The Station Orchestra
conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Overture to the Ball
At twenty-eight, when he wrote this Overture, Sullivan had already achieved a fine command both of the Orchestra and of that knack of writing gay tunes that has endeared him to us all. He wrote few pieces more spirited than this, even in the Comic Operas-and that is saying a good deal.
After a short Introduction, there begins a very rhythmical, leaping dance-tune (started by the First Violins-chief accompaniment. Horns). This tune holds sway for some time, being given to most instruments in turn, including Flute and Piccolo. Later, there follow several waltz-tunes. Towards the end, the dancers break into a Galop.
Topliss Green (Baritone)
Thou art passing hence
The Lost Chord
(Picture on page 353.)
The Station Repertory Choir
The long day closes
When love and beauty
Graceful Dances from 'Henry VIII'
Overture to 'The Yeomen of the Guard'
O swallow, swallow
Ho, jolly Jenkin ('Ivanhoe')
O gladsome light
Hush thee, my baby
Orchestra conducted by:
The Station Repertory
A Play in Two Acts by Vivian Tidmarsh.
Played by the Station Radio Players
How to crush the pirate gangs that hide among the islands round the Chinese coast is the problem confronting the Consular Service, with their meagre patrol of two destroyers for every 500 miles of water. Force of arms being out of the question, an exceptionally cunning plan is needed to defeat the highly-organized, well-informed pirates, and their terrifying leader, Ah Foo. Fortunately, by means of the deepest secrecy (even the captain of the English vessel is kept in ignorance), such a plot is concocted, which is designed to outwit and lure to destruction the Pirate King himself.
Act 1. In the Captain's Cabin of the s.s. Kwantung
Act II. On the bridge-twenty-four hours later
'Big Bill' Jix a Globe Trotter:
Frederick Wilson, Captain of the s.s. Kwantung:
Phillip MacGregor, Second Officer:
George Adams, Purser:
Stanley Jones, Wireless Operator:
Herbert Barrows, Owners' Agent:
Ah Foo, a Pirate:
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