' Danses Miniatures de Ballet' (John Anaell)
Played by THE OLOF SEXTET
' The Little Hunter'—the story of a stoat, by H. MORTIMER BATTEN
' The Zoo that never was'—and other verse
' Four-legged Animals that lay eggs'—a chat by Guy DOLLMAN
6.15 Market Prices for Farmers 6.30 Time SIGNAL, GREENWIH; WEATHER
FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
6.45 THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET
Lyric Suite Shepherd's Boy; Norwegian March; Nocturne ; March of the dwarfs - Grieg
6.28 THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET Rondo Capriccioso - Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
Woodland Sketches To a Wild Rose; In Autumn; To a Water-Lily; Told at Sunset - MacDowell
JOHN ARMSTRONG (Tenor)
The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY )
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
RICHARD WALTHEW (born 1872) is perhaps best known by his conductorship of the orchestra at the South Place Sunday Concerts, where much of his highly -appreciated chamber music has been played. He had early success with his Cantata, The Pied Piper (1893), which has since been widely sung, and his Pianoforte Concerto (1894). He is Professor of Music at Queen's College, and was for a time Conductor of the University of London Musical Society, and of the Opera Class at the Guildhall School of Music.
His compositions, besides chamber music, include a Pianoforte Concerto, Variations for Orchestra, two Operettas, several Cantatas, many songs, and part-songs.
WRITING in 1870, Tennyson told how
Sullivan had asked him to write a little song-cycle, German fashion, for him to exercise his art upon.' The poet adds: ' I dressed up for him, partly in the old style, a puppet, whose almost only merit is, perhaps, that it can dance to Sullivan's instrument.'
Under the figure of ' The Wrens,' the poet tells in a dozen little songs a simple episode of a lover's longing and his mistress's absence. He records the passing of lonely Winter, and of Spring with its songs of love in Nature. Then he summons up courage and sends her a letter, asking the old, old question. After an anxious interval, the answer comes-and it is the right one. Then in an ecstasy of joy he puts another question-' When is it to be ? ' and the cycle ends with a happy song of love's fulfilment.
DR. LYON, a musician largely self-taught, and long prominent in the musical life of the North of England, has composed a great many works-four Operas, several ' Melomimes,' Suites for Orchestra, chamber music, etc.
His Opera, The Palace of Cards, is his
Op. 56. From it we are to hear four pieces: (1) The Vision; (2) The Dance of Patience ; (3) Woodland Scene ; (4) Dance, of Firefly and the Dragonflies.