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B.B.C. PROMENADE CONCERT

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Relayed from the Queen's Hall, London
Sir HENRY J. WOOD and his SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
DOROTHY SILK (Soprano) HOWARD FRY (Baritone) MYRA HESS (Pianoforte)
CHARLES WOODHOUSE (Violin)
ROBERT MURCHIE (Flute)
THIS Suite is scored for Oboes, Bassoon,
J- and Strings. First comes an Overture, in the two contrasted sections, slow and quick, that were customary then in such pieces. Then follows a Courante. This was a running dance, as its name implies. Afterwards in quick succession come a pair of Gavottes (the first repeated after the second has been played), a Forlana, a lively measure that sounds like an old English country-dance tune, a pair of Minuets, two Bourrées (like Gavottes in general characteristics), and two Passepieds (an old French, possibly Breton, round dance). In the last three pairs the first dance is repeated to round off the Movement, just as was the case in the Gavotte.
THIS Concerto is straightforward music, full of spirited tunes and swinging rhythm.
It is made up of three woll-contrasted Movements.
The First is a quick, cheerful piece that bustles along heartily.
The Second is a slow, meditative piece.
The Third is even livelier than the First-an impetuous, infectiously high-spirited romp.
BACH'S six Brandenburg Concertos were written for the Count Ckristian Ludwig of Brandenburg, who had heard Bach play, and immediately asked him to write something for his own private Orchestra.
The Fifth Concerto employs Strings and three soloists-Piano, Flute, and Violin. It is a work of irresistible high spirits, in three Movements -a quick one, of immense vigour, followed by a slow one marked to be played ' with tender expression,' and finally a gay, light-hearted, song-like piece.

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