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: A Popular Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

The composer has left it on record that this Suite owes its birth chiefly to Anton Seidl, the conductor, who was the first to arrange the second, third, and fourth numbers for orchestra. These were, however, afterwards entirely altered by the composer himself, and the first number added. Although all four were originally composed as pianoforte music, they are admirably adapted for performance by an orchestra, in which form they gain a new picturesqueness.
The first movement, A Shepherd Boy, is a simple melodious piece, rather like a folk song.
The second is the well-known Norwegian Rustic March, in which the clarinets have the first theme.
In the third movement, Nocturne, the violins have an expressive tune, to a syncopated accompaniment by the lower strings, while the wood-winds suggest bird songs.
The last of the four movements, the merry March of the Dwarfs, runs about in a way which at once suggests the mischievous little people.

(to 12.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: Max Chappell's Dance Band

Relayed from Cox's Cafe


Musicians: Max Chappell's Dance Band

: Mrs. Raymond Allen: Fallacies


Speaker: Mrs. Raymond Allen

: Captain A. S. Burge: Rugby Football in South Wales


Speaker: Captain A.S. Burge

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements; Sports Bulletin)

: A Popular Request Programme

Relayed from the Assembly Room, City Hall

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
Leader, Albert Voorsanger
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Albert Voorsanger
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: The Dear Departed

A Comedy in One Act by Stanley Houghton

Mrs. Slater is laying the table for tea in the sitting-room of her house. It is in a lower middle-class district in a provincial town. She evidently expects visitors.


Writer: Stanley Houghton
Mrs. Slater (Sisters): Daisy Cull
Mrs. Jordan (Sisters): Mabel Tait
Henry Slater (their Husbands): W.P. Thomas
Ben Jordan (their Husbands): Jack James
Victoria Slater (a Girl of Ten): Vera Shipton
Abel Merryweather: T. Hannam Clark

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