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A new play made from an old story
'Thereupon the King made instant
Preparations for a Wedding, to which everybody was invited : and a Banquet was given such as has never been heard of before or since. Thus did the Prince gain the King's Daughter and half the Kingdom : and when the Feastings had lasted about seven days, the Prince took his Fair Young Bride in Great State to his father's Kingdom, where he was received with Great Joy'

Relayed from the Queen's Hall
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Last Concert of the Season
Sir Henry Wood and his Symphony Orchestra
Elsie Suddaby (Soprano)
Keith Falkner (Bass-Baritone)
Seymour Whinyates (Violin)

In the First Movement of this Concerto (Very quick, impassioned) there are two main themes. The first is given out at once, at a high pitch, by the Solo Violin. The Second (which is delayed for some time) is a placid melody played by a quartet of Flutes and Clarinets (Clarinets at first on the top), whilst below, the Soloist sustains his lowest note.
Most of the Movement is made out of these two tunes. At the end, if there is on break, a Bassoon is left suspended on a long-held note, which leads into-
The Second Movement (Moving gently). This is a sort of exalted ' Song without Words.'
Following on the Second Movement there is a passage of meditation and indecision for Strings (led by the Soloist), then, with a preliminary fanfare, we are plunged into the exuberant, dancing Finale.
THOSE who know the Ballet Scheherazade will note that its story is very different from that which Rimsky-Korsakov originally chose for illustration. He selected four of the Arabian Nights tales as the basis of his work, but did not set out to illustrate their happenings closely. The Sultana, the bewitching teller of the tales to her lord the Sultan, is represented by a Violin theme of improvisatory style, that comes in many times in the course of the Suite.
The four separate pieces are entitled:—
The Sea and Sinbad's Ship; The Story of the Kalendar Prince; The Young Prince and Princess and (a) The Festival at Bagdad; (b) The Sea; Shipwreck. Conclusion. There is a fine storm in this.


ORCHESTRA Fantasia on British Sea-Songs - arr. Sir Henry Wood
ELSIE SUDDABY Sea-wrack - Stanford
Sweet Suffolk Owl - Elizabeth Poston
The Maiden - Hubert Parry
KEITH FALKNER Ethiopia saluting the Colours - Chailes Wood
Down by the salley gardens - Martin Shaw
Come, landlord, fill the flowing bowl - Traditional
ORCHESTRA First' Pomp and Circumstance March - Elgar

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