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: The Children's Hour

"My Programme," by Muriel Herbert.


Soprano: Muriel Herbert

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: A Tchaikovsky Programme

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Overture, '1812'
The cheek of Napoleon's army at Borodino, on September 7, 1812, was, long afterwards, commemorated by the building of a great church in Moscow, and the building of the church by the composition of a piece of music specially written by Tchaikovsky-to be performed in the square in front of the church, with a giant orchestra and cannon fired by an electric cable running from the conductor's desk.
That ceremonial open-air performance never took place, but plenty of other performances have done.
John Van Zyl (Bass)
Ah, weep no more
Don Juan's Serenade
'Nutcracker' Suite ('Casse-Noisette')
John van Zyl
A Legend
Oh, but to hear thy voice
To the Forest
Two Pieces:
Song of Sadness (Chanson Triste); Humoresque
Slavonic March


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Bass: John van Zyl

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