LEE THISTLETHWAITE (Baritone)
THE STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by T. H. MORRISON
1. PURCELL (1658-1695)
BETWEEN the period that saw the decline of Elizabethan music and the middle of last century, England produced only one really distinguished Composer, Henry Purcell. His genius was recognized in his life-time, for he was appointed Organist of Westminster Abbey at tho age of twenty, and a few years later he became, in addition, Organist of the Chapel Royal.
Suite from the Opera, ' King Arthur '
Overture; Introduction to Act II. ; Lively Dance ; Hornpipes ; Britannia Rises ; Grand Danco
II. ARNE (1710-1778)
THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE , Doctor of Music, was a maker of good tunes, as Where the Bee Sucks and Rule! Britannia bear witness to this day. But for this priceless gift, he would not have ranked with the musicians of history, and even with it he does not stand high among them. He was a writer of small things, some of them immortal. ORCHESTRA Fifth Suite in C 1. Prelude ; 2. Almand; 3. Courante,;
4, Sarabande ; 5, Cebell
Overture to the Opera, ' Artaxerxes ' ORCHESTRA
Two Concert Overtures Ko. 1 in E ; No. 2 in A