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SHEEP-FARMING in the Australian bush. playing the Violin to the Governor-General, cruising on a whaler, mutiny, capture by ferocious rebel Maoris-all these are among the lively experiences of the Irish composer of Maritana. He is not to be confused, by the way, with the William Wallace of our own times, composer of the Freebooter Songs, etc. This William Wallace was born in 1814 and died just over sixty years ago. He wrote, among other things, half-a-dozen Op?ras ; but Maritana was the only really successful one, and it has, indeed, easily made up for the rest as far as popularity goes.
His countrymen put up a monument to him at his native Waterford a few years ago-one of the few statues of musicians to be found in the British Isles.
A Symbolic Play by Maria A. Foley , presented by the Station Dramatic Company
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THE action takes place in the modest room of a little house near Judæa during the lifetime of our Lord. From the window, a narrow winding road may be seen, and in the distance, rising majestically, a mountain, at the foot of which a great crowd is gathering.
This is the picture that presents itself to little Joel as he gazes wistfully towards the mountain. He has just finished preparing a wreath of white roses, which he holds in his hands.


Conductor: Sam Townsend
Unknown: William Wallace
Unknown: William Wallace
Play By: Maria A. Foley


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