GORDON BRYAN (Pianoforte) ; S. C. COTTERELL
THE MIDLAND STRING QUARTET ; FRANK CANTELL (First Violin), ELSIE STELL
, ARTHUR KENNEDY (Viola). LEONARD DENNIS
4.0 DANCE MUSIC
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
FRANK STAFF (Entertainer)
(Songs at the Piano)
5.45 The CHILDREN'S HOUR
(From Birmingham): Zip and Others,' by Idina Ray. Songs by Harold Casoy (Baritone). ' Great Friendships in History-The Legend of Amis and Amile,' by" the Rev. R. Kirby. Gordon Bryan (Pianoforte)
6.30 TIME SIGNAL, GREEN
WICH; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
ANDREW BROWN'S QUINTET ; LILIAN KEYES
(Soprano); CYRIL WHITTLE (Baritone)
ELSIE and Doris WATERS (Duets)
SYDNEY E. TURNER (Anecdotes) PETER BERNARD (Anecdotes)
KEL KEECH and ORD HAMILTON (Syncopated
CLAPHAM and DWYER (A Spot of Bother)
Birmingham Sullivan 's compositions covered a wide range-from Church Music to Grand Opera. This programme has been arranged to include examples of his many styles.
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS and AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
JOHN TURNER (Tenor)
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Hymn, 'Onward, Christian
Soldiers' (Tune: ' St. Gertrude ')
Overture to the Ball (di
THIS work was written for the Birmingham Festival of 1870. After a short Introduction, there begins a very rhythmically leaping dance-tune (started by the First Violin-chief accompaniment, Horns). Later, there follow several waltz-tunes. Towards the end the dancers break into a Galop.
Oh, hush thee, my baby The long day closes
JOHN TURNER and Orchestra
Introduction to Act III, and Air, 'Come, gentle sleep'....(from 'Ivanhoe')
Selection from ' The Pirates of Penzance '
Let me dream again The Sailor's Grave
Finale from ' Irish ' Symphony
WHEN Sullivan came home from Leipzig after completing his period of study as Mendelssohn Scholar, he had to east about for work, like most young musicians. Later in life, speaking of this time, he said: I was ready to undertake anything that came in my way-symphonies, overtures, ballets, anthems, hymn-tunes, songs, part-songs, a concerto for the 'cello, and eventually comic and light operas.'
His Irish Symphony (the only work he wrote in that form) belongs to this period. It was sketched during a visit to Ireland when he was twenty-one.
There are in the work four Movements, of which we are to hear the last-a vigorous, well-sustained affair.
10.0 WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS