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by Gunter Eich
Translated from the German by Martina Mayne
Music composed and played by Na'im al-Basri with Lionel Solomon (bass flute)
(BBC recording)
(Brian Wilde is appearing in "The Visit" at the Royalty Theatre, London)
(To be repeated on August 6)

Omar and Omar
in the Third Programme
Hugh Burden and John Slater in an Arabian fantasy by Gunter Eich
'My name is Omar and I am Caliph of Bagdad. I own castles, gardens, and a treasure-house full of precious stones. But there is something the matter with me - I'm afraid of the night. I don't sleep well. I am tormented by dreams.'
'My name is Omar, too. I am a Stevedore down at the harbour of Hanad, on the coast of China. I live in a humble cottage. The wages are low and we live very poorly. But there is one thing I am perfectly happy about: I sleep well and have beautiful dreams'

at 8.20

Contributors

Author:
Gunter Eich
Translated from the German by:
Martina Mayne
Music:
composed and played by Na'im al-Basri
Bass flautist:
Lionel Solomon
Production:
Christopher Holme
Omar the Caliph:
Hugh Burden
Omar the Stevedore:
John Slater
Vizier:
Geoffrey Wincott
Slave:
Brian Wilde
Shamsa, the Stevedore's wife:
Betty Linton
The Stevedore's children:
Ann Totten
The Stevedore's children:
Angela Shade
The Stevedore's children:
Nigel Jenkins
The Stevedore's children:
Jonathan Margetts
The Stevedore's children:
Serena Wilson
Captain/Emir:
Norman Wynne
Sailor/Emir:
Gabriel Woolf
Emir:
Edgar Norfolk
Jaafar, a Stevedore/Merchant:
Douglas Blackwell
Custodian:
Dera Cooper

A programme of works to be heard at this year's festival Philip Todd (tenor)
The Dolmetsch Ensemble:
Carl Dolmetsch (recorders and treble viol); Cc.ile Dolmeisch (treble recorder and treble viol); Nathalie Dolmetsch (tenor recorder, alto viol, and viola da gamba); Jeanne Dolmetsch (treble recorder, violin, and treble viol); Marguerite Dolmetsch (tenor Viol and treble recorder); Francois Dolmetsch (bass recorder); Joseph Saxby (harpsichord and chamber organ); Chris-tine Ring (tenor viol and treble recorder); Layton Ring (harpsichord, bass viol, and descant recorder) with Bernard Blay (violin)

Contributors

Violin:
Bernard Blay

Third Programme

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