Conductor, F. MORTIMER
Foden's Motor Works Band, from Sandbach, Cheshire, that famous Northern combination founded in 1908 by the late Edwin Foden , started its career with a set of second-hand instruments, valued at £30, and with only an old stable in which to rehearse. Since 1910, when it first gained the Crystal Palace Championship, it has twice secured the National Challenge Trophy outright (in 1928 and 1934), through winning it three years in succession, in addition to winning, many trophies at
Belle Vue, Manchester. The members of the Band are particularly proud of the fact that they have twice been commanded to play before the King and Queen, and once before the Prince of Wales.
S. LESLIE RUSSELL
Dance for Harpsichord
S. LESLIE RUSSELL
Mazurka and Waltz Waltz
Lullaby for a modem (Five Pieces) infant
Cradle Song Irmelin
Of the six Delius songs that Margaret Hewitt is singing this evening, only one-the lovely setting of Herrick's ' To Daffodils '—was inspired by English words. Thoroughly English as he was in some respects, Delius was a true cosmopolitan in culture ; in particular he loved Scandinavia and the music and literature of the Scandinavian countries. None of his songs is more characteristic of his style than these settings of the Norwegian Bjornsen's ' Cradle Song 'Twilight Fancies ' and ' Sweet Venevil' and of two Danish poems, the novelist-poet Jacobsen's ' Irmelin ' and Ludwig Holstein 's ' The Violet'. (Incidentally, Delius's opera, Fennimore and Gerda, is based on Jacobsen's novel, ' Niels Lyhne '.) Their verses never draw from Delius a broad singing melody ; that is not his method. He takes each poem and envelops it in the altogether individual atmosphere of his music.
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