The famous Welsh poet, John 'Ceiriog' Hughes, died on Saturday, April 23, 1887. His compositions included many of the most popular songs of Wales, and in this short programme a selection of them will be given.
Prologue by Megfan
Novelty Xylophone Trio
Mr. L.A. Knight
Relayed from the Whitehall Rooms, Cardiff.
"The Banner of St. George" (Elgar)
This Ballad for Chorus and Orchestra was written about 1897 - some two years before there appeared the Enigma Variations (the first of Elgar's mature, large scale works). The poem, by Shapcott Wensley, is a concise treatment of the well-known legend of St. George and the Dragon. There are two Scenes and an Epilogue.
Conducted by A. W. Downing
(9.15 Local News)