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: An Orchestral Programme

(From Birmingham)
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL


Conducted By: Frank Cantell


(From Birmingham)
' The Rag Doll Pierrots '—a Comedy Sketch
Lyrics by Vernoa Bartlett
Music by Meryl Barnett , assisted by MARY POLLOCK (Soprano) and ETHEL WILLIAMS


Unknown: Vernoa Bartlett
Music By: Meryl Barnett
Assisted By: Mary Pollock
Unknown: Ethel Williams

: Jack Payne and The B.B.C. Dance Orchestra

Jeane Paul and Leonie Lascelles (Duets)


Unknown: Jean Paule

: Further Fireside Singing

(From Birmingham)
Once again listeners are asked to join will
The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO CHORUS led by Joseph Lewis in singing further Popular Songs and Choruses


Unknown: Joseph Lewis


An Adaptation of Lewis Carroll 's Book made for the microphone by CECIL Lewis
Incidental Music by Victor HELY-HUTCHINSON


Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Music By: Victor Hely-Hutchinson

: A Concert for Chamber Orchestra

Overture in B Minor (for Flute and Strings) Bach
Grave - Allegro - Lentement; Rondeau; Sarabande; Bourree (1) and (2); Polonaise; Menuet; Badinerie
AMONG Bach's purely orchestral music are four Suites which he called, after the fashion of his age, Overtures, the name of the first and most important movement. The other movements in all the Suites are mainly dance forms. The first movement is in the form familiar in many of Handel's works - an introductory slow section, majestic and solemn, followed by a bright, quick-moving section in which the principal theme is treated imitatively in fugal fashion. In this one the fugal section is broken in upon ever and anon by little solo passages for the flute.
The second movement is a dainty Rondo in the happiest spirits, with the chief tune given to the flute; and the third is a Sarabande in which flute and 'cello carry on a little dialogue, repeating similar phrases after each other. There are then two Bourrees, the first being for strings alone, and the second with a solo part for the flute.
After that comes a Polonaise. At first the flute plays along with the violins an octave higher, but in the middle section, which is called 'Double,' it plays a counter-melody to the Polonaise tune, which is now given to violas and 'cellos. The Polonaise is then repeated.
The second last movement is a short Minuet without any Trio, in which the flute is silent, and the Suite comes to an end with a very jolly, lively movement, called 'Badinerie.' The flute is the solo voice throughout, and here and there the 'cellos in the accompaniment imitate his melody.


Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Flute: Frank Almgill

: Overture on Hebraic Themes



Clarinet: Frederick Thurston
Pianoforte: Victor Hely-Hutchinson

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