' The Women of Yueh,' (five Chinese Poems set to music by Arthur Bliss )
ELEVEN years ago a Japanese Ballet was produced at the London Coliseum. For this Holst wrote the music, and several pieces from it constitute the Japanese Suite. The First is a Prelude, entitled Song of the Fisherman-a plaintive melody.
A Dance of the Marionettes follows, its jerky rhythm suggestive of the angular movements of the puppets. To this the Song of the Fisherman again succeeds, as an Interlude.
The Dance Under the Cherry Tree is light and graceful, and the Finale, Dance of the Wolves, works up excitingly.
8.40 MARY LOHDEN
Three Songs by Granville Bantock :
' A Feast of Lanterns,' from Songs from the Chinese
' The Pavilion of Abounding Joy,' from Five
Songs from the Chinese Poets
The Garden of Bamboos