THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL
A Modern Rip
Van Winkle , by Margaret Dangerfield
DONALD DONALDSON (Banjo)
Songs by HAROLD CASEY (Baritone)
(In Light Ballads)
TEDDY BROWN and his Xylophone
PAUL RAFFMAN and his BAND
or ' The Bandit's Bride'
A Comic Opera
Book and Lyrics by F. R. BELL and HAROLD Ellis
Music by W. H. BULLOCK
(Authors and Composers of ' Dogs of Devon ' and ' Highwayman Love ')
The Grand Duke Otto of Oblivia
Baron Stromboli (his Chancellor)
Alexis (Crown Prince of Pomerania)
Rudolf (known as ' The Count of Como,' a Bandit Chief)
Blanco (his Adjutant)
Captain Grasso (of the Oblivian Civil Guard)
Luigi Civil Guardslater, Bandits
Beppo Niccoli (Proprietor of the Poszch Hotel) Karl Kropp (the Court Barber)
Princess Silvia (Daughter of the Grand Duke) Betti (her Lady-in-Waiting)
Fiammotta (Daughter of Niccoli) Violetta
Bianca Flower Girls) Pepita . .
Marcella Kropp 's Lady Assistants
Chorus of Peasantry (Girls and Men). Civil
Guards, Pomeranian Hussars , and Bandits
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA : Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Speech at the Honourable Company of the Master Mariners' Annual Banquet
Relayed from the Guildhall
The Toast-Master will call on the Right Honourable Sir PHILIP CUNLIFFE -
LISTER, K.B.E., P.C., M.C., M.P., President of the Board of Trade,,to propose, ' The Honourable Company of Master Mariners.' This Toast will be responded to by the Master, H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES, K.G.
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO
AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL) Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
A GATHA, the heroine, is looking out from her window in the gathering dusk. awaiting her lover with some anxiety. Fears for his safety pervade the beautiful recitative and the not less beautiful aria which follows it until at the end its mood changes to one of faith in him and in their good fortune. At the very end she sees him approaching.
THE name of Weckerlin appears frequently on programmes as having ' arranged' old French songs. In his case, as in a good many, the word ' arranged ' covers a great deal of enthusiastic work. He spent many years in collecting and editing old French folk songs, often furnishing them with accompaniments, charmingly suited to the airs ; he has done more than any other French musician in rescuing from oblivion tunes which were in danger of being lost.