An Insect programme. ' wherein are Tilings Creeping Innumerable, both small and great '-tho latter being Eva Neale and her ' Chirrup ' ; Gordon Bryan and his < Feelers'; Leslie Mainland and his ' Wiiggley Zoe. ' and ' The Cockehafer and the Woolly Bear ' (as devised by Hugh Chesterman )
Played by JAMES CHING
Prelude and two Gavottes, from Third
English Suite in G Minor
Fantasia in C Minor
Prelude and Fugue in G. from Book II of the 48 ' mHE Prelude from the Third English Suite is a very attractive piece constructed out of the theme with which it opens . Those who have the music and care to study the masterly plan of this movement will find dose attention to its subtleties well worth while.
The Gavotte group (arranged First
Cavotte—Second— First again) is well known to nearly all young pianists. The First Gavotte is in the minor, the Second Gavotte is in the major, and is a Musette
—a bass note persisting bagpipe-wise (the instrument, Musette, was a kind of bagpipe from beginning to end.
The Fantasia is influenced by the bold tiarpsiehord style of Bach's contemporary
Domenico Scarlatti , a player-composer who, though ex- ; tremely stout, managed to use a good deal of hand-crossing to obtain his novel effects. Bach began a Fugue to follow the Fantasia, but for some reason never completed it.
The Prelude from the ' 48 ' is a pleasant, vigorous little piece, in which a rapid running-note phrase, generally present in one hand or the other, or both, keeps things going from beginning to end. Generally it has us companion a more smoothly-moving phrase in longer notes, sometimes below it, sometimes .above.
The Fugue is a brilliant piece on a playful, even kittenish 'Subject' of unusual length.
T AST week Mr. Ross entitled his talk ' In
-U Darkest Kngland,' and told of the time when the comparatively new system of industrial capitalism first, felt the shock of competition and the workers suffered accordingly. Today he goes on to the dawn of better days. when world commerce in the modern sense had brought prosperity, and the worker shared in it.
Some time ago, Professor Garstang gave a talk on bird-songs, in which he not only described but illustrated the songs of the tits and the finches—the birds that come at the lower end of the zoological scale. 'This evening he will deal similarly with the music of the more highly developed birds, such as the wren, the blackbird, the thrushes, and the redbreast. Besides being Professor of Zoology at Leeds and .an expert on marine biology and sea fisheries. Professor Garstang is an enthusiast for the songs of the 'birds, on which he has written delightful book.