Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON
Svendsen, born at Christiana in 1840, began his musical career as a violinist, but after having practically lost the use of his hands, he devoted his life to composition and conducting. As a composer Svendsen possessed a pleasing melodic vein and displayed a craftsmanship of no mean order. In his gay and brilliant 'Carnival in Paris ' we find conciseness of expression, vitality, and an artistic feeling for orchestral colour.
On the occasion of the 1,300th Anniversary of the landing of St. Aidan on Holy Island, where he founded the Priory of Lindisfarne .
A programme relayed from the Plough Inn, Beal, Northumberland, including an Eye-Witness Account of the great Pilgrimage from the mainland which took place this morning
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