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: A Sonata Recital


: Organ Music

(Organist and Director of the Choristers,
Rochester Cathedral )

: Moschetto and his Orchestra

From the May Fair Hotel


Musicians: Moschetto and his Orchestra

: The Children's Hour

'Proud Punch' from 'Toy Town' (S.G. Hulme Beaman); arranged as a Dialogue Story, with Incidental Music by The Gershom Parkington Quintet


Early French Keyboard Music

: Mr. R. H. Gretton: Some Makers of Modern Politics-VI. Chamberlain and Modern Electoral Methods

Although party organization for electoral purposes was not especially the work of Joseph Chamberlain (Peel had begun it after 1832; and the Conservatives after 1868 revived the idea) he may aptly be taken as the best figure to associate with this subject. Not only did he make the Liberal headquarters so much the more vigorous of the two that the caucus and Birmingham were always thought of together by the late Victorians, but he also saw quickly how the tendency to idolise the individual ought to be used in electioneering. This is the concluding talk in Mr. Gretton's series during the course of which an attempt has been made to assess the differences that have arisen between the House of a century ago and the House of today, by taking six great Victorian statesmen and summarizing the changes which coincided with their periods of power.

: A Brass Band Concert

Conducted by F. V. LLOYD
S.B. from Manchester
From the London Studio

BAND March, The Washington Grays - Graffula
Overture, ' The Merry Wives of Windsor ' - Nicolai
Euphonium Solo, Un Reve d'amour' ('A Dream of Love') (Soloist, W. COLLTER) - Millars
JOHN TURNER Nirvana - Stephen Adams
I hear you calling me - Marshall
BAND I Selection, ' La Poupee (' The Doll ') - Audran
Humoresque, 'Three Blind Mice' - Douglas
! JOHN TURNER Sweet Early Violets - Sherington
Thank God for a Garden - del Riego
I did not know - Trotère
BAND Selection, ' L'Africaine ' - Meyerbeer

: The Right Hon. VISCOUNT ULLSWATER, G.C.B.: 'Vandals of the Countryside '

(An article by Mr. Frank Kendon , dealing with the flowers of the countryside and their preservation, will be found on page 61.)

: A Symphony Concert

ROSINA, the charming little heroine of The
Barber of Seville, has a grim old guardian, Bartolo, who would fain marry her himself. But he knows there is a young and handsome suitor in the offing, and takes counsel with his old friend Basilio. It is he who advises him to spread a rumour that the young admirer, Count Almaviva, is a worthless fellow, and in this delightfully comic aria, explains how calumny begins like a gentle zephyr and grows in strength to become a very tempest. The music fits the text in the most mirth-compelling way.
THIS music was first presented in a very now and striking way. The performers were shut off from the audience by a curtain which represented an enormous mask, with open mouth ; it was the large end of a megaphone, through the other end of which an unseen reciter spoke Edith Sitwell 's poems. The first, speaker was the poet herself. The speaking was accompanied by Walton's music for a small team, which was also out of sight behind the curtain, and the effect was a very striking one. That was in 1923, the same year in which Walton had the distinction of having a string quartet chosen for performance at the International Festival at Salzburg; he was then only twenty-one. Since its first performance, the music of Facade has been considerably revised, and recently an orchestral Suite has been made of it which is of quite sufficient interest to stand on its own feet without the poems. In this form it is often played as an Interlude by the Diaghileff Ballet.


THE PICCADILLY PLAYERS, directed by AL STARITA , and the PICCADILLY GRILL BAND, directed by JERRY HoEY , from the Piccadilly Hotel

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