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: WEATHER FORECAST

a m. (Daventry
Only) Time SIGNAL, GREENWICH ;

: A LIGHT CLASSICAL CONCERT

The DAVENTRY STRING QUARTET ; and LUIA JUTA (Soprano), DUDLEY STUART WHITE (Baritone),
GERDA NETTE (Piano)

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

: Songs by Megan
Thomas. The Story of 'The Pilot of Port Creek ' {Burnett Fallow). The Children's Hour will go ' Aboard the Victory ' (in fancy, of course) under the guidance of G. G. Jackson

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

By REGINALD FOORT , relayed from the New Gallery Kinema

: Mr. SANTOS CASANI: A Lesson in the New Yale Blues '

HOWEVER many dances have come and gone—however hot the weather—those mysterious people who devise new dances never seem to rest from their labours. They have been at it again, and the result is the Yale Blues, an ingenious blend of elements drawn from the Blues, the Tango . the Charleston, and the Black Bottom. Tli » new dance will be described and explained by Mr. Santos Casani , whose name is one to conjure with wherever dancing people meet.

: THE KNELLER HALL BAND

Conducted by Lieut. H. E. ADKINS , Director (f Music, Royal Military Schools of Music,
Kneller Hall , Twickenham

: WILLIE ROUSE

(' Wireless Willie ')
(Picture on page 305.)
THE war-maidens, the Valkyries, arc riding through the air, and carrying with them the bodies of heroes slain in battle, whom they arc bearing to Valhalla, the abode of the Gods. Wagner himself prepared the concert arrangement (now scored for Military Band) of this wonderful piece of sound-painting, which opens the Third Act of his Music Drama, The Valkyries.

: CHAMBER MUSIC

SARAH FISCHER (Soprano) , ANGUS MORRISON
(Pianoforte) , ERNEST HALL (Trumpet) ;
FRANK ALMGILL, ARTHUR HALFPENNY (Flutes) ; S. KNEALE KELLEY , ERNEST WYATT (Violins); ARTHUR BLAKEMORE (Viola) ; PHILIP NIFOSI (Violoncello); GEORGE HATTON (Double Bass)
Suite in D, in the ancient style for Trumpet, two
Flutes and String Quartet .. Vincent d'Indy
ONE of the greatest influences in modern
French music is Cesar Franck , and Vincent d'Indy is his chief disciple.
Franck (1822-90) represents a reaction against the more sensuous influences in French music-the influences which found expression in gay tune, bright rhythms and light-handed orchestral colourings, but did not always express any very deep thought or feeling.
The ancestry and descent of every composer's style can bo traced back to some previous composer or composers, and the Franck-d'Indy ' school ' in French music owes a great deal to (a) Plainsong, (6) Palestrina and the great writers of the 16th century, (c) Bach, and (d) Beethoven.
It is a school of the highest aims and the most strenuous endeavours. A religious inspiration is to be felt in much of its work.
Vincent d'Indy, who is seventy-six, has written Operas, Symphonic works, songs, chamber music, etc. The work we are to hear, a fairly early composition, contains five Movements-a. Prelude, an ' Entry,' a Sarabande, a Minuet and a ' French Rondo.'
HERE is some of the olde3t of all instrumental music. Four hundred years ago, almost the only cultivated music was for voices. By the sixteenth century composers had begun to write for instruments. Naturally, the stylo was at first a good deal like that of the vocal music, for the special capabilities of instruments had all to be discovered.
But English composers (who were pioneers in the field) almost at once began to find out how to write effectively for the Keyboard instrument of the day, the Virginals.
In- listening to these pieces, imagine the tiny tone of the Virginals, in which the strings (at a tension far less than that of a present-day Piano) were plucked by a quill.
Byrd we now know as one of the very greatest of our Composers, and Bull was one of the most famous virtuosos of his day.
Naturallv, the full quality of a man like Byrd, who was at his greatest in choral composition, cannot be expected to appear in small essays in a stylo of art that was only then beginning to ' find its feet,' so to speak, and that had to be expressed upon an instrument of restricted capacities.
HERE are pieces by three musicians of to-day, one of whom, John Ireland, is very well known. William Walton 's Overture Portsmouth Point, after a print by Rowlandson, has been broadcast more than once.
This young Lancashire composer (he is only twenty-five), after studying under Sir Hugh Allen and E. J. Dent , has worked largely by himself for the last few years. His String Quartet was played, as one of the representative modem works from this country, at the Salzburg International Musical Festival in 1923. His Pianoforte Quartet received one of the awards of the Carnegie Trust, which each year pays for the publication of a number of new works.
Constant Lambert is a twenty-one year old composer who studied at the Royal College of Music under Vaughan Williams and R. 0. Morris. His Ballet, Borneo and Juliet, was produced by the Diaghilev Russian Ballet.








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