond., First performance in England. Programme note by R.O.
05/10/1971, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Christopher Seaman, cond., Programme; press cutting of review

Symphony no. 3
14/06/1978, Llandaff Cathedral, BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra; Norman Del Mar, cond., First performance. Programme note by R.O. + typescript, letters and cuttings of press reviews
30/10/1981, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scottish National Orchestra; Alexander Gibson, First performance in Scotland. Programme note by R.O.

Chamber Music

Diversion on CABDGE
11/11/1977, University Music School, Cambridge, [CUMC ensemble], Alexander Goehr, cond., Only performance; Press cuttings
Duo, violin, violoncello
21/04/1965, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, Louis Carus, vl; Joan Dickson, vlc, McEwen Memorial Concerts. Review
22/09/1965, Studio 1, Edinburgh, Louis Carus, vl; Joan Dickson, vlc, Connoisseur Concert. Review
27/02/1966, Roxburgh Suite, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, Louis Carus, vl; Joan Dickson, vlc, Connoisseur Concert. Review
25/06/1969, BBC Radio 3, 11.15pm, Louis Carus, vl; Joan Dickson, vlc, Radio Times cutting
16/10/1979, Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, James Barton, vl; Sharon McKinley, vlc, Concerts and recitals, Department of Music, University of Cardiff
29/11/1979, Purcell Room, London, Louis Carus, vl; Marilyn Sansom, vlc,
04/05/1983, University Concert Hall, Glasgow, Edwin Paling,vl, Lawrence Glover, vlc, Programme note by R.O.
29/01/1989, Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Allander Ensemble,

Fanfare for three trumpets
15/07/1964, Paisley Abbey (Weddings of the Mclean sisters), , Note in the Tatler: said to be composed for the occasion, but probably those for Alison's wedding in 1962

Serenade, string trio
15/10/1948, Conway Hall, Red Square, London String Trio (Maria Lidka, Watson Forbes, Vivian Joseph), Programme note by R.S.
08/02/1949, London Contemporary Music Center (R.B.A. Galleries), London String Trio (Maria Lidka, Watson Forbes, Vivian Joseph),
23/02/1958, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Granville Casey, vl, John Linn, vla, John McInulty, vlc,
31/03/1959, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, members of the Lyra tring quartet, reviews only
24/06/1969, Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, Buchanan Ensemble (Tom Rowlette, Watson Forbes, John McInulty),
25/06/1969, BBC Radio 3, 11.15pm, Louis Carus, vl; James Durrant, vla; Joan Dickson, vlc, Radio Times cutting
13/10/1969, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, Louis Carus, vl; James Durrant, vla; Joan Dickson, vlc, Review only
09/01/1970, Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen, Members of the Scottish Piano Quartet (Louis Carus, vl; James Durrant, vla; John Dickson, vlc), Review only
04/03/1970, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Members of the Scottish Piano Quartet (Louis Carus, vl; James Durrant, vla; John Dickson, vlc), Review only
11/12/1974, Studio 1, Broadcasting House, Edinburgh, Angus Anderson, vl, Duff Burns, vla, John McInulty, vlc,

Instrumental Music

Serenade, horn, piano
07/02/1963, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, Farquharson Cousins, hn; Julian Dawson, pf.

Sonata, viola, piano (1947)
25/01/1947, Cambridgeshire Technical College and School of Art, Forbes, Watson, vla; Robin Orr, pf, First performance
22/07/1948, Museum and Art Gallery,Leicester, Forbes, Watson, vla; Alan Richardson, pf,
14/01/1949, Conway Hall, Red Square, Forbes, Watson, vla; Alan Richardson, pf, Programme note by R.S.
11/08/1949, St. John's College, Cambridge, Watson Forbes, vla; Robin Orr, pf, Programme note
07/04/1951, St Cecilia House, 7 Carlos Place, London W.1, Jean Stewart, vla; Margaret Fleming, pf, extract from list of performances
12/06/1963, Old Church Hall, Montrose, Forbes, Watson, vla; Robin Orr, pf, Programme + Review, The Scotsman
23/04/1968, Glasgow University, Forbes, Watson, vla; Bernard Sumner, pf, Review only
21/01/1969, St. Cecilia Hall, Edinburgh, Durrant, James, vla; Michael Gough Matthews, pf, Connoisseur Concerts Society. Review only
26/04/1977, McEwan Memorial Concert, Glasgow, Durrant, James, vla; Lawrence Glover, pf, McEwan Memorial Concert. Programme; press cutting of review, Glasgow Herald
Typescript programme note by R.O.

