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A Concert Party of Distinction
Relayed from the Pier Pavilion, Penarth
Stan Dennis (Comedian), Mollie Keare (Soprano), Holbrook Sisters (Vocal and Dancing Duo), Emsie Harlow (Comedienne), Sonnie Hurste (Comedian), May Wynne (Pianoforte), Eric Wynter (Character Actor)


Presented by:
Eric Wynter
Presented by:
May Wynne
Stan Dennis
Mollie Keare
Holbrook Sisters
Emsie Harlow
Sonnie Hurste
May Wynne
Eric Wynter

Conducted by Reginald Redman

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 - a homage to Martin Luther who is credited with the invention of the phrase: 'Wine, Woman and Song.'


The National Orchestra of Wales
Reginald Redman

5WA Cardiff

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