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: Light Orchestral Programme

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

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: The Children's Hour

(From Brmingham)
' On THE LAGOON '-a Play by MONA PEARCE , with Songs by GERTRUDE DAVIES (Soprano) and HAROLD CASEY (Baritone). DOROTHY ENGLISH (Mandoline), H A R 0 L D
MILLS (Violin )

Contributors

Play By: Mona Pearce
Songs By: Gertrude Davies
Songs By: Harold Casey

: 'The First News'

TIME SIGNAL, GREENwich ; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

: Light Music

PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of NORRIS STANLEY
Relayed from Pattison's Restaurant, Birmingham

: Dance Music

Jack PAYNE and THE B.B.C.
DANCE ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne

: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

ANNE LIDDELL (Contralto)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Contributors

Contralto: Anne Liddell
Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell

: A Programme of Sullivan's Music

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
Leader, FRANK CANTELL
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
Overture, ' In Memoriam '
9.15 JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor) and Orchestra
Song Cycle, The Songs of the Wrens '
(Arranged for Orchestra by V. Hely-Hutchinson)
On the Hill : At the Window ; Gone ; Winter; Spring ; The Letter ; No Answer ; No Answer; The Answer; When; Marriage Morning; Orchestra
Incidental Music, ' Henry VIII '
In- its gratitude for the immortal Gilbert and Sullivan operas, the present generation is a little apt to forget the manysidedness of Sullivan's genius. Everybody knows ' The Lost Chord,' to be sure, but thousands of soldiers and civilians must have shouted ' Onward, Christian Soldiers ' without realizing that they owed its splendid tune to the same inspired hand which gave us The Mikado. He wrote a good deal of church music which is still in regular use, as well as sacred choral works and such serious cantatas as The Golden Legend. And his Grand Opera Ivanhoe, recently broadcast, must still be fresh in the memory of listeners.
He was associated more than once with productions of plays, and the music for* Henry VIII was specially written for a production of the play in Manchester by Charles Calvert. It has ever since remained popular, and in the form of a Suite is known to countless listeners to light-hearted as well as to serious programmes. It belongs to the same year, 1878, as ' The Lost Chord,' whose composition was inspired by the loss of his elder brother. The In Memoriam Overture is a much earlier work, dating from 1866, Sullivan's twenty-fifth year. It owed its being to the death of Sullivan's father, and is a sincere and devotional expression of its author's personal grief. It made its first appearance at the Norwich Festival in the same year. Comparatively few of his songs, except those from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, are now sung, but a generation ago they enjoyed an immense popularity, one to which their many fine qualities do indeed entitle them. The Cyele, The Songs of the Wrens, was originally set for voice with pianoforte accompaniment. It has been deftly arranged for orchestra by Victor Hely Hutchinson, who is already known to listeners as pianist and composer.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Music: Henry Viii
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Charles Calvert.
Unknown: Victor Hely

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Bulletin

: DANCE MUSIC

THE PICCADILLY PLAYERS Directed by AL STARITA and the PICCADILLY GRILL BAND Directed by JERRY HoEY
From the PICCADILLY HOTEL

Contributors

Directed By: Al Starita
Directed By: Jerry Hoey








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