From page 81 of 'When Two or Three'
At The Organ of the Paramount
Directed by RussELL SMYTHE
The Imperial Hydro Hotel, Blackpool
Directed by NORRIS STANLEY
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In 1910 Coleridge-Taylor was commissioned by Sir Herbert Tree (for some of whose productions he had already written incidental music) to compose music for Alfred Noyes' fairy play, The Forest of Wild Thyme. The play was not, after all, put on the stage by Tree, and the composer issued some of the music under various titles-Scenes from an Imaginary Ballet, Christmas Overture, and Dream Dances.
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte) : Fantasy in C minor (K.396) (Mozart)
Elena Gerhardt (mezzo-soprano) with pianoforte : Fedeinsamkeit (In Summer Fields) (Brahms) ; Geistliches Wiegen lied (Sacred Cradle Song) (Brahms) ; Auf dem Wasser zu singen (To be sung on the Water), Op. 72 (Schubert)
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte) : Fantasy in C, Op. 15 (Wanderer) (Schubert)-I. Allegro con fuoco; 2. Adagio; 3. Presto
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Order of Service
Lesson, Ecclesiastes xi, xii, I to 8,
13 to end
Magnificat (Wood in D) Lesson, Matthew vii
Nunc Dimitis (Wood in D)
Anthem, Save us, 0 Lord (Bairstmv)
Hymn, Love divine, all loves excelling
(A. and M. 520)
The Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington
Up north, Herman Darewski is known as the Uncrowned King of Bridlington. Ten years ago he had no better a palace than the old Glass Dome. He put a deal floor, and set Bridlington dancing. Today he stages concerts and dancing in the palatial Royal Hall, which has a beautiful parquet flooring, and which ranks second to none in splendour, and second to the Albert Hall only in size.
Here his genial personality radiates.
He conducts, he manages, he welcomes thousands of holiday-makers to this delightful resort on the Yorkshire coast. His vitality is prodigious. He has composed in his time 3,000 songs, and everyone who is anyone has sung them: Evelyn Laye , Alice Delysia , Jack Buchanan , Sir Harry Lauder , Mark Sheridan. He wrote the music for Rosy Rapture, the only musical play from the 1 pen of Sir James Barrie.
When Darewski formed his band fifteen years ago, Oswald Stoll booked him for a trial fortnight at the Alhambra, but preluded the engagement with the warning: 'If this is not what I expect, there'll be no fortnight.' Like a flash, Darewski replied: 'If this is not what I expect, there'll be no band '.
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The Church of the Messiah,
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B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Borodin's most important orchestra] work after his two fine symphonies is the' symphonic sketch ',' In the Steppes of Central Asia It was originally written as a musical background to one of a series, of historical tableaux vivants shown during the celebrations of the silver jubilee of the Czar Alexander II in 1880.
Harold Ramsay is an Englishman who, like so many, had to go overseas to find himself. He rose to be star organist at Paramount's principal luxury cinemas in New York, Boston, Buffalo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and so forth. He flew from town to town to give recitals, and became known as the Flying Organist. Back in England again, he quickly won fame on the air as organist at the Granada, Tooting.
Just a year ago he formed his Rhythm
Orchestra, which gave its first broadcast in August, and has broadcast regularly ever since. Last month Harold Ramsay introduced a new musical instrument called the melotone -like an organ, but worked by electricity—which has made quite a stir.
The orchestra is to confine itself to Sunday concerts for the rest of the summer.
Ramsay's wife, by the way., is
Mary Fern , who broadcasts with his orchestra. He wrote around her, and dedicated to her his famous song, ' Her name is Mary '. He is arranging organ stage ,presentations at various theatres. On Saturday he is giving a broadcast from the Granada, Tooting.
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Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
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Rev. W. H.
Colonel DENEYS REITZ
' Colonel Reitz entered the Boer War as a stripling of seventeen years, fought right through it to the end, and immediately after its conclusion wrote down these memories..... The excitifig incidents, the hairbreadth escapes, the daredevilry are literally true, and the dangers he passed through and courted are such as to make his unvarnished record read like one of pure romance..... The Boer boy who wrote this book was in the Wordsworthian sense the father of the man of after years.'
The above extracts are taken from the preface by General the Rt. Hon. J. C. Smuts to the book ' Commando ', by Deneys Reitz , who is to broadcast his reminiscences this evening.
After the Boer War, Reitz left
South Africa as an irreconcilable. He drifted for a time to Madagascar. He served under General Smuts again (but this time on our side) in the German West Africa Campaign in the Great War, rose to command a mounted regiment in the German East Africa Campaign, and in the later stages of the war he commanded the First Royal Scots Fusiliers, one of the oldest regiments in the British Arroy.
Since the war, he has taken a public part in the active life of the Union. and is now Minister of Agriculture.
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THE B B C DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL