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Laurence Porter and Reg. Walden on two pianos


Unknown: Laurence Porter


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Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Johan Hock
Lena Wood (viola)
In a programme note for the Proms, Herbert Howells tells us that ' this work was composed-in its first form-in 1917, in memory of Francis Purcell Warren , a fellow-student of the composer at the Royal College of Music. Warren had been but a short time in action, in France, when he was listed as " Missing ". He was lost, without trace.
In its first version the Elegy was played, under Sir Hugh Allen 's direction, at the Mons Memorial Concert at the Royal Albert Hall , in November, 1917, and at Southwark Cathedral and elsewhere, later. The score and parts being lost, it was for last year's Gloucester Festival [this refers to 1934] that the work was re-written, largely from memory, in part from remaining sketches. In its new form it agrees, generally ' with the older one. But the scoring, and many details, are different.
' A solo viola and solo string quartet have an important share in the work. The Elegy is by nature a character sketch of one side of the lovable musician it seeks to commemorate. It is intimate, and serious, and tender. There are no heroics.
Purcell Warren was a violinist and composer. He lived in, and loved, the English countryside, and was moved by any poetry or music that could give it expression. It was this in him that finds reflection in the Elegy.'


Leader: Norris Stanley
Conductor: Johan Hock
Viola: Lena Wood
Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Francis Purcell Warren
Unknown: Sir Hugh Allen
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Purcell Warren


evue in Miniature with Dorothy Summers Marjorie Westbury
Doris Nichols Denis Folwell John Bentley
Godfrey Baseley and The Little Orchestra
Produced and compered by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Denis Folwell
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Godfrey Baseley
Unknown: Martyn C. Webster


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A reading from the novel by John Buchan
Arranged for broadcasting by C. Henry Warren and read by Owen Reed


Novel By: John Buchan
Broadcasting By: C. Henry Warren
Read By: Owen Reed


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