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: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
(Daventry National Programme)

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Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: A Brass Band Concert

THE IRLAM PUBLIC PRIZE BAND
Conducted by R. HESFORD
(Daventry National Programme)
BAND
Selection of the Music of Verdi

Contributors

Conducted By: R. Hesford

: Reginald Foort

at the organ of The Regal, Marble Arch
(Daventry National Programme)

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report, Football Results, Bulletin for Farmers

: An Orchestral Concert

OLIVE GROVES (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Conducted By: Joseph Lewis

: A Pianoforte Recital

by Frank Merrick
At various times since Schubert's day attempts have been made, sometimes with the use of his own sketches, to complete the so-called ' Unfinished ' Symphony, although it is by no means certain that ho himself would ever have added anything to it, had he lived even into old age. In 1928, as part of tho centenary celebrations, more than one prize was offered in different parts of the world for a movement or movements which should best carry on the Schubert spirit as set forth in the two movements which we have, and one of these contests was won by Frank Merrick; the symphony was broadcast in 1929, with his two movements following Schubert's. However little listeners may feel that the work calls for completion, they recognized that the two additional movements had been composed in a spirit of real reverence for the great Schubert himself.
Himself a son of a distinguished musician, Frank Merrick is known both as pianist, particularly by the recitals for works on two pianofortes in which his wife has joined forces with him, and as composer of vigorous and effective original work. A programme of his music gained a diploma of Honour at the International Rubinstein Competition in St. Petersburg in 1910.

Contributors

Pianist: Frank Merrick

: The Sea Raiders

by H. G. Wells, read by Derek McCulloch

Contributors

Author: H.G. Wells
Reader: Derek McCulloch

: An Orchestral Concert

(From Midland Region)
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ORCHESTRA
(Loader, PAUL BEARD )
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
ROBERT MAITLAND (Baritone)
ALTHOUGH tho two personages of the last great scene of Die Walküre ore both immortals, the music is essentially human mils appoal, and tho sceno is ono of the easlest to stand and appreciate apart from its place in tho wholo great work.
At the beginning of the scone; Wotan is stili wroth with his fiivourito warriormaidén, Briinnhillo, for her disobedience. Ho would condemn her to lose her godhead, to be laid to sloop on the summit of a great rock, there to wait iintil a mortal shall her and claim her as his mortal bride. Little by little she recallshis old pride in her, and persuades him to surround tho rock with a groat fire so that none may approach her save a horo who knows no fear. Wotan's song of farewell to her, as she is laid to sleep, is blended with the music of the fire, as Loge, the Fire god, at Wotan's command, surrounds the crag with flames. It is noble farewell music, touched not only with sadness, but with something of the wonder which Wotan foresces for his child, when Siegfried tho Fearless shall como to claim her. The motive of Siegfried is beard, but at the very end we hear the theme of Fate-a grim reminder of the final; doom which overhangs the raco of gods.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Baritone: Robert Maitland

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: Dance Music

Ambrose and his Orchestra, from The May Fair Hotel








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