KATE WINTER (Soprano)
DENNIS NOBLE (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, conducted by CHARLES LEGGETT
HUNGARY and Austria, under; the old nineteenth-century dispensation, produced a lnrgo number of clever military bandmasters, most of whom wrote light music, both for their Brass-and-Reed Bands and for the Orchestra.
Keler-Bela (1820-1882) was one of these. His experience was gained in the best schools, for at one time he conducted the Berlin Orchestra established by Cungl, and soon after
. followed Lanner at Vienna-both men whose names are very well known to older lovers of dance music.
KATE WINTER (Soprano)
S.B. from Edinburgh
from the Birmingham Studio Prayer Hymn, ' Hark the sound of Holy Voices ' (English Hymnal, No. 198)
Reading Address by the Rev. E . R. Squire, of Muntz Street United Methodist Church Hymn, ' Hark, my soul, it is the Lord' (E.H., No. 400) Benediction.
JANE MONTANGE (Soprano)
SOCIÉTÉ DES INSTRUMENTS Anciens
(The Consort of Anceint Instruments) fTlOXIGHT we are to hear some choice old
music, played by members of a Society founded in 1900 by Henri Casadesus , a member of a family of musicians several of whom have distinguished themselves and played a leading part in French music during the past half century. We shall hear instruments whose tones are as sweet as their names—the Viola d'Amore, that tenor member of the Concert of Viols, with its ' sympathetic ' strings, not touched, but sounding in concord with those upon which the player bows. Then there is the Viola da
Gamba (' Knee viol'), rather like the later Violoncello, and the Harpsichord, fairly familiar to us already, with its plucked strings and consequently with a tone that cannot be long sustained.
JEAN JOSEPH MOURET
(1682-1738) was a composer in the service of the nobility ; so remembering the age in which he worked, we know fairly well what qualities of elegance and charm, and what dainty conceits, to expect in his music.
' yOI CHE SAPETE ' is sung by the lovelorn page, Cherubino, who worships his mistress with dog-like fidelity. In the Countess' presence her maid Susanne twits Cherubino about a song he has written to his mistress. The Countess bids him sing it, to Susanna's guitar accompaniment. So the page sings this sweet, rather plaintive song of the pangs of love.
THE Asioli whose work we are to hear is almost certainly that Bonifaccio Asioli (1769.1832) who, besides composing for church and theatre, spent many years in the service first of a Duchess, and then of the Empress Marie Louise.