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Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: Hughes MacKlin


Alex Penney (soprano); Ethel Noton (contralto); Harry Swindell (tenor);
Walter Payne (baritone)
The Philosopher and the Lady
Easthope Martin
Quartet, To' love or not to love
Tenor, All in a Lily White Gown Contralto, The Hidden Song
Soprano and tenor, A Song to You Baritone, The Philosopher's Song Tenor, Your Eyes the Stars
Contralto and baritone, The Legend of the King
Soprano, Starlight and Lovelight Ensemble, Love Triumphant
Alex Penney , who has formed this Quartet, is a Derby soprano who has done a great deal of concert work and has broadcast many times, both as a soloist and in production shows.
Walter Payne , also a Derby singer, was one of the British Singers Quartet formed by Madame Marchesi. He first broadcast ten years ago. Both Miss Noton and Mr. Swindell are Derby singers.
The song-cycle The Philosopher and the Lady ' that the Alex Penney Quartet is singing, is another of Easthope Martin's numerous song-cycles. Like many other composers he has become associated with one work (' Songs of the Fair '), which has earned enormous popularity, but he has composed many other songs and song-cycles which deserve equal success.


Soprano: Alex Penney
Soprano: Ethel Noton
Contralto: Harry Swindell
Baritone: Walter Payne
Unknown: Easthope Martin
Unknown: Alex Penney
Unknown: Walter Payne
Unknown: Madame Marchesi.
Unknown: Alex Penney

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