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Regional Programme

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The William Woolley Choral Society began as a Church Society in 1897, but after two or three years took its present title. It has given annual concerts of unaccompanied singing for about thirty-four years, and indeed has been chiefly instrumental in keeping choral singing alive in the Nottingham district. The conductor has won over fifty first prizes with choirs he has trained.
Scarlatti has well been called the founder of modern pianoforte technique, and as a harpsichord virtuoso he secured a great reputation. A large proportion of the short pieces Scarlatti wrote for the harpsichord he called ' sonatas ', but it must be pointed out that they bear little or no resemblance in form to the sonatas of Haydn and Mozart. At that period ' sonata ' was the vague general term for a piece of music to be played on instruments, while ' cantata ' meant a piece of music to be sung.
These charming little ' sonatas ' of Scarlatti sound as fresh today as ever, and their tunefulness, delicacy of workmanship, and brilliancy of style, combine to make them irresistibly attractive.


William Woolley

Regional Programme Midland

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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