Foreign News: Prothalamion

There's nothing like a wedding in the family. In Britain last week it seemed as if everyone was as busy as a bridesmaid, preparing to marry off the Princess this month. Each one had his own job. Dr. William McKie, the organist at Westminster Abbey, had a special motet to compose for the ceremony. Sir Arnold Bax, Master of the King's Musick, was working out three trumpet fanfares. Painters were sprucing up Buckingham Palace, which still showed the ravages of war. Electricians were studying ways & means to bathe The Mall with light on...

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