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Dorothy Showell (soprano)
Percy Wallis (baritone)
William. Coombes (pianoforte)


Baritone: Percy Wallis
Pianoforte: William. Coombes


by Constance Alldritt (contralto)


Contralto: Constance Alldritt


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Presented by Desmond McMahon and sung by The Birmingham Children's Choir
Until recently composers have given very little attention to songs for children, with the result that teachers have been compelled to rely on . adaptations of solo songs, many of them quite unsuitable for school use. The deficiency has now been adequately filled by modern composers, and it is to familiarise teachers with modern work of real worth and merit, as well as to provide a good programme for the general listener, that this monthly series has been begun.
Dr. McMahon, who is presenting this programme, is musical adviser to the Birmingham Education Department...He has selected and trained two choirs, composed of boys and girls and drawn from Birmingham schools, to illustrate the series. H. H. Grove is the accompanist.


Presented By: Desmond McMahon
Unknown: H. H. Grove

: Franz Schubert

A Musical Biography-2
1815, The Annus Mirabilis
Presented by Victor Hely-Hutchinson
May Blyth (soprano)
Helmar Fernback (tenor)
Geoffrey Dams (tenor)
Harry Porter (tenor)
Cuthbert Ford (baritone)
The BBC Midland Singers
Chorus Master, Edgar Morgan The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
The following works will be used as illustrations:
Orchestra: Andante and Minuet
(Symphony No. 3, in D).
May Blyth: The Erl King. Meeresstille. Heidenroslein. Erster Verlust. Rastlose Liebe (Stuart Wilson's translations)
Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra:
Die vierjahrige Posten (The Faithful) Sentinel) (omitting the Overture) (Katchen-May Blyth ; Walter-Cuthbert Ford ; Duval - Helmar Fernback; Veit-Geoffrey Dams; Hauptmann-Harry Porter)
Between his seventeenth and eighteenth birthdays Schubert composed 144 songs. His Third Symphony and the opera, The Faithful Sentinel, belong also to this year. It is not surprising, therefore, that a whole programme in this musical series is devoted to 1815.


Presented By: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Tenor: Helmar Fernback
Tenor: Geoffrey Dams
Tenor: Harry Porter
Chorus Master: Edgar Morgan
Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Unknown: Stuart Wilson
Unknown: Katchen-May Blyth
Unknown: Helmar Fernback
Unknown: Hauptmann-Harry Porter


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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