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Leader, Frank Cantell
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Arthur Sandford (pianoforte)
Born in London, Arthur Sandford studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where he won many distinctions, including the Sir Michael Costa Scholarship , Dove Prize, Charles Lucus Prize , and the coveted Mendelssohn Scholarship for composition, the first holder of which was Sir Arthur Sullivan. Mr. Sandford has had a wide musical experience, for in addition to practising the serious side of the art, he has appeared as solo pianist on the music-halls, in Debroy Somers ' Band, and in several popular musical productions. In 1923 he received the Gold Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and in 1934 he joined the staff of the BBC as pianist in the Variety Orchestra.


Leader: Frank Cantell
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Pianoforte: Arthur Sandford
Unknown: Arthur Sandford
Unknown: Sir Michael Costa Scholarship
Unknown: Charles Lucus Prize
Unknown: Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Unknown: Debroy Somers

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