DOROTHY DAVIES (Soprano)
GWENYTH MISSELBROOKE (Pianoforte)
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
By Mr. G. THALBEN-BALL
(Organist to the Temple Church)
'From ST. MICHAEL'S, CORNHILL
From the Savoy Hotel
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Piano WORKS BY DEBUSSY
Played by LAFFITTE
La Cathedrale Engloutie (The (from
Cathedral under the Waves).. Preludes'—
Minstrels J Book I)
VERY many listeners, it is certain, now enjoy
Debussy. To some, he was introduced recently as one of the ' New Friends in Music,' to others, he has long been a welcome friend whose fresh and piquant observations come from a mind full of happy inspiration.
There could not be a better example of his power of using the pianoforte to suggest a picture and evoke a mood than the piece based on that Breton legend about the Cathedral of Ys, that was buried beneath the sea. On a calm day, the peasants used to declare, the tolling of the bells and the chanting of a phantom congregation could be heard, faint and sweet, from the depths. The other piece (which, like the Cathedral, is found in the first book of Preludes), wittily suggests the antics of a Negro band, with its stark, syncopated rhythms, the oilily vulgar tune that comes swaying in, and the clank of the banjo.
HELEN GILLILAND , who is at present playing the name part in Lady Mary at Daly's Theatre, graduated on the musical stage with the d'Oyley Carte Opera Company, for whom in the course of several years she sang most of the leading soprano parts in Gilbert and Sullivan opera-Yum-Yum, Patience, etc.
THE BALAGANTSCHINA in a Pot-pourri of Russian Songs
From Folk Songs to Opera
GENE GERRARD (Comedian)
(In Xylophone and Vylsophone Solos)
OSBORNE and PEBBYER (in Humorous Duets and Cross Talk)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by Jack PAYNE
Sir H. KINGSLEY WOOD, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health
At the Inaugural Banquet of the Oxford
Relayed from the Hotel Cecil
OXFORD is more than a beautiful city ; it is a city whose buildings, great and humble, whose very streets, stand for something very important in our national life. Many a young man has got his first impression of the beauty of things past, of traditional culture and secure peace, when he first saw the towers and spires of Oxford rise upon the skyline. Many a visitor from abroad has felt that he had found the key to one aspect of English history when he walked amongst the mellow Gothic of Oxford's Colleges, and over her immemorial shaven lawns. Now, outside and around Oxford, great industries are springing up, and the City itself is growing fast. To preserve the amenities of Oxford, and the beauty of the country around, and to reconcile its future with its past, is the aim of the Oxford Preservation Trust, at whose dinner that very brilliant Oxford man, Lord Birkenhead, will speak tonight.
ELSIE SUDDABY (Soprano) ; STUART ROBERTSON (Bass)
ANTONIO BROSA (Violin); VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Two Irish Songs (the words by W. B. Yeats ): Maid Quiet
The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Two Settings of Elizabethan Lyrics :
Sweet Suffolk Owl.
Words by Thomas Vautor
Lullaby, ' Be still, my sweet sweeting'
Words by Philips (1565)
ANTONIO BROSA and VICTOR HELY-HOTCHINSON
Sonata in C, in one Movement
In Praise of Woman (Words from the Harleian MS ) The Bellman's Song (from Ravensworth's ' Melismata,' 1611)
Call for the Robin-Redbreast and the Wren
(Words byWebster, from ' The White Devil')
In Youth is pleasure
(Words by Robert Weaver , c. 1550)
STUART ROBERTSON (Bass):
Invitation to the Waltz - Weber, arr. Artok
The Negro Suite - Coleridge-Taylor Nourmahal's Song Moorish Dance African Song
THE SLYDEL Octet : Excerpts from ' Hansel and Gretel' Humperdinck, - arr. Artok
Irish Tune from County Derry - Grainger
Bees' Wedding - Mendelssohn