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: The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

(Daventry National Programme)


Unknown: John Tcbner


(Daventry National Programme)

: The Band H.M. Grenadier Guards

(By kind permission of Cot. G. E. C. Raach, D.S.O.)
Director of Music, Captain G. Miller
The great days of John Philip Sousa were in the nineties, and for a few years after the turn of the century. He had made a name as conductor of the Marine Band at Washington, and again with his own Band which he formed in 1892. Already with a magnificent reputation in two continents, ho further added to his triumphs by writing music to a series of operettas, of which A/ C<tpt<<M was the most famous. Thereafter he toured all over the world and blazed the trail for the dance bands of today - the Whitemans, the Hyltons, and Jack Paynes, but not one of these )aat has ever quite achieved Sousa's remarkable triumph. His career - he died at the beginning of this year - extended right through the popular and dance music era that began in America some fifty years ago, and which has spread in recent years all over the globe, but at no time was ho connected with, or even in sympathy with, the jazz movement. He lives today by his marches alone. Not that he was satisfied with that reputation only; he essayed other things besides music, of which he wrote a great deal more than just marches and operettas. He was in his early years a journalist, and as an older man he wrote novels, one of which, 'The Fifth String,' became a best-seller in America. It is as poor a novel as was ever written by a famous man. But he could at least say that as a popular musician he had the world at his feet - with one exception. His mother, he records, 'came to hear my band only once; it made her so nervous that she never came again.'

Military Quick-step, Semper Fidelis - Sousa
Three Quotations - Sousa 1. The King of France with ten thousand men marched up the HitI, then marched down again ; 2. I, too, was bom in Arcadia ; 3. In Darkest Africa
Suite, At the King's Court - Sousa 1. Her Ladyship, The Countess; 2. Her Grace, The Duchess ; 3. Her Majesty, The Queen
Duot for Flute and Clarinet, Lo ! Here the gentte Lark - Bishop (Sorgt. D. MATTHEWS' (Clarinet) ; Musician E.Brown (Flute))
The Londonderry Air - arr. Grainger
Shepherd's Hey - arr. Grainger
Quick-step, The Charlatan - Sousa
Quick-step, The Invincible Eagle . - Sousa
Patrol, The Rose, Shamrock and Thistle - Sousa
Four Flemish Dances - Blockx, arr. Godfrey


Music: Captain G. Miller
Unknown: John Philip Sousa
Unknown: Jack Paynes


Professor BETtNARD ASHMOLE (Yates Professor of Archseotogy in the University of London) : ' From Drawing to Sculpture '


Unknown: Professor Bettnard Ashmole

: ' The News '


: Sunday Orchestral Concert—IV

(Section B)


Leader: Arthur Catterall
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet

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