Sonatas, viola, piano
01/04/1959, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, Herbert Downes, vla, reviews only

Sonatas, violin, keyboard
01/04/1959, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, Granville Jones, vl; Thurston Dart, hpsc, reviews only. First performance?
18/01/1961, Schloss Elmau, Germany, Sylvia Bachmann, vl; George Malcolm, hpsc,
21/02/1964, Glasgow, Henry Holst, vl; Frank Merrick, kbd, review only.
10/08/1967, BBC Home serivce, Godson, Daphne, vl; Innes, Audrey, kbd, Press preview cutting
21/11/1968, Music Hall, Aberdeen, Nona Liddell, vl; Charles Spinks, hpsc, Radio Times cutting
15/06/1986, Musiksaal des Stadthauses, Zuerich, Brenton Langbein, vl; Peter Solomon, hpsc, Juni-Festwochen, Zuerich 1986
26/07/1989, Evangelisches Kiirche, Klosters, Brenton Langbein, vl; Peter Solomon, hpsc,
Typescript programme note by R.O.

Sonatina, violin, piano
25/06/1969, BBC Radio 3, 11.15pm, Louis Carus, vl; Wight Henderson, pf, Radio Times cutting
Sonatinas, violin, piano
01/04/1945, Stevenson Hall, Glasgow, unknown, Prospectus for Dunedin Association 1944-45 Date of concert given as "April"
01/03/1946, Stevenson Hall, Glasgow, unknown, Prospectus for Dunedin Spciety 1945-1946. Date and location of concert not given, but estimated to be March 1946, and this work described as "Sonata for violin and piano"
01/08/1977, Salon Doradao del Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires, Rafael Gintoli, vl; Hector Moreno, pf,

Sonatinas, violoncello, piano
28/08/1960, Gladstone's Land, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, John Gwilt, vlc; David Gwilt, pf,

Organ Music

Organ music (unspecified)
01/08/1967, St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, Dennis Townhill, org, Preview press cutting only

Preludes on Scottish psalm tunes (Selma & Balfour)
13/03/1962, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Brian Runnett, org, Programme note [R.O.]
Preludes on Scottish psalm tunes (Selma)
02/11/1963, Hyndland Parish Church, Glasgow, Purcell J. Mansfield, org, Review
04/10/1964, Renfield Street Church, Glasgow, Wilfred Norris, org, Review
26/08/1973, Old St. Paul's, Edinburgh, Thomas Lang-Reilly, org, Presscutting of review only

Toccata alla Marcia
20/02/1956, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, George Guest, org,
29/01/1959, University Chapel, Glasgow, Frederick Rimmer, org,
29/11/1962, Whitworth Hall, Manchester, Francis Jackson, org,
12/10/1963, University Chapel, Glasgow, Frederick Rimmer, org, Programme note
20/04/1965, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Frederick Rimmer, org, McEwen Memorial Concerts 1965. Reviews with choral music

