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: Light Music

(From Birmingham)

: THE DANSANT

(From Birmingham)
BILLIE FRANCIS and his BAND
Relayed from the West End Dance Hall
RAYMOND GREEN (Entertainer)

Contributors

Unknown: Billie Francis

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham) :
' A Snooky Adventure,' by PHYLLIS RICHARDSON;
MARJORIE HOVERD (Soprano); JACKO and a Piano; 'The Fairy Gardener,' and other Verses by IRENE OLDERSHAW

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: B.B.C. PROMENADE CONCERT

Relayed from the Queen's Hall
Sir HENRY WOOD and his SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
NINON VALLIN (Soprano)
FRANK PHILLIPS (Baritone)
ARTHUR BENJAMIN (Pianoforte)
THIS is a song from Debussy's early cantata,
I The Prodigal Son, with which as a young man of twenty-two, he won the Prix de Rome.
If has been made familiar in this country by Beecham and the B.N.O.C., who have performed it as an opera.
In the song Lia, mother of the Prodigal
(Azael), passionately laments his absence. (First Performance) mHIS Concertino has a flavour of jazz; the T. composer has tried to catch the musical essence of that style and to avoid its extravagant vulgarities. In scoring it he has used a small orchestra, with the addition of one Saxophone.
The four parts of the work run on continuously.
The first (' Fairly quick, and rhythmical ) makes use of several themes-one on the Trumpet, another on Clarinet and Piccolo, and a third on Strings. The next section is marked Rather slow, in the style of " Blues." ' Soon a reference to the opening of the work is followed by a fugue on the Trumpet tune from that section. The pianist now leads in the Scherzo and Trio (its middle part), running at full speed, very lightly. Another declamatory pianoforte passage brings us to the final section, in which are heard tunes from the Trio of the Scherzo, and from the opening section (the Trumpet theme being prominent). With a livoly tailpiece the work ends.

Contributors

Soprano: Ninon Vallin








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