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WILL KINGS (Entertainer) in Selections from his Repertoire
A Fairy Love Song ..... Willeby So we'll Go no more A-roving •.. White The Dawn Has a Song Phillips
Suite of Four Dances from ' Merrie England'
Hornpipe ; Minuet ; Rustic Danec ; Jig
MERRIE ENGLAND is the most successful light Opera written in England since
Sullivan died. It tells a tale of the spacious days of Good Queen Bess, when (as we like to believe) the English were a frolicsome folk and ready at any moment to ' kick their heels or smoothly prance in rustic rout or courtly dance.' Hence the high frequency of the dance music in this popular work of Edward Glynn.


Unknown: Richard Wassell
Unknown: Ethel Williams
Unknown: Rustic Danec
Unknown: Edward Glynn.

: Band

Of all the Operas that have been written round the picturesque sixteenth-century Florentine, Benvenuto Cellini, the only survivor is the work which Berlioz wrote about 1837-8. It was a complete failure when it was produced in Paris in the latter year, and when Berlioz himself conducted it at Covent Garden in 18511. Nowadays we are inclined to agree with Berlioz' contemporaries, for the Opera is dying a lingering death, and only this Overture remains in the repertory of works that get performed.
Will Kings in a Further Humorous Entertainment

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