by LEONARD H. WARNER from
St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate
(Light American Numbers)
(The King of Animal Mimics)
'A Wonderful Pudding,' by Mildred Forster. 'Weights and Waits,' by Nicolina Twigg. Christmas Carols by THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR of THE ' FORELANDS' CONVALESCENT SCHOOL
PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA Directed by NORRIS STANLEY
Relayed from the Cafe Restaurant, Corporation
A CHRISTMAS VAUDEVILLE DRAW
Presented by MARJORIE PALMER and ETHEL WILLIAMS
JESSIE and MAX COYNE
KENNETH RANDALL and his BAND
And THE STAGE DOOR KEEPER
The Australian Entertainer
* (From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Several diverse influences went to the making of Balfour Gardiner's musicianship:
Charterhouse, New College Oxford, Frankfurt, and Sonderhausen, all contributed a share, and for a time he was Music Master at Winchester. His music is all fresh and melodious, and in dealing with the orchestra he is thoroughly at home. This Overture is not inspired by any actual comedy, nor has it any fixed programme; its name is the best possible clue to its intention.
There is a short introduction with hints of the first principal tune; it appears at once on the first violins when we reach the main part of the piece - a very merry, bustling tune. The second main tune is more suave and flowing, but not less happy, and on these, along with little reminders of the introduction, the Overture is built up on orthodox lines. There is a short coda in the same bright spirits as the rest of the piece.
According to an old legend the spirits of all the men of the Irish Brigade who were killed on the field of Fontenoy, took the form of wild geese, when darkness fell, and flew home to Ireland. That is the theme which Sir Hamilton Harty has set forth in this picturesque orchestral piece, making use of Irish idioms, if not actual Irish tunes.
There is a slow and rather plaintive introduction, and then two brisk Irish tunes played by flutes. A quiet tune on the oboe comes next, with a hint of martial music in the accompaniment, and the music sinks to the stillness of night, although the mutters of coming battle can still be heard.
A call on trumpets brings in the Irish tunes once more, now in a more stirring vein, and the tone poem comes to an end with a theme which depicts the flight of the wild geese after the battle.
: HERMAN DAREWSKI and his BAND, from the Royal Opera House Dances, Covent Garden
, directed by RAMON NEWTON, from Ciro's Club