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THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

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MODERN ENGLISH SONGS sung by JOHN THORNE
(Baritone)
Songs by JOHN IRELAND
Sea Fever
I have twelve oxen
Spring Sorrow
The Soldier
JOHN IRELAND (born 1879) wrote a fair amount of music when he was in his twenties, but most of it he has scrapped. He has not been a facile, over-productive composer, but has taken great pains to forge and temper his own virile style. He has, however, written upwards of fifty songs; some of these have become really popular-most of all the first two on this evening's programme. In fact, all these four are as representative as could be, at any rate, of all but his latest work.
7.25 Dr. H. J. W. HETHERINGTON : ' The Meaning of Good—I, The Question. Is an Answer Possible ?' S.B. from Liverpool
THE question that Dr. Hetherington will attempt to answer in this series of talks is one that goes to the roots of all philosophy. All men seek and value some things-wealth, fame, private happiness, and so on—and know that certain things are better worth having than others ; thoughtful men have tried to estimate the relative values of different kinds of ' good,' and some philosophers have tried to define the supreme good. Today Dr. Hetherington will deal with the views of those who, on the contrary, aver that there is no answer to the question, ' What is good ? '

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THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

5XX Daventry, 27 June 1928 19.15






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