Mr. E. KAY
ROBINSON, ' Fishes Which Fight'
S.B. from Liverpool
LIVERPOOL CATHEDRAL itself is one of -LJ the greatest enterprises in ecclesiastical architecture that have been embarked upon in this country since the Reformation. Designed in 1904 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott , then a young architect almost unknown, it has been building ever since, and, though it is still far from complete, the eastern part was dedicated last year. The organ, which has now been installed, is the largest in the country, and there is only one larger in existence in the world.
Dr. David, who is performing the dedicatory service, has been Bishop of Liverpool since 1923. Amongst other academic positions, he was formerly Dean of Queen's College, Oxford, and Headmaster of Clifton College, and of Rugby School. From 1921 to 1923 he was Bishop of Edmundsbury and Ipswich. Mr. H. Goss-Custard has been organist at the Cathedral since 1917.
Sir Giles Gilbert
' Makers of Modem
Europe : Thiers'
'Bob Along the Fisher Gnome' (Mabel Marlowe , from ' Tho Merry go-Kound '). Stories of King Arthur : (8) ' How Sir Arthur proved himself a very great champion.' Song3 and Piano Solos
from Holland Park Rink. (By permission of the Air Council.) Director of Music, Flight-Lieut. J. AMERS , M.B.E,
FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
' Good Citizenship.' S.B. from Liverpool
(Died October 18, 1925)
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
HERBERT HEYNER (Baritone) ANNE GODFREY (Solo Violin)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA : Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
EASTHOPE MARTIN was born in Ireland in 1883. He received his musical education at Trinity College of Music, and was at one time Organist at the Æolian Hall in London. Later, he went to the United States as a Concert
He is best known as a song-writer, though his more serious art-songs are not so much sung as are his lighter ballads, in which he had a charming facility and a sure touch. His cycle Songs of the Fair, sung this evening, is one of the greatest favourites among such works.
An Old Time Tune
Savourneen Deelish Morning Song
KATE WINTER and HERBERT HEYNER Come to the Fair
MORELAND HAY (Entertainer at the Piano)
FAY COURTENAY and MADELEINE RANDOLPH (in Characteristic and Original Duets at the Piano)
Interpreted by Gordon Bryan
John Ireland: Amberley Wild Brooks; Ragamuffin; April; Soho Forenoons
John Ireland was born at Bowdon, in Cheshire, in 1879. He has written music in most branches, vocal and instrumental, but by far the greatest part of his output up to the present has been Chamber Music, Piano Music, and Songs.
The adjective 'rugged' is commonly used in describing his music. It applies especially to his larger instrumental works. His Songs (and, indeed, his Piano pieces) have far more of the quality of definite charm.
Amberley Wild Brooks is a brisk little outdoor picture Ragamuffin is one of three London Pieces. It is a delightful sketch of a Cockney urchin who goes his swaggering way, jauntily singing and whistling. As is the habit of such people, he repeats the same fragments of tune many times. At last he sings a bit of The Old Kent Road, and with a piercing whistle and a cheeky little gesture, disappears.
April is another pleasant mood-piece.
Soho Forenoons begins with a rhythm marked quasi Tambourine. We are in one of London's foreign quarters, amongst happy children, dancing to street music.
SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN.
A Lyric Drama in One Act suggested by and founded upon Browning's ' Pied Piper of Hamelin,' by Herbert Ferrers
The Corporation, Townsfolk (Children, etc.)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and SYMPHONY
Conducted by HERBERT FERRERS
SCENE : The Market Place of Hamelin ; in the centre, the East end of the Great
Church ; on the right, the Town Hall
The action passes from the evening of one day to the next. morning, the curtain dropping for a minute during the ' Intermezzo ' to indicate the lapse of time.
Period : XV Century : The Piper's costume 100 years earlier.
' But God has a few of us whom He whispers in the ear
The rest may reason and welcome ! 'tis we musicians know.'