Before 1883 boys were expected to be seen but not heard. Tonight they will be heard but not seen in this programme from Glasgow, where, fifty years ago, the boy was discovered and The Boys' Brigade, the pioneer of juvenile organisations, was founded.
(Scottish Regional Programme)
Relayed from The Free Trade Hall, Manchester
THE HALLÉ ORCHESTRA
Conducted by Sir HAMILTON HARTY
Sir Hamilton Harty was born in 1879 nt
Hillsborough, Ireland. He showed natural and brilliant musical gifts as a boy, and his father gave him lessons on the piano, organ and viola.
When only twelve years of age Harty became a church organist and later held similar posts in Belfast and Dublin. In 1900 he came to London and made a name as an accompanist. During the war Harty obtained a great deal of experience as a conductor, particularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, and in 1920 was appointed permanent conductor of the Halle Orchestra, the fine traditions of which he has well upheld As a composer Harty is no less distinguished, and among a fair quantity of compositions special mention must be made of the Irish Symphony, the Violin Concerto in D minor, the tone poem for orchestra, With the Wild Geese, and The Mystic Trumpeter (Whitman) for voices and orchestra.
The Irish Symphony consists of four moves ments : 1. On the Shores of Lough Neagh; 2. The Fair Day ; 3. A Lament; 4. The Twelfth of July. These movements are based on the following airs : ' Avenging and Bright' ; 'A Croppy Boy ' ; ' The Blackberry Blossom ' ; ' The Girl I left behind me ' ; ' Jemmy move-la Stor ' ; ' The Boyne Water ' ; ' Let Erin Re; member.'
(North Regional Programme)
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