B: Concerts of other music with Robin Orr as performer or conductor

01/01/1928, St. Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen, Robin Orr, org, Bach, Howells, Franck,
07/06/1929, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Wesley, Elgar, Milford, Bridge, Harwood,
04/05/1930, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Service sheet,
18/05/1930, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Service sheet,
15/06/1930, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Bridge, Gibbons, Purcell, Bach,
30/11/1930, St. Catharine's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org? Bruhns, Clerambault,
31/01/1931, Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Bach, Howells, Bridge, Franck, Handel, Mozart, Karg-Elert,
07/02/1931, Club Room, Norwich Buildings, Downing Street, CUMC, concert organised by R.K.O., Marcello, Beethoven, Stanford, Bullock,
11/03/1931, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Bach, Terry, Parry, Brahms,
24/05/1931, Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Robin Orr, pf, Handel, Farnaby, Byrd, Purcell,
22/11/1931, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Krebs, Frescobaldi, Davies, Roberday, Bach, Du Mage,
29/11/1931, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Choir, Robin Orr, org, Carol service,
14/05/1932, Club Room, Norwich Buildings, Downing Street, CUMC, concert organised by R.K.O., Purcell/Warlock, Handel, Quilter, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Hely-Hutchinson,
05/06/1932, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge, Choir, [Robin Orr, cond], Schutz, Bach,
08/09/1932, Brechin Cathedral, Robin Orr, org, Handel, Bach, Franck, Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams, Howells, Harwood,
21/09/1932, Aberdeen, Exhibition organ, Robin Orr, org, Handel, Frescobaldi, Bach, Karg-Elert, Stanford, et al.,
31/10/1932, Greensted, Brechin, Robin Orr, org, Handel, Walther, Wesley, Parry, Stanford, Franck, Karg-Elert, Bach,
13/11/1932, Brechin Cathedral, Robin Orr, org, Parry, Bach,
11/12/1932, St. Columba's Church, Brechin, The choir, Robin Orr, cond., Bach,
18/04/1933, Mechanics' Hall, Brechin, Graham Macdonald, voice; Robin Orr; keyboard, Purcell, Rosseter, Campian, Dowland, Pilkington, et al.,
28/11/1933, Sidcot School, Robin Orr, cond, Dido & Aeneas / Purcell,
06/11/1934, Sidcot School, Pupils of Sidcot School, [Robin Orr, cond.?], The critic / Sheridan; music selected and arr. by Robin Orr,
05/11/1935, Sidcot School, Margaret Lloyd, vl; Robin Orr, pf, Delius,
13/06/1936, Sidcot School, Pupils of Sidcot School, Robin Orr, cond., Masque in Dioclesian / Purcell,
Aug-36, Yugoslavia, Sbor engleskih pjevaca, Robin Orr, pf,
06/08/1936, Cheltenham Opera House, Pupils of Sidcot School, Robin Orr, cond., Masque in Dioclesian / Purcell,
12/11/1936, Leeds Town Hall, Northern Philharmonic Orchestra, Mary Bradley, vl; Robin Orr, pf, (Rossini, Bach, Mendelssohn, Parry, Tchaikovsky) Chaminade, Dvorak, Tartini (all arr. Kreisler),
03/12/1936, Leeds University, University Music Society, Robin Orr, pf solo, Bach (Concerto in D minor),
12/04/1938, Brechin Cathedral, Robin Orr, cond., Requiem / Brahms,
23/11/1938, Leeds (University of Leeds, Chamber Music Concerts [subscription series]), Intimate Opera, Robin Orr, pf, Bastien and Bastienne / Mozart,
24/11/1938, Great Hall, Leeds University, Intimate Opera, Robin Orr, pf, Bastien and Bastienne / Mozart,
23/02/1939, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Roberday, Clerambault, Widor, Vierne, Honegger, Franck, Widor Society
07/06/1939, Gradiski turisticki orhestar, Dubrovnik, Tour of British singers, Robin Orr, cond., Purcell, Weelkes, Morley, Vaughan Williams, Warrell, Boughton, Gerrard Williams, Bantock, Thomas Wood, Holst,
01/08/1939, Yugoslavia, Tour of British singers, Robin Orr, cond., Brochure, & some programmes
08/08/1939, Drustvo Prijatelja velike Britanje I Amerike u Splitu, Tour of British singers, Robin Orr, cond., Purcell, Morley, Locke, Gerrard Williams, Bantock, Thomas Wood, Holst, Warrell, Vaughan Williams,
