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: Frank Westfield's Orchestra

From the Prince of Wales Playhouse, Lewisham

: A Military Band Concert

The City of Birmingham Police Band
Conducted by Richard Wassell
From Birmingham
The Overture was one of Bizet's early successes.
It was first performed in 1874, when France was still bowed down by misfortune and any call to patriotism thrilled in her heart. The Homeland was originally scored for a large Orchestra, with much use of Brass and Percussion. The melodies are vigorous and tender by turns, and the instrumental colouring is vivid.
The Symphony (which gets its title from the 'tick-took rhythm of the theme of its Slow Movement) is a genial affair all through. The Last Movement, though it keeps up the general vivacity of the Symphony, is rather more solid in style than the rest. It is a dissertation on the text which is given out in harmony at the start. This crops up, with varied matter intervening, several times, until it is finally used as the foundation for a fugue.
After a short but exceedingly lively chase, the tune is given out in grandiose style by the Full Band and a general rampage brings us to the end of the day's sport in great good humour.


Conducted By: Richard Wassell

: The Children's Hour

(From Birmingham):
Songs by Marjorie Hoverd (Soprano) and Harold Casey (Baritone). Children's Play

: A Musical Comedy Programme

From the Musical Comedies and Comic Operas
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
From Birmingham
The Birmingham Studio Orchestra
Robert Watson (Baritone)
Margaret Cochran (Soprano)
George Worrall (Comedy Characters)


Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Baritone: Robert Watson
Soprano: Margaret Cochran
Soprano: George Worrall

: Dance Music


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