THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE first piece is not really Rosamundc's
Overture at all. but one written for a ' melodrama ' called The Magic Harp. Poor Rosamunde (n play with incidental music) died swiftly, or rather, was publicly executed, after two performances. in 1823. Only its Ballet Music was rescued—to our great pleasure.
The Overture known by its name starts with an Introduction in a bold style ; after which romes the First Main Tune. its springing Theme full of fresh-air gaiety. The Theme is a little enlarged upon, and the Second Main Theme comes as the most perfect contrast. Note the dainty echo of the last couple of bars of the Tune by various instruments.
On this material the Overture is built, with unflagging spirits. Its Coda is long, and carries us to the conclusion in a still gayer rhythm.
' The Lord is my Shepherd'
(No. 112, for the second Sunday after Easter)
DOROTHY SILK (Soprano)
DOROTHY D'ORSAY (Contralto)
ERIC GREENE (Tenor)
SINCLAIR LOGAN (Bass)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS and AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
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