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: AFTERNOON CONCERT

THE WINNING BAND OF THE METROPOLITAN
POLICE FESTIVAL, (1927)
THE BAND OF A ' DIVISION, WHITEHALL (Conducted by A. H. DUNLOP , late Scots Greys)
GARDA HALL (Soprano). Richard FORD (Baritone),
LILLY PHILLIPS ('Cello)

Contributors

Conducted By: A. H. Dunlop
Soprano: Richard Ford

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

: 'The Queen's Companions': A Robin Hood Play specially written for the Children's Hour with incidental music by the Daventry Quartet
ROBIN HOOD and his ' merry men ' are among the most popular characters in that mass of curious old tales which form the background of all the facts of our early history. Like King Arthur, he may or may not have actually existed, but it is quite certain that all the ballads and tales told about him cannot bo true. It does not really matter a bit, however, whether Robin Hood was or was not Robert FitzOdo or an Earl of Huntingdon, or whether he lived in the twelfth or the fourteenth century-or any other. As a national ' hero ' and a central figure for really fascinating stories he is almost unique. The inei 'ent which forms the subject of today's play is ne of many which are described in old ballad: nd brings with it a picturesque suggestion of me seval times and a breath of ' high adventure ' which we love to associate with them.

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Robert Fitzodo

: WRITERS OF TODAY: Mr. BEVERLEY NiCHOLS

THE day will come when it will no longer be possible to refer to Mr. Beverley Nichols as one of the most brilliant of our younger writers : but when it does, wo shall know that this post-war generation has definitely passed. Mr. Beverley Nichols is emphatically and characteristically ' post-war.' He was the brightest spirit of post-war Oxford —President of the Union, editor of countless undergraduate magazines, and author of a novel a year. ' Going down ' did not quench his light; Fleet Street became conscious of him, he set a new age-limit for autobiographers in ' 'Twenty-Five,' and 'Crazy Pavements' shows that he can write novels that are not mere undergraduate novels. He is right on the spot, of the moment, and in the swim, and nobody could more fitly occur in a series entitled ' Writers of Today.'

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Beverley Nichols
Unknown: Mr. Beverley Nichols

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

THE SONATAS OF BEETHOVEN

: Opening Night of the B.B.C. Promenade Concerts


The 'Proms', which since 1895 have been the most popular series of concerts in London, were, for various reasons, to have come to an end last year. However, by arrangement with the B.B.C., it has been found possible to continue the series. The Thirty-Second Season opens tonight at the Queen's Hall under the baton of Sir Henry Wood, whose name has been associated with the concerts since their initiation. During the season, which ends on September 24, the 'Proms' will frequently be broadcast from all stations.

THE PROGRAMME
Relayed from the Queen's Hall
Sir Henry J. Wood
and his Symphony Orchestra

8.0
God Save the King

Overture, 'Cockaigne', Elgar
Minuet in A for Strings, Boccharini

Rosina Buckman
Aria, 'Elizabeth's Greeting' (Tannhauser), Wagner
Arthur De Greef
Pianoforte Concert, in A Minor, Grieg

Dale Smith
Three Sea Songs: Drake's Drum; Devon, O Devon; The Old 'Superb', Stanford

The Orchestra
Valse Triste, Sibelius
Largo in G, Handel
Overture to 'William Tell', Rossini

9.40
Interlude from the Studio

9.55 app
Part II

The Orchestra
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Lizst

Rosina Buckman
Who is Sylvia?, Schubert
Music when soft voices die, Quilter
A Birthday, Parry

Dale Smith

How can ye gang, lassie; Leezie Lindsay, Old Scotch aire, arr. Malcolm Lawson
Mowing the Barley, Old English, arr. Cecil Sharp

The Orchestra
Prelude and Mazurka, Delibes

(For full details see opposite page.)

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Henry J. Wood
Soprano: Rosina Buckman
Baritone: Dale Smith
Pianoforte: Arthur De Greef

Blog post that mentions this programme:

On This Day, 1927: First BBC Prom 13 August 2015








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