MURIEL MARSHALL (Contralto)
BAY JELLETT (Violin)
Doris HOBSON (Pianoforte)
' Elementary Music-VIII, Looking Backward
MARBLE ARCH PAVILION ORCHESTRA
From the Marble Arch Pavilion
Mr. BERNARD C. NEWMAN :
A REMNANT of feudal days, the little republic of Andorra, tucked away amongst the wildest of the Pyrennos, is one of the most romantic states in Europe. The staple industry of its people is agriculture, and their chief interest is smuggling; until recent years the way to Andorra has been more or less closed to travellers, and to a large extent semi-primitive conditions still obtain. But nowadays the traveller who wants to get off the beaten track and does not demand conventional comforts can spend a delightful holiday there, and Mr. Newman, whose recently-published book ' Round About Andorra,' has been described as the best book on the republic ever written, will prove a most admirable guide.
' Up in the Morning Early '-showing what really might happen to HEI.EN ALSTON
E. LE BRETON MARTIN and Certain Other Persons if they did manage to rise betimes !
Arranged by Mr. CHRISTOPHER STONE
Mr Alexander Gilchrist, 'Australia, by one who was bom there
In the last of this series of talks, Miss Ross-Hume described Australia 'Through a Woman's Eyes.' This evening's talk is being given by Mr. Archibald Gilchrist, manager of the Scottish-Australian Delegation, 1928. A native of Australia, he has lived for over ten years in each of three of the states, was for three years a member of the West Australia Parliament, and proprietor of a provincial newspaper, and may consequently be considered an authority on the Commonwealth.
MODERN ENGLISH SONGS
Sung by JOHN THORNE (Baritone)
Songs by PETER WARLOCK
As ever I saw
The Bayley beareth the bell away
PETER WARLOCK (born 1894), one of the best-known of our younger composers, is also, under his real name of Philip Hescltine , familiar to us as a musical author and journalist.
Warlock is a great enthusiast for old English literature and music, and witness to this is borne by his very first songs, which are settings of old English poems. Two of these head this evening's programme.
The first is lively praise of a maiden who is
' the fairest as ever I saw.'
The second is of a very different type-plaintive, mysterious. ' The maidens came when I was in my mother's bower ... The bayley beareth the bell away. The lily, the rose I lay ... The robes they lay in fold.'
Yarmouth Fair is a typical old English song of a man meeting a girl on his way to the fair,
Sleep is a setting of a beautiful old poem by John Flotcher.
Roister Doister is one of a set of ' Peterisms.'
Air—III, The Essential
Parts of the Internal Combustion Engine.' Relayed from Birmingham
By FRANZ BAUMANN
The German Radio and Gramophone Tenor
MARJORIE PARRY (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, Conducted by CHARLES LEGGETT
' Music and the Ordinary Listener -Series VI, Music in Double Harnss '
THE Operetta takes place in ' an imaginary Anglo-Swiss Repub lic,' and the actual scene is the courtyard of a house in which lives Paul Gervais , J.P., a village magistrate. Toinette passes as his daughter, and Gervais wants her to marry his nephew Carol Comay , a poet. Suzanne, Paul's housekeeper, has other hopes for Toinette, favouring Victor Bonheur , a mountaineer. Toinette has a love charm-half of a locket which came to her from her mother. This, after all, may bring forth a lover for her, if ever the person with the other half of it should turn up.
Victor and Carol compete in a contest of poesy before Paul, as judge. The J.P., of course, declares his nephew the winner; but Toinette protests
Paul, to encourage his nephew, lets him into part of the secret of Toinette's parentage. She is really an heiress, and may prove to be a countess. Carol blunders along in his wooing.
Victor, for his hardihood at the poetry contest, is to be banished from the village for a while. Just in time he finds that he has the other half of Toinette's love charm ; also, it is discovered that he is a duke. A little plotting brings about the exposure of Paul's designs, and the happy issue of the love of Toinette and Victor.
: THE PICCA
DILLY PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA, and the PICCADILLY DANCE BAND, directed by CHARLES WATSON, from the Piccadilly Hotel