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Edited by Anthony Lewis
Lachrimae, or Seven Tears figured in seven passionate Pavans
Songs with lute
Rene Soames (tenor)
Diana Poulton (lute)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin), Leonard Dlght (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John loore (cello) with James Whitehead (cello)


Edited By: Anthony Lewis
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Diana Poulton
Violin: Alfred Cave
Violin: Leonard Dlght
Violin: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Loore
Cello: James Whitehead


A dramatic speculation, mainly In verse, by Henry Reed. Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
Music composed by William Words worth and conducted by Leighton Lucas. With Martin Boddey (tenor), Stanley Rilev (bass). Marjorie Avis (soprano), and BBC Women's Chorus


Unknown: Henry Reed.
Duced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Composed By: William Words
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas.
Tenor: Martin Boddey
Bass: Stanley Rilev
Bass: Marjorie Avis
He: James McKechnie
Bhe: Olive Gregg
Pytheas: Robert Eddison
Ctesiphon: Ernest Thesiger
Melanthius: Norman Shelley
Cleomenes: Heron Carvic
Aigisthos: Andrew Churchman
Ajax: Richard George
Lecturer: Marjorie Westbury
Tyrian Captain: Deryck Guyler
Chief of the Tin Islanders: J. Hubert Leslie
Second mate: Ivor Barnard
Old man: Brvan Powlev
Cabin boy: David Spenser
British Chief: Alexander Sarner
Business man: David Kossoff


An entertainment for speaking voice and six instruments
Poems by Edith Sitwell
Music by William Walton
Edward Walker (flute)
Bernard Walton (clarinet)
Walter Lear (alto-saxophone)
Harold Jackson (trumpet) James Blades (percussion)
Raymond Clark (cello)
Speaker. Constant Lambert Conductor. Leighton Lucas
Preceded by an introductory talk by Edith Sitwell


Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Music By: William Walton
Flute: Edward Walker
Clarinet: Bernard Walton
Clarinet: Walter Lear
Unknown: Harold Jackson
Unknown: James Blades
Cello: Raymond Clark
Conductor: Constant Lambert
Conductor: Leighton Lucas
Talk By: Edith Sitwell


by Jean Giraudoux
Translated by Jean-Pierre Giraudoux and Betty Askwith
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Val Gielgud
The action takes place in the courtyard of the palace of Priam, King of Troy, and before the Doors of War, Troy


Unknown: Jean Giraudoux
Translated By: Jean-Pierre Giraudoux
Translated By: Betty Askwith
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Andromache: Jill Esmond
Cassandra: Vanessa Thornton
Hector: Francis de Wolff
Paris: John Barron
Priam: Baliol Hollowav
Hecuba: Ella Milne
Demokos: Anthony Jacobs
Little Polyxenia: Angela Glvnne
Helen: Valerie White
Peace: Penelope Davidson
Troilus: David Peel
Abneos: Richard George
Busiris: Gerik Sehjelderup
Olax: Eric Lugg
Ulysses: Richard Williams
The Topman: Harry Hutchinson
Iris: Catherine Campbell
Old men: Ralph de Rohan
Old men: Arthur Keane
Messenger: Williams Llovd
Guard: David Stringer
Oepides: Tommy Duggan


Harold in Italy played by William Primrose (viola) and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Serge Koussevitzky on gramophone records


Viola: William Primrose
Conducted By: Serge Koussevitzky

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