Eleanor Elder in On tour in England and Scotland - 1929

from Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service, pages 164–65:

The music was the problem, as a piano was unthinkable … I sent for Edmund [Rubbra], who immediately suggested an orchestra of members of the company.  “Impossible!” I cried.  “I can only spare four, and only two of them have ever played any instrument in their lives!”  “That will be all right,” said he.  “We’ll have very simple instruments.  What have you got?”  A search among our instruments brought to light a varied collection.  He chose an Indian drum and cymbals, a wooden pipe with four …   more >>

cite as

Eleanor Elder, Travelling Players: The Story of the Arts League of Service (London, 1939), p. 164–65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1443564321626 accessed: 26 July, 2021

location of experience: On tour in England and Scotland

Listeners

Eleanor Elder
actress, Actress theatrical producer, theatrical producer

Listening to

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Incidental music to Hagoromo
written by Edmund Rubbra
performed by Members of the Arts League of Service Travelling Players

Experience Information

Date/Time 1929
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Notes

Incidental music composed for a production of Ezra Pound’s translation of Hagoromo, a Japanese Noh play, 1929.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:05:21 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:28:38 +0000