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: THE DAILY SERVICE

Special Reading and Prayers
Christ the Lord is risen again (A. and M.136)
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (A. and M. 127)

: Other Harvests

Snake Gourds in Ceylon
F. A. E. PRICE
A remote jungle village. A few mud huts, nestling amid a grove of stunted coconut palms by the bank of a 2,000-yca r-old reservoir. Tiny arable patches wrested from virgin forests. A place of crumbling temples, dagobas, and palaces -their very names forgotten.
Here is the romance of a delightful people ; of smiling rock-hewn Buddhas gazing impassively down the centuries ; of crocodiles, lotus lilies, and snowy egrets ; of snake-gourds and a fast-disappearing race of primitive aboriginals.
Elephants, bears, . leopards. Wild honey from precipitous cliffs. Rice and grain from the clearings. Iguana meat and sun-cured fish. Broiling sunshine and colour, grinding poverty and a ceaseless fight with the elements.
Such is the background of this morning's talk by F. A. E. Price, who for twenty-four years was a Ceylon planter -and was a popular broadcaster out there. From long experience and a sympathetic understanding of the people he knows just what makes up life in the wilds of the Ceylon jungles.

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Quartetto di Roma : Quartet in four movements (Verdi)-I. Allegro ; 2. Andantino; 3. Prestissimo ; 4. Allegro assai messo
Jacques Thibaud (violin) and Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Sonata in A (Fauré)—1. Allegro molto ; 2. Andante ; 3. Allegro vivo; 4. Allegro quasi presto

Contributors

Unknown: I. Allegro
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Violin: Alfred Cortot

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Relayed from
The Granada, Walthamstow

: Organ Recital

by GUY WEITZ
Relayed from
The Parish Church of St. Luke,
Chelsea

Contributors

Unknown: Guy Weitz

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola ; Alex Cellier (organ) ; Denise Herbrecht and L. Petitjean (pianofortes): Symphony No. 3, in C minor (Saint-Saens) - 1. Allegro moderato; 2. Poco adagio; 3. Allegro molto, Scherzo ; 4. Maestoso, Finale

Contributors

Unknown: Piero Coppola
Unknown: Alex Cellier
Unknown: Denise Herbrecht
Pianofortes: L. Petitjean

: A Pianoforte Interlude

by ERNEST LUSH
The first piece in Debussy's ' Children's Corner', a parody on Clementi's dull studies, is called ' Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum ' ; the original titles of the other pieces were all in English, at least in Debussyian English. The second piece, ' Jimbo's Lullaby ' should obviously have been ' Jumbo's ' ; it is certainly elephantine but Debussy remembered that the elephant is a gentle beast. Then comes ' Serenade for the Doll ' (he meant ' to the doll '), ' Snow is dancing', ' The little Shepherd' and ' Gollywog's Cake-Walk '. In the middle of the last-named, an amusing experiment in ragtime, Debussy wickedly inserted a quotation from ' the Prelude to Tristan marking it ' with great emotion '.
Harold Bauer , who was the first to play the ' Children's Corner', tells us that Debussy was so nervous about this incursion into the nursery, that he stayed outside the hall during the performance.

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Bauer

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
BETTY HUMBY
(pianoforte)
Relayed from
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Weber's own programme to his Concertstiick is as follows : ' The lady sits in her tower : she gazes sadly into the distance. Her knight has been for years in the Holy Land : shall she never see him again ? Battles have been fought; but there is no news of him who is so dear to her. In vain have been her prayers and her longing. A dreadful vision rises in her mind-her knight is lying on the battlefield, deserted by his companions ; his heart's blood is ebbing fast away. Could she but be by his side !-could she but die with him ! She falls down exhausted and senseless. But hark ! What is that distant sound ? What glimmers in the sunlight from the wood ? What are those forms approaching ? Knights and squires with the cross of the Crusaders, banners waving, acclamations of the people ; and there !-it is he ! She sinks into his arms. What a commotion of love ! What an infinite, indescribable happiness ! The very woods and waves sing the song of true love; a thousand voices proclaim its victory.'
ORCHESTRA

Contributors

Leader: Bertram Lewis

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: For Farmers Only

J. A. Scott WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
One of the coming developments likely to be of great value to the British farmer is the introduction of improved processes for the preservation of grass and other forage crops. One possibility is to provide the farmer with a small-scale plant for the artificial drying of young grass. New and improved methods for the making of silage are now also available. This evening Professor Scott Watson will discuss these various developments with Dr. S. J. Watson of the Jealotts Hill Research Station, who has been actively engaged in fodder preservation research for a number of years, and who is regarded as the leading expert on the subject.

Contributors

Unknown: J. A. Scott Watson
Unknown: Professor Scott Watson
Unknown: Dr. S. J. Watson

: The Foundations of Music

Bach Celebration
Under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
Cambridge)
CHURCH CANTATAS
WILLIAM BARRAND (bass)
JOY BOUGHTON (oboe)
BERKELEY MASON (organ)
A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
(Lord, 'tis enough)

Contributors

Unknown: Sanford Terry
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate

: 'Yellow Sands'

A Devonshire Comedy by Eden and Adelaide Phillpotts
Adapted as a Radio Play and produced by CYRIL WOOD
Characters in the Play :
Richard Varwell
Emma Major
Arthur Varwell
Joe Varwell Mr. Baslow
Thomas Major
Lydia Blake
Mary Varwell
Jenifer Varwell
The action takes place on the beach before the cottage of the Majors and in Miss Jenifer's parlour
See Ivor Brown 's article on ' Yellow
Sands' on page 8
This Comedy will be repeated in the Regional programme on Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Varwell
Unknown: Emma Major
Unknown: Arthur Varwell
Unknown: Joe Varwell
Unknown: Lydia Blake
Unknown: Mary Varwell
Unknown: Jenifer Varwell
Unknown: Ivor Brown

: Act I and II of Verdi's Opera ' Aïda '

Relayed from La Scala, Milan
Act I
Ramphis, High Priest of the Egyptians, tells Radames that it is decreed that he shall lead the army against the Ethiopians. Radames is deeply in love with Aïda, daughter of the Ethiopian king, Amonasro, but now captive at the Egyptian Court. Amneris, the Egyptian Princess, also loves Radames, and finding him indifferent towards her, watches him and Aida. The rest of the act is concerned with the investiture and consecration of Radames as Commander.
In Act II Amneris, preparing to receive Radames, who is returning in triumph, tricks Aida into disclosure of her love, by lying to her that Radames has been killed.
The victorious army now returns, and Radames is received with all the magnificence of the Egyptian Court. At his request, the King spares the captives (among whom is Amonasro), and, further, bestows the hand of Amneris upon him, and proclaims him his heir.
An article on Aidi, by F. Bonavia , appears on page 12.

Contributors

Unknown: F. Bonavia

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: 'Italian Opera'

C. B. ROOTHAM , Mus.Doc.

Contributors

Unknown: C. B. Rootham

: DANCE MUSIC

MAURICE WINNICK AND his ORCHESTRA
Relayed from San Marco
10.45 DANCE MUSIC
11.0 11.45 TELEVISION (low definition)
By the Baird Process
PERCY MANCHESTER (tenor) SARAH FISCHER (mezzo-soprano)
DAISY KENNEDY (violin solos)
Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Winnick
Mezzo-Soprano: Sarah Fischer








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