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: ' From the Shows'

Dance Music and Syncopated Solos
A Programme of Gramophone Records

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional Announcements and Bulletin for Northern English Farmers

: London Regional Programme

7-10 Reading from Mrs. Gaskell's Life of Charlotte Bronte, by ROONA BLAKE


Unknown: Roona Blake

: Halle Concert

OLGA HALEY (soprano)
DENNIS NOBLE (baritone)
(Chorus Master, HAROLD DAWBER )
Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM
Relayed from
The Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Eventyr (Once Upon a Time)
Intermezzo, The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Songs of Sunset (for Soprano and Baritone solo, Chorus and Orchestra)
' EVENTYR ' means ' Once upon a time ', and this work is a ballad for orchestra founded on fairy tales by the Norwegian, Asbjornsen. It was composed in 1917 and first performed at a Queen's Hall Symphony Concert under Sir Henry Wood in 1919. EVER SINCE Thomas Beecham , confident in the genius of his friend Delius, gave performances of The Village Romeo and Juliet in 1910 at the Co vent Garden
Theatre, this Intermezzo from the -' Opera has been heard, although too infrequently, in the concert hall. Yet, even divorced from the Opera it appeals as a little tone poem.
Sali and Vreli are the ' Romeo and Juliet ' who have suffered in their love for each other from the bitter enmity of their parents. They meet again after a cruel separation, and determine to have one day of pleasure together. They go to a neighbouring fair, happy in each other's company ; there they are recognised and worried by importunate questions. Anxious to be wholly alone, they leave the fair and walk to the Paradise Garden, ; which is an inn, formerly the manor house of a ruined country estate. The music describes their walk, and though the opera ends in tragedy, this little journey passes in serene and happy communion.


Soprano: Olga Haley
Baritone: Dennis Noble
Chorus Master: Harold Dawber
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Thomas Beecham

: Halle" Concert (continued)

Appalachia (Variations on an old
Slave Song, for Baritone solo, Chorus and Orchestra)

: Two Plays for Broadcasting ' TEN MINUTES'

A Conversation between a young man and an old gentleman, who chance to meet one evening, on the pavement outside a large city store
' In A Two'
A Play in the Lancashire Dialect by WHITTIE KERR
Characters :
Ernie Naylor
Mary, his wife
Mrs. Harris and Bill Green
Scene: A living room of the Naylors' house


Unknown: Alfred Dunning
Unknown: Whittie Kerr
Unknown: Ernie Naylor
Unknown: Bill Green
Produced By: Robin Whitworth

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin

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