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: An Orchestral Concert

(From Birmingliam)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham) : ' Queen Bess has her way ' -an Historical Play by Estelle Steel Harper
French Songs by LUCIE
BEMROSE (Soprano)
Songs by BERNARD SIMS
(Baritone)

Contributors

Play By: Estelle Steel
Songs By: Bernard Sims

: A HARPSICHORD RECITAL.

By VIOLET GORDON WOODHOUSE
BEFORE composers evolved the musical form known as the Sonata they used to write
Suites of pieces based on old dance forms. There was no suggestion that the music was to be used for dancing. Composers took the titles and the general character (usually rhythmic) of the dance-movements, and developed their pieces freely on artistic lines. The greatest writer of Suites was Bach. The ' French ' Suites were probably so called because they were written in the light style that the French then favoured in their music. The dance forms commonly used, in the Suites were the Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Bourree, Gavotte, and Gigue. The number of Movements varies, but the first three and the last of those named were the corner stones.
It seems likely that these Suites were written for Bach's second wife, to whom, as well as to his many children, he was indefatigable in teaching music.

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Gordon Woodhouse

: ' Evening Dress Indispensable '

A Nonsensical Playlet by ROLAND PERTWEE
(From Birmingham)
The futuristic pictures in Mrs. Waybury's drawing-room at Hampstead bear the stamp of home production. They have been painted by Sheila, a follower of art and higher thought, who claims a daughter's right to disfigure her mother's house. She and her mother, Alice Waybury , a young widow of thirty-eight, have just finished tea.
Incidental Music by THE MIDLAND PIANOFORTE
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Contributors

Unknown: Roland Pertwee
Unknown: Alice Waybury
Alice Waybury: F A Chamberlain
Sheila Waybury: Janet Eccles
George Connaught: George Worrall
Geoffrey Chandler: Courtney Bromet
Nellie: Gladys Joiner

: The Prime Minister

Speech following the Spectator Centenary
Dinner
Relayed from Claridge's
Hotel

: Chamber Music

MARIA VON BASILIDES (Soprano)
HARRIET COHEN (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Harriet Cohen








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