Arranged by the PEOPLE'S CONCERT SOCIETY in Co-operation with the B.B.C.
Ninth Concert of Fifth Series
THE PEOPLE'S CONCERT ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES WOODHOUSE
Relayed from the Northern Polytechnio
This will consist of miscellaneous items, tho titles of which will be given by the Announcer.
by GLYN DOWELL (Tenor)
: Programme by Children. Piano Duets by Joan and Molly Beech. Piano Solos by B. Leigh. Recitations by Maisie Willingdale and Molly Mason. Songs by Joyce Farris and Alan Louis-Breeze
As a part of his talk Mr. Scholes will discuss some of the chief of the broadcast and other music of the previous fortnight, and will, especially, compare views with listeners as to the B.B.C. National Concert at the Royal Albert Hall of the previous Friday. Some may care, as that concert proceeds, to make notes of their own criticisms and to have them before them whilst listening to the speaker.
THIS is the second of a series of talks by Professor Charlton, who holds tho Chair of English Literature in the University of Manchester, and has written some notable works of literary criticism. To-day ho will talk of ' Words and the Poet's Use of Them.'
The following guests have been invited :
HAROLD HERRICK , FRED LEWIS , ALEC MCGILL , and GWENNIE VAUGHAN
of the COMPANY OF MASTER MARINERS
Relayed from Fishmongers Hall
THE COMPANY OF MASTER MARINERS
Proposed by the Right Hon. VISCOUNT INCH-
CAPE, G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., K.C.I.E.
Replied to by Sir BURTON CHADWICK, M.P.
(Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade)
'OUR GUESTS '
Proposed by Sir BERTRAM F. HAYES , K.C.M.G.,
D.S.O., Commodore R.N.R.
THIS is the first banquet to be held by the Company, formed in June of last year to give that famous breed, the Master Mariners of England, a professional organization and a corporate status'worthy of their traditions.
It was founded by an ' original Hundred' master mariners, all of whom began in the old sailing ship days as ship's boys. The Company started its career with the whole-hearted support of such people and bodies as Lloyd's, Trinity House, Earl Beatty , and the Prince of Wales, and this banquet should set the seal on its success.
Sir Bertram F.
MURIEL HERBERT (Soprano). ARTHUR CRANMER (Baritone). THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by THE Composer
ARMSTRONG GIBBS was born at Chelmsford in 1889. He is one of a group (Bliss is another) who found great musical inspiration in the musical life of Cambridge in tho years just before the war. He composed the music to Maeterlinck's Betrothal, given at the Gaiety Theatre, London, and has written a large number of songs, a String Quartet, and other things.
Gibbs is on the staff of the Royal College of Music, and his Opera The Blue Peter had its first performance in the theatre there, and has also been broadcast, as many listeners will recall.
Crossings is a play written by Walter de la Mare for performance in 1919 at a School at Brighton at which tho Composer then taught. He wrote the incidental music and songs for it, and later re-scored the Orchestral pieces for a larger body than could be employed at the first performance.
There are five pieces in the Suite.
I Overture. This is built upon themes from the incidental music.
II The Arrival. Four children, a brother and three sisters, arrive at night at ' Crossings,' an old country house inhabited only by fairies and a ghost.
III Butcher, Baker, and Candlestick-maker.
No one is at the house to receive the children, so they fend for themselves. The Butcher and Baker come on their rounds, and the Candlestick-maker, a romantic wanderer, also calls.
IV The Snow Tea. The children have built; a snow hut in the garden, and Here they entertain callers. Tho fairies persuade one child to go away with them, and the end of this scene depicts the other children's grief at the loss.
V Christmas Eve. The fairies come uninvited to a party. Their Queen grants one of the children a wish. She wishes for her lost sister, and a great cake appears by magic. It opens, and inside is the little girl. Tho fairies dance, and vanish as mummers enter singing a carol. 10.30 ORCHESTRA Dance Rhapsody for String Orchestra and Piano 10.40 MURIEL HERBERT Arrogant Poppies ' and ' Negleeced d Moon ' from Midsummer Madness'