(C. H. H. Parry ).
ARTHUR WILKES (Tenor)
The Pied Piper.
(Bass) ...... Mayor of Hamelin THE STATION CHORUS :
. STATION ORCHESTRA :
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON.
Most of us know the old story of the Pied Piper so charmingly recorded in the poem of Robert Browning. The Pied Piper was engaged by the Mayor and Corporation of Hamelin to use his art for driving away the rats which were infesting the city. The Pied Piper succeeded in the task, whereupon the city fathers declined to fulfil their bond of paying him a thousand guilders. And so, out of revenge, the Piper played his pipe again and lured the children of Hamelin into the countryside, where they disappeared for ever into the side of a mountain.
This poem has been most charmingly set to music by Parry for two voices, chorus and orchestra, the first performance having been given at the Norwich Musical Festival in 1905. ORCHESTRAL SELECTIONS by THE AUGMENTED STATION
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