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The Magic Music Shop(from Time and Tune)
Time and Tune cover autumn 1971.jpg
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
23rd September
1971

- 2nd December 1971

(1 school year)
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Episodes:10 episodes
Duration:20 minutes
Subject:Music: Music
Audience:Age 7-9
Language:In English
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Contents

A original story written by John Emlyn Edwards for Time and Tune with, as with all of the autumn term series from this era, a Christmassy element that made it perfect to be performed as a school's end-of-term entertainment.

The Jolly Fiddler is a shop selling musical instruments, including the harpsichord, the lute, the oboe, the french horn and the drum. Unbeknownst to the shopkeeper the instruments come alive after he has locked up, and play songs to themselves all night.

The shop has fallen on hard times and the shopkeeper is thinking of selling up, but the instruments hatch a plan to compose a Christmas carol that will enchant the townspeople and persuade them to buy lots of musical instruments from the shop.

The theme tune to this unit was the Ouverture from La Boutique Fantastique by Rossini, orchestrated by Respighi, and more music from La Boutique Fantastique was played for listening during the broadcasts.

Songs

All seven songs from this unit, with a short extract from each.

The Magic Music Shop

Words by John Emlyn Edwards, music by Douglas Coombes.

There's an oom-pa, oom-pa, oom-pa horn,
And a lu, lu, lu, lu, lute.

The Fiddler

Words by A.H. Body, from Six Songs of Happiness Set 2, Novello & Co Ltd.

So, come and join the dance merrily.
Dance! 'Tis a holiday.

When You Beat on the Drum

From Thirty More Folk Settings by Anne Mendoza & Joan Rimmer, J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.

When you beat on the drum you play a jolly rhythm.
When you you beat on the drum you play a jolly rhythm.

Follow My Leader

From Clarendon Book of Singing Games Book I by Herbert Wiseman & Sydney Northcote, Oxford University Press.

Follow my leader to London town,
London town, London town.

Oh, I'm a Good Musician

From Thirty More Folk Settings by Anne Mendoza & Joan Rimmer, J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.

Oh, I'm a good musician, and I play very well.
Oh, we are good musicians and we play very well.

Carol of the Instruments

New words by John Emlyn Edwards. Music from Children's Songs of Switzerland, arranged by Vera Gray, J. Curwen & Sons Ltd.

'I'll sing the tune,' said sweet Violin.
'And gay as starlight I'll play,' said the Flute.

Angels on High are Singing

Words by Anne Mendoza, from A Festival of Folk Carols, Novello & Co Ltd.

Angels on high are singing.
Hark! Now the bells are ringing.

Credits

Pamphlet illustrated by Alexy Pendle
The Magic Music Shop written by John Emlyn Edwards
Time and Tune written & produced by Douglas Coombes

Episodes

The programmes were broadcast in the spring term 1971 on Thursdays at 11:00-11:20am.

To the best of my knowledge, no recordings of this unit have been kept in the BBC archives. However a recording of the song When you beat on the drum is included on the first Time and Tune LP.


# Title Broadcast
1. Broadcast one 23 Sep 1971
2. Broadcast two 30 Sep 1971
3. Broadcast three 7 Oct 1971
4. Broadcast four 14 Oct 1971
5. Broadcast five 21 Oct 1971
6. Broadcast six 4 Nov 1971
7. Broadcast seven 11 Nov 1971
8. Broadcast eight 18 Nov 1971
9. Broadcast nine 25 Nov 1971
10. Broadcast ten (concert) 2 Dec 1971

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