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