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by W. J. Turner
Produced by Noel Iliff


Unknown: W. J. Turner
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Man-about-town: Laidman Browne
Old man: Raf de la Torre
A woman: Griselda Hervey
A man: Williams Lloyd
First young man: Alexander Dor6
Second young man: Basil Bartlett
Muriel Raub: Jill Balcon
Lord Belvoir: Robert Flemyng
Ladv Raub: Mabel Terry-Lewis
Sir Solomon Raub: Alexander Sarner
Ladv Phaoron: Olwen Brookes
Sir Philo Phaoron: Ernest Thesiger
Mandarin: Godfrey Kenton
First Chinaman: Basil Jones
Second Chinaman: Robert Farquharson
Nosegay: Bertram Heyhoe
Clavelly: Graham Doody
Captain Anthony: Raf de la Torre


Pierre Fournier (cello)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductors, Sir Adrian Boult and Constant Lambert
Part 1
Summer's Last Will and Testament, for chorus and orchestra
Constant Lambert
(conducted by the composer)


Cello: Pierre Fournier
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductors: Sir Adrian Boult


' The Dame of Haggerstone
' Countess Joan's Garter '
' The Laid ley Worm o'
Spindleston Heugh '
Introduced and read by Laidman Browne
Produced by Patric Dickinson


Unknown: Spindleston Heugh
Read By: Laidman Browne
Produced By: Patric Dickinson


Part 2
This Overture was inspired bv a holiday spent in Italy in 1903, and was first performed at the Eigar Festival given at Covent Garden in the following year. The score is preface! by some lines of Tennyson:
'... What hours were thine and mine.
In lands of palm and southern pine
In lands of palm, of orange blossom,
Of olive, aloe, and maize and vine.
The manuscript bears a further quotation from Byron's ' Childe Harold ' in which Italy is apostrophised as 'the garden of the world.' Elgar himself said that the middle section of the Overture came to his mind as his thoughts turned to the glories of ancient Rome; in the music he ' endeavoured to paint the relentless and domineering onward force of the ancient day, and to giv? a sound-picture of the strife and wars, the ' drums and tramplings," of a later time.'


Unknown: Childe Harold

: The Barslcy-Worsley ' GUIDE TO BRITAIN'

Being a Valuable Compilation for Invaluable Visitors, with Contributions by Eminent Experts


Pierre Bernac (baritone) Francis Poulenc (piano)


Piano: Francis Poulenc


The second of two talks by Howard Ferguson
Illustrated by Howard Ferguson and Denis Matthews


Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Illustrated By: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Denis Matthews

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