From ' When Two or Three,' page 36
Directed by Norman Austin
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Directed by Guy Daines
Conductor, Horace Fellowes
Relayed from The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
(North Regional Programme)
Leader, FRANK THOMAS
Handbells played by NELLIE NORWAY
HUGH E. WRIGHT in Nonsense Verse
Bird Songs by IMITO
' The Story of the Bride-Cake'
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by ALFRED REYNOLDS
The music of this suite was originally written for Sir Nigel Playfair 's production of The Insect Play by the Brothers Capek. The themes used in the short Prologue represent the general character of the music of the play, in the course of which they reappear in various forms, in this instance gradually being turned into a definite waltz movement. A feature of the ' War ' scene is tho march, almost uninterrupted, of the State slaves, first those of labour and later those of war. This is exemplified in the music by a march figure of four notes that is used in different ways throughout, and to which, with other material, is added a theme representing the dull commonplace of the conventional military march. The movement commences with three reiterated fortissimo discords, above which is heard the shrill call of a factory whistle.
Overture to a new Comic Opera Quillcr
Suite, The Fantasticks (Suite Romanesque)
1. Prelude; 2. Scherzo; 3. Air; 4. Valse Romanesque
Two Excerpts from Music to the Indian
Play, 'The Toy Cart '....Alfred Reynolds 1. Romanza; 2. Finale
The Toy Cart Suite is made up from incidental music composed for Arthur Symons 's play of that name. The story is derived from an ancient Indian play of the second century and treats of the love of Charadutta, a Brahmin, for Vasantasena, the Courtesan. A jealous tyrant contrives that Charadutta is falsely accused of the murder of the Courte-Ban and condemned to die. Preceded by the Chandalas and accompanied by a sorrowing multitude, the cortege arrives at the place of execution; Charadutta bares his neck to the axe when in the distance are heard the cheers acclaiming the coming of the new king Aryaka, and the overthrow of the tyrant usurper. At this moment Vasantasena appears, having been saved by the timely ministrations of a mendicant friar; amid general rejoicings the lovers are united.
There are seven movements in the Suite, only two of which are now to be performed. The Finale is largely dominated by the love motive from the Romance, typifying the happy way in which the lovers are at last united
(Played by Troise and his Banjoliers)
Waltz, The Valley of the Moon...... Tobias-Burke This orchestra, almost unique in England, was formed about eighteen months ago. It consists of about sixteen players, most of them armed with mandolins of various sizes-graded just like a string orchestra, violins, 'cellos, etc. Each of these players pan, on occasion, use a banjo; these banjos, too, vary in size and, of course, in pitch. As a background there are accordions and guitars. Obviously everything this orchestra plays has to be specially scored.
Conducted by CHARLES LEGGETT
A Nautical Burlesque
Book and Lyrics by HERBERT C. SARGENT
Music by JOHN C. HOLLIDAY
Full-blooded burlesque in a naval setting, by the paper-creator of that immortal Jossor ito whom Ernie Lotinga has given life on the stage. Herbert C. Sargent has been writing revue sketches, farces, and burlesques for the last thirty years. Many of his sketches have been broadcast, notably the very popular Mrs. Hamblett Records her Vote. The music by John C. Holliday , a composer new to the programmes, has the rousing, roaring qualities demanded by the book.
Great Snakes is rollicking nonsense about a concert party captured by pirates. The pirate captain is a richly drawn character; he is a fire-eater and a teetotaller, and his idiosyncrasies supply most of the springs of the action. In the hands of that excellent comedian. Lawrence Baskcomb , he should bo very good) value for money. The plot demands a highly improbable mixture of characters, amongjthem singers, a ' comic,' and pirates of every complexion. These are entrusted to an experienced cast, including such capable artists as John Rorke , Wynne Ajello , Violet Marquesita , Patrick Waddington , Hormione Gingold , and Esther Coleman.
Great Snakes is in the hands of a producer who, as Only a Mill Girl and The King's Double proved, has the right touch for burlesque. It should be very good fun of the broader sort.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
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