From page 15 of ' When Two or Three'
(g) for Farmers and Shipping
Mrs. ARTHUR WEBB
This morning Mrs. Arthur Webb is to take another farmhouse she has visited in yet another county, and will tell listeners all she discovered there. The secret of its kitchen, including the dish that the farmer and his family relish most of all. Few know more about cooking than Mrs. Webb or more about farmhouses, for she herself was born in one. She is going round the country calling on typical farms to get material for this series of talks.
At the Organ of The Regal, Edmonton
Albert Sammons (violin) and Lionel Tertis (viola): Passacaglia (Handel, arr. Halvorsen)
Joseph Hislop (tenor): Mens jeg venter (Boat Song) (Grieg) ; En Svane (A Swan) (Grieg)
Lionel Tertis (viola) : Prelude and Allegro (Pugnani-Kreisler, arr. Tertis)
Joseph Hislop (tenor) : The Island
Herdmaid (trad.) ; Corn Rigs (arr. Short)
Albert Sammons (violin) : Bourree
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
DAISY BADGER (pianoforte)
Percy Fletcher was one of those active musicians who do the real work that no:sier people shout about and get the credit for. Fletcher was a clever composer of the best type of popular music, a man of experience in eveiy department of the profession and one who knew every inch of the theatre from the box-office to the stage-door-for years he was musical director of His Majesty's Theatre. Besides the music he composed for the theatre, he produced a quantity of cleverly-written, very tuneful and extremely popular light music. He ranked among the half-dozen or so British musicians who did this sort of thing extremely well.
Isaac Albeniz began his career as an infant prodigy pianist, and throughout his life devoted himself almost entirely to the piano as a composer and a performer. After studying in Madrid, Brussels, and Leipzig, he toured Europe and America with Rubinstein, and at the age of twenty he returned to Spain and settled down as a teacher. After a short time, however, he threw up teaching and divided the remainder of his short life-he was only forty-nine when he died in 1909—between various activities in Paris and London.
He turned his hand to operas, light and serious, but though several of his works enjoyed temporary success, none of them survived. It is by his voluminous works for pianoforte, particularly those which embody the real essence of his own native music, that he will be best remembered. Many of his pieces are dance tunes in the Spanish idiom.
' This and That'
Jean Robley (violin); Olive Davidson (violin); Joyce Cook (viola);
Betty Macrae Moir (violoncello)
WILLIAM BARRAND (baritone)
Sir John B. McEwen , principal of the Royal Academy of Music, composer, and theoretician, has written fourteen string quartets, of which the ' Biscay ' is one of the most effective and charming. The three movements are fluent and athletic in style, and the harmonic idiom belongs to the Brahms period, seasoned with a little modern decoration to give the melodic ideas an up-to-date dress. Melodically the music is full of invention and the working out of such material carried out with clarity and ingenuity.
The first movement is restless in mood and obviously aims at depicting a lighthouse in rough weather. The slow movement is for the most part tranquil, but works up to a climax of exaltation. The Finale bubbles over with high spirits and nautical humour, thus forming a brilliant conclusion to a very notable work.
Sir John B.
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Bach Celebrations under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
Harpsichord Music played by BORIS ORD
Capriccio in B flat, Sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo (On the departure of his beloved brother) i. Adagio; 2. Andante; 3. Adagiosissimo; 4. Adagio poco ; 5. Postillion's Air; 6. Allegro (Fuga)
Fugue (Fughetta) in A minor
Inside the Church: ' Fittings and Ornaments'
E. A. Greening LAMBORN
This evening E. A. Greening Lamborn will discuss the fittings and ornaments of a village church. He describes ancient burials, discusses payments for sweet herbs and spices burnt in the church in olden times on ceremonial occasions, and an old-fashioned way of raising funds for the church before the advent of the modern bazaar. The alc brewed for this purpose in the room above the lych-gate, or in some handy spot, sold readily, to the great joy of the parish.
In many old churches is a fireplace in the wall at the west end of the aisle, where crab apples were roasted to flavour the ale, and churchwardens' accounts included payment for the musician who played for the dances.
Mr. Greening Lamborn examines the church door, and knows at once the date of it; and if you have found crosses scratched on the square stones forming the jambs of the doorway and suspected desecration, he will be quick to disillusion you. To Mr. Greening Lamborn the village church is a place of romance and beauty. He has the power of conjuring up the men and women who worshipped there, who married there, who had their children baptised there, and who were buried there with their children in the old days of England.
A Fragment of Holy Week
Written and produced by BERNARD WALKE
Performed by THE ST. HILARY PLAYERS
Directed by FILSON YOUNG
Relayed from St. Hilary, Cornwall
The page references are to ' Twice 22
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
T. E. GREGORY , D.Sc., Sir E. iCassel Professor of Economics in the University of London
The Rt. Hon. HERBERT MORRISON
Particular interest centres in this second talk in the series, because Mr. Herbert Morrison has held so many important positions in public life. Twice M.P. for South Hackney; Minister of Transport from 1929 to 1931 ; Mayor of Hackney ten years earlier ; Secretary to the London Labour Party; and Chairman of the National Labour Party. He has risen from errand boy to Privy Councillor, and is now leader of the London County Council.
Rt. Hon. Herbert
DORIS COWEN (contralto)
LEW STONE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The Hollywood