THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL WELL and honourably known, not only in his own country, but abroad, too, as a composer of many really beautiful songs, Roger Quilter is no less thoroughly at home in composing for the orchestra. This Suite was written for a children's play which was produced in London at Christmas, 1911—a fairy story based on the old legend that at the end of the rainbow a treasure is always to be found. Four pieces from the incidental music were afterwards set in the form of a Suite. Their names are ' Rainbow .Land and Will o' the Wisp '; ' Rosamund '; 'Fairy Frolic ' and ' Goblin Forest.'
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First Prize Winners in the Sunday Dispatch Competition for the most popular Concert Party in the British Isles (Season 1929)
JIMMY WRIGHT (Comedian)
HAROLD DE BERE (Saxophone)
FRANK DWYER (Light Comedian)
LEONARD LEIGH (Violin)
Douglas LEONARD (The Treble-Voiced Ventriloquist)
JOHN KERRIDGE (Tenor)
GWILYM Williams (Baritone)
JACK BRENNAN (Cornet)
BILLY HUMPHREYS (at the Piano)
ALEC STEWART (Scots Humorist)
BILLIE MANDERS (Light Comedy)
Supported by The Quaint Six in Syncopation
FRANK WEBSTER (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
LIKE many of the French composers for the comic opera stage, Edmond Audran was a church organist, too, and composed a good deal of sacred music. Besides a Mass, a Motet, and smaller pieces, he composed a funeral march on the death of Meyerbeer, which was performed in Marseilles. But it was on the comic opera stage that he won his real fame, producing a long series of successful works of a light-hearted order, full of bright and sparkling tunes. Most popular of all was La Maseotte, which in Paris alone has by now been played close on 2,000 times since its production there at the end of 1880.
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