from page 90 of ' When Two or Three '
FROM THE TIME the Countess of Limerick saw Lowell Thomas 's film of Arabia, she was filled with a desire to visit Petra. Her opportunity occurred when she was visiting Palestine. The journey was not without adventure. It was no easy matter to cross the Jordan, for it was then in flood. In her ride across the desert she encountered a band of nomad Arabs and spent a night in the mosque of a deserted Bedouin village. She was lavishly entertained in the camp of the Emir Abdulla.
As she herself says : ' But what will remain a never to be forgotten memory is the approach to Petra and the first view of the wonderful Khazna Fur'un, once the treasure house of Pharaoh. The sun striking full on the flame-coloured face of the temple carved out of the solid rock, with its delicate veining of purple, orange and green ; the rock dwellings honeycombed in the pink sandstone hills, all contribute to make Petra what might well be described as the eighth wonder of the world.'
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
A Sonata Recital
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte) : Sonata in A (Andante Grazioso-Variations; Menuetto and Trio; Alia Turca-Allegretto and Coda) (Mozart)
Lionel Tertis (viola) and George Reeves (pianoforte): Sonata No. 2 (Con moto; Lento; Molto vivace) (Delius, arr. Tertis)
Leader, Frank Thomas
Mabel Linwood (contralto)
George Baker (baritone) : Queen of my heart tonight (Dorothy) (Cellier)
Winnie Melville and Derek Oldham :
The Chocolate Soldier (The Chocolate Soldier) (Straus) Violet Lorraine, Alfred Lester, and George Robey: Another little drink won't do us any harm (The Bing Boys are Here) (Grey, Ayer) The Commodore Grand Orchestra, directed by Joseph Muscant: Selection, Chu Chin Chow (introducing : I am Chu Chin Chow, Any time's kissing time, and I love you so) (Norton) George Dosher (bass): The Cobbler's
Song (Chu Chin Chow) (Norton) Jos6 Collins: Jos6 Collins Memories.
Love's Cigarette (A Southern Maid); Love is a mystery (Sybil) ; Serenade (Frasquita) Desired Ellinger and Norton Collyer :
Dream away (Lady of the Rose) (Ward)
The Dorsey Brothers' Orchestra:
Blue Room (The Girl Friend) (Hart, Rodgers)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Conductor, Horace Fellowes
The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
(North Regional Programme)
FLORENCE HOOTON (violoncello)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)
All Nationals except Daventry
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
WILLIAM PARSONS (baritone)
THE WEST OF ENGLAND
FOLK SONG SINGERS
(Leader, FRANK THOMAS)
Conducted by REGINALD REDMAN
(West Regional Programme)
Conducted by EDWIN BENBOW
ROBERT LUCAS PEARSALL (the ' de ' was a middle-aged affectation) came of an old west country family, was trained for the bar and, like many another budding barrister, abandoned law for music, in 1825 at the age of thirty. Much of his life was spent on the continent, in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (where he died in 1856), but it was English singing that attracted him to the madrigal, in the composition of which he came to excel. His other works are mainly for the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches.
CIRO PINSUTI (1829-1888) came to England from Siena at the age of eleven, studied in London for five years, returned to Bologna as a private pupil of Rossini, took a degree and returned to England to teach singing at the R.A.M., and to compose songs, part songs, and a great number of charming pieces of that kind. Many of them survive and are great favourites with choral societies.
RICHARD JOHN SAMUEL STEVENS (1757-1837) was a celebrated composer of glees (particularly to the words of Shakespeare) in his day, was a great name at the Catch Club, became Organist of the Temple Church, of the Charter House, and attained to the Gresham Musical Professorship, a very distinguished chair of music which has been occupied by successive eminent musicians from Dr. John Bull in 1596 to Sir Walford Davies in our own day.
Richard John Samuel
Conductor, TOM MORGAN CECIL BAUMER (pianoforte)
Second General News Bulletin
The Fiddle Fanatic with his
NAVARRE in Cameos of Famous singers
The Essence of Eccentricity
New Songs at the Piano
CLAUDE DAMPIER The Professional Idiot
Encouraged by BILLIE CARLYLE and SIDNEY BAYNES 'S
by CECIL DIXON
SYDNEY KYTE and his BAND
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
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