Conducted by JACK PAYNE
MARION WILSÓN (Soprano), TIMOTHY WING
(Baritone); OLGA THOMAS (Pianoforte)
MISS REBECCA CLARKE , a pupil of Stanford at the Royal College of Music, was, until a few years ago, chiefly known as a Viola player (in which capacity she has entertained listeners more than once). Since 1919, when she won an important American prize for composition, she has become quite well known as a writer of Chamber Music and Songs.
Shy One is a charming picture of the helpful maiden, flitting about the house, shy as a rabbit. The end of the song is the lover's aspiration :— ' To an isle in the water with her would I fly.'
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS ' fondness for the countryside and its songs is well known.
Besides collecting many folk tunes, ho has written some of his own, some in the fotk-idiom and the others, like the Songs of Travel, of which The Roadside Fire is one, expressing in his own personal style his love of the open road. Hq has set R. L. Stevenson 's robust verses with fine under- standing and sympathy, and has givon us something typically English in its healthy virility and underlying delicacy.
(From Birmingham) : Christine Silver will read 'The Emperor's New Clothes' (Hans Andersen). Helen Alston (Songs at the Piano)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA, conducted by FRANK CANTELL
IVAN FIRTH and PHYLLIS SCOTT (Old Time Songs) WALLACE CUNNINGHAM presents ' The Art Class
CHRISTINE SILVER (Character Studies)
HELEN ALSTON (Entertainer at the Piano)
PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH and IVOR DENNIS
PHILIP BROWN 'S DOMINOES DANCE BAND
: FRANK ASHWOBTH and his BAND, from The Hotel Metropole