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: Music. Songs and Stories of Long Ago. Selection from ' Hansel and Gretcl ' (Huniperdinck), played by the Sunshine Trio. The story of ' Hansel and Gretel.' ' Jack and the Beanstalk'—an old fairy tale set to music, sung by Betty Wheatley


(Picture on page 362.)
INAUGURATED in 1906, the Buxton and North Derbyshire Musical Festival has been held annually, with the exception of the years of the war. It was at first a one-day event, with one adjudicator, and was held in one hall. This year five halls were used, and there were no fewer than eight adjudicators-Sir Ivor Atkins , Miss D. C. Vinicorube , Mr. Acton-Bond, Mr. Frederick Dawson. Mr. Plunket Greene. Mr. Geoffrey Shaw. Mr. Charles Stevenson, and Dr. C. H. Moody. Listeners to whom these names are familiar will be able to judge the importance of this festival, and the concert given by the prize-winners should be of exceptional interest.
(The items given below constitute the final tests)
THE lovely air from the socular Oratorio.
Semele, is sung by Semele herself, who, on awaking, wishes that her lover. Jupiter, of whom she has been dreaming, were with her. Her words are :—
'O sleep, why dost thou leave me ?
Why thy visionary joys remove 0 sleep, again deceive me.
To my arms restore my wandr'ing love.'
THIS Chorus by Bach, which constitutes his fiftieth Cantata, is an eight-part setting of the words in Revelation xii, 10 : ' Now shall the grace, and the strength, and the rule, and the might of our God and His Christ be declared, for ho to nought is come which hath reviled us day and night to God.'


Unknown: Sir Ivor Atkins
Unknown: Miss D. C. Vinicorube

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