A further programme of unusual music played on unusual instruments
Songs at the Piano
Ray Warren and Stanley Burrows in some popular numbers
Vibraphone and Xylophone
Harry Dyson and Frank Martin
Piccolo and Tuba duets
James Moody at the Piano
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Arnold Trowell (violoncello)
As Goethe tells the story, and Dukas presents it to us in merry music, the apprentice seizes the chance of his master's absence to pronounce the magic spell which sets the broom-stick to work carrying water to the house. But he finds, when it is too late, that he has forgotten the words which undo the spell, andthe carrying of water goes on until the house is well-nigh engulfed. In desperation the apprentice seizes an axe and chops the stick in half, only to find that his predicament is twice as bad as before, since both halves carry on the work with equal energy. The master magician returns-the tremendous blast of the brass instruments which announces this is unmistakable — just in time to avert final catastrophe.
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