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FOR Daudet's play of Provencal life 'L'Arlésienne,' Bizet contributed a large amount of very attractive music. This was later put together for concert purposes in the form of two Suites, of which this is the first.
It has four Movements :-
(1) Prelude. A stirring rhythmic, March-like piece, based on an old Provencal folk-tune ; (2)
Minuet. A pleasant dance tune ; (3) Adagietto. A very short piece for Strings alone. In the play it accompanies the passage where two old lovers meet, after half a century of absence from one another ; (4) Carillon. A simple little three-note bell tune pervades the piece. There is a short, contrasting middle section ; otherwise the three-note tune is heard throughout. The piece is played during the celebration of a betrothal.
4.40 MADAME RUTH (Auto-Piano Recital)
5.0 Mr. E. H. BOYCE : 'A Visit to Madeira '


Unknown: Madame Ruth
Unknown: Mr. E. H. Boyce

: The Children's Hour

I. Impromptu in A Flat (Schubert), played by Eric Fogg. J. ' Jack and the Beanstalk,' told by Robert Roberts and Eric Fogg. K. ' Keep Smiling,' sung by Willie Cochrane. L. ' Little Rosebud ' (Brahms), sung by Harry Hopewell


from the Hotel Majestic, St. Anne's-on-Sea. Musical Director, GERALD W. BRIGHT


Director: Gerald W. Bright


An Eye-Witness's Account of the last day's play in the County Championship Cricket Match at Old Trafford, by Mr. F. STACEY LINTOTT , Manchester (weather permitting)


Unknown: Mr. F. Stacey Lintott


Selection of Verdi's Works
A Comedy-Drama of Lancashire Life by ROSSET
GILL. Presented by D. E. ORMEROD
Cast (in order of speaking) :
EVEN in such tough-fibred spinsters as Sarah and Martha Duckers , living together in a small house bought out of long-practised economies, romance was not wholly extinguished though, like the atmosphere of the industrial village in which they had spent their lives, it had become vitiated by unwholesome conditions.
At the opening of the play, we find Martha waiting for her sister's return from the factory after the day's work. An air of clean vigour pervades their apartment, with its old dresser, family samplers, case clock and robust aspidistra. rpO adapt one's business methods to matrimonial affairs is not always successful, as Ben Riley found when he tried to decide which of two sisters he should marry. He could not make up his mind whether it should be Sarah or Martha Duckers and, having been highly successful in business, he decided to solve his matrimonial problems in the same way as he did his business difficulties, but his attempt met with disastrous results.
Air, with Variations, ' Eventide '


Presented By: D. E. Ormerod
Unknown: Martha Duckers
Unknown: Ben Riley
Unknown: Martha Duckers
Sarah Duckers: Marion Thwaite Matthews
Martha Duckers: Mary Eastwood
Ben Riley: E H Bridgstock

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