From page 54 of 'When Two or Three'
'The Toddler '-I
By A DOCTOR
' At The Organ of The Regal,
Directed by Sydney Phasey
The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
Directed by HENRY HALL
George Barrett (flute) ; Lucy Vincent
(oboe); Arthur Roberts (pianoforte)
GEOFFREY DAMS (tenor)
The two interlinked French Folk
Melodies were originally an Intermezzo in Dame Ethel Smyth 's One-Act Opera,
Entenie Cordiale, the subject of which isan absurd incident in a British Base i Camp during the Great War.
The first of the two melodies is a 3urgundian vintage song : the beautifu second tune, in the minor is Breton and full of characteristic Breton melancholy. Johann Quantz , an accomplished flute player and prolific composer for that instrument, is better known to fame as the man who taught the King of Prussia,
Frederick the Great, how to play the flute. During his years of service as 'Kammermusicus' at the Prussian Court he wrote not fewer than 300 nute conceitos and 200 other pieces. Out of all these manuscripts only a handful have passed into print. Quantz lived from 1697 to 1773.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Leader, A. Rossi
Directed by EMILIO COLOMBO
The Hotel Metropole, London
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
Musical Art Forms as a Means of Expression
D. F. TOVEY , Mus. Doc. (Reid Prof. of Music in the University of Edinburgh)
C. H. MIDDLETON
Under the Direction o'
EDWARD J . DENT
Played by ALICE EHLER 3
Suite in D minor (First Collection, No. 3) i. Prélude; 2. Allegro (fuga) ; 3. Allemande; 4. Courante; 5. Air (con variazioni); 6. Presto
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Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
FOSTER RICHARDSON (baritone)
At the pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Forty years on (page 276) John Farmer The Darkies' Sunday School (page 261) Mary had a little lamb (page 226) Some folks like to sigh (page 217) A wee drappie o't (page 166)
AU through the night (page 122)
I am a friar of orders grey (page 191) Bella (page 104)
The drunken sailor (page 76)
The West-End Perk (page 102)
Page references are to the British
Students' Song Book
John Farmer (1836-1901) was music master at Harrow School from 1862-1885, and later organist in Balliol College, Oxford. At Harrow, Farmer did some very fine work, and as a pioneer he was largely influential in raising the status of music, and its appreciation, in the public schools of this country.
This famous song, ' Forty Years On ', has long been established as the Harrow School Song, and as such has endeared itself to all Harrovians, past and present, for the last sixty years.
Relayed from the Promenade Concert at
Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
MAY BLYTH (soprano)
ARTHUR CATTERALL (violin)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
Principal Violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
8.0 Overture, Egmont
Beethoven's Overture and incidental music of Goethe's ' Egmont' were completed in 1810, and therefore represent the composer at the height of his powers. As a piece of dramatic writing in terms of ' pure ' music and for fertility of invention and imaginative treatment, this overture has few, if any, equals outside perhaps one or two other similar works by Beethoven himself. *
Indeed, Beethoven's music perfectly expresses Motley's description of Egmont in his ' Rise of the Dutch Republic ' : ' terrible and sudden in wrath ... a splendid soldier, whose evil star destined him to tread, as a politician, a dark and dangerous path, in which not even genius, caution, and integrity could ensure success, but in which rashness, alternating with hesitation, could not fail to bring ruin '. The music also depicts the final tragedy of Kginont when he meets death on the scaffold.
MAY BLYTH AND ORCHESTRA
8.9 Recit. and Aria, Thou monstrous fiend (Fidelio)
Florestan, a political prisoner in a Spanish fortress, is being slowly starved to death by his implacable enemy Pizarro, the prison governor. He is reported as dead to his wife, Leonora. She doubts the reports and has taken service, disguised as a boy, with Rocco, a gaoler of the prison. Pizarro has decided, however, to make sure of Florestan's death and orders Rocco to kill him. Leonora overhears their plans. It is at this point that she sings this great operatic aria. She declaims against Pizarro, the monstrous fiend, tiger-like, utterly inhuman, but even in the midst of her horror she will not harbour despair and apostrophising Hope, she implores some succour to support her in her terrible trial.
ARTHUR CATTERALL AND ORCHESTRA
8.19 Concerto in D
1. Allegro ma non troppo; 2. Larghetto; 3. Rondo, Allegro
9.4 Symphony No. 5, in C minor
1. Allegro con brio; 2. Andante con moto ; 3. Allegro, Allegro
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including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Major C. R. ATTLEE , M.P.
Tonight's speaker in the talks on India has been Labour M.P. for the Lime-house Division since November, 1922.
Major Attlee was educated at Haileybury and University College, Oxford, and was called to the Bar in 1905. Among positions of distinction that he has held both inside and outside the House of Commons, he was a member of the Indian Statutory Commission in 1927, and has been Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in the House since 1931.
Major C. R.
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by RICHARD AUSTIN
Read by FELIX AYLMER
HARRY ROY and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel