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: CHAMBER MUSIC

RAIE DA COSTA (Pianoforte)
CECILY HALFORD (Mezzo-Soprano)
THE WYNN REEVES STRING SEXTET
H. WYNN REEVES (1st Violin): GEORGE WHITTAKER (2nd Violin); ERNEST YONGE (1st Viola) ; ALFRED HOBDAY (2nd Viola); CHARLES CRABBE (1st Violoncello ) ; AMBROSE GAUNTLET (2nd Violoncello)
SEXTET

Sextet for Strings in E, Op. 36 1. Allegro non troppo; 2. Scherzo, Allegro non troppo; 3. Adagio; 4. Poco Allegro. - Brahms

Contributors

Pianoforte: Raie Da Costa
Pianoforte: Cecily Halford
Unknown: H. Wynn Reeves
Violin: George Whittaker
Violin: Ernest Yonge
Viola: Alfred Hobday
Viola: Charles Crabbe
Unknown: Ambrose Gauntlet

: CECILY HALFORD

Two Elizabethan Lyrics :
Come again -
If she forsake me ! The Lass of Richmond Hill (Old English)

: RAIE DA COSTA

Selected Solos by Chopin

: H. WYNN REEVES, GEORGE WHITTAKER, ERNEST YONGE

Larghetto. Scherzo and Trio, from Terzetto in

: RAIE DA COSTA

Selected Solos by Chopin

: CECILY HALFORD

Three Songs. ' The Elfin Pedlar' Two Little Stars ; Little Snowdrop ; Night - Stanford
Silver - Armstrong Gibbs
Five Eyes - Armstrong Gibbs

: BIRMINGHAM CATHEDRAL

THE BELLS
Followed by a RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Conducted by the LORD BISHOP OF BIRMINGHAM (the Right Rev. ERNEST WILLIAM BARNES )
Relayed from the Cathedral, Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Ernest William Barnes

: 'DIDO AND ÆNEAS'

An Opera by HENRY PURCELL
From Birmingham
Chorus of Courtiers and People,Warriors, Hunters and Sailors
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL ). Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Act I. The Royal Palace in Carthage (enter
Dido, Belinda, and their train)
Act 11. The Grove (enter Æneas, Dido, Belinda, and their train)
Act III. The Ships (enter the Sailors)
THE opera consists of Recitatives, Airs,
Duets, Choruses and Daneo Music.
There is no spoken dialogue ; all the words are set to music.
The plot, very briefly, runs thus :-
ACT I.
Æneas, while oh a voyage, is driven by a storm on to the coast of Africa. He is welcomed by Dido, who languishes for love of him.
ACT II.
A spiteful witch, who hates the Queen, plans to send to the Prince n messenger, who shall pretend to come from Jove himself, and shall command Æneas to depart from Carthage at once. The plot is carried out. Æneas is about to set sail.
ACT III.
The witch sings her triumph. Dido is broken-hearted at Æneas' desertion and has caused her funeral pile to be prepared. Though he is willing to risk Jove's displeasure by staying, she bitterly rejects his offer, declaring that ' No repentance shall reclaim the injured Dido's slighted flame.'
He goes, and she stabs herself upon the funeral pile, which then consumes her body.
Her final Air is one of Purell's supremely imaginative expressions of emotion. Nothing could be more simple, impressive and touching.

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Purcell
Leader: Frank Cantell
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Dido, Queen of Carthage: Emilie Waldron
Belinda: Miranda Sugden
A Witch: Alice Vaughan
Æneas, a Trojan Prince: Geoffrey Dams
The Sorcerer: James Howell








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