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: Vaudeville

(From Birmingham)
JOSEPH BULL (The Classical Banjoist)
WALLACE CUNNINGHAM (The Whistling
Entertainer)
MARGARET WILKINSON and LEONORE WEEPLE in Pre-War Ballads and Duets
NORMAN Timmis presents his Sketch, ' At the Circus '
MASON and ARMES (Entertainers with a Piano)
THE' MIAMI ' DANCE BAND

Contributors

Unknown: Wallace Cunningham
Unknown: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Norman Timmis

: The Dansant

(From Birmingham)
BILLIE FRANCIS and his Band
Relayed from the West End Dance Hall
FRANK THOMPSON
(Entertainer)

Contributors

Unknown: Billie Francis

: The Children's Hour

(From Birmingham)
' Selim the Seal,' by Mary Haras
Songs by MARGARET WILKINSON (Soprano)
' The Treasure under the Rainbow,' by Mildred Forster
JOSEPH BULL (Banjo)

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Haras
Songs By: Margaret Wilkinson
Unknown: Mildred Forster

: ' The First News '

TIME SIGNAL, GREEN
WICH; WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN; Announcements and Sports Bulletin

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STU
DIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: A Symphony Concert

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
STILES ALLEN (Soprano)
Tchaikovsky has left it on record that while composing this Suite, which is among the happiest and most carefree of all his music, he was himself in a thoroughly depressedframeofmind, but no hint of any dismal mood has found its way into the music.
It was composed originally for a ballet by Dumas the elder, with the name, Histoire d'un Casse Noisette (' The Tale of a Nutcracker'), in 1891, and in the following year Tchaikovsky arranged the movements which are to be played this evening in the form of a Suite.
In the first movement, the Overture, there are two principal themes, both of a delicate, almost miniature, order. The first especially is prominent throughout the movement.
A little March follows, also with dainty rhythm and melody, and the third movement has the happy title of ' Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.' It was in this movement that the Celeste made its first appearance in a concert orchestra. Tchaikovsky had heard the instrument in Paris soon after it was brought out by Mustel, and immediately determined that he must be the first composer to make use of it. He took a great deal of trouble to have it kept secret until the ' Nutcracker' music could be heard. It is certainly used in this movement with the happiest effect.
A series of dances follows,-a Russian dance an Arabian dance, a Chinese dance, whimsical and bizarre; and a Reed-pipe dance, delicate, fresh, and graceful. These, although actually distinct movements, are grouped together in the Suite, and though the last movement is also a dance, it stands separately. It is a waltz with a fine flowing waltz tune, such as Tchaikovsky knew very well how to write.

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Soprano: Stiles Allen

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: DANCE MUSIC

JAY WHIDDEN 'S BAND from the Carlton Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Jay Whidden








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