[ John Pyke Hullah, English composer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('John Hullah') to unnamed recipient, regarding the preparations for a lecture he is to give in St Andrew's Hall [ Glasgow ].

John Hullah [ John Pyke Hullah ] (1812-1884), English composer and teacher of music [ St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, Scotland ]
Publication details: 
Stanford [ Lincolnshire ]. 18 August 1865.
SKU: 19151

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In good condition, with traces of mount along one edge of verso of last leaf. Being away from home and his papers, he cannot answer all the recipient's questions, but 'it will be enough if I say that I shall not require an Organ, & that the Illustrations to my lecture would (or might be made to) consist exclusively of unaccompanied vocal music, mostly English. The effect of some pieces might be increased by being performed chorally - say with three or four good voices to a part, but they will all admit of performance by one voice to a part'. He assumes that St Andrew's Hall 'can hardly be worse adapted for speaking in than the room in which I lecture sometimes at Edinburgh, which is cruciform, & holds 2,500 people'. He comments on the practice of lecturing, before concluding with the suggestion that 'all the Illustrations might be very safely left to the Cathedral Choir'.