and MURIEL HERBERT (Soprano) . ROBERT CHIGNELL (Baritone)
RAIE DA COSTA (Pianoforte)
Selection, Songs of Scotland
MARION CRAN, F.R.H.S.,
'A Garden Chat'
'Pattern Weaving on Bells,' by WILLIAM ROUGHTON , with illustrations on Handbells by Mrs. HUGHES;SPUR-OEON'S ORPHAN BELL-RINGERS, 'Old Hobbley's Carillon' (Mabel Marlowe ) ; Selections by the DAVENTRY QUARTET
from the London Studio
JACK PAYNE 'S HOTEL
CECIL DANCE BAND
FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Major L. R. TOSSWILL :
England v. The Rest
Major L. R.
An Egyptian Opera in Two
' Acts written by FREDERICK FENN
Composed by PHILIP MICHAEL FARADAY
Pharaoh, King of Egypt
Prince Anhotep, Ruler of Philae
Cheiro, A Scribe
Nebenchari,the High Priest Sebak, Keeper of the Crocodiles
Ptolemy Theopompus Allakama , CourtEmbalmer and Private Secretary to Pharaoh
Princess Amasis. Daughter of Pharaoh and betrothed to
Prince Anhotep Natis , her Maid
Chorus of Guards, Priests, Townspeople, etc.
ACT 1., SCENE: Courtyard of King Pharaoh's
Palace at Memphis.
ACT II., SCENE: Another view of the Courtyard of King Pharaoh's Palace at Memphis, showing a Temple, the great front entrance of which is open. Priests in the Temple are intoning a dirge to the dead Cat. The Nile is seen beyond. It is early dawn, and a few stars shine in the cold blue sky.
Interpreted by SOLOMON
Berceuse ; Barcarolle
THE Cradle Song is a little marvel of delicacy and sweetness. On two bass chords only
(with one other chord used for an instant, near the end) Chopin balances a dainty rocking tune, the airiest, sweetest little lullaby imaginable.
Chopin's Barcarolle (the only piece ho wrote in this style) has a good deal of the spirit of his Nocturnes, but is longer than most of those night-pieces.
MALCOLM SCOTT ('The Woman Who Knows')
arranged by the ENGLISH FOLK DANCE SOCIETY relayed from THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL THE LONDON CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by DR. R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Massed Country Dancing by 300 of the Performers :
The Ribbon Dance
Traditional Sword Dance from Winlaton, County
(First performance in London)
Ceremonial Dances :
The Garland Procession from Castleton, Derbyshire
The Morris Reel from Winster, Derbyshire
Morris Dances by London Demonstration staff
The Rose Field Town, Oxfordshire
Leap Frog '
General Singing conducted by Dr. R. VAUGHAN
King Herod and the Cock The Keeper
The Sailor from the Sea Spanish Ladies
THIS is the first performance of our English
National Dances to bo given by the English
Folk Dance Society in the Royal Albert Hall. It takes its name from the Festival which is being held on the previous day and which was inaugurated last year, to give folk dancers from all parts of England an opportunity of meeting and showing their dancipg to each other.
. The performance has been organized to enable members of the public to measure and appreciate the deep-rooted interest that is now taken in our English songs and dances.
The dancers taking part at the Albert Hall number nearly 500 and they represent thirty-two of the forty-five existing branches of this Society that cover England. They are all amateurs, culled from every section and class of Society, who have taken up the dancing for pure pleasure and who will dance at this performance to share their pleasure with others.
General singing of folk songs (by both performers and public), which has formed an integral part of the Society's activities for the last fifteen years, will take place during the performance.
SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN Local
THE SAVOY ORPHEANS and THE SYLVIANS, from the Savoy Hotel