Arranged by the PEOPLE'S CONCERT SOCIETY in Co-operation with the B.B.C.
Twelfth and Last Concert of Fourth Series
The CHELSEA SINGERS :
WlNIFRED WHELEN ; SYBILLA MARSHALL;
VIOLA DORE ; BRUCE FLEGG ; WINTER COPPIN
JESSIE HALL (Solo Pianoforte)
Part I. ELIZABETHAN MUSIC HERE are three examples of the delicately-woven choralism of three hundred years ago. The first is a setting of words that have become very familiar, their warning burden being ' Men were deceivers ever.'
One of the most popular of all Madrigals is Festa 's Down in a Flou-'ry Vale. It is also one of the oldest that most people are likely, nowadays, to hear. Its Composer belonged to the Papal Choir, and was one of the leading men who gave the real start to the great unaccompanied choral music of the sixteenth century.
Thomas Morley was a contemporary and possibly n friend of Shakespeare, who set to music-some of the Poet's songs. The piece now sung is called a Ballet. This was a lighter kind of Madrigal, with a care-free 'Fa-la-la' refrain. ' Now is the month of Maying,' it runs, 'When merry lads are playing, each with his bonny lass-'
Selection of Virginal and Harpsichord Pieces Elizabethan Pastoral, ' Phoebe
The second part will include miscellaneous items, the titles of which will be given out by the Announcer.
EELIN O'NEILL (Soprano) Ivy PARKIN (Pianoforte)
Songs from ' When
We Were Very Young.' by DALE SMITH ;' Winniethe-Pooh Goes Hunting' (A. A. Milne) : 'The Dormouse and the Doctor ' (A. A. Milne)
ORCHESTRA, from the Prince of Wales Playhouse, Lewisham
Mr. G. A. ATKINSON : Seen on the Screen '
Mr. G. A.
IT is many years now since Gilbert wrote that
' The. policeman's lot is not a happy one.' and. although the tender-hearted constable may feel as much reluctance now as he did then to arresting the burglar who, when he isn't burgling, 'loves to sit a-basking in the sun.' there can be no doubt that the modern policeman has a very different set of problems to face.
ETHEL FENTON (Contralto)
REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Baritone) TOMMY HANDLEY
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and A SMALL ORCHESTRA, conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
REGINALD WHITEHEAD and Chorus
ETHEL FENTON and CHORUS
'The Amusing Episode of the First Violin '
MR. NORMAN DAVEY , who is the last but one in the series of Modern Humorists, which has already included such stars as 'A. P. H.,'
Captain Harry Graham , Sir Owen Seaman, Mr. Ashley Sterne , Mr. Ben Travers and ' Evoe.' is well known as the author of ' The Pilgrim of a Smile,' ' The Guinea Girl,' ' Good Hunting,' and ' The Penultimate Adventure.'
Interpreted by CLAUD BIGGS
Toccata and Fugue in C Minor ; Prelude and Fugue in A Minor
THE Toccata and Fugue fall into sections. as follows: (a) A short, quick, rushing Movement of the brilliant toccata style, but with bits of imitation-one part starting a motif and another catching up the idea.
(b) A four-voice ' woven ' slow section, a sermon on a text given out in the treble of the-first two bars, and afterwards taken up by the other voices.
(c) A pretty three-voice Fugue upon a rhythmic, dancing subject. After a time, « few bars reminiscent of the style of the opening Movement .intervene, and then the Fugue begin-again, now, however, become a double Fugue, for t he old subject is given out with a new one as companion, and the two run in double harness henceforth (a good long ' henceforth ' it is, too). closed finally by a few effective bars in the character of the opening Movement.
THE Fugue of the second piece is a capital
J- example of Bach's art in keeping a piece going without a pause and without allowing the impulse or the interest to flag for an instant. There is here a rapid stream of continuously running short notes, flowing unchecked from beginning to end of the piece, and carrying us buoyantly along in the pleasantest fashion possible.
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