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: The City of Birmingham Police Band

(From Birmingham)
Conducted by RICHARD WASSELL (Soloist, P.C. COOK> )

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Wassell
Soloist: P.C. Cook>

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

DOROTHY McBLAIN
(The Girl who Whistles in her Tliroat)

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

(From Birmingham)
'The Fight in the Fifth '—A School Story by T. Davy Roberts
JACKO will Entertain
Traditional Sayings, 'Crying over Spilled Milk,' by William Hughes
MARIO DE PIETRO (Mandoline and Banjo Solos)

Contributors

Story By: T. Davy Roberts
Unknown: William Hughes
Unknown: Mario de Pietro

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: Vaudeville

(From Birmingham)
DORIS and ELSIE WATERS
In Syncopated Songs
Tommy HANDLEY (The Wireless Comedian)
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH and PARTNER
MARIO DE PIETRO
(Mandoline and Banjo Virtuoso)
SARA SARONY
(At the Piano in an Act of Reminiscences)
PHILLIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Patricia Rossborough
Unknown: Mario de Pietro
Unknown: Phillip Brown

: A Military Band Concert

EVELYN ARDEN (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
OMBRA. MAI FU is the beautiful air for alto voice which is known the wide world over as ' Handel's Largo.' Accepted, in this country, where we like to draw a. hard-ond fast distinction between Sunday and week-day music, as suitable for playing or singing on the most solemn occasions, it comes from a secular work and the words have nothing to do with any religious subject. It is a stout witness on behalf of tho plea that any good music which is not frivolous in its intention is also sacred music.
It is so universally known that the following little misunderstanding has very likely happened more than once. A well-known fiddler had been engaged as soloist for a concert in a little country town which boasted an enthusiastic though not very efficient amateur orchestra. Among the pieces he proposed to play ho had included a Largo (the word, of course, simply means ' broad,' and is used for any very slow movement), by Boccherini. But when he arrived, he was kindly but firmly told that even there they knew better; even in so remote a part of the world they did at least know that ' Largo ' was by Handel. The orchestra had practised it zealously in order to accompany the soloist, in a key which was wholly unsuited for his instrument, but he had to play it; and he was not unkind enough to disillusion the enthusiastic local team. 10.0 WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

Contributors

Soprano: Evelyn Arden
Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell

: DANCE MUSIC

: JACK HYLTON'S
AMBASSADOR CLUB BAND, under the direction of RAY STARITA from the Ambassador Club

: ABE LYMAN and his CALIFORNIANS

from the Kit-Cat Restaurant








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