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Songs from the Shows: No.42: Contrasting Composers: 6


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Franz Lehar, Howard Talbot, Nat D. Ayer, and Arthur Schwartz - Finale
W. H. Berry
Jean Colin
Webster Booth
Sylvia Cecil
Fred Conyngham
The Three Ginx
The BBC Variety Orchestra and Chorus, Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
At the Pianos, Harry S. Pepper and Doris Arnold
Compere, John Watt
Tonight four composers of very different types and periods are to be contrasted.
One - Franz Lehar, representing romantic music, from "The Merry Widow" waltz to "You are my heart's delight".
Two - Howard Talbot, representing old musical comedy. He wrote the music for "The Mousmé" and "The Arcadians" with Lionel Monckton.
Three - Nat D. Aver, representing old-time revue. He wrote the music for "The Bing Boys", which was the rage in London during the War, with song hits like "Baby Bunting" and "The only girl in the world".
Four - Arthur Schwartz, representing new-time revue. He wrote numbers in "The House that Jack Built" and "Stop Press", to say nothing to writing the music for the newest revue of all, "Follow The Sun", which opened at the Adelphi Theatre, London, on February 4. Listeners will remember the first-night broadcast.
"Songs from the Shows" will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at


Singer: W. H. Berry
Soprano: Jean Colin
Soprano: Sylvia Cecil
Tenor: Webster Booth
Singer: Fred Conyngham
Performers: The Three Ginx
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Piano: Doris Arnold
Piano: Harry S. Pepper
Compere: John Watt

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Songs from the Shows: No.42: Contrasting Composers: 6

National Programme Daventry, 21 February 1936 20.00

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