Led by Ernest Element
Conductor, W. K. Stanton
Stanford's opera Shamus O'Brien was first performed in London in 1896. The plot deals with a conflict between Irish lads and English soldiers-' rebels' and ' tyrants ' as they passionately call each other, and the overture is designed to emphasise this conflict. The composer has included therein two folk tunes, one Irish and one English. The Irish one is best known to us (from the verses written to fit the music by Alfred Perceval Graves) as ' Father O'Flyn', but the tune is really that of ‘The Top o' the Cork Road '. The English melody is an old marching tune, which even in Cromwell's day was known as The Glory of the West.'
The BBC Military Band, conducted by B. Walton O'Donnell : Overture, Mirella (Gounod, arr. O'Donnell). Slavonic Dance No. 5 (Dvorak)
John Goss (baritone), (with Cathedral Male Voice Quartet): Nous irons a Valparaiso (Pares, Van Parys). Sciucamunni sta lampa (Favari). 0 Shallow Brown ; Miss Lucy Long (arr. Terry)
The Band of H.M. Coldstream
Guards, conducted by Lt. J. C. Windram: Americana (Thurban). Parade of the Puppets (Kuhn)
John Goss (baritone) (with Cathedral Male Voice Quartet) : The Boatman (Harris). Ten Thousand Miles Away (Willan)
The Band of H.M. Grenadier
Guards, conducted by Major George Miller : Coronation Processional
Here is the second of three frivolous broadcasts, telling of this and that, to be seen and heard in London. Isa Morley made her debut at the microphone last month. She will give the last of her three talks on June 30.
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