A Brass and Military Band Concert
The Westminster Military Band : Marches, St. Petersburg and Old Hunter (Traditional). Massed Bands: March, Old Comrades (Teike) ; The Great Little Army (Alford). The Kneller Hall Band, conducted by Capt. H. E. Adkins : The Kittle of Waterloo (Eckersberg). The Band of H.M. Welsh Guards : Largo (Handel). Miserere (II Trovatore) (Verdi). Del Stagers (Cornet), with Goldman's Band: Carnival of Venice (Benedict, arr. Del Staigers) ; Napoli (Bellstedt). The Band of H.M. Coldstream Guards : Americana (Thnrban). The B.B.C. Wireless Military Band, Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell : Dance of the Tumblers (Rimsky-Korsakor); The Golliwogs Cakewalk (Debussy). The Band of H.M. Royal Horse Guards: Shamrock Land (arr. R. S. Stodden ). The Hand of H.M. Welsh Guards : March of the Peers and Behold the Lord High Executioner (Sulliran).
Capt. H. E.
At The Organ of the Beaufort Cinema,
Washwood Heath , Birmingham
(Midland Regional Programme)
Relayed from the West End Cinema, Birmingham
(Midland Regional Programme)
Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers followed by Regional Bulletin for Farmers
A Musical Fantasy
Book and Lyrics by HENRIK EGE
Music by ROBERT CHIGNELL
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
Characters in the order of their appearance :
THE WIRELESS LADIES' CHORUS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
(Leader, Montague Brearley )
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
This musical Fantasy by the author of Seven Days' Sunshine, part-author of / Sketch Your World, and adaptor of The Gypsy Baron, was first broadcast with great success in September, 1931. It tells a fantastic tale of a business man turned into an indiarubber ball and bounced into a Fairyland severely hit by the depression. The appropriately light music is by a well-known broadcast composer whose incidental music to Julius Cœsar, Henry V , Coriolanus and A Voyage to Lilliput will be remembered. The strong cast contains many experienced broadcasters, notably Patrick Waddington , Bernard Ansell , and Joseph Farrington , well known as an oratorio and opera singer.
Wiggin (a business man):
Miss Mabfield (his secretary):
Overon (King of the Fairies):
Mustardseed (a fairy):
Peaseblossom (another fairy):
- Merlin (the Wizard):
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
The divertimento, although in essentials serving much the some purpose as the suite, was actually based upon different principles. As a rule, the divertimento was intended for the open air, and, as its name implies, was purely a diversion. In short-and using the description in its most dignifiedlight-beer-garden music. Mozart wrote a number of these divertimenti, besides cassations, and serenades, all devoted to the same high purpose. Each contains a number of fa irly short, light and graceful pieces, mostly, but not necessarily, in dance rhythm.
Hassan, a play of the East, was written by the late James Elroy Flecker , poet and dramatist. The incidental music was composed by his friend Delius , to whom the atmosphere of the play appealed. It was beautifully staged by Basil Dean at His Majesty's Theatre in 1923, and had a run of 281 performances.
Svendsen, born at Christiana in 1840, began his musical career as a violinist, but after having practically lost the use of his hands, he devoted his life to composition and conducting. As a composer Svendsen possessed a pleasing melodic vein and displayed a craftsmanship of no mean order. In his gay and brilliant Carnival in Paris we find conciseness of expression, vitality, and an artistic feeling for orchestral colour.
By CHRISTOPHER STONB
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
LEW STONE and THE MONSEIGNEUR BAND, relayed from Monseigneur