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The Station Trio, Ina Kirkhope (contralto), and Jack Werner (pianoforte)
in a homage to Martin Luther, who is credited with the invention of the phrase, '"Wine, Woman and Song"

There are five sections to this joyous waltz of Strauss, one of the best of his hundreds of dance tunes. There are words to it, which might be very nearly sacrilegious were it not for the naive, almost childlike, simplicity which inspires them. The first section sets forth how the three gifts of the title were ordained by a wise Providence for mankind's blessing. The next is a Rhapsody in praise of wine and good cheer, when wisely used, and the third glorifies true love and wedded bliss. The fourth embodies a sentiment which might well be taken to heart, the benefits to body, soul and spirit, of care-free singing, especially when happy voices join in harmony, and the last is a summing up of what, has gone before.


Ina Kirkhope
Jack Werner

One of the present-day Scottish composers who has a keen interest in the folk tunes of his native country—many of them tunes which would be rapidly disappearing from mankind's knowledge were it not for such enthusiasts—David Stephen is by no means unknown to listeners as a composer. Orchestral and chamber music, as well as songs, of his have several times been broadcast. and he is known as the scholarly editor of one of the best editions of Scottish songs in existence. All his work has been done in Scotland; he has held a number of posts as organist, choral conductor, and teacher, and for many years was much in request for Organ recitals. In 1905 he became Director of the Music of the Carnegie Trust.

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