'The Daily News has received some particulars of the English concert given at Monte Carlo a few days since under the direction of Sir Arthur Sullivan. The programme was drawn up by Sir Arthur himself, and, with the exception of the finale from Sterndale Bennett’s Symphony , it consisted exclusively of the works of living British composers. It began with the overture written by Dr, Hubert Parry for ‘The Frogs’ of Aristophanes , followed by Dr. Mackenzie’s ‘Benedictus’,  the ‘Courante’ from the ‘Ravenswood’ music  and the scherzo from Professor Stanford’s ‘Irish’ Symphony; all these compositions now being heard for the first time in Monte Carlo. Mr. Cowen’s suite, ‘The Language of Flowers’  which had already been performed at the Concerts Internationaux was repeated, and the concert ended with Sullivan’s own overture, ‘Di Ballo.’'
Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 28 March 1893 (with minor edits)
The Musical News for April 1 1893 adds that ‘there was a first rate orchestra of 75 players under M. Arthur Stock,  and the English music was cordially applauded by the audience.’
 William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875) This probably refers to the Symphony in G minor which was composed in 1864 with the ‘romanza’ movement being added in 1867. However WSB did compose seven other symphonies between 1832 and 1840.
 Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918) wrote the incidental music for Aristophanes ‘The Frogs’ in 1892 which was performed at Cambridge in 1892.
 Dr Alexander Mackenzie (1847-1935), Scottish composer. Mackenzie wrote a vast amount of music including seven operas, more than a dozen large scale choral works, many tone poems, songs and piano pieces. Yet of all the works that he produced the Benedictus has remained the best known – at least with concertgoers who are aware of his name. In many ways this piece out ‘Elgars Elgar’ in its elegiac mood.
 Mackenzie’s music to Ravenswood was composed to accompany Irving's production of Herman Merivale’s play at the Lyceum during September 1890.
 Frederick Hymen Cowen (1852-1935) wrote a considerable range of music, including a number of operas and operettas, oratorios, six symphonies and many songs, piano pieces and chamber works. The Language of Flowers was a romantic ‘Scene du Ballet’ written in 1880. There are six movements: Daisy, Lilac, Fern, Columbine, Yellow Jasmine and Lily of the Valley. The first performance would appear to have been at the St James Hall, London on November 27 1880.
 M. Arthur Stock. I cannot trace this gentleman, however, he would appear to be the leader of the orchestra.