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Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
THE 'Fantasy,' The Three Bears, is a musical presentation of the well-known tale about the little girl who nearly got into the clutches of these creatures. We have no difficulty in interpreting the motif heard at the start-' Who's been sitting in my chair t Goldilocks gets up (at five o'clock, as we hear), and runs off to the bears' house. Finding it empty, she peeps about and amuses herself awhile, then falls asleep. The bears arrive (each suggested by an appropriate instrument), and chase her away. Goldilocks runs home to granny and tells her of the exciting adventure.


Contralto: Esther Coleman
Tenor: Russell Owen
Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell


THE Andante Spianato (Tranquilly flowing)
Movement and the Polonaise (Polish Dance) which follows it were originally written as a work for Piano and Orchestra. The one has been likened to the picture of a calm lake in noontide haze. The other is a bright, showy piece, frankly designed to show off the prowess of a skilful Pianist. Chopin was only twenty when he wrote this.


Unknown: James Ching

: A Religious Service

From the Birmingham Studio
Hymn, ' All creatures of our God and King'
(Songs of Praise, No. 403)
Prayers; Reading
Hymn, ' Immortal Love, for ever full' (Songs of Praise, No. 272)
Address by the Rev. R. W. THORNHILL , M.A.
(of St. Stephen's Church, Selly Hill)
Hymn, ' 'Fill Thou my life ' (Songs of Praise,
No. 233). Blessing


Unknown: Rev. R. W. Thornhill

: Chamber Music

WALTER LEAR (Saxophone)
DEVOTION (Zueignung) is frankly tuneful and effective without going very deep-just a lover's thanksgiving.
Heimkehr is the song of one who, coining home at evening time, expresses his joy at the happy prospect of re-union with a loved one.
No song more aptly fits its title than Traum durch die Dammerung. It is dreamy twilight music, quietly rapturous. The harmony is almost scented, and the gently waving accompaniment may be likened to the swaying of long grasses in the faintly stirring air of eventide. Everything in the song, viewed as a piece of music, is nicely calculated. The words say : ' In the glamour of eve I go peacefully to lover-land.' GEORGE PARKER Selected SongsGEORGE PARKER Selected Songs


Baritone: George Parker
Harp: John Cockerill

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