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THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

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(Section D)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by AYLMER BUESST
Although everything in the Argentine is still in its youth, the sources of Argentine Folk Music have already become obscure. No one has yet been able to establish with any certainty what has been handed down from the Indian who inhabited the land before the Spanish Conquest, or what was brought over by the Spanish settlers and Conquisfadores. It is, however, generally believed that the contact of the popular Spanish songs and dances with the Indian probably produced the great variety of National Airs and Dances we today call Argentine Folk Music.
R. Q. Blarney Lafone's ' Scenes from
Catamarca ' have been inspired by the customs and folk tunes and rhythms common to the Northern Andine Provinces of the Argentine Republic. The only one which perhaps does not convey by its name alone a sufficient explanation is the ' Angelito ', the wake of an infant, which immediately follows the Preamble. This scene attempts to evoke once again the impression such a wake makes on the composer-the mumbled benedictus, the songs and the dances, as the little body lay in its coffin surrounded with candles and gaudy paper flowers, dressed in paper and with paper wings and crown.
The ' Chacarera' is a popular
Argentine dance of brilliant character. In ' Dona Elena Dances the Cueca' the composer wishes to convey the charm and grace of the dancer as well as the dance itself. ' Carnival Sunday ' is a typical scene of these parts, with its riotous singing, dancing and fighting. The work ends with a shorter and brighter version of the preamble.

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Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Aylmer Buesst
Unknown: Dona Elena Dances

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