by MAURICE COLE
Marek Weber and his Orchestra :
Selection, The Beggar Student (Millöcker) ; Waltz, Child, you can dance like my wife (Fall)
Paut- Godwin and his Orchestra :
Scene from Maritana (Wallace)
Edith Loirand and her Viennese
Orchestra: Waltz, Die Puppenfce (The Fairy Doll) (Bayer)
Dajos Bela Orchestra : Waltz,
Traumideale (Dream Ideals) (Fucik)
Lily Gyenes and her Twenty Hungaria Girls : Selection, The Gypsy Princess (Kálmán)
A Programme of Gramophone Records
RICHARD TAUBER (tenor)
(with pianoforte accompaniment by Mischa Spoliansky )
Ach, wie ist's moglich dann (Ah ! how then is it possible ?) ; Der gute Kamerad (The Good Comrade) ; Im Wald und auf der Heide (In Wood and on Moorland) ; Kommta Vogerl geflogen (A Bird comes a-flying); Nun, leb' wohl, du kleine Gasse (Now, fare thee well thou little street)
(Led by Marie Wilson )
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
NORA GRUHN (soprano)
Time Signal, Greenwich, at 4.33
Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON , West Regional
' The Gospel comes to Rome'
By A. F. POLLARD , Litt.D., F.B.A.
By the Rev. H. R. L. SHEPPARD ,
Rev. H. R. L.
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by BERKELEY MASON
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House Bach's ' Toccata and Fugue' in D minor was written at Weimar when the composer was still under thirty. It is one of his finest works of this kind, despite the extreme technical difficulty of the fugue. This fugue is known as the ' Dorian ', since the subject is cast in the Dorian mode. A peculiarity of the Toccata is that, contrary to Bach's usual practice of leaving all registration to the discretion of the performer, he has here given indications of the keyboard treatment of the responsive passages that are a feature of the Toccata.
Toccata, as a name given to a composition, means that it represents a ' touch ' piece (from toccare, to touch). This naturally means a showy piece, of a kind, in the case of Bach, that tried the technique of the soloist to the utmost, while retaining dignity and musical value. The name of Toccata is still occasionally given to bravura compositions by modern composers. The well-known one by Debussy is an example-but the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw its rise and fall.
Paul de Maleingreau, Belgian organist and composer, born in 1887, was a pupil of Edgar Tinel at the Brussels Conservatoire and later a professor-before and during a period covering the German occupation of the city. In those years he inaugurated a series of organ recitals in order to make the best organ music popularly known to his fellow citizens and to restore forgotten masterpieces to the repertory. This campaign he successfully continued after the War, one series of recitals having been devoted to the whole of Bach's works for the organ. As a composer he shows himself influenced, next to Bach, by Cesar Franck. He has written both for the pianoforte and the organ.
From The Studio
Conducted by the Rev. J. S. WHALE ,
President of Cheshunt College,
Order of Service
Hymn, The Lord is King (Cong. H., 29)
(A. and M. 659)
Reading, Psalm cxxxix, 1-12, 18b,
13-18a, 23-24 Hymn, Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Cong. H., 154) (A. and M. 299)
Rev. J. S.
Section I-' What is Man ? '
Answers to listeners' questions, by the Rev. J. S. WHALE
On October 21 the Rev. J. S. Whale gave the first of his two lectures on What is Man ? He called it ' Human Nature ', and he broadcast his lecture, ' Man's Need of God ' on November 4.
In his broadcast this evening he will answer some of the questions asked in the hundreds of letters that listeners have sent in, by request.
This feature is to be followed up throughout the series, one broadcast at the end of each section being devoted to answering listeners' questions.
Rev. J. S.
An Appeal on behalf of THE YOUNG WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, by the Rt. Rev. THE LORD BISHOP OF BRISTOL
The Y.W.C.A. is found in fifty-one countries, and its membership of one million women and girls is drawn from all races and from all sections of the Christian Church. It serves thousands of women outside its own membership through clubs, hostels, and holiday houses, and caters for girls from eleven years upwards, as well as for women, married and single. Enquiry bureaux are found in the larger clubs giving information about housing, industrial conditions, and other matters affecting the welfare of women and girls. Y.W.C.A. clubs are usually permanent centres where rest, social contacts, and a friendly welcome can be found at all hours. Their holiday hostels provide inexpensive holidays for some 5,000 women a year.
The Association needs the help of all who realise the importance of its aims, for though hostels can pay their way, clubs and trained leadership need constant public support.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to the Rt. Rev. The Lord Bishop of Bristol, Y.W.C.A., [address removed]
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Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth Most of the music of Balfour Gardiner known to listeners was composed prior to the War,- but a number of his works remain in the repertory and increase in popularity. This overture, remodelled from a comparatively early work, was performed for the first time in May, 1911, at Queen's Hall, and has since become a familiar item in concerts of British music.
Balfour Gardiner studied partly in Frankfort, and was there the colleague of Norman O'Neill , Roger Quitter , Cyril Scott and Percy Grainger. He has always been very active in the interests of British music, and an older generation will remember with gratitude the important series of orchestral concerts devoted to the composition of British musicians which he gave some twenty years ago.
by Edward Elgar
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Go, Song of mine, Op. 57
There is sweet Music, Op. 53 Deep, in my Soul, Op. 53 O wild West Wind, Op. 53 Owls (An Epitaph), Op. 53 Death on the Hills, Op. 72
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