NELLIE CHAPLIN (Harpsichord)
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
MORLEY, that contemporary and possibly friend of Shakespeaio, set to music some of the poet's songs. Here we have examples of three kinds of music by this leading composer of his day.
The first describes a meeting with a merry maid, in the merry month of May.'
The gay ending runs:-
'Thy wife will be thy master, I trow,
Sing care away, let the world go, Hey lustily all in a row.'
The next song, one of Morley's Canzonets or Little Short Aers to five and six Voices' (1597) is thus strikingly phrased :-
O Grief I even on the bud that fairly flowered
The sun hath lowered.
And at the breast which Love durst never venture,
Bold Death did enter.
Pity, O heavens, that have my love in keeping,
My sighs and weeping.'
The last song is a jolly Ballet-a characteristic of which was the 'fa-la-la' refrain. 'Sing and be merry, for youth won't last,' is its care-free injunction.
A Play by HAROLD BRIG-HOUSE
The Parlour of Miss
Lucinda Baines at Cranford in June, 1859. It is a room of an old maid of the period, overcrowded with fragile furniture, antimacassars and china. Through tho window streams the brightness of a summer's morning as the maid, Susan Crow thers, shows in Helen Masters , a young lady of twenty-two.
Incidental Music by the MIDLAND PIANOFORTE
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
TEONORA, the heroine, who is loved by two men, tells her companion how she has come to love one of them, the troubadour who serenades her every night.
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