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The STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
Overture to ' The Song of Hiawatha'
'A TALE OF OLD JAPAN'
A Cantata for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Doris VANE (Soprano) ; ESTHER COLEMAN (Contralto) ; Eric GREEN (Tenor) ; JOHN THORNE (Baritone)
(Pictures en page 50)
THE words of A Tale of Old Japan are a poem by Alfred Noyes.
This is the story: Yoichi Tehko , a great painter of peacock islands and dragons, loved his little foster-child, 0 Kimi San. He had many disciples, among them a poor youth, Sawara, who quickly learnt all that Tenko could teach him of painting.
Kimi watched and loved him.
Before Tenko sent the youth forth to make his fortune, the two were betrothed. They parted, he to win riches, she to wait.
Three years she waited, while Sawara's ' growing fame lit the clouds.' Then came a young merchant, bringing gold and asking for the hand of Kimi. Tenko lied to her, saying that Sawara was wedded. Poor Kimi. without a word or cry, left them, and none could find her.
At length Sawara came in rich array.
Silver bells on a milk white mule
Rose-red sails on an emerald sea.
' Kimi ? ' he said.
. Who is she ?
Kimi ? Ah, the child that played Round the willow-tree. She prayed Often ; and, whate'er I said,
She believed it, Tenko.
When Sawara went out to paint among the peacock islands, Kimi came to him ' white as a drifting snow-flake,' and died in his arms.
ORCHESTRA
Suite, 'Petite Suite de Concert'
Le Caprice de Nanette ; Demande et Reponse ; Un Sonnet d'Amour; La Tarantelle Fretillante
NIGEL DALLAWAY (Pianoforte) A Negro Love Song (from 'African Suite') Negro Dance (from 'African Suite')
ORCHESTRA
Processional March from the Incidental Music to ' Nero '

Contributors

Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Soprano:
Esther Coleman
Tenor:
John Thorne
Unknown:
Alfred Noyes.
Unknown:
Yoichi Tehko
Unknown:
Kimi San.
Pianoforte:
Nigel Dallaway

5IT Birmingham

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