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: A Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales

(to 14.00)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: The Station Trio


Musicians: The Station Trio

: A Band Programme

The Cory Silver Band
Conducted by J.G. Dobbing
(Soloist, T. Trotman)


Musicians: The Cory Silver Band
Conductor: J.G. Dobbing
Euphoniumist: T. Trotman

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Venetian Night

Architecture has been described as frozen music; here are translations into sound of the colour and grace and enchantment of Venice, of the sunshine and brightness of Italy.
This Suite contains four pieces: (1) Approaching Venice; (2) Serenade; (3) Gondola Song; (4) Carnival.

The Council of Three
A Play in One Act by Frank Bremner

The Scene is laid in Venice in 1703. At a table in a dimly-lit room in the Ducal Palace sit two men. One is clad in red, the other in black, and in the hoods of their gowns are slit-holes for the eyes. Two inquisitors in black from the Council of Ten, and one in red from the Council of the Doge, hold office for one year on the Venetian Inquisition of State.
A woman, Francesca Contarini, is brought before them to be examined.

In the South - Alassio is a musical record of impressions of Italy - more especially of 'a glorious afternoon in the Vale of Andora', with snow-tipped mountains on the horizon, and the blue Mediterranean, and with thoughts of the strife and power of the old Roman civilization, suggested by the ruins at hand.
In the extract we are to hear, which brings in a tune of pastoral feeling, the theme is Elgar's own.

(to 23.00)


Writer (The Council of Three): Frank Bremner
1st Inquisitor of State: T. Hannam Clark
2nd Inquisitor of State: Ivor Maddox
3rd Inquisitor of State: Not Present
Francesca Contarini: Peggy Wellington
Sebastiano (Master of the Ducal Guards): Jacque Thomas
Several Guards: [artists uncredited]

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