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Programmes for 1972-1973 (23rd season)

Friday Sept. 22nd, 1972 Friday Jan. 19th, 1973
To Every Thing there is a Season (See Note 1) Singers and Songs
Dorothy Porter Geoffrey Lovett
Friday Oct. 6th, 1972 Friday Feb. 2nd, 1973
Records presented by Music for a While
Ronald Kay (Clitheroe G.S.) Derek Haslam
Friday Oct. 27th, 1972 Friday Feb. 16th, 1973
Echoes of Harmony (See Note 2) In Foreign Parts
Muriel Guest Arthur Mulligan
Friday Nov. 3rd, 1972 Friday Mar. 2nd, 1973
How do you listen (See Note 3) Ma Vlast - Some Music of Czechoslovakia (See Note 4)
The Committee Joyce Knapton
Friday Nov. 17th, 1972 Friday Mar. 16th, 1973
Good Companions One Note
Mrs. M. Whittaker (W.H.Smith's record dept.) John Singleton
Friday Dec. 1st, 1972 Friday Apr. 6th, 1973
Bits and Pieces Mid-European Nationlist Composers
Alan Bracewell Eric Dawes
Friday Dec. 15th, 1972 Friday Apr. 13th, 1973
A Personal Miscellany Members' Choice
Frank Sharples (Barnoldswick Music Soc.) presented by Arthur Pearson
Friday Jan. 5th, 1972 Friday May. 4th, 1973
Accent on Accent An Evening at Leach House
Bill Broughton by invitation of Tom & Marion Pilling
Friday May 11th, 1973
Annual General Meeting

(1) The only thing I can remember about Mrs.Porter's programme is the presence (in its entirety) of the Mozart Clarinet Quintet

(2) Miss Guest's programme included "At the Castle Gate" from Sibelius's incidental music to "Pelleas and Melisande". A more unusual item was Vaughan Williams's suite "Old King Cole".

(3) Two items I remember from this committee programme are the opening movement of Mozart's Symphony No.29 in A and the Wagnerian slow movement of Dvorak's Symphony No.4 in D minor. (The real Dvorak 4th, not the 8th in G, which was still sometimes called No.4 at this date.)

(4) As is often the case with Miss Knapton's programmes, this one was inspired by a foreign holiday; indeed I think it included some Czech Supraphon recordings which were not at that time available in Britain. It certainly included the String Serenade by Suk.

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