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: An Orchestral Concert

Relayed from The National Museum of Wales
(Relayed to Daventry 5XX)

National Orchestra of Wales
Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Louis Levitus
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Old Churches of the West - The Temple Church (Or Holy Cross)


Speaker: The Venerable The Archdeacon of Bristol [William Welchman]

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from The Carlton Restaurant


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: The Barber of Bath

An Operetta in One Act by J. Offenbach
Time: The Early Part of the Nineteenth Century
The National Orchestra of Wales
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite


Composer: Jacques Offenbach
Musicians: The National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
Master Gilbert (a Retired Tradesman): Kenneth Ellis
Curlew (a Hairdresser and Barber): Howard Wintle
Sylvester (an Apothecary): Frederick Slade
Gertrude (Gilbert's Daughter): Lily Morgan

: Elizabethan Days

A Dramatic Recital by George Holloway
Taken from:

The Ballad of the 'Royal Ann'...Crosbie Garstin
The Sign of the 'Golden Shoe' ('Tales of the Mermaid Tavern')...Alfred Noyes
Will Shakespeare...Clemence Dane
The Night of Kirk o' Field...R.N. Green-Armytage


Actor: George Holloway

: An Orchestral Concert

Including Solos and Duets by Members of the National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Edouard Lalo, best known to us in this country by his sparkling Symphonie Espagnole, is recognized abroad as having blazed the trail for that modern French school of which Debussy, Dukas, and D'Indy were the illustrious founders. All three acknowledged his great influence, and all of them paid him the sincere tribute of studying his work deeply; it is recorded that each of them knew by heart his great masterpiece, the opera Namouna, produced in Paris in 1882. Falling on the ear always with a happy sense of freshness, Lalo's music has those qualities of vivid colour which are proof against the staleness which repetition may involve, and does indeed involve, with music of loss intrinsic charm.
The Two Aubades, intended for performance either by ten solo instruments, or by a small orchestra, are both, though slight in structure, happy examples of his art.
The first, after a brief introduction, begins on the basses with a bustling theme in the softest tone, rising soon to a climax, and making way then for a long, suave melody, which bassoon and viola begin together.
The second, in slower tempo, begins, after four bars of introduction, with a tune of the daintiest grace given to the first violins.
Aubade, of course, is a song for the morning, as a Serenade is, literally, evening music.
In the first half of last century Sir Henry Bishop had a leading place in the music of this country, as composer for the stage, particularly Covent Garden Opera and Drury Lane; he was, too, one of the original members of the Philharmonic Society. His stage works are all practically forgotten, largely because their libretti had no enduring qualities, and he is best remembered today by one or two isolated songs. Some of them have all the spontaneous charm and sims phcity of folk songs.

(to 23.00)


Musicians: Members of the National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Louis Levitus
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

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