Richard Temple Savage in Colston Hall - 28 December, 1943

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 93:

I was more successful as an arranger and on December 28th 1943 the orchestra performed my transcription of Handel's B minor Oboe Sonata for full orchestra at Colston Hall and the Press were gracious. The effect was "fully successful", I had "captured the true Handelian spirit" and "we shall doubtless be hearing this work again". Of course we didn't ...
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 93. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Colston Hall


Richard Temple Savage
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Listening to

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arrangement of Sonata in B minor for orchestra
written by George Frideric Handel
performed by London Philharmonic Orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 December, 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


According to Grove Music Online, the B Minor Oboe Sonata is now thought not to have been composed by Handel, see Anthony Hicks. "Handel, George Frideric." Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, accessed May 2, 2015,

Originally submitted by iepearson on Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:03:13 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 15:57:47 +0000