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' Three Pilgrimages '
LAST spring Mrs. Romanné-James gave a series of Talks from London on tho impressions that English customs and lifo made on a Japanese schoolgirl. These Talks, which were very much appreciated at tho time, have since been published in book form under tho title of 'O Toyo Writes Home.' This afternoon she is to describe three purely English pilgrimages 'to Carisbrooke Castle and to the homes of two of the great poets of the nineteenth century- Tennyson and Swinburne.

A Song Cycle, with Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Music by Arthur Somervell
Sung by Frederick Ranalow (Baritone)
The Song Cycle introduced by Prof. George Gordon

Arthur Somervell, Doctor of Music, was born at Windermere in 1863. Since 1901 he has been H.M. Inspector of Music to the Board of Education. Of his many compositions, some of them on a large scale, the most popular are his songs, none more so than these settings of verses from Tennyson's Maud.

Contributors

Unknown:
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Music By:
Arthur Somervell
Baritone:
Frederick Ranalow
Introduced By:
Prof. George Gordon
Introduced By:
Arthur Somervell

Played by HILDA DEDERICH
Fantasia in C Minor (K. 457)
HERE Mozart just follows the Lent of his fancy wherover it takes him. The work, which is none the less to be admired for all its unorthodoxies, is very wayward in its keys. Those who are interested in these technical things may observe that it starts in C Minor, makes some surprising modulations which lead into a definite, tuneful section in D Major; that this breaks out into a vigorous quick Movement in A. Minor which leads, after a Cadenza, into a gentle B Flat Movement; that the next quick section is ii) no particular key ; and that the opening returns as a Finale.

Contributors

Played By:
Hilda Dederich

or 'Love in a Dutch Garden' by Laurence Housman and Granville Barker
Cast:

Arranged for Broadcasting
Pierrot, Scarantel (his Servant)
Hawk, Kennel, Callow, Mouth, Doll, Romp, Tawdry, and Coquette (Mummers)
Tenor (a hired Singer)
Prunella Prim, Prude and Privacy (her Aunts)
Queer and Quaint (their Servants)
1st, 2nd and 3rd Gardener; Boy; Love (a Statue)

Act I. Scene: A Garden enclosed by high hedges cut square. To the right a statue of Love, with viol and bow, stands over a fountain. To the left is a house with prim windows, the centre one projecting over a porch in which hangs a caged canary. The three gardeners are discovered at work, trimming the hedges and nailing up creepers. Behind the further hedge the Boy's voice is heard. '

Act II. Scene : The same scene, night-time
The moon is rising away to the right. Its light crosses the top of the hedge, and strikes the head of the fountain-statue. The sound of keys and locking of gates is heard. Two gardeners enter with lanterns and keys. All lights are out in the house.

Act III. Scene: The same. Three years have. elapsed. It is sunset The garden is overgrown, weedy and neglected. The fountain is mass-grown and thick with creepers. The house-shutters are closed, all but one or two; a notice 'To Let' stands near. The Boy is discovered dragging gardening tools about in a listless and desultory fashion, piling them on a bench, or packing them into an open hand-barrow.

This charmingly fantastic play is the joint product of one of the most sensitive of writers and artists - Laurence Housman, the author of 'Angels and Ministers,' 'Little Plays of St. Francis,' and that remarkable satire, 'Trimblerigg' - and of an acknowledged expert on the theatre, for Granville Barker has long been prominent amongst those who are keeping English drama on the right road. Prunella was produced at the Court Theatre during the notable period when Granville Barker and J.E. Vedrenne were making Sloane Square the most interesting place in the theatrical world.

Contributors

Garden By:
Laurence Housman
Garden By:
Granville Barker
Singer:
Prunella Prim
Unknown:
Granvillo Barker
Unknown:
Granviuo Barker
Unknown:
J. E. Vedrenn6

2LO London

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