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: From the Light Classics

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

Contributors

Conducted By: Frank Cantell

: The Children's Hour

(From Birmingham)
' The Visitors — a New Year's Eve Experience, bv Alfred Butler
HAROLD MILLS (Violin)
Songs by JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Butler
Songs By: John Armstrong

: The First News

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin

: DANCE MUSIC

JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Payne

: Light Music

(From Birmingham)
PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA Directed by NORRIS STANLEY
Relayed from THE CAFÉ RESTAURANT,
CORPORATION STREET, BIRMINGHAM

Contributors

Directed By: Norris Stanley

: An Orchestral Programme

(From Birmingham)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED
ORCHESTRA
(Leader, FRANK CANTELL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
SIR WILLIAM STERNDALE BENNETT was a leading figure in the Victorian world of music, and did more for his generation than we are apt to remember now. He was one of the first students at the Royal Academy of Music, which in those days was in comparatively humble quarters off Hanover Square. It was a boarding school then. He had the good luck to play at one of the Academy concerts at which Mendelssohn was present, and then and there began a friendship which had a considerable influence on Bennett's career. He visited Leipzig more than once at Mendelssohn's invitation, and played and conducted his own music in the famous Gcwandhaus.
In the course of his long and busy career, Sir William hold many important appointments, chief of which was at the Royal Academy, whose Principal he became in 1866. He was Professor of Music at Cambridge and founder of the Bach Society.
For many years the most popular work in its own class, The May Queen, is still a favourite Cantata, especially with choral societies of modest size and attainment. Thoroughly melodious and grateful to sing throughout, it is as good an example as we possess of the music of its day

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: Sir William Sterndale Bennett

: Dance Music

BILLY FRANCIS and his BAND
Relayed from THE WEST END DANCE HALL, BIRMlNGHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Francis

: The Second News

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

: A NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Relayed from THE CAFÉ RESTAURANT, CORPORATION STREET, BIRMINGHAM
MAY SOMERFIELD (Soprano)
EDDIE ROBINSON (The Lad from Lancashire)
ALBERT and RICHMOND
(The Whistler and his Friend)
ALEC MCGILL and GWEN VAUGHAN
(The Cheerful Chatterers)
PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA Directed by NoRRis STANLEY

Contributors

Soprano: Eddie Robinson
Unknown: Alec McGill
Unknown: Gwen Vaughan
Directed By: Norris Stanley








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