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: From the Light Classics

(From Birmingham)
Leader, FRANK CANTELL , conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
WE know Dohnanyi (bom in 1877) as a composer of much sparkling music. His Violin
Concerto (Op. 27, written in 1917) is in four Movements, respectively marked: ' At a moderate pace, dignified, and with some freedom of rhythm ("rubato")'; 'Rather slow'; ' Very lively'; and ' At the same pace as the First Movement.' The Last Movement, which brings in again themes used in the First, is in that Variation form which Dohnanyi so often and so happily uses.
MOUSSORGSKY'S Opera treats of a dramatic period, of change in Russian history. Ivan the Terrible's weak-minded son has been replaced by the ambitious Boris Godunov , who is at first Regent, afterwards Tsar. Boris has realized that his title is threatened by Ivan's younger son, Dmitri, and has had him secretly assassinated.
In this Air Boris, in spite of his supreme power, is disquieted. Misfortunes fall upon his dear ones. His people are plague-stricken, and look on him as the author of their miseries. He is haunted by dreadful visions of the murdered Dmitri, and calls upon God for help.
HERE is some delicate music suggested by the well-known and beautiful passages in Charles Lamb (Dream Children : A Reverie), in which he imagines himself a father, sitting by tho fireside and telling little Alice and John about his own childhood. At last the- dream
'fades away, and the dreamer is left solitary again.
Out of this tender music Elgar has made two fragrant little pieces. The first is very short and rather slow ; the other is longer and quicker. At the end of all the theme of the first piece comes back.


Leader: Frank Cantell
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: A Religious Service

Hymn, ' Father of all, to Thee ' (A. and M.,
No. 514)
Psalm 15
Hymn, 'Lord of our life ' (A. and M., No. 214) Anthem, ' As Torrents in Summer'.... Elgar Address by the Rev. R. B. PARSLEW , H.C.F., of St. John's Church, Ladywood
Hymn, Sun of my soul' (A. and M., No. 24)
(First Tune)


Unknown: Rev. R. B. Parslew


Appeal on behalf of the Cheltenham District Nursing Association (Victoria Nursing Home), by Mr. EDWARD J. BURROW
(From Birmingham)


Unknown: Mr. Edward J. Burrow


(From Birmingham)
THE City OF BIRMINGHAM Police BAND, conducted by RICHARD WASSELL (Soloist, P. C. COOK )


Conducted By: Richard Wassell
Soloist: P. C. Cook

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