BEATRICE BELLINI (Pianist) KENNEDY McKENNA (Tenor) MARY GARRED (Contralto)
' by MARION CRAN, F.R.H.S.
'The Glorious Venture '
-a play about the days when pirates still flourished on the Spanish Main
directed by Sidney Firman
Talk on next week's music, with musical illustrations
NOTE : The whole of this production will be carried out in the Studios. Listeners are asked to imagine themselves seated opposite the centre of the arena in which the display is supposed to occur. The conversation of a boy and girl, who are witnessing the display from seats immediately in front, will give the clues to each item.
The evolutions, and the presence of the detachments performing them, will be suggested by specially arranged Sound Effects.
MILITARY Tattoos and Tournaments are invariably popular, and not the least part of their popularity may be attributed to the sound effects associated with them. They form, therefore, an admirable subject for broadcasting, and on this occasion listeners will hoar a complete Tattoo reproduced audibly from the Studio. They will hear the Highland Regiments marching through tho arena; the naval inter-port field gun competition ; the musical drive of the Royal heard through all tho ' development,' and it even comes back for an extra appearance after both it and the Second Tune have been duly ' recapitulated.'
SONATA in E Flat, Op. 31, No. 3 (FIRST MOVEMENT) Chopin, we are told, always thought this Sonata vulgar, until Sir Charles Hallo (whose name is perpetuated in that of the well-known Manchester Orchestra which he founded) played it to him in his rooms at Paris. Then he was converted !
The work has not the depth of feeling that we found in the Sonata immediately preceding it, but it has real charm, and is most deftly touched off. The First Main Tune opens with a three-note motif. Notice how much use is made of this throughout tlio Movement. Tho Second Main Tuno is a melody that begins smoothly with a rippling left-hand accompaniment, and contains in its third bar a little jumping two-note figure which we have already heard in the First Main Tune.
The World's Youth at Play '
MR. BASIL MATTHEWS is one of the Secretaries of the World Y.M.C.A. Boys' Movement at Geneva, and has recently attended the World Conference at Helsingfors, Finland, where the youth of some fifty nations was represented. Mr. Matthews is a popular author and his book, ' The Clash of Colour,' is now in its sixteenth edition.
Arranged by AMYAS YOUNG and Presented by R. E. JEFFREY
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND: Directed by JOHN ANSELL
THE LONDON REPERTORY PLAYERS THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Pipes of the SECOND BATTALION SCOTS GUARDS THE ACTON CADETS
1. March Past and Figure Marching. Highland
2. Inter-Port Field Gun Competition. Royal Navy 3. Musical Drive. Royal Artillery
4. Desert Warfare- introducing Armoured Cars and Tanks
5. Winged Warfare-Guns v. Aeroplanes
6. Finale and March Past. Royal Air Force
Artillery (always one of the most popular features of Services Tournaments) ; the desert warfare episode with armoured cars and tanks, which was one of the greatest successes of the last tournament at Olympia ; anti-aircraft guns meeting an aeroplane raid, and the final March Past. All these episodes will be represented by means of sound effects, and listeners will be aided in visualizing them by hearing the words of command given, and also by the conversation of two spectators, which they will be allowed to overhear.
in some of his
Latest Songs at the Piano
, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
Sonata in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (concluded)
Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 (Movoment 1)
IT is said that once when Beethoven was living at his summer retreat near Vienna, a horse-man galloped past, and from the beat of the horse's hoofs the composer took the rhythm of the First Main Tune of this Last Movement of the D Minor Sonata.
He was rather fond of a four-note motif (listeners may remember that such a figure was prominently made use of in the opening of the Sonata in D, Op. 10, No. 3, played on Tuesday). The Second Main Tune begins with a little two-note motif, the first note ornamented, which is repeated six times. The opening galloping figure is
On these two themes the Movement is firmlv yet lightly, built .