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A Light Orchestral Concert

on 5WA Cardiff

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National Orchestra of Wales
Leader, Albert Voorsanger
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The philosopher Faust has sold his soul to Mephistopheles for the gift of renewed youth. The devil, having fulfilled his part of the bargain, helps Faust to win a beautiful maiden. Marguerite. When Faust has betrayed Marguerite, Mephistopheles stands outside her window, with a guitar, and sings an impudent Serenade.

Orchestra
Selection from the Ballet, 'La Source' Delibes
William Anderson and Orchestra
O Isis and Osiris (from ' The Magic Flute') Mozart

Mozart's song is that lovely air sung during the impressive ceremony held in the Temple. The High Priest, Sarastro, accepts two candidates for initiation, and calls on the gods Isis and Osiris. Notice here the unusually imposing tones of the orchestra-there are no Violins, and Trombones play throughout.

Sir Edward German's music was written for Henry Arthur Jones' play The Tempter, when it was produced at the Haymarket early in the century. The music usually played is the Overture, a Cradle Song, and a Bacchanalian Dance.

Contributors

Musicians:
National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader:
Albert Voorsanger
Conductor:
Warwick Braithwaite
Bass:
William Anderson

5WA Cardiff

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