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THE BBC ORCHESTRA

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(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Betty Bannerman (contralto) The score of Haydn Wood's Variations bears a preface, the following extract from which is self-explanatory: 'This work, originally written as a musical jest, is based on a comic song which all but the youngest hearers will recognise as one of the tunes that held sway before English popular songs had succumbed to the lure of jazz. For the information of the new generation, it should perhaps be stated that this classic of a particular brand of light music which is now almost extinct was called "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman." Lest this disclosure should make some members of the audience tremble for the purity of our concert halls, it may be said at once that the treatment of t-his tune in a series of seven variations and a symphonically extended finale, though entertaining in character, betrays throughout a fastidious and skilful musicianship.'

ORCHESTRA Overture, Plymouth Hoe - Ansell
To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
BETTY BANNERMAN AND ORCHESTRA Connais-tu Ie pays ? (Mignon) - Ambroise Thomas
ORCHESTRA Liebestraum (Dream of Love) - Liszt
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 - Svendsen
BETTY - BANNERMAN
My lovely Celia - Munro, arr. Lane Wilson
The Castle of Dromore - arr. Somervell
The Weaver's Daughter - arr Hughes
Pulling the Sea Dulse - arr. Kennedy-Fraser
The Peat Fire Flame - arr. Kennedy-Fraser
ORCHESTRA Karleen - J. A. Findlay
Variations on a Once Popular Humorous Song - Haydn Wood

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Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Contralto: Betty Bannerman

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