A Light Instrumental and Vocal Recital
The Virtuoso String Quartet: Novelette No. 3 (Bridge)
Evelyn Scotney (soprano) : 0 whistle and I'll come to you, my lad (Traditional) ; Where the bee sucks (Arne)
Percy Grainger (pianoforte) : Country
Gardens and Shepherd's Hey (Grainger)
Plunket Greene (baritone) : Poor old horse (English Folk Song); The garden where the praties grow (Old Irish Tune)
The Virtuoso String Quartet : Widdicombe Fair (Harrison) ; Gavotte (Mignon) (Ambroise Thomas )
Harmonised by M. W. Balfe
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
At the Pianoforte, EDWIN BENBOW
The harp that once thro' Tara's Halls Silent, Oh Moyle ! be the roar of thy water
We may roam thro' this world Oh, breathe not his name
The time I've lost in wooing The meeting of the waters Lcsbia hath a beaming eye She is far from the land
0 think not my spirits are always as light
The Minstrel Boy
Tis the last rose of summer
THERE STILL EXIST here and there copies of the early editions of 'Irish Melodies ', the poems by Thomas Moore , to airs which he borrowed from various earlier sources and changed to suit his own poetiy where necessary.
The series, published between 1807 and 1834, was one of the most popular collections of songs in the whole of musical history, and wherever music was made they were known throughout the length and breadth of the land.
Many of these were published later with new accompaniments by Michael William Balfe , himself an Irishman. Balfe was bom in Dublin in 1808 and lived until 1882. He wrote a number of operas, all of them successful in their day, but now mostly forgotten, with the exception of the most popular successful English opera ever written, The Bohemian Girl , produced in London in 1843.
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