excerpt from 'Interview with Alfred Deahl' (108 words)

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Interview with Alfred Deahl

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Alfred Deahl: [V]ery popular then, of course, was D’Oyly Carte’s, and, um, the light operas of Gilbert and Sullivan.  They were lovely – oh God!  Of course, I used to play for those as well.  […]


Paula James: Patience? Did you …?


AD: Oh, Patience, yes!  They were all beautiful.  They were so – they were so well arranged for the small orchestra.  ‘Cos there was only about a dozen in our orchestra.  Two first violins, second violin, viola, cello, double bass, cornet, er, flute, oboe not always, er, timpani, and, er, that was about the size of the orchestra.  […] the conductor, of course, always travelled with the shows[.]

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