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A Programme of Music by ALFRED REYNOLDS
OLIVE GROVES (Soprano)
HAROLD KIMBERLEY (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS SINGERS (Men's Voices)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ALFRED REYNOLDS
Overture, ' The Taming of the Shrew '
' By Shrewsbury Town '
A Playlet with Music
Words by EDITH REYNOLDS
Scene : The kitchen of a country cottage a few miles from Shrewsbury
Time: 1800
THE book of this Wayside Episode ' is by a sister of the composer, already known to' wireless listeners as author of Shepherd's Delight and other plays which have been broadcast. It is really a miniature operetta, with spoken dialogue and songs and duets for the two characters. There is a flute part, played by a . third character whoso voice is not heard, but whose flute music has a symbolic meaning.
The playlet and its music were specially written and composed for broadcasting.
' The Ballad of Black-eyed Susan'
Words by JOHN GAY
Chorus of Sailors
MR. REYNOLDS has set this old-time ballad for two voices, with a chorus of sailors, and orchestra. The scene is ' All in the Downs,' and at the beginning there is a merry hornpipe, in which bassoon, oboe, and other instruments share, each playing a little solo. The tale of the tender parting of William and his Black-eyed Susan is unfolded partly by the voices of the two themselves, partly by the chorus of sailors, and at one point there is a quartet of four men's voices, which breaks in with half-whimsical, halt-pathetic, effect. At the end, when Susan cries ' Adieu ' and ' waves her lily hand,' the hornpipe is heard again, but now like a phantom, in which the mocking spirit of the sea laughs at lovers' vows. It is played by solo flute.
ORCHESTRA.
Prelude, ' The Beaux Stratagem'
HAROLD KIMBERLEY
Two Songs from ' The Beaux Stratagem'
A trifling song you shall hear; Yes, 'tis decreed
OLIVE GROVES
Ah me! when shall I marry me. ('She Stoops to Conquer
HAROLD KIMBERLEY and Chorus
Let Schoolmasters puzzle their brains ('She
Stoops to Conauer
OLIVE GROVES
Two Songs (' Love in a Village ')
When once love's subtle poison; How blest the maid
ORCHESTRA
Suite, 'The Toy Cart' (from the Incidental
Music to the Play by Arthur Symons ) rpHERE are seven movements in the Suite. 1,
-L Prelude ; 2, Romanza (Love motive); 3, The Dance of Vasantasona ; 4, The Lament of the ...Mendicant Friar; 5, Song of the Poet (How fair and how pleasant art thou, 0 love for delights); 6, March to the Place of Execution; 7, Triumph of Aryaka (Finale).

MUCH has already appeared in the newspapers about the loan exhibition of Dutch masters that will be open to the public tomorrow at Burlington House. For mere size and scale and the staggering value of the pictures brought together, the exhibition is an epoch-making event. Artistically it is also a rare opportunity of studying the whole pageant of the Dutch school. Mr. Wilenski, the art critic, who will talk about the exhibition tonight, has just published an ' Introduction to Dutch Art.' Listeners will remember that he edited the special photogravure supplement on 'The Nativity in Art,' which appeared in the Christmas Number of The Radio Times.

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