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: A Light Orchestral Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

National Orchestra of Wales

Dvorak, in the early nineties, planned a Symphony in three Movements, based upon a poetical scheme as follows: (1) Childhood's Innocence; (2) Youth's Wild Joys and Loves; (3) Manhood's Passions.
Then, on reflection, he broke the three movements apart from one another, and published them as three separate works, which he called Overtures. Of these Carnival is the second.
High spirits are its prevailing note. The title's suggestion of youth's eager enjoyments fits it perfectly. It is full of open-air feeling, and one may easily imagine a scene of masks, gay costumes, Chinese lanterns and confetti - with a quiet corner somewhere for tender conversation.

The complete Children's Corner Suite, which Debussy dedicated 'To my dear little Chouchou, with her father's tender excuses for what follows', contains six pieces-(1) Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum; (2) Jimbo's Lullaby; (3) Serenade for the Doll; (4) The Snow is dancing; (5) The Little Shepherd; (6) Golliwog's Cakewalk.

(to 13.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: F. J. Harries: Dean Swift and Wales


Speaker: F.J. Harries

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Under The Greenwood Tree

National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Topliss Green (Baritone)
Selected Songs


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Baritone: Topliss Green

: Under The Greenwood Tree: Act I of The Foresters (Robin Hood and Maid Marian)

by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Played by The Station Radio Players
Scene I.
The Bond
The garden before Sir Richard Lea's Castle
Scenes II and II.
The Outlawry
A hall in the house of Robin Hood, the Earl of Huntingdon

Sir Richard Lea is in despair, for he has borrowed money from the Abbot which he must repay in a year and a month or lose his land. Sir Richard belongs to the party of the absent King Richard and the Abbot has turned to Prince John so that the matter is further complicated. Marian, Sir Richard Lea's daughter, loves Robin, the Earl of Huntingdon, who is better known as Robin Hood, but the Sheriff of Nottingham wishes to marry her and he will settle her father's debt if she does so, for Sir Richard has a passion for his land.

The Composer describes My Robin as 'a room-music ramble upon the first four bars of the old tune of that name, for Flute, English Horn (Alto Oboe) and six strings.' The piece is one of a series of 'Settings of Songs and Tunes from William Chappell's Old English Popular Music.'

Topliss Green
Selected Songs

(to 23.00)


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
Robin Hood, Earl of Huntingdon: Hedley Goodall
Prince John: Herbert Jones
Little John: Sidney Evans
Followers of Robin Hood - Will Scarlet: G. Lynch-Clarke
Followers of Robin Hood - Friar Tuck: Donald Davies
Followers of Robin Hood - Much: D. Haydn Davies
Sheriff of Nottingham: Jack James
Sir Richard Lea: Richard Barron
Maid Marian, daughter of Sir Richard Lea: Eileen Stanton
Kate, attendant on Marian: Bronwen Davies
Retainers, Merry Men and Messengers: [artists uncredited]
Baritone: Topliss Green

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