Relayed from the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
(No.4 of the 33 Winter Series)
THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA. (50 Performers), conducted by Sir DAN GODFREY
THE Composer of this Overture spent much of his childhood at sea, and passed his youth among ships and seamen. We are told that the work 'deals with seamen rather than the sea, and is in some measure a tribute to one particular
. ship's company, of happy memory.' It ' owes something to their courage, good humour, and love of sentiment,' and at the close there is a memory of their gallant death, in the war.
The Overture treats a number of sea songs-the halliards shanty Blow the man down (on the Horns, as the second tune of the piece), the foresheet shanty Haul away, Joe (Violins in octaves, soon after this), a traditional sea song, The Maid of Amsterdam (Oboe and other Wood-wind, very softly),. then Admiral Benbow (four Horns), and the well-known-Shenandoah ('Cellos). After the development of these ideas, the music takes on a note of foreboding and theli rises to a ' menace. The last mood is that of a requiem, and the work ends with a last hint of Shenandoah.
THE French Composer, Lalo, wrote this piece for the famous Spanish Violinist. Sarasate, whom some listeners will recollect hearing, for he used to be a great favourite here twenty years. ago.
The Spanish Symphony (which is really a Suite of pieces, not a Symphony in the usual meaning of the term) is Spanish music through n French-man's eyes-gay, debonair, polished and piquant.
There are in the complete work five separate
Movements, well contrasted in spirit and style, of which we are to hear four—an opening quiet Movement, a Scherzo, a Slow Movement and a Rondo.
The ORCHESTRA, conducted by PAUL RIMMER
' Micky's Find,' by Marjorie Wilson. Songs by Norah Tarrant (Contralto), and Bitsum (of ' Bitsum and Peecum '). Some Welsh Tales, by T. Davy Roberts. Duets for Two Pianos by Mnrgaret Abletborpe and Nigel Dallaway
The LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND
Directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN SCOTCH KELLEY (Entertainer) HELEN ALSTON (Entertainer)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO PIANO QUINTET
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
' FOUR BELLS '
A Play in one Act by H. J. BERRY
The scene is the bridge of the s.s. Dunkeld at about three bells in the middle watch. The Dunkeld, homeward bound from Montreal, is steaming slowly through a thick fog off the Banks of Newfoundland. The air is very damp and Peters and Collins, who are standing the middle watch together, are clad in oilskins and sea boots.
Collins, the'Third Mate:
Peters, the First Mate:
' Stand-By 'Man:
' Look out- Man:
A Romance by EDWIN LEWIS. Produced by STUART VINDEN
Incidental Music by THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO
The Scene, is a gipsy encampment in a wood-
Two half-bell ten's of canvas are in the shelter of the trees. In the rear, before the tents, a red fire burns, over which, on a tripod, is suspended a pot, and on a log near the fire sits middle-aged woman of the true gipsy type. The night is warm and breathless, and presently, after staring into the fire, she draws a gleaming knife.
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Overture to ' Phædra '
DENNIS NOBLE (Baritone) and Orchestra
Air, ' Vision Fugitive ' (' Fleeting Vision,' from
' Herodias ')
Selection from 'The C'id ' Ballet Music
DENNIS NOBLE and Orchestra
Air, ' Hélas, enfant ' ('Alas, child.' from ' Thais ')
Two Interludes from ' Don Quixote '
Serenade ; Dulcinea's. Sadness
DENNIS NOBLE and Orchestra
Air, ' Voila, done, la terrible cite ' (' See, the terrible city,' from ' Thais ')
Selection from Suite, ' Alsatian Scenes '