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: Light Music

by Bobby's String Orchestra
Relayed from Bobby's Cafe, Clifton, Bristol


Musicians: Bobby's String Orchestra

: The Children's Hour: The Great Toytown Way

A Dialogue Story
By S.G. Hulme Beaman


Writer: S.G. Hulme Beaman

: First Concert (33rd Season) of The Newport Choral Society: Solomon

An Oratorio by Handel
Relayed from The Central Hall, Newport

National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)
(Leader, Louis Levitus)
The Choir of the Newport Choral Society
Conducted by Arthur E. Sims

Part I: The Dedication of the Temple
Chorus: Your harps and cymbals sound
Solo (High Priest): Praise ye the Lord
Chorus: Let all the earth unto the Lord
Recit. (Solomon): Lord God of Israel
Recit. and Air (Narrator): Sacred Raptures
Cheer my Breast
Chorus: Through all the land
Recit. (Solomon): Blessed be the Lord
Air (Solomon): What though I trace
Recit. (Narrator): And Solomon brought up the daughter
Air (The Queen): With thee th' unshelter'd moor I'd tread
Chorus: May no rash intruder

Part II: The Wisdom of Solomon
Chorus : From the censer
Recit. (Narrator and 1st Woman): Then came two women
Trio (1st and 2nd Women and Solomon): Pity, Lord, a mother's fears
Recit. (Narrator, 2nd Woman, and Solomon): And the other woman said
Recit. (1st Woman) : O my Lord
Air (1st Woman): Stay thy hand
Recit. (Narrator and Solomon): Then the king answered
Chorus: From the East unto the West
Air (Narrator): See the tall Palm
Air (1st Woman): Every sight these eyes behold
Recit. (Solomon): Hear, O my people
Chorus: Praise the Lord


Composer: Handel
Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Orchestra leader: Louis Levitus
Singers: The Choir of the Newport Choral Society
Conductor: Arthur E. Sims
1st Woman: Megan Thomas (soprano)
2nd Woman: Lilian Keyes (mezzo-Soprano)
Narrator: Trefor Jones (tenor)
High Priest: Harold Williams (baritone)
Solomon: Harold Williams (baritone)

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