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Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
NELLIE O'LIST (Flute and Piccolo Solos)
RED ANDERS (American Numbers at the Piano)


Conducted By: Jack Payne
Flute: Nellie O'List

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR (From Birmingham) :

"The Naughty Sunbeam,' by AGNES TAUNTON
Songs by PHYLLIS LONES (Mezzo-Soprano)
Tony will Entertain
'Making the best of it-More mishaps of a holiday,' by VERA GREEN


Songs By: Phyllis Lones
Unknown: Vera Green

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
The Birmingham Studio Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Cantell

"Peter Schmoll and his Neighbours" was one of the works written in intervals between the restless wanderings of the Webers, father and son, during the latter's early 'teens. Weber was only fifteen (1801) when he wrote the Opera, in Salzburg, one of their places of call. It was produced a year or two later, but without success.
The Overture, after a manner common in those days, opens with a slow, dignified Introduction, after which prances in the dapper first main tune, that alternates for a little with a martial-sounding passage of chords. The second main tune's coming is very clearly announced (also after the fashion of the time) by a flourish, and after a pause it enters - a smooth melody with a Weberian turn on its first note (an ornament of four notes a sort of graceful curl around the principal note)
After these ideas have been discussed for a little, we have suddenly some bars of slow music, which, however, only interrupt the gaiety for a few moments. The original speed is resumed and the Overture worked up to an exciting conclusion.


Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: Handley's Manoeuvres

Come to the Cookhouse Door, Boys
'Some say : Good old Sergeant-Major' (Tommy)
'Fatigue Party'


The Very Orderly Officer: John Armstrong
The Regimental Pets: Jean Allistone
The Regimental Pets: Miriam Ferris
The Batty Batman: Philip Wade
The Bandmaster: Harry Pepper
General Nuisance, PTO , ASS , RSVP: Tommy Handley
Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, VAD's, etc: The Revue Chorus

: Instrumental Solos

(From Birmingham)

: George Fisher's Kit-Cat Band

from The Kit-Cat Restaurant.

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