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LISTEN WITH MOTHER

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A programme for children under five
' Piease Mr. Announcer ,' wrote a four-year-old boy one day, ' you to: got to tell us [he name of the music last Friday.1 ' My daughter,' writes a mother, * always asks what the introductory music is called,' ' He specially likes,' says another mother, ' hearing the name of the introductory music.' Names are important to children -to have named something is to have bestowed upon it an identity and to have given a child a sure hold upun it. But a piece of music, heard simpiy as music without reference to associations suggested by its title, speaks a different message to each individual hearer, and we want to give our music its chance to make this unbiassed impact on our small listeners. For that reason we cling to our practice of not announcing the titie of our opening music until the last day of the week. About this week's music, therefore, we will say no more than that it has already proved most popular with our under-fives, and we are sure many of them will quickly recognise it. Its name, if they still need it, they can hear on Friday.
Elisabeth A. Taylor

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