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: CHAMBER MUSIC

From Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM STRING QUARTET :
PERCIVAL HODGSON (1st Violin),- GRACE BURROWS (2nd Violin) FREDERICK MOUNTNEY (Viola),
JOAN WILLIS (Violoncello)
IN the small amount of chamber music
Vaughan Williams has written we find a sensitive, original, personal quality and a freedom of harmony that often leads to a rugged effect, though never to ugliness.
Like Ravel, he has written but little chamber music, and. only one String .Quartet. This, composed in 1909, and revised twelve years later, shows now and again the influence of Ravel, one of his teachers, but the dominating style is purely the composer's own.

Contributors

Unknown: Percival Hodgson
Violin: Grace Burrows
Violin: Frederick Mountney
Viola: Joan Willis
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally 'conducted by JACK PAYNE
Tommy HANDLEY (Comedian)

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Payne
Conducted By: Tommy Handley

: LIGHT MUSIC

The HENRY SENSICLE QUINTET BARBARA PETT FRASER (Soprano)
FRANK POULTON (Bass)

Contributors

Bass: Frank Poulton

: VARIETY

From Birmingham
\ VINCENT CURRAN (Recitals)
SARA SARONY (Reminiscences of Margaret.
Cooper)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
OLLY OAKLEY (Banjo)

Contributors

Unknown: Vincent Curran

: TWO COMIC OPERAS

From Birmingham
'BREAKING THE SPELL'
A Comic Opera in One Act, by OFFENBACH
The scene is the garden adjoining the ' Royal Hospital Tavern' on the Thames near Chelsea Hospital. In the distance is tho. hospital itself, from whence come the old pensioners to talk over old times at the tavern. Peter dashes from the inn excitedly, throwing his hat upon the ground.

Contributors

Old Matthew, a Chelsea Pensioner ,: Robert Chignell
Peter Bloom, a Gardener: Herbert Thorpe
Jenny Wood, Maid of the Inn: Vlvienne Chatterton

: ' THE POLICEMAN'S SERENADE '

A Little Opera by ALFRED REYNOLDS
The scene is the outside of a house on a moonlight night. Here we find a policeman with lantern, truncheon and service guitar.
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Reynolds
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Susan: Vivienne Chattertox
Milkman: Herbert Thorpe
Burglar: Robert Chignell
Policeman: Foster Richardson








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