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Relayed from the Houldsworth Hall
Chamber Concert by the BRODSKY QUARTET

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR:' Countryside Suite '

(Eric Coates ), played by the Sunshine Trio. ' Songs of tho Countryside ' (Hardy) sung by Betty Wheatley A Nature Story read by Robert Roberts


Unknown: Eric Coates
Sung By: Betty Wheatley
Read By: Robert Roberts


IN the Eccles family there were at least four generations of professional musicians. One
Eccles became famous—or notorious. This was Solomon, who, during the Great Plaguo of 1666, ran naked through the streets with a brazier of burning brimstone on his head. His second son, Henry, though he was a member of the King's Band, thought he was not appreciated in this country; so about the year 1715 he went to Paris, and became a Violinist at the French Court. It was in France that he published his compositions, which were chiefly for String instruments. His Sonatas were, after the custom of the time, planned in alternate slow and quick Movements; the Sonata form was then in process of growing up, and often showed its connection with the old dances of the Suite.


Unknown: Kathleen Moorhouse

: Dickens interpreted by James Bernard

(Dickens, born Feb. 7, 1812)
' Pip and the Convict'
From 'Great Expectations,' by Charles Dickens
Introducing the following Characters:
Philip Pirrip (Pip)
Magwitch (a convict)
Joe Gargery
Mrs. Joe Gargery


Author: Charles Dickens
[Actor]: James Bernard

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