Ⓓ From page 69 of ' When Two or Three '
At The Organ of The Regal,
Peoples of the World-2
W. BRYANT MUMFORD , Ph.D. : ' Java, her Music and Peoples '
Today Schools are to hear about Java -her position and climate, her music and people. The music and dancing of the Javanese, and of the people of Bali (an island of the group) have become familiar to us through a number of films, and through the recent French Colonial exhibition in Paris.
In Java, music and dancing are occupations of great importance and honour. It is the traditional privilege of a prince to lead his people in the dance, and the famous S'rimpi dance is one that only court dancing girls are permitted to perform. In his talk today Dr. Bryant Mumford is going to pay special attention to the art of the Javanese people-the temples and drama, and so forth, to be met with on the island-and he will use a number of musical illustrations.
Isolde Menges (violin) and Harold Samuel (pianoforte): Sonata No. 3, in D minor, Op. 108 (Brahms)—1. Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Un poco presto ; 4. Presto agitato
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Round the Countryside-2
Feeding Birds Eric PARKER
In this, Mr. Eric Parker's first talk of the present term, Schools are to be reminded that for birds February is the hungriest month of the year.
Boys and girls should therefore give birds extra food. They will find that blackbirds and thrushes, though they greatly prefer a worm or a succulent snail in ordinary weather, will welcome bread when the bone is in the ground. And if a lump of suet, or a broken coconut is hung up in the garden, blue tits and cole tits and great tits will give it a hearty welcome, and even a handsome nuthatch, usually so shy, will not be averse from paying it a visit outside your window.
Thus a close view of all kinds of birds and their pretty ways may be yours in return for a little kindness. And when it is freezing don't forget that some drinking water is as essential for them as food.
Lesson ia, Phrases '
ERNEST READ, F.R.A.M.
' The Arts Today: 1—Play Production'
Schools are to have a rare treat this afternoon-a talk on play production by a play producer. Mr. John Gielgud is playing Hamlet at the New Theatre, London, and received praise for his performance from all the critics. Besides being one of England's finest young actors, he is also an expert producer. And in this-his first broadcast talk-he will speak particularly about his own method of producing.
'This and That'
THE HIRSCH STRING QUARTET:
Leonard Hirsch (violin); Reginald Stead (violin); Norman Cunliffe (viola);
Haydn Rogerson (violoncello)
SUMNER AUSTIN (baritone)
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Miscellaneous Harpsichord Music played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Chaconne in G
Capriccio in G minor (Third collection.
Fantazia in C (Third collection, No. 4) Courante e due Menuetti (Third collection No. 7)
Preludio ed Allegro (Third collection
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
C. R. M. F. CRUTTWELL
This evening Professor C. R. M. F. Cruttwell is to discuss the effects of the War, and he will show the several ways in which the War has proved inimical to democracy. And having heard the talks, Group Leaders might put down these questions, among others, for discussion: i. Illustrate the methods by which the liberty of the individual was curtailed in Great Britain during the War ; 2. How far is it possible to tell the truth in wartime ?
R. M. F.
'THE TRIAL OF LADY ALICE
Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys of the' Bloody Assizes ' at Winchester on August 27, 1685 on a charge of high treason
Reconstructed from the Records by C. WHITAKER-WILSON
The order of the Speakers
Witnesses for the Prosecution: , and The Production by HOWARD ROSE
This series that was inaugurated with The King's Tryall in February last year has introduced a new medium of dramatic expression which has won the approval of listeners. Truth is stranger than fiction, and certainly as dramatic and thrilling.
Listeners have heard the trials of Simon, Lord Lovat, of Richard Hatha way, and of Admiral Byng, and tonight they are to hear the trial of the first woman in the series.
A sketch of ' Lady ' Alice Lisle , and of the offences she committed, of the man who judged her, and of the methods he employed, will be found in an article by Whitaker-Wilson on page ii.
The part of Alice Lisle is to be taken by that distinguished actress Dame May Whitty , who has played a succession of parts in London theatres for over fifty years. Whilst Hay Petrie , who made his name at the Old Vic , is to add Judge Jeffreys to the long list of characters he has impersonated. Listeners will remember his Puck in the radio version of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
' The Trial of Lady Alice Lisle ' zvas broadcast in the Regional programme last night
Clerk of Arraigns:
Lady Alice Lisle, the Prisoner:
Pollexfen, Counsel for the Prosecution:
The Lord Chief Justice Jeffreys:
G. F. Campbell
Foreman of the Jury:
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
It seems unnecessary to capitulate the string of ministerial appointments held by Mr. Churchill in a long and brilliant political life. What is of interest to listeners is that they are to hear tonight the most persistent and relentless critic of the Government's India policy. From the time he served with the Malakand Field Force in 1897 attached to the 31st Punjab Infantry, Mr. Churchill, though he may have changed his political affiliations, has never changed his Imperialistic views.
Leader, W. H. REED a Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE 1
The Pavane for a dead Infanta ' was written first as a pianoforte piece and later scored-a common practice with Ravel. The Pavane is a very old dance, probably derived from Spain. Rabelais, writing in the sixteenth century, speaks of it as one of the 180 dances performed at the Court of the Queen of Lanternois. Essentially a stately dance associated with pomp and ceremonial occasions, it would consequently have been most appropriate as music for so solemn an occasion as the funeral rites of a Spanish Princess.
Although we remember him best as a composer for the stage, and one who understood his own musical public as very few composers have done, I Massenet left some purely orchestral music which is hardly less popular than his operas, and among them ' Scenes Pittoresques' has always held a favourite place. Though popular in the best sense, the music is thoroughly sound in workmanship, and full of that sensitive grace which makes French music so easy to enjoy.
LEW STONE and his BAND