The 1940 BBC Broadcast of "The Emerald Isle"
Among the broadcasts listed in Issue 891 for October 25th (p. 17) is listed "Songs from The Emerald Isle" with this information:
BBC Home Service Basic, 21.40 Synopsis
The Emerald Isle, or ' The Caves of Carrig-Cleena ' Lyrics by Basil Hood Music by Arthur Sullivan and Edward German The singers : Gwen Catley Doris Gambell Ivor John and Dennis Noble BBC Theatre Chorus BBC Theatre Orchestra Leader, Tate Gilder Conductor, Stanford Robinson Arranged and produced by Gordon McConnel, with the musical collaboration of Gwen Williams When Sir Arthur Sullivan died in 1900 he was at work on the score of The Emerald Isle, which was to be produced by D'Oyly Carte at the Savoy Theatre. Only two musical numbers out of twenty-six had actually been completed. Sullivan's high opinion of Edward German 's work and the strong recommendation of William Boosey resulted in German's acceptance of a commission to complete the score. The comic opera was produced in 1901 and Edward German was acclaimed successor to the great Sullivan. In the cast were Walter Passmore , Henry Lytton , Rosina Brandram , Louie Pounds , Agnes Fraser , and Isobel Jay