A Programme of Music by ALFRED REYNOLDS
OLIVE GROVES (Soprano)
HAROLD KIMBERLEY (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS SINGERS (Men's Voices)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ALFRED REYNOLDS
Overture, ' The Taming of the Shrew '
' By Shrewsbury Town '
A Playlet with Music
Words by EDITH REYNOLDS
Scene : The kitchen of a country cottage a few miles from Shrewsbury
THE book of this Wayside Episode ' is by a sister of the composer, already known to' wireless listeners as author of Shepherd's Delight and other plays which have been broadcast. It is really a miniature operetta, with spoken dialogue and songs and duets for the two characters. There is a flute part, played by a . third character whoso voice is not heard, but whose flute music has a symbolic meaning.
The playlet and its music were specially written and composed for broadcasting.
' The Ballad of Black-eyed Susan'
Words by JOHN GAY
Chorus of Sailors
MR. REYNOLDS has set this old-time ballad for two voices, with a chorus of sailors, and orchestra. The scene is ' All in the Downs,' and at the beginning there is a merry hornpipe, in which bassoon, oboe, and other instruments share, each playing a little solo. The tale of the tender parting of William and his Black-eyed Susan is unfolded partly by the voices of the two themselves, partly by the chorus of sailors, and at one point there is a quartet of four men's voices, which breaks in with half-whimsical, halt-pathetic, effect. At the end, when Susan cries ' Adieu ' and ' waves her lily hand,' the hornpipe is heard again, but now like a phantom, in which the mocking spirit of the sea laughs at lovers' vows. It is played by solo flute.
Prelude, ' The Beaux Stratagem'
Two Songs from ' The Beaux Stratagem'
A trifling song you shall hear; Yes, 'tis decreed
Ah me! when shall I marry me. ('She Stoops to Conquer
HAROLD KIMBERLEY and Chorus
Let Schoolmasters puzzle their brains ('She
Stoops to Conauer
Two Songs (' Love in a Village ')
When once love's subtle poison; How blest the maid
Suite, 'The Toy Cart' (from the Incidental
Music to the Play by Arthur Symons ) rpHERE are seven movements in the Suite. 1,
-L Prelude ; 2, Romanza (Love motive); 3, The Dance of Vasantasona ; 4, The Lament of the ...Mendicant Friar; 5, Song of the Poet (How fair and how pleasant art thou, 0 love for delights); 6, March to the Place of Execution; 7, Triumph of Aryaka (Finale).