Brass and Military Band Concert
The B.B.C. Wireless Military Band, conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell : Overture, Taneredi (Rossini, arr. Duthoil). Foden's Motor Works Band, conductor, F. Mortimer : A Downland Suite—Prelude, Elegy, Minuet, Hondo (John Ireland). Anthony Somers (Baritone) : When dull care (Leveridge, arr. Lane Wilson ) ; J travel the road (Thayer-Parsons). The Band of II. M. Grenadier Guards, conducted by Captain George Miller : Selectiou, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn). The Band of II. M. Coldstream Guards, conducted by Captain R. G. Evans : Nalla (La Source), Ballet — Danse desEcharpes scène(d'amour; Variation; Danse (Giresienne (Delibes, arr. Winterbottom). Anthony Somers (Baritone) : The
Road (Haydn wood); The Scavenger (Russell) : The Sons of the Kettle (Baines, Anthony). The Bond of the Royal Air Force, conducted by Flight-Lieut. J. H. Amers : Fantasy, Merric England (Edward German).
At The Organ of The Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
Relayed from The West End Cinema, Birmingham
Directed by Guy Daines
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN, and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Bulletin for Farmers
Conducted by CYRIL DALMAINE
MARGARET WILKINSON (Soprano)
'MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT' or ' A Lot of Tommy Rot '
The Cast will include :
JOHN ARMSTRONG JEAN ALLISTONE and TOMMY HANDLEY
At the Piano : ALAN PAUL
THE REVUE CHORUS and THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by EDWARD CLARK
ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE ROBERTSON
Rimsky-Korsakov was a keen and one of the earliest collectors of the folk music of his country -and the peasant songs and <lancea of Russia are amongst the loveliest in the world. He published a collection in 1877, and used material from it. in almost everything he thereafter wrote. A number of Russian fotk-tunes are contained in this Simphoniotta, which was, by the way, originally conceived as a string quartet. In its present form it has throe movements against the four of the quartet; they are (1) In the Fields ; (2) At the Charivari; (3) In the Khorovod. The first movement is based on a folk tune from Smolensk, a simple melody, one of those curiously haunting tunes, which by constant reiteration become saturated with a profound melancholy. Charivari, in the French sense, describes a kind of discordant serenade played before the house of a victim to denote displeasure with him, a displeasure measured by the intensity of its din. Rimsky-Korsakov's is, from this point of view, a very mild charivari. The last movement is very vigorous, high spirited, and brilliantly scored.
ETHEL BABTLETT and RAE ROBERTSON and Orchestra
Grieg was in tho habit of employing the rhythm and idioms of Scandinavian folk music rather than of making use of the tunes themselves, and ho did this with such skill and effect that, compared with tho composers of his own time, he gives the impression of being the most saturated with folk music of them all. The Symphonic Dances, for example, scored in the first place for orchestra, contain wholly original music and should not bo confused with other suites by Grieg, many of which were written originally for pianoforte and scored for orchestra later, either by the composer himself or by others.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Lew STONE and the MONSEIGNEUR BAND, relayed from Monseigneur