(17.15) A Competition Story by ROBERT TREDINNICK
Songs by MARJORIE PALMER (soprano)
' Live Hobbies '-5. 'Rabbits and Guinea Pigs ', a talk by VERA GREEN
JAMES DONOVAN (saxophone)
(18.00) Time Signal, Greemuich
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A Tragedy in One Act by ALAN NORTON
Elijah Orton , a finisher in Elkington's boot factory and a Deacon at the Mission
Sarah Orton , his wife
Emma Orton , their daughter, a machinist at the factory
Joseph Orton , their elder son, a clicker at the factory
Phillip Orton , their younger son, also a finisher at the factory
Isaac Abbott , a laster at the factory and also a Deacon at the Mission
Scene: The Orton's Cottage in Apostles' Pavement, Woolbury, in the year 1895
Produced by Roy POCHIN
The Little Theatre, Leicester
ABOUT sixty plays have been produced at the Little Theatre since it was opened by the Leicester Drama Society in January, 1930. It seats about four hundred. This is the second performance to be broadcast. Clean Hands won the. Leicestershire Finals in the National Community Drama Festival ; it is one of a trilogy of dialect plays by Albert Northfold , a Leicester man who writes as ' Alan Norton '.
Conducted by ERNEST PARSONS
The Winter Gardens, Droitwich Spa
Prelude, Czecho-Slovakian Festival
Bochnicek Waltz , Silver Thames... Ashworth Hope Selection, The Blue Train....... Stolz Patrol, The Swing of the Kilt...Ewing Petite Suite de Concert
WHEN Coleridge-Taylor died in 1912 at the age of thirty-seven British music sustained a loss that was irreparable. He had, besides more profound gifts, a genius for turning out light concert music, frequently written as incidental music to plays, which frankly sets out to appeal to popular taste, yet at the same time, by reason of the charm and individuality of the themes, the richness and variety of the harmony, and the sensitive feeling for orchestral colour, is a source of admiration and interest to the musician. To write light music that is successful from both a popular and artistic standpoint is an accomplishment rarely attained.
Coleridge-Taylor began as a violinist, completing his studies at the Royal College of Music, where he also had lessons in composition from Stanford. From 1893, when he won a composition scholarship, music poured from his clever and facile pen, much of which was published and secured him an enviable reputation throughout the British Isles. However, the work that consolidated his position as a composer to be reckoned with was the ' Hiawatha ' trilogy (1898-9-1900).
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