Mr. J. STEPHEN HICKS : Poultry Talks-III,
' Housing and Feeding'
Mr. J. Stephen
At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA , whose death at the age of 77 recently occurred, was known for years as the ' March King,' and had, round about the beginning of the century, a vogue and a world reputation far exceeding that of the Whitemans and Hyltons of today. Sousa's Band, a famous and very skilled body of musicians, travelled all over the world and popularized the well-known marches, some of which are now almost classics.
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Mr. ERIC PARKER : Round the Countrysido-X,
Early Nosts '
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : On Picking out Tunes at tho Koyboard ' (2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN , with Mademoiselle COUSTENOBLE: Early Stages in French-X
Monsieur E. M.
That ' Patriotism ' is the Last Refuge of a Scoundrel
Proposed by Mr. VERNON BABTLETT
Opposed by Mr. H. R. WILLIAMSON
Mr. H. R.
Directed by Frank Cantell
(Relayed from Midland Regional)
'The Toytown Mystery' (S. G. Hulme Beaman) with Incidental Music by The Gershom Parkington Quintet
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
SONGS OF HAYDN
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG and JOAN COXON
Lob der Faulhoit (In praise of Idleness) Abschiedlied (A Farewell Song)
A Pastoral Song (My Mother bids mo bind my
Gott, er halto den Kaiser (God upholds the Kaiser)
In nomine Domini
Aria from Orpheus and Eurydico
THE Pastoral Song, ' My mother bids me bind my hair,' is perhaps Haydn's best-known song outside tho arias from the oratorios. It is from the Canzonets, composed in London and set to words by Mrs. Hunter, the wife . of John Hunter the surgeon, with both of whom Haydn was great friends.
ELSIE and DORIS WATERS
ARTHUR PRINCE and 'JIM'
(Vibraphone and Xylophone Solos)
(Songs at the Piano)
(The Girl who whistles in her Throat)
'MRS. CADBY ATTENDS A POLITICAL
By G. NORBY
HAVER and LEE
(The Fun Racketeers)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL will play during the programme
Mr. J. E. BARTON : ' Will the New City make
New Men ? '
Mr. J. E.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
(Led by LAURAN;CE TURNER)
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
THIS Suite owes its name to the Russian Ballet of Diaghileff, who produced it in 1919 with a. plot by Goldoni. The music is taken from the harpsichord pieces of Domenico Scarlatti. Well suited for such a ballet, it is graceful, lighthearted music, and it has been admirably arranged for this purpose by Tommasini, a modem Italian composer whose work is less known than it deserves to be.
THIS ballet, written by Gerrard Williams for
Tthe stage, is hero presented for the first timo in a concert version. The synopsis which follows is that of the composer : —
The story is an allegory of self-destructive egotism. The first scene shows a desert with a hugo figure of the god ' Horus.' The ' Hawk ' (chief male character) enters and prays to ' Horus ' for the gift of flight ; a wind springs up and the 'Hawk ' dances wildly as if about to achieve his ambition, finally sinking exhausted to the ground. The scene changes to a supper-room at a fancy-dress ball, with characters, tho ' Dove,' ' Pierrot,' ' Don Quixote ,' etc. A flirtation Waltz is interrupted by the sudden entry of the ' Hawk,' who, in a boasting dance, claims that ho can fly. The others laugh, and in a fury he seizes the ' Dove ' in a wild dance. Finally (this is omitted in the concert version, he leaps on to a table, springs into the air, hovers a moment, and falls. The next scene is the ballroom, and opens with a ' Characteristic ' dance by ' Don Quixote '-tilting at windmills. Next there is a pas-de-trois of Eastern character by a ' Russian Peasant Woman,' a ' Bedouin,' and ' Don Quixote ,' at the end of which the two former go off together, followed dejectedly by ' Don Quixote. ' The ' Dove ' then has a solo dance, joined at the end by ' Pierrot,' and after this there is a dance by the ' Hawk ' typical of pursuit. This completes the third section of the concert version, but in the ballet it is followed directly by the general Waltz which commences the fourth section of the concert version. This waltz is interrupted by a sudden wind-storm, the ' Hawk ' appears on the top of a column, flies down, seizes the ' Dove,' and flies off with her, pursued clumsily by ' Pierrot.' Here the storm music (condensed in the concert version) continues into the next scene, which shows the desert, with a cliff-edge in the background. The ' Hawk ' enters, dragging the —'-Dove,' and still followed by ' Pierrot.' As he poises on the cliff edge, ' 'Pierrot' seizes the ' Dove ' from him, and he leaps, hovers, and falls out of sight. The storm music dies down during the change of scene, and the final tableau shows the first scene, with the ' Hawk ' lying at the feet of ' Horus,' dead.
Overture, Carnival..... Glazounov
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