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The Story of English Music : Miss ELFRIDA VIPONT, 'Music und the Puritans'

: A Band Concert

The Besses o' Th' Barn Band, conducted by J. C. Wright

John Masefield's Cargoes is a song of contrasts. First we see the 'quinquereme of Nineveh,' the towering galley, with its five banks of oars, sailing home to Palestine with its fine-sounding cargo of 'ivory, and apes and peacocks, sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.'
Next is conjured up a picture of a stately Spanish galleon with its load of 'diamonds, emeralds, amethysts, topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.'
Last scene of all, a violent contrast indeed, is that of the 'dirty British coaster ... butting through the Channel' with her prosaic burden of 'Tyne coal, road-rails, pig-lead, firewood, iron-ware and cheap tin trays.'


Conducted By: J. C. Wright
Unknown: Tohn Masefield

: Afternoon Topics

' A Home of Haunted Memories '

: Programme

S.B. from London

: Weather Forecast, News

Lieut.-Col. W. P. Drury, 'Historical Sketches - Witchcraft at Westminster.'
S.B. from Plymouth

: Programme

S.B. from London (10.10 Local News)

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