Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Aristophanes's play, The Wasps, turns on a quarrel between a father and son, and the Wasps of the title form the chorus. The name suggests the sting in the comments that they make on the action, after the traditional manner of a Greek chorus. In Vaughan Williams 's music, written specially for a production of the play at Cambridge in 1909, their buzzing is vividly suggested.
Most of the melodies are old
Greek modal tunes, which the characters sing in the course of the play, and the last ones are taken from a point near the end where the father and son become reconciled.
' The Boy who was Afraid '
This is the third of a series prepared by an educational psychologist and a medical psychologist. The object of the series is to tell characteristic stories about children who have been ' awkward '. Each story will be related by the medical psychologist. The stories will have happy endings, for they will show how such misfortunes can at least be lessened, if not always cured.
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