' Bob Apple '-A Halloween Party at Much-Wool-Gathering, by DOROTHY WORSLEY
The West Country village of Much-Wool-Gathering, with its famous character of Colonel Bristle, late of the Horse Marines, his batman, Bungler, and the Oldest Inhabitants, is well known to all West Regional children. There are two great annual events in the village, one of which takes place at Christmas, the other being the famous Bob Apple Competition that takes place every year at the village Hallowe'en Party. It is to this party that we are taking you this year, when you will hear the galhint Colonel in action, as he invariably is, foiling the plans of the villains who must invariably be attracted by the revels of this famous Hallowe'en Party.
by WILLIAM PARSONS (baritone) and THE SWANSEA ORPHEUS CHORAL and ORCHESTRAL
Conducted by LIONEL ROWLANDS
The Central Hall, Swansea
Fain would I change that note
WILLIAM PARSONS AND CHOIR
Folk Song, The Turtle Dove
Silent Noon Antiphon
Toward the Unknown Region
'Darest thou, 0 Soul,
Walk out with me toward the unknown region,
Where neither ground is for the feet nor any path to follow?' —Walt Whitman
The works of Walt Whitman, the American poet, have in recent years made a areat appeal to composers, particularly those for whom the philosophy of life and living is a congenial study; Delius, for example, and more especially Vaughan Williams. The words of ' Toward the Unknown Region' are from a well-known poem of Whitman's, beginning with the l'nes at the head of this note.
This work, Vaughan Williams 's first important composition for choir and orchestra, had its first performance at the Leeds Festival in 1907, and its success marked him from that date as a composer of power and promise. It was followed at the next Leeds Festival by ' A Sea Symphony' (to be heard on Friday from the North Regional Transmitter). This work confirmed the earlier promise and marked the beginning of his coming pie-eminence.
The Roadside Fire
Scottish Air, Alister McAlpine 's
Joy, Shipmate, Joy
Just as the tide was flowing
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