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DON HYDEN (1st Violin),' KEEM McENDOO (2nd Violin), MAURICE WARD (Viola), SYDNEY WRIGHT ('Cello)
ORIGINALLY written for String Orchestra, this is frequently played by the String Quartet. It is simply a collection of four delightful separate pieces, light as air.
FIRST MOVEMENT. (Quick). The lively First Main Tune starts at once in all instruments m octaves. It continues at some length, mostly in First Violin.
After a general flourish and a full stop. the Second Main Tune arrives. This is really in several little parts, which all follow one another with perfect naturalness. It starts with a mincing fragment of tune in Violins in octaves, which the Second Violin repeats, while the First Violin hops about above; then the Bass asserts itself, and so on. Soon we reach the end of the paragraph, so to speak. This first part is marked to be repeated. but that is usually thought superfluous nowadays.
The second part begins with a very brief discussion of bits of the two main tunes, then proceeds to repeat the first almost unchanged. With another general flourish, the piece ends. (The second part may also be repeated.)
The SECOND MOVEMENT is called a Romance.
It is a rather stately, thoughtful piece, mostly plainly tuneful.
THIRD MOVEMENT. This is a swinging, rhythmical Minuet, followed by. a smooth Trio (or second Minuet). After the Trio the Minuet is repeated.
The FINALE is a Rondo - a piece which owes its origin to a lively dance in which one tune comes round time after time.
MAVIS STODDARD (Mezzo-Soprano)
Pleading ..... Elgar Know'st Thou the Land? ........ Beethoren Turn Ye to Me (from ' Songs of the North ') arr. Malcolm Lawson
Two Movements from Second String Quartet
Nocturne ; Vivace
Interlude from String Quartet in A., Glazounov The Londonderry Air ...... arr. Frank Bridge


Don Hyden
Don Hyden
Maurice Ward
Sydney Wright
Malcolm Lawson

2ZY Manchester

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