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G. H. Dayne


Unknown: G. H. Dayne


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Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Stanford's Fifth Symphony hears the sub-title 'L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso', and the movements are prefixed with quotations from Milton's two poems. The first cries : —
' Hence, loathed Melancholy,
Of Cerberus and blackest midnight born ', and goes on to invoke the Goddess «f Mirth : —
' Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee
Jest, and youthful jollity.'
The scherzo suggests
' .... how the hounds and horn Cheeky rouse the slumbering morn while the slow movement is based on ' II Pensieroso ' : —
' But hail, thou goddess sage and holy,
Hail, divinest Melancholy 1
The finale opens with ' .... the far-off curfew sound Over some wide-water'd shore ' and passes on (by the train of ' gorgeous Tragedy') to illustrate the famous lines beginning
' There let the pealing organ blow '.


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark


' The boy who hated the world'
This is the first of a series, prepared by an educational psychologist and a medical psychologist with the object of telling characteristic stories about children who have been ' awkward '. Each story will have a happy ending, and will show how difficulties can at least be lessened, if not always removed.


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