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THE BBC ORCHESTRA

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(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Muriel Sotham (contralto)
Maurice Johnstone , who comes from
Manchester, studied at the Royal Manchester College of Music and later at the Royal College of Music, under Sir Charles Stanford and Sir Adrian Boult. On his return to Manchester he managed his own music business, wrote music criticisms for the Manchester Guardian, and conducted the Oldham Orchestra. He then became secretary to Sir Thomas Beecham , and three years later, in 1935, joined the programme staff of the BBC Music Department in London. He has now been appointed North Regional Music Director, a post which will take him back to his native city.
Among his compositions are ' A
Welsh Rhapsody', which was first performed at a concert in .Lancashire in 1932, and repeated at the Proms last season; the concert march ' Watling Street and several works for brass band, in which form of composition he is particularly interested. ' Watling Street' is a quick-step march with a title that has nothing to do with the music. It was thought of after the music was written, and the composer says that he chose it simply because he considered that it sounded better than Opus 52a, or some such prosaic number!
MURIEL SOTHAM AND ORCHESTRA
The Shepherd's Song }
Like to the Damask Rose }.....Elgar
ORCHESTRA
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 Svendsen
MURIEL SOTHAM AND ORCHESTRA
Daughter of Zeus Bantock
ORCHESTRA
Three Folk Dances Paul Hofjer
1 Spring Dance. 2 Harvest Song and Dance. 3 The Sword Dance

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Contralto: Muriel Sotham
Unknown: Maurice Johnstone
Unknown: Sir Charles Stanford
Unknown: Adrian Boult.
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Muriel Sotham
Unknown: Muriel Sotham
Unknown: Zeus Bantock
Unknown: Paul Hofjer

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