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Regional Variations (3)

London Regional Programme

Regional Programme Midland

In Fairyland

Regional Programme Western

A Song Cycle
'by ORLANDO MORGAN
VERA SIDDONS (Soprano) GLADYS PALMER (Contralto)
BARRINGTON HOOPER (Tenor)
GEORGE PIZZEY (Bast)
Puck's Song (Quartet)
Queen Mab (Soprano Solo)
I Song of the Water-Nixies (Quartet) i The Water Nymph (Tenor Solo)
Shed no tear (Contralto Solo)
I Flower Fairies (Soprano and Contralto Duet)
Robin Goodfellow (Baritone Solo)
The weary sun, all golden red (Soprano Solo)
The weary sun, all golden red (Soprano Solo)
Come away, elves (Quurtct)
Robert Orlando Morgan, English pianist and composer, born in Manchester, studied at the i Guildhall School of Music; he afterwards ' took office there as a pianoforte and com' position professor-in 1887—and has taught there ever since, he must surely hold the record of long service at this distinguished school. Orlando Morgan has contributed a number of works to the published repertory, mostly for pianos, and for voices, as well as technical books on teaching. His comic opera, Tiro Merry Monarchs, was put on at the Savoy Theatre in 1910. This song-cycle 'In Fairyland ' has long been a favourite concert item.

Contributors

Contralto:
Gladys Palmer
Tenor:
Barrington Hooper
Baritone:
Robin Goodfellow

Regional Variations (3)

Midland Composers—III

Regional Programme Midland

An Aerial Tour in Wiltshire

Regional Programme Western

The interest of this programme lies in the type of 'miniatme" music that it' presents. Any piece of music that can be recorded on one side of a ten-inch gramophone disc is miniature in length (and frequently in quality), but you will hear no cafe music in this programme. All the composers represented were masters on the largest canvas, and could yet beat the miniaturists at their own game. Who but Mozart would have dared to compress a complete symphony into nine minutes? How many overtures are there which are not only perfectly formed, but can be performed in four minutes? Could any but an eighteenth-century composer such as Gretiy get away with a ballet, in four orthodox movements, lasting only ten minutes altogether? But there is any amount of really good music available for a ' miniature ' series, from Wagner's ' Siegfried Idyll,' which is a paraphrase of the best part of an opera, to The Last Post,' which, in three-quarters of a minute, surveys the whole of the music of a soldier's life.

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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