The Light Programme

Join us today on Radio Riel for anoth­er jour­ney into the world of Light Music from the first half of the 20th Cen­tu­ry.

Light Music is char­ac­terised by a pre­dom­i­nance of melody – gen­er­al­ly mem­o­rable melody – which is one rea­son why it is a per­fect com­pan­ion to broad­cast­ing, pro­vid­ing themes and even inci­den­tal music to dra­ma, doc­u­men­tary, news and cur­rent affairs, and game shows. Often, peo­ple can recall the themes that punc­tu­at­ed their lives many, many decades ago.

The Light Pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin as part of our series From the Library. For more infor­ma­tion on the world of Light Music, please read this pre­vi­ous arti­cle.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life. For more infor­ma­tion on the Cale­don Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Sec­ond Life ref­er­ence libraries in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Cale­don Library Web site, or one of their loca­tions in-world.

You can lis­ten now at — the ide­al URL for you to use in your home par­cel media address in-world — or sim­ply vis­it any Cale­don Library branch in-world and press Play on your embed­ded music play­er. (If you want to lis­ten off-world, eg in Winamp or iTunes, and the above address does­n’t work for you, click here.)

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2 Responses to “The Light Programme”

  1. Saffia Widdershins says:

    This has been such a fun pro­gramme! Cur­rent­ly lis­ten­ing to the Paul Tem­ple theme (Coro­na­tion Scot)- I stunned my office by singing aloud to the Ted­dy Bear’s Pic­nic.

    It has been a day of real­is­ing “Oh, that’s what it is!” And some embar­rass­ment 😉

  2. Elrik Merlin says:

    I am so glad you enjoyed the show, Saf­fia. I present an edi­tion of The Light Pro­gramme once a month and I do hope you’ll tune in again.

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