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: BROADCAST TO SCHOOLS. Mr. GERALD GOULD

and Miss MARY SOMERVILLE, 'English Composition and Reading '

: ' MERRIE ENGLAND '

by A. Bonnet Laird

: ORGAN RECITAL by REGINALD FOORT

relayed from the New Gallery Kinema

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

t ' Mr. Tuggin's Vegetable Marrow' (Agnes
' Hart)
' From the Iron Mine to the Railway Truck,' by Cecil J. Allen
. Piano Improvisations

Contributors

Piano: Cecil J. Allen

: The BAND OF H.M.

ROYAL AIR FORCE (by permission of the Air Council). Director of Music, Flight-Lieut. J. AMERS.

Contributors

Unknown: Lieut. J. Amers.

: The Week's Work in the Garden

by the Royal
Horticultural Society

: WEATHER FORECAST

FIRST
GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN

: Mr. C. J. P. CAVE

F.R.Met.Soc. ' Climato ' (under the auspices of the Royal Meteorological Society)

: The Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards

(by permission of Col. B. N. Sergison Brooke, C.M.G., D.S.O.)
Director of Music, Lieut. GEORGE MILLER.
RIENZI is one of Wagner's earlier operas; it is founded upon Bulwer Lytton's novel of the same name. The Overture is a rather rowdy piece of work, and very stirring.
After a few bars of Introduction, we hear, very softly, a well-shaped; rather slow tune in the Violins (Rienzi's Prayer). This proceeds and is soon taken up, loudly, by the. Full Orchestra. After a time, the music comes to a period, and makes a fresh start (quick and energetic) ; the Wind instruments have loud repeated chords, the 'Cellos and Double-basses do rapid downhill scales. Soon after comes a very striking passage, in which the Brass alone thunder out the Call to Arms.
Then comes the Rienzi's Prayer Tune again (but quicker this time than before) and after that the Call to Arms again, and then a stirring march-like tune, at first in Strings and Woodwind softly, but soon afterwards by all the instruments of the Orchestra as loudly as they can do it.
Out of these tunes the Overture is constructed.

Contributors

Unknown: Grenadier Guards
Unknown: B. N. Sergison Brooke
Music: Lieut. George Miller.

: RAYMOND NEWELL (Baritone)

Introduction and Passing of Priests ; 'Midst the Petals ; The Star-Flower Tree ; The Blue Lotus Dance ; The Return of Oomala

: ' GREY ASH '

A Short Play by Leonora Thornber , presented by the LONDON RADIO PLAYERS
Characters ;
THE Scene is the comfortably furnished drawing-room of a remote Downland cottage, about four o'clock on a mid-winter afternoon. From an overhead room comes the sound of a violin player, practising exercises and melodies alternately. In this setting is unfolded a weird legend connected with the old violin and the strange and thrilling fulfilment of the story in modern days.

Contributors

Play By: Leonora Thornber

: BAND

March ; I'll Love My Love ; Song of the Blacksmith ; Fantasia on the Dargason

: Sir OLIVER LODGE

F.R.S., Atoms and Worlds : The Atom of Matter-Now '

: CONTEMPORARY BRITISH COMPOSERS

interpreted by GORDON BRYAN
ARNOLD BAx : A Hill Tune ; Country Tune ; Lullaby; In a Vodka Shop
A RNOLD BAX (born 1883). one of the foremost present-day composers, was trained at the Royal Academy of Music, studying composition under Frederick Corder. His music was first heard in public in 1903, and since then ho has written many large Choral, Orchestral and Chamber works, besides Piano pieces and many subtle and fragrant songs, in which there is often a wistful tenderness. He has a Celtic strain in him, and so it is not surprising that he has given us some sensitive and charming expressions of moods both in keyboard music and in songs.
In A Hill Tune the right hand sets up a soft rippling figure of accompaniment beneath which the left hand starts a tune of a quasi-Irish character.
In a Vodka Shop is a recollection of scenes witnessed during a trip to Russia. ' Coarse and rough' is the direction at the head of this piece.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Bryan
Unknown: Arnold Bax
Unknown: Frederick Corder.

: WEATHER FORECAST

SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN Local
Announcements

: BAND OF H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS

and RAYMOND NEWELL (Baritone) SYNOPSIS: Introduction - Night - The Middle Watch-Sail Ahead-
Drum Beats to Quarters-Bearing Down on the Enemy-The Admiral's Signal-The Action-Rule Britannia-The Wounded - Death of Nelson - Hands, 'Bout Ship-Homeward Bound-Finale

Contributors

Baritone: Raymond Newell

: VARIETY

JOSEPH BULL (Classical Banjoist)
Two Short Sketches : ' Four's COMPANY ' and ' TRIO FOR Two,' by H. S. C. Stevens

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Bull
Unknown: H. S. C. Stevens








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