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: BROADCAST TO SCHOOLS :

. Mr. L... J. F. BRIMBLE , ' Experiments with Plants-XII, Plants that trap Insects.' Conclusion and Examination

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Unknown: J. F. Brimble

: British Composers Series: IV: Arthur Sullivan and Edward German

The Augmented Station Orchestra
Conducted by T. H. Morrison
Sullivan's work was written for the Birmingham Festival of 1870. It is scored for Full Orchestra, is long and elaborate, and is amongst Sullivan's most spirited music—which means a good deal to all who know the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas.
After a short Introduction, there begins a very rhythmical, leaping dance-tune (started by the First Violins - chief accompaniment, Horns). This tune holds sway for some time, being given to most instruments in turn, including Flute and Piccolo. Later, there follow several waltz-tunes. Towards the end, the dancers break into a Galop.
German's Suite, first performed at a Crystal Palace Saturday Concert in - 1892, contains four Movements illustrating different sides of gipsy life, as seen through the eyes of the Composer.
The First is entitled Melancholy Valse; the second is a quick, flamboyant dance, beginning, with a stamping rhythm; the Third, light and graceful, is again in Waltz style; the Fourth is a Tarantella, a descendant of that wild dance which in a simpler ago was esteemed a cure for the bite of the tarantula spider.
Sullivan wrote some incidental music for a production of Shakespeare's Henry VIII in Manchester about fifty years ago, and it immediately became very popular. The four items that make up the set are a March, a song for King Henry ('Youth will needs have dalliance'), the Graceful Dance that was once very frequently heard at the Proms, and elsewhere, and the Water Music.'

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Conducted By: T. H. Morrison








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