Special Readings and Prayers
Hymns : A. and M. 135, The Strife is o'er, the battle done, and A. and M. 126, Part 3, That Easter-tide with joy was bright
IT is GOOD NEWS for housewives that this series is to go on, at the request of so many of them, through the spring and summer. The quality of cooking, like that of mercy, blesses her that gives and those that take. The woman who can cook is mistress of a happy home, and mother of a healthy family. So important a job needs all the wit that woman can bring to it. Higher education should praise, but not pity the housewife.
In this morning's talk Emelie Waller is to discuss an art and practice that unhappily has died out in so many parts of England. It used to be a town-dweller's joy, when on holiday in the country, to see home-made bread on the table. Light and luscious, delicious of flavour, inviting all to eat it.
Signs are evident that a renaissance of the making of home-made bread is coming. Women who have experimented find that it can be effectively baked in the town-dweller's gas oven. And this morning Emelie Waller is to give hints to listeners.
Her broadcast next Tuesday will be, in a way, a sequel : Fancy Breads.
At The Organ of The Regal,
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
Directed by Frank Cantell
Conductor, ERNEST W . Goss
INA SOUEZ (soprano)
Relayed from The Pavilion, Torquay THIS ARIA is sung by Leonora, the heroine of the opera, towards the end of the last act. Her lover, Alvaro, has been challenged to a fight to the death by her brother, Carlo, who seeks to revenge the death of his and Leonora's father. The unhappy Leonora, torn between her love for Alvaro and her family ties, implores Heaven to grant her the peace of death. Her prayer is granted ; by the end of the act, all are dead. Alvaro mortally wounds Carlo ; Carlo stabs his sister, who dies immediately, and Alvaro, in despair, throws himself from a cliff into the sea. Thus, this most gory of operas comes to a logical close; nobody is left alive to sing another note.
THE BRITISH STRING QUARTET:
Jessie Snow (violin); Alan Bartlett (violin) ; Ernest Tomlinson (viola);
Edward Robinson (violoncello)
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
C. P. E. BACH'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by HELEN PERKIN
Sonata in B minor
1. Allegretto; 2. Andante ; 3. Cantabile
Sonata in A
1. Allegro assai; 2. Poco adagio; 3. Allegro
(From Sechs Clavier-Sonaten fur
Kenner und Liebhaber, 1779)
B. WALTON O'DONNELL
JOHN STERLING (pianoforte)
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
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CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS was born at Genoa during the middle of the fifteenth century and died in 1506. He is said to have gone to sea when fourteen years of age, but five years later he was engaged in the family business of weaving. During the next fourteen years he gradually conceived the idea of an extended voyage of exploration to Asia, and after considerable opposition finally secured the backing of Queen Isabella of Castile.
Columbus set forth on his first voyage on August 3, 1492, returning after six months, having discovered Cuba and several of the islands of the West Indies. On September 24 he embarked on his second voyage to the West Indies; on May 30, 1498, began his third voyage, during which he landed in South America ; and on May 9, 1502, he set out on his last great voyage to ' the New World '.
Cecil Lewis 's The Magnificent Charlatan is the ' history of the fortunate Christopher Columbus who, in 1492, set sail for Asia and discovered America'. Says the First Speaker: ' Destiny and Chance, Fate and Providence: these invoke and murder all Adventurers. This is our theme '.
This programme will be repeated by all Regionals except West on Thursday night
Roy Fox and his BAND, relayed from
The Cafe de Paris
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only at 11.0)