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: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

From Birmingham
THE CITY or BIRMINGHAM POLICE BAND, eonducted by RICHARD WASSELL
WEBER'S piece has a ' programme.' This is how the Composer describes the music's story-background : ' At a ball a gentleman approaches a lady and asks for the pleasure of a dance. At first she hesitates ; he presses ; she consents. Now they converse more easily. He begins : she replies. Now for the dance ! They take their places and wait for it to begin. Then follows the dance. At its close, the gentleman expresses his thanks, the lady bows, and " the rest is silence." '
This was originally a Piano Piece. Berlioz made an orchestral arrangement of it when ballet music was wanted for a Paris production of The Marksman, and Weingartner has also arranged the piece. It is his version which we are to hear.
THE Prophet was that John of Leyden, journeyman tailor, innkeeper, and religious zealot, who, with the Anabaptists, made such a commotion in Europe in the early part of the sixteenth century. Meyerbeer wrote some tuneful and dramatic music for the Opera dealing with these doings, but the only part of it we still hear at all frequently is the Coronation March, which accompanies fhe crowning of John in Minister Cathedral.

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Unknown: Richard Wassell

: DANCE MUSIC

THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
VARIETY

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Firman

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

Conducted by Sir HENRY J. WOOD
S.B. from Manchester

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Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: SYMPHONY. CONCERT (Continued)

S.B.fromManchester
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra .. Mendelssohn
Solo Violin, MARIE WILSON

Contributors

Violin: Marie Wilson

: SAILORS' DEUGHT

A Sea Programme of the Time of Sailing Ships
Arranged by Miss C. Fox SMITH
(An article by Miss C. Fox Smith will be found on page 171.)

Contributors

Arranged By: Miss C. Fox Smith
Unknown: Fox Smith








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