H. G. Fleet
Most gardens have their difficult spots. The most difficult corner of all to fill is the one in which the soil is robbed of nourishment by the roots of trees, the branches of which overhang the planting space. What to do with these awkward spots troubles most amateur gardeners, and tonight H. G. Fleet will put forward some useful suggestions for brightening them up.
They can be filled with shrubs, such as rhododendrons and veronica, and for borders that are not interfered with by the roots of trees Mr. Fleet has other suggestions to make.
(in co-operation with Belfast City
Y.M.C.A.) May Blyth (soprano)
The BBC Northern Ireland
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell from the Wellington Hall, Belfast
Sibelius's Luonnotar ' is a setting of the first canto of the Finnish national epic, the ' Kalevala ', which tells of the legend of the creation. It was first performed in England at the Three Choirs Festival at Gloucester in 1913. Cecil Gray points out that ' the score abounds in curious and interesting experiments in sonority. A particularly noteworthy feature is the writing for kettledrums which are continually playing in minor seconds simultaneously. Particularly arresting are the final pages with the semi-tonal clashes for drums, a four-part double-bass divisi, dissonant poly-tonal harmonies for strings and harps, and over it all an exquisitely poignant melodic line for the voice, rising and falling like the flight of a wounded bird '.
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