MOSCHETTO and his ORCHESTRA
From THE MAY FAIR HOTEL
SYBIL MADEN (Contralto)
J. H. SQUIRE CELESTE OCTET
Played by ALEX TAYLOR
Relayed from DAVIS' THEATRE,
A Play written for the microphone by L. DU GARDE PEACH, with music by V. HELY-HUTCHINSON
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BACH FRENCH SUITES
Played by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
No one knows why Bach's six French and six
English Suites have these names; we can only guess that the French ones, at any rate, were so called because the French compusers had handed down the form, as Bach found it. Their rule was that there should be at least four pieces. Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Cigue. Even before Bach's day. other movements, such as the Gavotte and the Bourrée, bad been added. and Cach had no hesitation in enlarging his Suites as he wished. Any movements which did not originally belong to the group, he placed. as a rule, between the Sarabande and the Gigue. so that it comes last. Any other additional movements he seemed to prefer to put at the beginning. All the French Suites, however, begin at once with Allemandes.
In his hands the form reached a very high plane of art, and though each of the dance forms retained its traditional character, he gave it in every case a new dignity and meaning.
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Tom Jones , produced at the Apollo Theatre in 1907, has been performed by more operatic societies than it would be easy to count ; any later work which ousts it from its position among the first favourites will have to be exceptionally rich in all those qualities of melody, rhythm, harmony, and wholesome sentiment and humour, which blend here into a typically English whole. Graceful, melodious, light, the music is in every way original, stamped with a strong individuality; always refined, never stooping to cheap or meretricious effects, laid out for the orchestra by the hand of a master, it is all respected and admired by musicians as it is loved by the man in the street.
LISTENERS must have noticed that the composer of ' Passing By ' appears usually on programmes as E. C. Purcell , whereas, theiname Purcell itself very often stands alone. In this latter case it means that the music is by the great Purcell, Henry, one of the greatest, or, as many people think, the very greatest composer this country has ever produced. E. C. Purcell is a much less eminent descendant of the great man's, of whom very little is known except this one song. deservedly popular for its simple old-world charm.
FEW modern English composers of light and graceful music have earned our gratitude more fully than John Ansell , the popular conductor of the London Wireless Orchestra. Al though in every way a thoroughly-equipped musician who is at home in the most serious realms of music, he has no great sympathy with any of the ultra-modern tendencies, nor with music of sombre and gloomy purport. Ho would have music bring more brightness into the daily round, and his own is all fresh and wholesome. The subjects he chooses arc many and varied, but whether it be the merriment of children, the sea and ships, dances, or shoes, ho always leaves his hearer with a happy sense that the world is not so dull a place as he may have thought.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
(Entertainer, with RALPH JOHNSTON at the piano)
NAUNTON WAYNE will entertain
(Syncopated Numbers at the piano)
ARTHUR Young and GEOFFREY GAUNT and two Pianos
GEORGE GRAVES assisted by MYLES CLIFTON in ' The 'Ole in the Road ' by SEAMARK
THE BAYAN VOCAL SEXTET in Russian Songs
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
THE PICCADILLY PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA , and THE PICCADILLY GRILL BAND, directed by JERRY HOEY , from THE PICCADILLY HOTEL