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THE STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE names of almost all these B.B.C. Composers are very well known to listeners. Some of them are prominent in executive capacities. Mr. Pitt, of course, is the general Musical Director of the B.B.C., and Mr. Ansell, long familiar to Londoners as the Conductor of various theatre Orchestras, has during the past year become still more widely known as Musical Director of the London Station. Sir Walford Davies , whose voice is heard every week in thousands of schools and homes, was during the war Organizing Director of Music to the Royal Air Force, and wrote its official March.
Mr. Stanton Jefferies is largely concerned with the intricate matters of control and balance in the choral and orchestral forces engaged in broadcast concerts all over the country, work that demands both musical and engineering knowledge. Mr. Gerrard Williams , whose charming songs and other music we know already, has only recently joined the B.B.C. Mr. Dallaway at the Birmingham Station has played a number of very interesting Pianoforte Concertos, some of them not very frequently heard. Mr. Robert Chignell was a notable pupil at the R.C.M. for both singing and composition. His hand is to be found in many of the re-arrangements and re-scorings of music from time to time necessitated by the very diverse demands of the B.B.C.
Miss Dorothea Barcroft , who is a member of the Birmingham Station staff, put into her African Suite some lecollections of scenes and songs gathered during a stay in East Africa.
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