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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: MORNING STAR

Records of Cleo Brown , the American swing pianist

Contributors

Unknown: Cleo Brown

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A thought for today

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Some details of today's programmes

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Freddie Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Freddie Grisewood

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: REGINALD NEW

at the theatre organ

: CHILDREN WHO NEVER GROW UP

A New Year's gathering of choirs of children whose voices will live for ever on gramophone records
Written and presented by Herbert C. Ridout

Contributors

Presented By: Herbert C. Ridout

: AT HOME TODAY

A topical magazine programme

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 17 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day'

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Wynford Reynolds and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Wynford Reynolds

: PIANO MUSIC

played by Irene Rustad
When only eight years old Irene Rustad began winning prizes in music festivals, and at the age of sixteen won the Ada Lewis open scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. There she studied under Victor Booth for five years, winning bronze and silver medals, the Albanesi Prize for Chopin playing, and the Walter Macfarren gold medal. In 1936 she studied in Italy under Schnabel for three months, and gave her first London recital at the Wigmore Hall in the spring of the following year.

Contributors

Played By: Irene Rustad
Unknown: Irene Rustad
Unknown: Ada Lewis
Unknown: Victor Booth

: THE PICK OF THE BUNCH

A programme of new gramophone records presented by Elizabeth Cowell

Contributors

Presented By: Elizabeth Cowell

: - 'MUSIC, MAESTRO, PLEASE ! '

A parade of song hits arranged by Mai Jones and Glyn Jones with Marion Browne , Haydn Adams , John Morgan , Cliff Earnshaw , and Revue
Chorus
At the pianos, Mai Jones and Frank Davison
Produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Arranged By: Mai Jones
Arranged By: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Marion Browne
Unknown: Haydn Adams
Unknown: John Morgan
Unknown: Cliff Earnshaw
Pianos: Mai Jones
Pianos: Frank Davison
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: NEWS

: FIRST TIME HERE!'

A programme of gramophone records presented by Roger Wimbush

Contributors

Presented By: Roger Wimbush

: MELODY AND ROMANCE

Les Allen with the Dance Orchestra directed by Billy Tement
Produced by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Les Allen
Directed By: Billy Tement
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Overture :
Coriolan Beethoven 's ' Coriolan ' is based not on Shakespeare's play, but on an entirely different play by a German contemporary dramatist named Heinrich Collin. From every point of view it is one of Beethoven's greatest orchestral works, particularly in its compact construction and beauty of orchestral colouring.
The music, however, has no definite programme, but Sir Donald Tovey points out, ' Wagner was right in describing Beethoven's overture as a musical counterpart to the turning-point in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, the scene in the Volscian camp before the gates of Rome '.
Haydn's La Chasse'
Many of Haydn's symphonies have descriptive titles but very few of these were given by the composer himself. The Symphony No. 73 in D is one of the exceptions and takes its name from the last movement, ' La Chasse'.
This finale was originally the prelude to the last act of an opera La Fedelta premiata which Haydn composed for the re-opening of Prince Esterhazy's private theatre, which had been destroyed by fire. In the opera Diana, Goddess of the Chase, brings about a happy ending to the various intrigues, and this inspired Haydn to bring in a hunting theme.
A year later Haydn composed the other movements of the symphony and performed the complete work before the Prince.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack
Unknown: Coriolan Beethoven
Unknown: Heinrich Collin.
Unknown: Sir Donald Tovey

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by the Bristol Hippodrome Orchestra

: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT

The Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown ,
Secretary of State for Scotland
This afternoon's talk by the Secretary of State for Scotland will not be in the nature of a formal Government statement but simply a talk of greeting and encouragement to Scottish people. He will look over the year that has passed, with its many events, and forward, too, to this new year.

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Ernest Brown

: 'SLEEVES ROLLED UP'

The workers of Britain face 1941
The New Year on the Industrial Front illustrated by outside broadcasts from
A shipyard
A road transport depot
A dock-side and A clothing factory presented by Cecil McGivem and Michael Standing

Contributors

Presented By: Cecil McGivem
Presented By: Michael Standing

: 'HI, GANG!'

starring
Bebe Daniels , Vic Oliver , Ben Lyon with Jay Wilbur and his Orchestra, the Greene Sisters, and Sam Browne
Additional dialogue by Dick Pepper
Produced by Harry S. Pepper and Douglas Lawrence

Contributors

Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Jay Wilbur
Unknown: Sam Browne
Dialogue By: Dick Pepper
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Produced By: Douglas Lawrence

: GWASANAETH COSBER

(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr
Bob Bore o Newydd'

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

.' Looking backward'
A glance over the Children's Hour of 1940, devised by Barbara Sleigh

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Sleigh

: NEWS

followed by National and Regional announcements

: 'THE WORLD GOES BY'

F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: ' SWINGING OUT OF SCHOOL'

with John Singer and Celia Lipton supported by Phil Cardew and his schoolmates in swing
Script written by Spike Hughes
Produced by Douglas Moodie

Contributors

Unknown: Celia Lipton
Unknown: Phil Cardew
Written By: Spike Hughes
Produced By: Douglas Moodie

: LINE-UP

or where the war hits you
A war commentary on the personal front, by ' Blueprint' l--Cross-purposes

: SCHUBERT

Overture : Alfonso and Estrella Symphony No. 9, in C played by BBC Orchestra
(Section A)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult

: NEWS

: 'TWELVE BY THE MAIL

A masque for the New Year, adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Music specially composed by Reginald Redman and played by BBC Northern Orchestra under the direction of the composer
Written and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Story By: Hans Christian Andersen
Composed By: Reginald Redman
Produced By: Francis Dillon
January: James McKechnie
February: Phyllis Smale
March: Antony Holies
April: Eileen Erskine
May: Curigwen Lewis-
June: Kathleen Kinear
July: Ivan Brandt
August: Dora Gregory
September: Bryan Powley
October: Fred Yule
November: Esme Percy
December: Arthur Young

: REVIEW OF REVUES'

A selection from some Scottish revues broadcast in 1940, including 'May Bee ', ' June Tune ', ' Hey Day ', ' Come off it', 'Going Places', ' Neon Nights', Ladies Only ', and ' Black-outs for the Black-out' with Madeleine Christie , James Crampsey , Frank Foster , Sarah Fox , Edith Stevenson , James Gibson ,
James Urquhart , Molly Weir
Ruby Duncan and Douglas Graham at two pianos
Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsall

Contributors

Unknown: Madeleine Christie
Unknown: James Crampsey
Unknown: Frank Foster
Unknown: Sarah Fox
Unknown: Edith Stevenson
Unknown: James Gibson
Unknown: James Urquhart
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Ruby Duncan
Unknown: Douglas Graham
Conducted By: Ronnie Munro
Produced By: Moultrie R. Kelsall

: ' NA GAID EIL AN GUAILLIBH A CHEILE'

Ceilidh aig am bi saighdearan Gaidhealach as an Impireachd air aoigheachd Ie cairdean a Gaidhealtachd na h-Alba
(A Gaelic Ceilidh for Highland soldiers from the Empire)

: - ALL THE BIRDS OF THE AIR'

An anthology arranged by Ursula Wood
Produced by M. H. Allen

Contributors

Arranged By: Ursula Wood
Produced By: M. H. Allen

: WORSHIP THROUGH MUSIC—II

BBC Singers
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
At the organ, Dr. Hubert Hunt
Reader, The Rev. J. W. Welch

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Reader: Dr. Hubert Hunt
Unknown: Rev. J. W. Welch

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: : NEWS









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