From the Rivoli Theatre
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANK CANTELL
' Simple Simon,' a Nursery Rhvme Play by GLADYS WARD
MARJORIE LYON (Soprano), in Nonsense Songs
Songs by HAROLD CASEY
and the B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
ROSA BARTY and PARTNER
(Duets and Light Ballads)
THE BIRMINGHAM STUDIO AUGMENTED ORCHESTRA (Leader, FRANK CANTELL). Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE music of this Suite is drawn from the score of the Ballet-Opera of the same name. The incidents of the plot are supposed to occur in the tenth century, and the place is a town on the Baltic coast, where many nationalities mix. This latter circumstance gives Rimsky-Korsakov just the opportunity that suited him of writing exotieal ly-coloure d music.
The Suite consists of five pieces-an Introduction, a Redova (in former days a popular ballroom dance, which came from Bohemia), a Lithuanian Dance, an Indian Dance, and a Procession, with Trumpets, Drums, and all the gay colours Rimsky-Korsakov loved to use.
Ernest Leggett's London Octet