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Regional Variations (2)

Conducted by ALFRED BARKER
From THE PHILHARMONIC HALL, LIVERPOOL
The Fete Galante ballet-music is a condensation of the one-act opera of the same name (founded on a story by Maurice Baring ). The story is as follows :—
During the midnight masked ball in the Royal Gardens, Pierrot, who secretly adores the Queen, witnesses—himself unseen—a stolen meeting in a garden Temple Jbetween the Queen and her exiled Lover, who is wearing a pierrot's disguise. Columbine has also seen the meeting... Mistaking the Lover for the real Pierrot, whose mistress she i?, she rushes, mad with jealousy, to inform the King, But Pierrot manages to warn the Lover, who escapes, and as the King arrives, the Queen steps out of the Temple, proudly, scornfully, and alone. The King guesses the truth, and cross-questions Pierrot, who, to save the Queen's honour, pretends it was he himself that Columbine had seen and that it was merely a bit of clown's fooling. Undeceived and furious, the King gives instructions to his guards, and rushes away. Pierrot is seized and led into the Temple, its curtains closing behind the group. A mad Bacchic Dance follows, in the course of which the Temple curtains part, and reveal Pierrot hanging to a beam. Satyrs begin swinging the corpse to and fro-a grotesque, brutal scene. Soldiers drive off the satyrs with whips. Columbine enters, and falls senseless ; presently the Queen appears and stands transfixed. Darkness-Moonlight. Slow curtain.
(North Regional Programme)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Alfred Barker
Story By:
Maurice Baring

A Musical Fantasy
Libretto by Louis N. PARKER
Music by ELLEN COLEMAN
The scene is a corner of an old, old garden, surrounded -by an ancient briek wall. Beyond the wall, outside the garden, is a venerable oak which looks down genially on the riot of colour within ; for the garden is crowded with all the flowers that bloom in early summer.
The characters are : and a chorus of the voices of flowers, birds and insects
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE and Section C of the WIRELESS CHORUS
Under the direction of CYRIL DALMAINE
Production by C. DENIS FREEMAN

Contributors

Unknown:
Louis N. Parker
Music By:
Ellen Coleman
Conducted By:
Leslie Woodgate
Production By:
C. Denis Freeman
He:
Mark Raphael
She:
Olive Groves
An Aged Oak:
Stuart Robertson

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Regional 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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