From the Library: A Victorian Entertainment

Today we present a day of Vic­to­ri­an-themed music and enter­tain­ment, from songs and bal­lads of the music-hall & the par­lour to music from the opera-house and dance-hall.

In par­tic­u­lar, we shall be fea­tur­ing the music of the Most Tal­ent­ed Vir­tu­oso Pianist & Com­pos­er from New Orleans, Mr Louis More­au Gottschalk, who will regale us with a num­ber of his Most Amus­ing Piano Com­po­si­tions.

The pro­gramme will also include music from our pop­u­lar col­lec­tion of mechan­i­cal instru­ments from the streets, pub­lic hous­es and salons; and we have pre­pared for your plea­sure a selec­tion of works by Mr Sul­li­van of an Instru­men­tal nature.
Thus, dear lis­ten­er, today we shall delight in pop­u­lar songs, sev­er­al of which may raise the heart while oth­ers bring a tear to the eye, and of which many have been per­formed by famous Artists with the Great­est Pos­si­ble Suc­cess; and expe­ri­ence a wide selec­tion of dances from the pop­u­lar dance-hall, includ­ing the works of the Strauss fam­i­ly & oth­ers.

Pray take your seats, then, my Lords, Ladies and Gen­tles, for a day of enter­tain­ment from days gone by, for your delec­ta­tion.

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Then at 11am or 7pm SLT/Pacific Time (7pm or 3 am UK time), please tune in for Part 3 of the excit­ing adven­tures from our friends at the ZBS Foun­da­tion in the ZBS Radio Hour.

At the top of the hour, it’s fan­ta­sy with The Incred­i­ble Adven­tures of Jack Flan­ders; while in the sec­ond half hour, it’s our sci-fi ser­i­al Ruby 3 – The Under­world.

To lis­ten, join us for a cup of tea at our lis­ten­ing par­ty in the delight­ful Con­ser­va­to­ry of the Claren­don in New Bab­bage (

Alter­na­tive­ly, tune in at home on Radio Riel’s Main Stream on — or click here to launch your play­er imme­di­ate­ly if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now in-world at, or click one of the but­tons below. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin.

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For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world

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