12/08/1939, Imperial Kinema, Sarajevu, Tour of British singers, Robin Orr, cond., Purcell, Weelkes, Morley, Vaughan Williams, Warrell, Boughton, Gerrard Williams, Bantock, Thomas Wood, Holst,
26/10/1939, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, Bach, Handel, Buxtehude,
02/11/1939, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir, Robin Orr, cond, Tye, Tallis, Tomkins, Byrd, Redford, Purcell, Gibbons, Mundy,
22/02/1940, St. John's College Hall, Cambridge, String orchestra, Margaret Hodson, hpsc; Robin Orr, cond., Handel, F. Bach, Corelli, Mozart,
29/02/1940, St. John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Buxtehude, Du Mage, Bach,
25/11/1940, St. John's College Hall, Cambridge, Joyce de Groote, vl; Robin Orr, pf, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Debussy,
02/02/1941, Girton College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Bach, Pasquini, Rossi, Clerambault, Buxtehude, Purcell, Handel, Mendelssohn,
19/04/1941, Music School, Downing Place, Cambridge, Robin Orr, hpsc/pf; Joyce de Groote, vl, Bach; Debussy (vl sonata),
20/04/1941, Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge, , Max Rostal, Maria Lidka, vl; Robin Orr, pf, Bach. Lord Mayor's Air Raid Distress Fund
02/06/1941, King's College Hall, Cambridge, CUMC May Week Concert, Robin Orr, cond., Scarlatti, Warlock,
16/11/1941, Old Combination Room, Trinity College, Cambridge, Margaret Orr, Songs. Lord Mayor's Air Raid Distress Fund
09/08/1951, St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, St. John's College Choir, Robin Orr, cond., Purcell, Child, Locke, Boyce, Stanford, Rootham, Walton, Howells, Rubbra,
18/01/1953, St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Bach, Milhaud, Honegger, from chapel Lent term list
04/06/1953, Guildhall, Cambridge, CUMS chorus & orchestra. Robin Orr, cond.; Boris Ord, cond.; Patrick Hadley, cond., Weelkes. Beethoven, Hadley, Mozart, Vila Lobos,
05/06/1955, St John's College Chapel, Cambridge, Robin Orr, org, Du Mage, Bach, Koechlin,
12/12/1956, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Orchestral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Mendelssohn, Haydn, Schumann,
22/01/1958, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Orchestral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Brahms, Schubert, Bach, Chabrier,
21/05/1958, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Choral and Orchestral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Vespers of 1610 / Monteverdi,
19/02/1959, Fore Hall, Department of Music, Glasgow University, , Muriel Dickson, soprano; Robin Orr, pf, Tengalia, Monteverdi, Sarri, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Hahn, Armstrong Gibbs, Hageman.,
25/02/1959, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Orchestral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Haydn, Handel, Bizet,
25/11/1959, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Handel commemoration concert,
02/11/1960, Randolph Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Orchestral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Scarlatti, Hindemtih, Moeran, Warlock,
01/12/1960, University Chapel, Glasgow, Glasgow University Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Gabrieli, Byrd,
07/12/1961, University Chapel, Glasgow, Glasgow University Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Taverner, Greene, Faure,
28/11/1962, Bute Hall, Glasgow, Glasgow University Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Purcell, Taverner, Wesley, Locke,
01/01/1964, Glasgow University, Robin Orr, cond., Apollon musagete / Stravinsky, Preview
05/03/1964, University Chapel, Glasgow, University of Glasgow Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Vaughan Williams, Bach, Programme & reviews
03/12/1964, Bute Hall, Glasgow, University of Glasgow Choral Society, Robin Orr, cond., Fairy Queen / Purcell, Programme & reviews
05/12/1965, University Chapel, Kingston, Jamaica, Robin Orr, org, Gibbons, Tomkins, Dumage, Buxtehude, Beethoven & Howells,


