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: The Children's Hour

'. The Thrill of Railways '—No. 4, by H. Underwood , read by THE OWL
H. GOSPEL will play his Dulcimer


Unknown: H. Underwood

: ' The First News'

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Regional

: Contemporary Composers of the North-6

John H. -Foulds' Lighter Orchestral
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
A Cabaret Overture Suite Francaise i. The Zouaves; 2. The Fairy Tarapatapoum ; 3. Heroic Hymn to France ; 4. The Joy of Life
Evening in the Odenwald (Holiday
Sicilian Aubade A Keltic Suite i. The C!ans ; 2. A Lament; 3. The Call
John Herbert Foulds is a Manchester man, and was at one time a member of the Halld Orchestra. In London he has had a good deal of experience as a conductor, and as an organiser of concerts. He is perhaps best known to listeners by his popular ' Keltic Lament', with its beautiful, but poignant, Irish melody, the second of the three pieces forming the suite which concludes this programme.
Of the charming little pieces ' The
Fairy Tarapatapoum', which is so familiar to listeners apart from the suite of which it forms an item, the composer says ' The story of the fairy Tarapatapoum was told me in early nursery days by an old French Bonne-Femme. I believe she is mentioned in one of du Maurier's books. It was a charmingly whimsical and fairly highly evolved creature whose desire to become a human somehow went awry, and she found herself for awhile in danger of becoming immersed in the slightly sinister kingdom of Pan. Her innate goodness and purity, however, effected her release and she ' lived happily ever after '. The three phases of the story are illustrated in this tiny ' music poem


Unknown: John H.
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison
Unknown: John Herbert Foulds

: News Summary

Weather Forecast and News

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