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Chorus Master, HAROLD DAWBER
BELLA BAILLIE (Soprano) ; NORAH DAHL (Coritralto) ; FRANK TITTERTON (Tenor);
ARTHUR CRANMER (Baritone) fTlHERE are four Movements in the Symphony,
JL the last of which is very broken in character and very dramatic. This Movement introduces solo vocalists and a chorus, and has given the work its name of ' Choral Symphony.'
Of the first three Movements each is, in a different way, powerful and moving. From the mysterious opening sounds tho First MoveMENT seems to show the Composer face to face with the immensities and problems of life, and in music expressing what could be expressed in no other way.
There follow the SCHERZO of boisterous vitality (with an interlude of charming rustic simplicity), and the song-like, gravely beautiful SLOW MOVEMENT.
Without any pause wo pass into the LAST
MOVEMENT. With a shock wo hear all the Wind Instruments and the Kettle-drums bursting into the cloistered peace.


Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Chorus Master: Harold Dawber
Soprano: Bella Baillie
Soprano: Norah Dahl
Tenor: Frank Titterton
Tenor: Arthur Cranmer


A Comedy in Two Scenes by H. E. L. MELLERSH
Barbara's opinion of her brother-in-law was not exactly flattering. Ernest was by no means overjoyed at the prospect of having his sister-in-law about the house for an indefinite period.
Economic considerations, however, were responsible for a remarkable change of opinion on the part of each.


Unknown: H. E. L. Mellersh
Ernest: W E Dickman
Phyllis (his wife): Hylda Metcalf
Barbara (her younger sister): Ella Forsyth
Jimmy: Harold Cluff

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