Date range 1928 - 1989
Associated People and Organisations Orr, Robin - Abrams, Sasha - Richardson, Alan - Gibson, Alexander 1926 - 1995 Alexander, Peter - Alexander, Joan - Allander Ensemble - Elfrida Allen - Angus Anderson - Armstrong, Richard 1943 - Austin, Richard - Sylvia Bachmann - Kjell Baekkelund - Baker, Janet - Balkwill, Bryan - Barton, James - BBC Scottish Orchestra - BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra - John Bertalot - Blackburn Cathedral Choir - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Boyle, Malcolm - Bradfield College - Brydon, Roderick 1939 - Buchanan Ensemble - Duff Burns - Cambridge Opera - Cambridge Philharmonic Society - Cambridge Players - Cambridge Symphony Orchestra - Campbell, Hugh - Canterbury Cathedral Choir - Derrick Cantrell - Louise Carus - Granville Casey - Anna Cheng - Chapel Royal Choir - Westminster Abbey Choir - Farquharson Cousins - Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus - Cundell, Edric - Daines, Guy - Dart, Thurston - Dawson, Julian - Joyce de Groote - del Mar, Norman - Dickson, Joan - Downes, Herbert - Dundee Gaelic Choir - Durrant, James - Margaret Emslie - English Chamber Orchestra - Margaret Evans - Denis Fielder - Field-Hyde, Margaret - Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama First Orchestra - Margaret Fleming - Focus Opera Group - Forbes, Watson - Daniel Fueter - Raphael Gintoli - Glasgow Singers - Lawrence Glover - Godson, Daphne - Golden Age Singers - Michael Graubart - Guest, George - Gwilt, David - John Gwilt - Hallé Orchestra - Havergal, Henry E - Heath, Edward - Henderson, Wight - Holst, Henry - Marit Isene - Jackson, Francis - Michael Jenkins - Jones, Granville - Keaney, Jack - Stephen Kemlo - King's College Chapel Choir - Evelyn Kwong - Lady Margaret Hall Singers of St. John's College, Cambridge - Brenton Langbein - Thomas Lang-Reilly - Leicestershire Schools Symphony Orchestra - Leppard, Raymond 1927 - Leppard Chamber Orchestra - Liddell, Nona - John Linn - London Harpsichord Ensemble - London String Trio - Loughlin, George - Loughran, James - Lyra String Quartet - Malcolm, George - William Mann - Mansfield, Purcell J. 1889 - 1968 Margaret Orr - Matthews, Michael Gough - John McInulty - McKinley, Sharon - Merrick, Frank - Jorge Mester - Hector Moreno - Ronald Morrison - Constance Mullay - Newman, Sidney - Lothian Nicholas - Emily Nicholas - Wilfred Norris - Cherry Oliver - Ord, Boris - Paling, Edwin - Parr, Gladys - Douglas K Patrick - Pears, Peter - Christopher Peto - John Pierson - Rankl, Karl - Reid Orchestra - Brian Richards - Richards, Olive - Rimmer, Frederick - Robertson, Duncan - Jean Robson - Mathilde Rosenthal - Rowell, Robert - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Royal Opera String Quartett - Runnett, Brian - Marilyn Sansom - Sarti, Laura - Russell Saythe - Daniel Schweizer - Scottish baroque ensemble 1969 - Scottish National Orchestra - Scottish Opera - Scottish Piano Quartet - Scottish Studio Orchestra - Scottish Universities Orchestra - Seaman, Christopher - Shanahan, Mark - Solomon, Peter - Spinks, Charles - St. John's College Cambridge Choir - St. Paul's Cathedral Choir - Stewart, Jean - G Sudbury - Bernard Sumner - Symphonisches Orchester Zürich - Constance Tillyard - Townhill, Dennis - Handley, Vernon - Christine Walser - Guy Warwick - Welsh Philharmonic Orchestra, The - White, Peter - Wright, Brian -
Associated Places Parish Church, Aldeburgh Arts Theatre, Cambridge Bradenstoke Hall, St. Donat's Castle Bradfield College Brechin Cathedral Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology Opera House, Cheltenham Church of the Holy Sepulchre City Hall, Brechin City Hall, Glasgow City Hall, Hong Kong: Concert Hall Cockpit Theatre Concert Hall, Glasgow Conway Hall Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen Doelenzaal, Rotterdam Klosters Fairfield Halls, Croydon Glasgow Free Trade Hall Friends House, Euston Road Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster Gateway Theatre, Edinburgh Girton College, University of Cambridge: Chapel Gladstone’s Land, Lawnmarket Great Hall, Leeds University Guildhall, Cambridge Zürich Sarajevo King's College Chapel, Cambridge Konsertpaleet, Bergen Town Hall, Leeds Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff University of Stirling: MacRobert Arts Centre, Manchester Cathedral Marryat Hall, Dundee McLellan Galleries, Glasgow Mechanics' Hall, Brechin Town Hall, Montrose Mumford Theatre, Cambridge Leicester Art Gallery Music Hall, Aberdeen Music School, University of Cambridge Musiksaal des Stadthauses, Zurich National Gallery of Scotland National Library of Scotland Trinity College, University of Cambridge: Old Combination room Pembroke College, University of Cambridge: Old Library Old St. Paul Church, Edinburgh Edinburgh Art Centre Paisley Abbey Paisley Museum and Art Galleries Pembroke College, University of Cambridge: Chapel Perse School for Girls, Cambridge Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Pritchard Jones Hall, Bangor Purcell Room Queen Elizabeth Hall Randolph Hall, Glasgow National Museum of Wales Reid Concert Hall Reid School of Music, Edinburgh Royal Albert Hall Royal College of Music Royal Festival Hall Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires Schloss Elmau Sidcot School, Winscombe St. Columba's Church, Brechin St. Cecilia's House, Carlos Place St. Catherine's College, University of Cambridge St. Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh St. Clement Dane’s Church, Strand St. John's College, University of Cambridge: Chapel St. John's College, University of Cambridge St. Machar’s Cathedral St. Margaret's Church, King's Lynn St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Theatre Royal, Glasgow Tonhalle Zürich: Grosser Saal Trinity College London Tron Theatre, Glasgow Oslo University of Glasgow: Chapel University of Glasgow: Concert Hall University of Glasgow: Bute Hall Kingston [Jamaica] Usher Hall, Edinburgh Walpole St. Peter Church Westminster Abbey Whitworth Hall, Owens College, Manchester Winter Gardens, Bournemouth University of St. Andrews: Younger graduation hall
Associated Times 20th century - mid 1931-1970 20th century - late 1971-1999
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