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GWEN KNIGHT (Soprano)
PERCY HEMING (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MALE VOICE QUARTET
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
(Leader, S. KNEALE KELLEY)
Conducted by ALFRED REYNOLDS

ORCHESTRA
Overture, Much Ado about Nothing
Entr'acte from Sheridan's The Critic
Mascarade from The Merchant of Venice
GWEN KNIGHT and Orchestra
Ah! how delightful the Morning (Lionel and Clarissa)
When shall I marry me? (She Stoops to Conquer)
ORCHESTRA
Airs from The Beaux Stratagem
PERCY HEMING and Orchestra
Yes, 'tis decreed (The Beaux' Stratagem)
Tony Lumpkin's Song (She Stoops to Conquer) with Male Voice Quartet
A Bumper (from The Duenna, with Male Voice Quartet)
ORCHESTRA
Overture, The Taming of the Shrew
GWEN KNIGHT, PERCY HEMING and Orchestra
Five Songs from Shepherd's Delight
GWEN KNIGHT
The Virgin's Choice
There was a wise Woman
PERCY HEMING
Mad Martin
GWEN KNIGHT
Following after Jenny
GWEN KNIGHT and PERCY HEMING
Duet, By Cottage Gate
ORCHESTRA.
Humoresque
GWEN KNIGHT, PERCY HEMING and Quartet
Scena, The Ballad of Black Eyed Susan
Quartet of Sailors
The scone is laid on board an old-time sailing-ship. Sailors tire dancing a jolly hornpipe and the ballad tells of the tender parting of William and Black-Eyed Susan. As the 'lessoning boat' rows back to land, there is hoard the sound of a phantom hornpipe, a weird, unearthly tune, in which the mocking spirit of the sea laughs at the truth of lovers' vows.
ORCHESTRA
Fandango (the Duenna)
ALFRED REYNOLDS has been for years intimately associated with Sir Nigel Playfair's post-war adventure at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. His first real opportunity at that theatre came with the production of Sheridan's The Duenna, the music of which was originally composed by Thomas Linley. 'When we were planning our production,' Sir Nigel Playfair has recorded in his book 'Hammersmith Hoy,' it was obvious that the music would need a very great deal of overhauling, and indeed re-writing; and for the purpose we called in Mr. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was already a very distinguished pianist, and he conducted for us in the 'Insect Play.' He is such a modest man that it was with a great deal of difficulty that I persuaded him of his competence for the task: when he sat down to it, however, he became enthusiastic, and by the time he had finished, there was really a good deal more Reynolds than Linley in the composition.' From that day, each of the later Lyric, Hammersmith, productions has had, if not 'more Reynolds than X' in the composition, at least enough Reynolds to make the music a very fascinating and important part of the whole.

Contributors

Leader:
S. Kneale Kelley
Conducted By:
Alfred Reynolds
Unknown:
Gwen Knight
Unknown:
Percy Heming
Unknown:
Tony Lumpkin
Unknown:
Mad Martin
Unknown:
Gwen Knight
Composed By:
Thomas Linley.
Unknown:
Sir Nigel Playfair
Susan:
Gwen Knight
Sweet William:
Percy Heming

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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