The BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by JOSEPH Lewis
Overture, 'In Autumn,' Op. 11
BERGITTE BLAKSTAD (Contralto) Prinsessin (Princess) l-'ra Monte Pincio (From Monte Pincio)
4.20 GLADYS WARD and Orchestra
Bergliot (A Recitation with Orchestra)
Alia Menuetto (Sonata, Op. 7)
Firstand Second 'Peer Gynt' Suites I grid's Lamentation ;
Arabian Dance; Death of Ase; In the Hall of the Mountain Kings
God Morgen (Good Morning) Edfarten (Outward Bound)
Jeg elsker Dig (Every kind of Thing)
Norwegian Dances, Nos.1 and 2 5.15 TOM BROMLEY
Once upon a Time, Op. 71, No. Puck, Op. 71, No. 3
Halling (Norwegian Dance), Op. 71, No. 5
Introduction and Triumphal March ('Sigurd Jorsalfar' Suite)
FROM the incidental music which he composed for the drama, Sigurd Jorsalfar, by Bjoinsen (author also of the poem 'Bergliot' included earlier in this programme), Grieg made a Suite, from which the first and third movements are now to be played. Sigurd was a Crusader and in the introduction a scene of real pomp and splendour of those old days is presented.
The third movement is a triumphal march.
At this point in the tale the two brothers Sigurd and Eynstein, once rival kings of different parts of Norway, have made peace and amid the joyful acclamations of the people go together in solemn procession to the law-giver's house, to inaugurate o new era of prosperity.