THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRAKK CANTELL
PROFESSOR GRANVILLE BANTOCK 'S career has taken him all over the world, and many different lands have given him inspiration for his music. This Suite is a set of five light-hearted tunes in the Russian manner, most of them dances.
The first, ' At the Fair' (Nijni Novgorod) begins with a rhythmic figure out of which the principal tune is soon evolved, a merry tune in which the same rhythm is repeated bar by bar.
The second is a Mazurka, and here again the rhythm of the opening is heard almost all the way through. The principal tune appears after four bars, on the first violins. There is another merry running figure combined with the rhythm of the opening, of which a middle section is made.
The third movement is a Polka, with a sturdy tune played first by clarinets, bassoons, horns, and cornets.
A Waltz comes next, and here again the introduction foreshadows the chief tune. Violoncellos and bassoons play it first. There is a middle section in more vigorous time.
The last movement is a very live Cossack
Dance. In a quick three in the bar, it is interrupted ever and anon by a bar of two beats, as though the players stamped their feet firmly on the ground. Here again there is a middle section with a more gracious melody.
A pause in the nish of modem industrial life when Industry will pay tribute to the Arts
THE AMINGTON BAND
Conducted by ROLAND DAVIS
10.35 Excerpts from ' The Rivals'
Given by members of THE BOURNVILLE
Act I, Scene 2
A dressing-room in Mrs. Malaprop's lodgings
Act II, Scene I
Captain Absolute's lodgings
Sir Anthony Absolute:
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