THE VICTOR OLOF SEXTET
DORA LABBETTE (Soprano) KEITH Falkner (Baritone)
ONE of Mozart's last works was that favourite
Opera, The Magic Flute, which has been broadcast in full more than once. In the overture after the Introduction, we have the merry First Main Tune, in fugal style, one voice ' succeeding another with the same tune. This First Main Tune really runs through most of the Overture. For instance, the beginning of it is going on even while the Second Main Tune is entering.
With this material the Overture trips along happily and straightforwardly, with only one noticeable check-when we have solemn ceremonial again recalled.
QUILTER'S music is a peculiarly happy summing-up of many of the graces of British art. It is fluent, fanciful and delicate, good-humoured and tuneful, fresh-air-y and free flowing.
These three English Dances are early work-his eleventh published composition. They were first heard at a Promenade Concert in 1910. TJURCELL'S air comes from one of the last of his works, a tragedy by Dryden and Howard, The Indian Queen, for which he wrote music. From this work (which concerns the Inca of Peru, his General Montezuma, the Queen of Mexico, and the usurping Indian Queen) one song is very frequently heard — the charming I attempt from love's sickness to fly. The splendid recitative and air we are now to hear is the solemn incantation of a conjurer-prophet, who summons the God of Dreams to interpret a vision. It contains several striking passages of musical description or suggestion in Purcell's finest dramatic style.
SWEET KATE is a lute-song, belonging to an earlier period than Purcell's air. It shows us a tormented lover, whose Kate has run away. She is a heartless jade, for ' " He ! he ! he ! " quoth she, " gladly would I see any man to die with loving." ' Then she gives him a hint: ' What a fool is he, stands in awe of once denying.' He plucks up courage, and ends the story thus :
' Cause I had enough
To become more rough.
So I did : 0 happy trying ! '
SOME of the most musicianly British songs of the last hundred years are to be found in Parry's twelve books of English Lyrics, from which the next two examples are taken. One (in the sixth set) is a delicate setting of a favourite poem each verse of which ends ' And yet I love her till I die,' in which the note of wistful longing and worship is beautifully caught. The other fragment (from Set 3) fits vivacious music to Suckling's brisk rallying of the pale lover whose maiden won't listen to his prayers. Meekness and silence, he is sharply told, are of no use ; and the conclusion of the whole matter is : 'If of herself she wilhnot love, Nothing will make her. The devil take her
Gems of Melody-Impromptu Solos by Members of Sextet
Gems of Melody-Part II
' The Profit of Wisdom '
Ecclesiastes viii, verses 5 to 12
Relayed from ST. JOHN'S, WESTMINSTER
Conducted by the Rev. Canon C. S. WOODWARD
Hymn, ' Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep '
Psalm No. 148
Lesson, ' The Song of Solomon II,' verses 8-13 The Creed
Hymn, 'Jesu, good above all other' (E.H., 587) Address by Canon C. S. WOODWARD
Hymn, ' All things bright and beautiful'
With the last of a series of three Addresses by The Rev. Eric SOUTHAM
Hymn, ' Our Blest Redeemer ' Bidding to Prayer Psalm No. 91 Lesson
Hymn, ' Breathe on me, Breath of God'
Address by the Rev. Eric SOUTHAM. Vicar of St. James, Pokesdown, Bournemouth : ' What is God Like ?—III, God and Everyday Life'
Hymn, ' The day Thou gavest, Lord, is ended'
Appeal on behalf of the Adair Wounded Fund, by Mr. BASIL F. LEAKEY
During the war, the hospitals were constantly visited by stage and variety artists who gave unstintingly of their services in an endeavour to make life more cheerful for the wounded soldiers confined there. After the war, it was natural to imagine that the 'wounded soldier' existed no more. It was in 1921 that Mr. Basil F. Leakey, known on the stage as Alan Adair, realizing that there were still no fewer than 3,500 wounded soldiers in the hospitals of the London area, organized this Fund; and now the Wigmore Hall is filled every Sunday with men in the familiar hospital Blue, who are collected from their hospitals by volunteer drivers, and entertained with a concert and tea. It is for the necessary expenses of this good work that Mr. Basil F. Leakey will appeal tonight.Contributions should be addressed to [address removed]
TERESA AMBROSE (Soprano)
THE WIRELESS Symphony
Conducted by PERCY PITT
Suite No. 3 in A Flat
Allegro (Quick); The Persistent Note ; In Waltz Time ; Allegro deciso (Quick and decided)
Air, ' Ah, why so soon would you forsake me ? '
Ballet Music from ' Laurin
Introduction and Dance of Rose Elves
March of the Dwarfs
Sarabande and Double
Coquette's Waltz Bacchanal
When all my woes are o'er I sat ere the rosy morning A Folk Song
Moorish Fantasia from Boabdil '