ELLIOT DOBIE (Bass)
The STATION AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA, conducted by T. H. MORRISON
THE Prelude to J. M. Barrie's play, first heard n?arly thirty years ago, sets the Scottish scene by opening with a passage reminiscent of bagpipes. The excited music that follows is heard, in the play, when the working folk and the soldiers are in collision.
After this the First Main Tune proper enters-a march theme of the soldiers. This tune is one very familiar to everyone, though it is not a native Scots air.
The Second Main Tune. a long, sober melody, is that which accompanies the ' Little Minister ' in the play.
After this the only old tune used in the Overture is heard-that of the song Duncan Gray.
Thus the Overture is built up, ending with a brilliant Reel. 'CAMPBELL OF KILMHOR'
A Play in One Act by J. A. FERGUSON
Performed by the STATION REPERTORY PLAYERS Presented by VICTOR SMYTHE
Time: After the rising of '45 THE scene is laid in the room of a lonely cottage on the road from Straun to Rannock, in North Perthshire.
It is a wild night, the wind howling fitfully across the moorland. As the play opens, the old woman, Mary Stewart , is seated before the peat fire, wanning her hands.
HERE Mr. Moonie (a well-known Edinburgh musician whose compositions are largely concerned with Scottish life and scenes) has cast into the form of an Overture his impressions of the burning patriotism and heroic deeds in the stirring days of the '45, when Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his father's standard in Glenfinnan, held court at Holyrood, and finally was defeated at Culloden. OUR Royal Academy Principal is a Scot. (This seems to be an R.A.M. tradition; its principals are always ' Macs'-Macfarren Mackenzie, McEwen !) It is from the Border country that Dr. McEwen comes, and the piece now to be heard is one of three ' Orchestral Ballads ' (as he calls them) prompted by local sympathies. We may find in the music suggestions of the varied scenery of Galloway and its historical and legendary associations.