From page 57 of ' When Two or Three '
Time Signal, Greemvich, at 10.30
S. R. LlTTLEWOOD
A Vocal and Pianoforte Recital
Sir George Henschel (baritone) accompanying himself at the pianoforte : Das Wandern (Wayfaring); Der Leiermann (The Hurdy-gurdy Man) (Schubert)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte) : Suite
Bergamasque ; Prelude-Minuet-Clair de Lune (Moonlight) Passepied (Debussy)
ERNST DEISSMANN, Dr.Jur., and IRMGARD HERRMANN :' Beim Zahnarzt '
At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Directed by John Bridge
Walter Hatton (violoncello) Time Signal, Greenwich, at 1.0
' The Practice and Science of Gardening' B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.—I,' What gardening really is '
EILEEN POWER (Professor of Economic History in the University of London): I-Introductory Talk : ' What it is all about'
Opéra-Comique Orchestra, conducted by Gloez : Prelude ; Cortege ; Danse (L'Enfant Prodigue) (The Prodigal Son) (Debussy)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : The Severn Suite (Elgar)-I. Introduction (Pomposo) ; 2. Toccata (Allegro molto) : 3. Fugue (Andante) ; 4. Minuet (Moderato and Scherzando) ; 5. Minuet : Coda and Conclusion
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris, conducted by Albert Wolff : Capriccio Espagnol (Rimsky-Korsakov)—1. Alborada ; 2. Variazoni ; 3. Alborada ; 4. Scena e Canto gitano ; 5. Fandango Asturiano
Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER, assisted by M.-E. GILBERT
HELEN JUST (violoncello)
HETTY BOLTON (pianoforte)
Leader, Frank Thomas
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Violin Solos by DOROTHY CHURTON
Tales of Hatchetty Hollow, No. 2, ' Pirlie gets his Own Back ', by ALAN C. JENKINS , told by BARBARA
THE ZOO MAN
Stories from Nature's Wonderland,
No. i, ' Birds fly South ', by Oliver Pike , told by MAC
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Tudor Church Music—I
Latin motets sung by a small choir
Last week we heard examples of Plainsong and Folksong (the latter including carols), together with a few compositions founded on both.
This week we trace the progress of English music from early examples (some of them rather crude) founded on some Plainsong tune to later ones When the composer gave free rein to his imagination.
We have included such later composers as Philips and Dering, although their Latin music was written after the Reformation. That of Philips was written for continental use as he fled abroad at the Reformation, settled on the continent and published all his music at Antwerp.
Dering also spent much time on the continent, finally returning to England as organist to the private chapel of Henrietta-wife of Charles I. But as both Philips and Dering display the characteristics of their predecessors, their music could hardly be omitted from this series.
Robert Johnson is an interesting figure. He was a Scottish priest, was delated (before the Reformation, of course) for heresy ; fled to England and settled down there. The few compositions of his which are still extant show him to have been a writer of real distinction. His music follows the 'English' tradition so distinctively that he has been included in this series. Are we to regard him as a naturalised Englishman or a renegade Scotsman ? The point is too knotty (and even devastating) to be decided here, I am afraid.—R.R.T.
The Rev Canon F. E. HUTCHINSON
Canon F. E.
The Queen's Hall, London
(Sole lessees, Messrs. Clwppell and Co., Ltd.)
TUDOR DAVIES (tenor)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhauser)
Spring Song (Die Walkiire)
Prize Song (The Mastersingers)
Closing Scene (Gotterdammerung)
The Closing Scene of The Dusk of the Gods is also the end of The Ring Cycle. The body of Siegfried has been set upon a funeral pyre at Brünnhilde's behest. She now calls for her horse, Grane, and pronounces Siegfried's epitaph and the doom of the gods. She takes the Ring from Siegfried's finger and places it on her own, then seizes a torch and fires the logs. Mounting her horse, she leaps with him into the flames.
As the fire blazes and spreads to the Hall itself the Rhine overflows its banks, bringing with it the Rhine Maidens who have come for the Ring. Hagen attempts to seize it from them, and is drawn by them into the flood. Meanwhile, the flames seem to have spread to the heavens, and have reached even the distant Castle of Valhalla, where Wotan with the gods seated round him is seen surrounded by the flames which destroy them all. The ' Curse ' has been fulfilled.
(The time of performance marked against each item should be taken as approximate)
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Second General News Bulletin
FREDERICK H. GRISEWOOD
Conductor, THEODOR WARNER
Read by HUBERT GREGG
JoE Loss and his BAND
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