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Conductor, Ian Whyte
Mewton -Wood (piano)
Symphony for eight instruments
Simon Le Due
Piano Concerto No. 1. in C...Beethoven Symphonic Poem: Les Eolides Franck.


Conductor: Ian Whyte
Piano: Mewton -Wood
Piano: Simon Le Due
Unknown: Les Eolides Franck.

: Robert Harris and Robert Farquharson in ' CHRIST'S COMET'

A play in three acts by Christopher Hassall. Produced by Felix Felton
Music composed and conducted by Leighton Lucas , with the Con Moto Choir. (Incorporating two songs written by the author for the original production at Canterbury)
The play begins in Trebizond in the year 4 B.C., and ends in Jerusalem in A.D. 30


Unknown: Christopher Hassall.
Produced By: Felix Felton
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas
Artaban: Robert Harris
Melchior: Mark Dignam
Balthazar: Dan Cunningham
Kaspar: , William Trent
Strabo: Harcourt Williams
The muleteer: Reginald Beckwith
Captain of the muleteers: Francis de Wolff
Herod the Great: Robert Farquharson
Achiabus: Frank Cochrane
Nicolaus of Damascus: Patrick Troughton
Physician: Arthur Ridley
Blind man: Alexander Sarner
Young man: Laurence Payne
Robber: Philip Cunningham
Messenger: Andrew Faulds
Roman soldier: Richard Carr
Laila: Gladys Spencer
Angel of the Tree: Joseph O'Connor
Narrator: Ian Cooper


London Harpsichord Ensemble:
Jack Kessler (violin), David Wolfsthal (violin) Bernard Davis (viola), George Roth (cello), John Francis (flute), Joy Boughton (oboe d'amore). Milli -cent Silver (harpsichord) with Charles Gray (double bass)
Peter Pears (tenor)


Violin: Jack Kessler
Violin: David Wolfsthal
Violin: Bernard Davis
Viola: George Roth
Cello: John Francis
Flute: Joy Boughton
Harpsichord: Milli Cent Silver
Unknown: Charles Gray
Tenor: Peter Pears


Programme commemorating the French poet who died on July 20, 1945. Including readings made by Paul Valery just after the liberation of Paris; an appreciation by T. S. Eliot ; and ' Cimetiere Marin ,' translated and read by C Day Lewis
Programme produced by Vera Lindsay


Unknown: Paul Valery
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: Cimetiere Marin
Read By: C Day Lewis
Produced By: Vera Lindsay


A topical pantomime written and produced by Michael Barsley , with music by Roy Douglas
Other parts played by Lucille Lisle , Charles Maunsell , and Arthur Ridley BBC Revue Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus, conducted by Frank Cantell


Produced By: Michael Barsley
Music By: Roy Douglas
Played By: Lucille Lisle
Played By: Charles Maunsell
Played By: Arthur Ridley
Conducted By: Frank Cantell
Colonel Bogus: Norman Shelley
Common man: Reginald Beckwith
Commentator: Alvar Lidell
Bruin: Carl Bernard
Ruin: Sidney Keith
Undoin': Maurice Denham
Goldilocks: Marjorie Westbury
Alice: Jean Capra
Red Queen: Gladys Young
Dame Trott: Mabel Constanduros


Motets: Laudate Dominum; Confite-' bor tibi; Exsultate Deo (Palestrina)
Four-part Ricercare in the tenth tone (Giovanni Gabrieli)
Ricercare (Diego Ortiz)
Pastorella (Schmelzer, ed. Claude Crussard)
Motets: 0 quam suavis; Quae est ista (Vittoria)
Kyrie: Orbis factor (Vittoria)
Romance Gaillard and Courante (Biagio Marini, ed. Claude Crussard) Sonata in E minor (Johann Rosenmiiller, ed. Claude Crussard)
Madrigals: La cruda mia nemica; Alia riva del Tebro; I vaghi flori e l'amoroso fronde (Palestrina) on gramophone records

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