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Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

Evelyn Hardy and her Ladies' Orchestra

Regional Programme Western

A Musical Fantasy
Book and Lyrics by HENRIK EGE
Music by ROBERT CHIGNELL
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
Characters in the order of their appearance :
THE WIRELESS LADIES' CHORUS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
(Leader, Montague Brearley )
Conductor, STANFORD ROBINSON
This musical Fantasy by the author of Seven Days' Sunshine, part-author of / Sketch Your World, and adaptor of The Gypsy Baron, was first broadcast with great success in September, 1931. It tells a fantastic tale of a business man turned into an indiarubber ball and bounced into a Fairyland severely hit by the depression. The appropriately light music is by a well-known broadcast composer whose incidental music to Julius Cœsar, Henry V , Coriolanus and A Voyage to Lilliput will be remembered. The strong cast contains many experienced broadcasters, notably Patrick Waddington , Bernard Ansell , and Joseph Farrington , well known as an oratorio and opera singer.

Contributors

Music By:
Robert Chignell
Produced By:
Gordon McConnel
Leader:
Montague Brearley
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Unknown:
Henry V
Unknown:
Patrick Waddington
Unknown:
Bernard Ansell
Unknown:
Joseph Farrington
Wiggin (a business man):
Bernard Ansell
Miss Mabfield (his secretary):
Doris Gilmore
Overon (King of the Fairies):
Patrick Waddington
Mustardseed (a fairy):
Joyce Moore
Peaseblossom (another fairy):
Valentine Dunn
The Singer:
Margaret Godley
- Merlin (the Wizard):
Joseph Farrington

Regional Variations (2)

THE MIDLAND STUDIO CHORUS

Regional Programme Midland

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section E)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
The divertimento, although in essentials serving much the some purpose as the suite, was actually based upon different principles. As a rule, the divertimento was intended for the open air, and, as its name implies, was purely a diversion. In short-and using the description in its most dignifiedlight-beer-garden music. Mozart wrote a number of these divertimenti, besides cassations, and serenades, all devoted to the same high purpose. Each contains a number of fa irly short, light and graceful pieces, mostly, but not necessarily, in dance rhythm.
Hassan, a play of the East, was written by the late James Elroy Flecker , poet and dramatist. The incidental music was composed by his friend Delius , to whom the atmosphere of the play appealed. It was beautifully staged by Basil Dean at His Majesty's Theatre in 1923, and had a run of 281 performances.
Svendsen, born at Christiana in 1840, began his musical career as a violinist, but after having practically lost the use of his hands, he devoted his life to composition and conducting. As a composer Svendsen possessed a pleasing melodic vein and displayed a craftsmanship of no mean order. In his gay and brilliant Carnival in Paris we find conciseness of expression, vitality, and an artistic feeling for orchestral colour.

Contributors

Unknown:
Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Unknown:
James Elroy Flecker
Unknown:
Basil Dean

Regional Programme London

About Regional Programme

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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