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: C.M. Haines: Theatrical Mysteries: I


Speaker: C.M. Haines

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant.


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: A Violin Recital

by Morgan Lloyd.


Violinist: Morgan Lloyd

: St. Hilda's Band

Relayed from the Institution Gardens, Bath.

Cornet Solo, 'Cleopatra'
(Soloist, William Singleton)

Schubert's Overture was actually written for a 'melodrama' called The Magic Harp, not for the play of Rosamunde.
It starts with an introduction in a bold style, after which comes the first main tune, its springing theme full of fresh-air gaiety. The theme is a little enlarged upon, and the second main tune comes as the most perfect contrast. Note the dainty echo of the last couple of bars of the tune by various instruments.
On this material the Overture is built, with unflagging spirits. Its Coda is long, and carries us to the conclusion in a still gayer rhythm.

(Soloist, Elijah Boam)


Musicians: St. Hilda's Band
Musical Director: Hubert Bath
Cornettist: William Singleton
Trombonist: Elijah Boam

: S.B. from London

(9.45 Local Announcements)

: A Concert

In all the operatic music of Weber, the strange genius to whom German national opera owes so much, we find that dramatic power and sense of the theatre (obtained from his early associations with the stage) that served him so well in laying the foundation of romantic opera in his country.

Oberon was written for production at Covent Garden, when Weber was mortally ill. (He died in London a few weeks after the work was brought out.) There is little suggestion in the music of its being the work of a dying man, for it contains some of the freshest, most charming thoughts he ever set down.
At the beginning of the Overture we hear the magic horn of Oberon, King of the fairies, who immediately make their tripping entry. The rest of the Overture is built upon leading airs from the opera, and conjures up its atmosphere of fairyland, of chivalry, adventure and the triumph of love after many vicissitudes.

The Lyrian Singers
Conducted by E. Idloes Owen


Singers: The Lyrian Singers
Conductor: E. Idloes Owen

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