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Gramophone Record Request Day
Owing to the popularity of our Gramophone Record Request Day in October, we are giving today a recital of records chosen by our young listeners, presented by TINKERBELL and Uncle
Sung by ROBERT BURNETT
With THE COMPOSER at the piano
The Wandering Fiddler
The Hammock of Dreams fust me an' Mary The Cornish Witch A Bowl of Punch The Pedlar's Pack Thank God for little gardens The Fiddler
A Black Country Miscellany including a relay from The Primitive Methodist Chapel, Upper Ettingshall
The programme arranged by H. W. Small and produced by Owen Reed.
(Midland Regional Programme)
A feature of this Black Country programme is to be the playing of an ophicleide. This wind instrument is now regarded as obsolete. Black Country melodists of the last century loved to write parts for it. The ophicleide originated about 1810 in the application of keys to that famous seventeenth-century wind instrument, the Serpent. Joseph Kirkland, of Bilston, who is to play it, is self-taught, there being no teachers left. It is longer than a trombone and is played vertically with a mouthpiece near the centre. Some of the stops are as large as a five-shilling piece.
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