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: Mr. H. J. HARPER ROBERTS

'The Care of the Children's Hair '

: Light Music.

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: MADRIGALS OF TUDOR DAYS .

THE APOLLO GLEE CLUB: Conductor, T. W. EVANS
WE always speak with patriotic pride of the days of ' Good Queen Bess.' and we have very good reason to do so. Everyone knows that Drake, Raleigh, and their fellow adventurers did great deeds of valour, and everyone knows that Shakespeare, one of the two or three greatest geniuses of the world, lived then. and lived in very good literary company in England.
But that is by no means all. In the sixteenth century there arose an amazing number of English musicians, composers who carried the young art of music up to its first great pinnacle, a pinnacle which, at any rate for rarity of atmosphere, has never been overtopped since, in this country or any other.
The Church had been responsible for practically all music's real artistic development up to this time, and it was Church music, hand in hand with secular unaccompanied vocal music, that scaled this height. One of tho outstanding qualities of this music is its subtlety and its sense of infinity, and in music of this description one notices the wonderful freedom of the voices, music woven of many strands of melody.
Tonight wo are to hoar some fine examples of these Madrigals, which formed the chief secular <horal music of Tudor and Elizabethan days.

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Conductor: T. W. Evans

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