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: A STUDIO CONCERT

DOROTHY GLOVER (Soprano)
SAMUEL SAUL (Baritone) JOHN ATKINSON (Violin)

: Evensong

From Westminster Abbey

: A Studio Concert

ELSIE CHAMBERS (Contralto)
WILLIAM HESELTINE (Tenor)
ANDREW BROWN 'S QUINTET

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Canzonetta ' (D'Ambrosio) and other Violin
Solos, played by DAVID WISE f The Trumpet Call '—the Story of a Goose
(Mortimer Balten)
' My Tiger '-an Adventure in India, written and told by JEAN GRANT

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

VIOLIN MUSIC BY KREISLER
Played by WILLIAM PRIMROSE (Violin)

: Major GORDON HOME : ' Life in Roman Britain '

THIS is the first of a series of six talks by Major Gordon Home, who has specialized in Roman archaeology for some years, and himself began the excavations of the Roman fort of Reeulver last year. He has written books on Roman York, Roman London, and Roman Britain, the last of which was published in 1927. The Roman occupation, which really began with the conquest of the Emperor Claudius, marks the beginning of a real social life for the country. Major Home in his first talk covers the two raids-they were no more-by Julius Cœsar, the gradual advance of the legions to the north and west, the first colonization of such towns as Camulodunum (Colchester), and the growth of peaceful conditions behind the military shield of the Northern walls. He deals with the exploitation and taxation of the wealthier Britons, and the consequent desperate revolt and its failure, and a century of increasing trade and wealth for Southern Britain. Finally, he describes the disaster of 367 A.D.. and the decline of Roman control owing to the gradual withdrawing of tho garrisons to guard the more vital centres of the crumbling empire.

: A Liza Lehmann Programme

'THE GOLDEX THRESHOLD '
Indian Song Cycle for Solo Voices, Chorus, and Orchestra
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
ESTHER COLEMAN (Contralto)
ERic GREENE (Tenor)
FRANK PHILLIPS (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and Orchestra
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
LIZA LEHMANN (1862.1918) was one of the comparatively few British women who were known as composers in the 'eighties and 'nineties. Her first lessons were given by her mother, who was herself a composer and arranger well known under the initials ' A. L.' Randegger continued her education as a singer, and she also studied composition-abroad, in Italy and Germany, and under Hamish MacCunn in England. For about ten years she appeared on the concert platform as a singer, retiring from this branch of music on her marriage to the painter and composer Herbert Bedford , and devoting herself to teaching and composition. She was the first woman to be commissioned to write u Musical Comedy—Sergeant Brue (1904)—which many listeners will remember.
The Golden Threshold, described as An Indian
Song Garland, is a setting of poems by Soragini Naidu.
There are sixteen items-songs, duets, and choruses. These are taken from five sections of the poem, respectively entitled Songs of the Lover and of the Beloved, Songs of the One Alone, Song of a Youth, Song of the Little Sister, and Songs of the Crowd.
The concert work makes up the following programme : :-
1. Harvest Hymn (Chorus). Praise is offered to the gods of Harvest.
2. Song of a Dream (Baritone). A vision of the birds as spirits of Truth, of the stars as spirits of Love, and the streams as spirits of Peace.
3. Henna. (Soprano and Contralto Duet, with Chorus). An injunction to hasten and gather the leaves of the henna-tree, whoso dye shall bedeck lovely maids.
4. Palanquin-Bearers (Tenor and Bass Duet).
The men's song as they lightly bear a dainty lady.
5. The serpents are asleep (Contralto).
6. The Snake Charmer (Soprano). A song of a youth calling to the snake as the ' subtle bride . of my mellifluous wooing,' the ' silver-breasted moonbeam of desire.'
7. The Royal Tombs of Golconda (Baritone solo and Chorus). A musing, amidst the ruins, on the memories of ancient grandeur and of the beauty that ' wakens with the Spring to kindle these pomegranate groves.'
8. Love Song (Tenor).
9. Like a serpent (Contralto and Tenor Duet). 10. Nighifall in Hyderabad (Chorus). Impressions of the sights and sounds of the great city, as night comes to her, ' borne like a queen to a sumptuous festival.'
11. Cradle Song (Soprano). A Song of the Little Sister, who sings to the baby of the ' little lovely dream ' she has brought for him.
12. To a Buddha seated on a Lotus (Baritone
Solo and Quartet). ' What mystic rapture dost thou own, immutable and ultimate ? . .
The end, elusive and unknown, still lures us. ... How shall wo reach the great unknown Nirvana of thy Lotus-throne ? '
13. Indian Dancers (Chorus).
14. New leaves grow green (Soprano, Contralto, and Tenor). An idyll of Spring.
15. Alabaster (Contralto). 'Like this alabaster box ... is my heart..... Therein I treasure the spice and scent of rich and passionate memories.....'
16. At the Threshold (Tenor Solo, Quartet, and Chorus). The child, pleading in youthful pride to ' drink each joy and pain,' is answered. The omnipotent one decrees that he shall know all rapture and despair. After knowledge he shall seek peace. The end of the whole matter is :
L.fe is a prism of my Light,
And death the shadow of my Face.

: 'THE HOUSE AGENT'

An Episode in One Act by GERALD GRACE
Characters : Scene: The Offices of Messrs. Weston, Weston and Weston
Tonight is not the first production of this ever-green little farce ; but, in the opinion of most ex-house-hunters, at any rate, a joke against a house agent will bear repetition.

: WEATER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL

NEWS BULLETIN ; Local Announcementa. (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast

: VARIETY

A. J. ALAN
DEREK OLDHAM and WINNIE MELVILLE
(The Popular Musical Comedy Artists)
THE GERESHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET

: DANCE MUSIC: THE SAVOY

ORPHEANS and The SAVOY BAND, from the Savoy Hotel








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