THE BIRMINGHAM Studio- ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELI ,
' The Princess and the Pipkin,' by Idina Ray
Coon Songs by ALICE VAUGHAN (Contralto)
' Oh, Uncle, what a Surprise ! ' by Mabel France
Songs by HAROLD CASEY (Baritone)
; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
PAUL MOULDER'S RIVOLI THEATRE ORCHESTRA
From the Rivoli Theatre
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C.
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C.
Composed by WILLIAM LLOYD
For the Old Folks
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL
Waltz, 'Queen of the North '
' Lancers, ' Hearts of Oak '
Military Two-step, ' 'Yip-i-addy' Waltz
Cotillon Veteta , ' 'Inspiration'
Quadrille, Bonnie Dundee *
THE name of this once favourite quadrille has nothing to do with the kindly and hospitable city on the Tay. Distinguished and handsome as many of its buildings are, and fine though its situation is on the shores of a noble estuary, it is not as a whole so obviously beautiful as to suggest the epithet ' bonnie ' as the most strikingly suitable adjective to apply to it.
The reference is to Graham of Claverhouse,
Viscount Dundee , one of the most romantic and heroic personages in the Scottish tradition, and indeed one of the most gallant figures in the whole of British history. In parts of Scotland, to be sure, there are families to this day where his name is still held up to execration for the ruthless way in which the law was enforced against the Covenanters under his regime But in the light of recent researches it appears that he himself had no real responsibility for the brutal part of that persecution, and that he was actuated only by a lofty sense of his duty as a loyal soldier.
And, by all accounts, he was one whose bearing and soldierly character rightly earned the affectionate name of ' Bonnie Dundee. '
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
EGGERT STEFANSSON (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY
Conducted by B. WALTON
GRIEG, the first of the great composers to give
Norwegian music a place of its own, and still today regarded as the representative Scandinavian composer, traces his descent from a Scottish ancestor who spelt his name Greig. Keenly interested in folk-music of his own country as he was, his music is all strongly Norwegian in character, and the simple melody and rhythm of his tunes have had much to do with their universal popularity.
The first of the Dances in this Suite has a sort of hornpipe rhythm on which a slow and rather wistful tune breaks in, though the beginning and end of the Dance are lively and vigorous.
The second, of daintier character, begins with a little tune on the oboe, suggesting a shepherd's pipe. It, too, has its vigorous moments, but on the whole is of a slight and more delicate texture.