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Conducted by ARNOLD EAGLE
From the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion


' Them Were Days ! '
Scene : ' The Golden Sun,' an old Coaching Inn somewhere on the Old
Bath Road.
Time : Something over a. century ago :
Characters : The Bustling
Landlord, the Pretty Serving-Maid, and tho Corpulent Coachman, who—together with the Passengers. cor tain Local Worthies, and such other Personages as wo think fit to introduce-will present a glimpso of the picturesque bygone times.


Played by JAMES
CHING Grosse (Groat) Sonata in B Flat, No. 3
2nd and 3rd Movements
THE second movement, although in a strongly
J- contrasted key, C Sharp Minor, is in the same quiet meditative mood as the first, which was played yesterday evening. It falls into three sections, of which the third is a repetition of the first with a. slightly more elaborate bass; the same rhymthic figure persists through both. Tho middle section has an uninterrupted melody in the Major.
The third movement is a very vivacious and delicate Scherzo, in strong contrast with the quiet mood of the first two. It is almost mischievous in the merry way in which the theme jumps about from treble to bass ; only in tho short Trio is there a hint of the mysticism of the earlier movements.

: Miss MARY PAGET : 'On going blind '

ANYBODY who has bad to do with blind people will agree that the most impressive i hing about them is their wonderful cheerfulness. They seem to boar an affliction that seems to most of us as dreadful as any that can befall a human being with a resignation or even a gaiety that passes comprehension. In this evening's talk Miss Paget, who is herself blind, will do something to explain this mystery.

: Mr. JOHN DRINKWATER: Stamp Collecting'

AS the one hobby that is shared by schoolboys, scholars, millionaires, and kings, stamp-collecting has abundant witness to its appeal to the human mind. Mr. John Drinkwater , the author of Abraham Lincoln and one'of the most celebrated of English dramatists, is also an ardent philatelist, and the owner of a famous collection of American stamps.

: Nativity Play

In Three Scones by BERNARD WALKE
Relayed from St. Hilary's Church, Cornwall.
S.B. from Plymouth
' Bethlehem
Scone 1. The Angel and the Shepherds Scene 2. The Children and the Lamb
Scene 3. The Three Kings and the Crib
Cast in order of appearance :—
The Angel Mother
Boy Benjamin Second Shepherd Asaph Third Shepherd. Rachel
First Shepherd First King
Elizabeth Second King
Third King

: Mrs. ESDAILE: 'English Sculpture'

IF one wants to study English sculpture of past ages, the parish church is'often'a a better place to go to than the local museum. Not merely a great deal of social history, but much of the story of English art is revealed by the sculpture and monuments in which country churches are often so rich. Mrs. Esdailo, who has written several books on the subject, will describe tho sort of thing one can look for in English churches in her talk tonight.


Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Songs (Soloist, WALTER LEAR> )
NORMAN DEMUTH , composer of the Spanish-Dance Suite, was a successful student of the Royal College of Music in London, studying violin, viola and composition. He has had a wido experience as viola player in such organizations as the Scottish Orchestra.
The" Dance Suite to be played this evening has several specially interest iiig ' features", one of which is that there is a brilliant solo part for saxophone. That the instrument - can make very ugly noises is known to all who have heard modern dance bands, but it is a really musical instrument with a fine tone, and has for long had a place of its own in serious music.
Thoro is a short introduction to the Suite, in a dramatic mood, beginning with a little run on the Xylophone and a cadenza on' the solo instrument. The first dance, a Fandango, follows without a break.
In a slower and more languorous mood, the second movement is a Seguidilla-Gitana. The strongly characteristic melody is played first by the soloist, entering at the third bar, and throughout the movement it is almost entirely in his hands.
The last movement is a Cachucha, another dance of Spanish origin.

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