A. L. Lloyd tells the story of the White spirituals, with recordings, most of which were made at a Sacred Harp Singing Convention at Birmingham, Alabama
The White spirituals, forerunners of the Negro spirituals, were evolved by pioneers in the American backwoods and are still sung by thousands of farmers in the uplands of South America.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Eugene Goossens
Like Goossen's earlier opera, Judith, Don Yuan de Manara (which was produced at Covent Garden in 1937) has a libretto by Arnold Bennett. Based on a play by the elder Dumas, it tells a different story from that of Mozart's opera. Its central figure is a libertine who lived in the seventeenth century and whose exploits are comparable with those of his more famous prototype. At the end he is confronted by the spectres of all the men and women he has killed and wronged. His life is forfeit and can only be redeemed by the love of a pure woman. She appears in the person of a nun who offers her life for his. The spectres then vanish; the Don, penitent at last, becomes a monk; and a choir of nuns proclaims the divine mercy. Harold Rutland
1938 by John Pudney
The author reconstructs, from his own memory, the year of Munich with John Dodsworth , Frank Duncan
Grenville Eaves , Eric Francis Donald Gray. Malcolm Hayes
Basil Jones. David Kossoff
Bernard Rebel , Arthur Ridley
John Witty. Denise Bryer
Jennifer Edmonds , Helen Miller and Joanna Scott
Music composed and directed by Edward Williams
Production by W. P. Rilla
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