Relayed from Town Moor, Doncaster
Commentator, Mr. GEOFFREY GILBEY assisted by Mr. QUINTIN GILBEY
The Daventry String Quartet and Lily Zaehner (Soprano), Henry Luscombe (Baritone), Alice Elieson ('Cello)
Back to the Days of Good Queen Bess ! Sixteenth Century music played on old English Instruments by the Chaplin Trio. The story of ' The Armada ' from ' Westward Ho ! ' (Charles Kingsley ) told by Alan Howland. ' A Child's Day in the Sixteenth Century,' by Marjoric Quenncll. rpHE Chaplin Trio , who specialize in Old English Music, will play today on the Harpsichord, the Viola d'Amore and the Viola da Gamba. The Harpsichord was the keyboard instrument used before the Piano was invented. It has stops and pedals, and the sounds are made by quills which pluck the strings when the keys are played upon. The qualities of sound are therefore quite different from those of the Piano, which are produced by hammers striking the strings.
The Viola d'Amore has seven strings, tuned to the key of D. In addition, there are seven metal strings under the finger-board. These give a peculiarly sympathetic quality of tone to the instrument.
The Viola da Gamba has six strings—three being made of gut and three being wire covered.
The Chaplin Trio will play music of the Sixteenth century by Dr. John Bull, William Byrd and Robert Johnson , and some old dances of the period, the composers of which are unknown.
By REGINALD FOORT
From the New Gallery Kinema
THE SUITES OF HANDEL Played by GERDA NETTE
ROYAL HAWAIIAN ORCHESTRA
Music by British Composers
Relayed from Shire Hall, Hereford
THE Fantasia, written in 1923, is an attempt, the Composer tells us, to express the spirit and characteristics of the Tudor madrigal in terms of the modern Orchestra. It has no ' programme' and is developed on purely musical lines, in three linked Movements-two quick ones separated by a slow one. These form a continuous whole. The subject of the First Movement is taken from Morley's 'Ho ! who comes here ? 'and indeed this theme ties behind tho first two Movements, while the Third is based on a fragment of a theme from Weelkes' ' Sing wo at pleasure,' at tho end of which the Morley theme from the First Movement returns, the Coda being built on both the themes.
THE programme book of the Three Choirs
Festival tells us that ' this work is planned in the usual four-movement Symphony form, but in miniature, the whole taking only about ten minutes to play. It is planned for the cars of children (grown up and otherwise) and for the use of any fairly advanced school orchestra, with the possible help of a few teachers or musical frionds. It is scored for a (or Piccolo), an Oboe, two Clarinets, a Bassoon, two Horns, two Trumpets, two Trombones, Drums and other Percussion instruments, Harp (or Piano) and Strings.'
The Movements are thus entitled: (1) Introduction (' Announcements ') and Allegro (' At Work ') ; (2) Presto (' At Play ') ; (3) Andante ('Thoughts'); (4) Finale ('Hero wo go'). The programme note goes on : 'To those long familiar with Symphony Form such titles are probably less than unimportant, and may even be in the way. But for the sake of younger symphonic listeners, their mention here may bo forgivingly ignored by those who have grown old in the gentle art of listening to abstract music.'
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, and THE WIRELESS CHORUS, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
OLIVE GROVES (Soprano)
The Garden of my Dreams
Talbot and Novello
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY (Baritone)
It's nice to be home once more
Talbot and Novello
'THE WHITE CHRYSANTHEMUM' (Talbot)
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY
The Butterfly and the Flower
'THEODORE AND COMPANY' (Novello and Kern)
Opening, Act I
Every little Girl can teach me something new
'Three LITTLE MAIDS' (Rubens)
OLIVE GROVES and Chorus
Something sweet about me
What is a maid to do?
'SALLY ' (Kern)
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY Look for the silver lining Whip-poor-will
' OUR Miss GIBBS' (Caryll and Monckton) Opening Chorus, Act II OLIVE GROVES Moonstruck
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY Not that sort of person
' The MERRY WIDOW' (Lehar)
OLIVE GROVES Vilia
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY The Cavalier
'TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT'
HAROLD KIMBERLEY and Chorus
The only way
OLIVE GROVES and HAROLD KIMBERLEY They didn't believe me '