from the Hotel Metropole
CORELLI WlNDEATT'S BAND
DORA MENDEZ CHRISTIAN (Soprano) ALAN MACWHIRTER (Baritone) LENA MASON (Violin)
' 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.
Items by Children :
Songs by Rosemary Pillbrow and Reginald Anning ; Piano Solos by Dorothy Hussey and Peter Churchill ; Violin Solos by Bernico Jarvis
Prince of Wales Playhouse
FIRST GENERAL NEWS
the B.B.C. Music Critic
BACH'S 48 PRELUDES AND FUGUES, played through consecutively throughout the month
'THE VOW '
By Sir GILBERT PARKER , from 'An Adventurer of the North'
Dominiquo (a Boy)
. John Bagot (His Father)
Father Corraino (a Priest)
Scene : A Hunter's hut, Labrador
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 ho has been H.M. Inspector of Music to the Board of Education. Of his many compositions, somo of them on a largo scale, the most popular are his songs, none more so than these settings of versos from Tennyson's Maud.
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.
SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN Local Announcements
' 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; Lovo
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 tho left is a house with prim windows, the centre one projecting over a porch in which hangs a caged canary. The three gardeners aro discovered at work, trimming tho. hedges and nailing up creepers. Behind the further hedge the Boy's voice is heard. '
Act II. Scene : The samo scene, night-timo
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 tho house.
Act III. Scene : The same. Three years havo . 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
J- product of one of the most sensitive of writers and artists-Laurenco 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 Granvillo Barker has long been prominent amongst those who dre keeping English drama on the right road. Prunella was produced at the Court Theatre during the notable period when GranviUo Barker and J. E. Vedrenn6 were making Sloan3 Square the most interesting placo in the theatrical world.