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(From Birmingham)
The City of Birmingham Police Band
Conducted by Richar Wassell
Eva Floyer(The Entertaining Soprano)

(Soloist, P.C. Cook)

Like more than one of the modern Russian composers, Rimsky-Korsakov knows something of the East at first hand. Listeners may very likely remember that his first important piece was actually written during a cruise in Eastern waters, where he was on duty as a naval officer, the career which he combined for a time with music.
This story of Sadko, which is in some sort a Russian version of the old Orpheus legend, attracted Rimsky-Korsakov more than once. It was the subject of one of his early poems, as well as of fhe opera, and the tale was made by him from the old Russian chronicles. In the opera, this song is sung by a tenor, although it is now often borrowed by sopranos; it is familiar, too, as an instrumental piece, and its dreamy, languorous melody lends itself well to performance on the violin, or, indeed, on almost any melodious instrument. In the opera it is a Hindu merchant who sings it, telling of his own country and of his home-sickness.

Contributors

Conductor:
Richard Wassell
Soloist:
P.C. Cook

Relayed from the Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
35th Season
ELSIE SUDDABY (Soprano)
STUABT ROBERTSON (Bass-Baritone)
ETHEL BARTLETT (Pianoforte) RAE ROBERTSON (Pianoforte)
G. D. CCNNINOHAM (Organ)
SIR HENRY WOOD and his
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Bach Concert
ORCHESTRA
Brandenburg Concerto, No. 6, in B Flat, for
Violas, Violoncellos, and Double Basses
ELSIE SUDDADY and Orchestra Arias:
Sighing, Weoping (Church Cantata, No. 21,
Ich hatte viel Bekummorniss ') (My spirit was in heaviness)
The Word of God my treasure is (Church Cantata,
No. 18, 'Gleich wio der Regen und Schnee von Himmel fallt (Just as the rain and snow fall from Heaven)
(Ohoe OMigato, J. C. PANTLTNC)
ORCHESTRA
Sarabande, Andante and Bourreo for Strings
ETHEL BARTLETT , RAE ROBERTSON and Orchestra
Concerto in E Flat, for Two Pianofortes and Orchestra
STUART ROBERTSON and Orchestra
Recit. and Aria, ' Thou most blest all-quickening day.' (Church Cantata, No. 70, ' Wachot, botet.')
J-C. PANTLING and Orchestra
Suite No. 5 in G, for Strings and Oboe
G. D. CUNNINGHAM and Orchestra
Sinfonia for Organ and Orchestra to the Churcn
Cantata, No. 29, ' Wir danken dir ' (We thanU Thee)

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Ethel Bartlett
Pianoforte:
Rae Robertson
Pianoforte:
G. D. Ccnninoham
Unknown:
Sir Henry Wood
Unknown:
Double Basses
Unknown:
Elsie Suddady
Unknown:
Ethel Bartlett
Unknown:
Rae Robertson
Unknown:
Stuart Robertson
Oboe:
G. D. Cunningham

5GB Daventry (Experimental)

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