Arranged by the PEOPLE'S CONCERT SOCIETY, in co-operation with THE BRITISH BROADCASTING COMPANY Eighth Concert of Fourth Series
IDA COOPER (Soprano), JOHN BUCKLEY (Bass)
Hungarian Dances for Pianoforte Duet Songs for Soprano : (a) The Forge
(b) The Little Sandman (c) Lullaby
Songs for Bass : (a) Sunday
(b) Gracious and Kind Art Thou, My Queen
The second part of the programme will include miscellaneous items, the titles of which will be given out by the Announcer
'The Three Stones'
(M. Braidwood ; from ' The Merry-Go-Round '). ' The Great Deeds of Sandy : (1) The Saving of the Mustard Tin' (Peter Martin ). Songs by Arthur Wynn
FRANK WESTFIELD'S ORCHESTRA, from the Prince of Wales Playhouse, Lewisham
FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Mr. G. A. ATKINSON : ' Seen on the Screen '
Mr. G. A.
MARJORIE FFRANGçoN-DAVIES (Soprano)
OF the sixty-three poems in A. E. Housman's
A Shropshire Lad, some half-dozen or so have been set to music many times. Several song-writers of our time-Vaughan Williams, Ireland, George Butterworth, Dr. Arthur Somerveil, and others, have selected for musical treatment certain of the poems that specially appealed to them.
The first of Dr. Somervell's songs is that in which the poet begins :- ' Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough. And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide.'
The third song tells how a soldier, marching along the street, turns and looks at the speaker. who, though ' we're like to meet no more,' sends him a message of goodwill-' dead or living, drunk or dry, soldier, I wish you well.' ,
FROM childhood upwards Chopin loved the tunes that he heard sung and played around his Polish home, and perhaps even more he loved the folk-dances. More thai* a quarter of his compositions bear titles which indicate their origin in dance rhythms and dance forms. The Mazurka and the Polonaise are the two types of composition in which Chopin most clearly shows his affection for the native dances of his country. As he treats the former dance, it shows us the folk-spirit sublimated, idealized. The peasant has come to town. He retains all the vigorous directness of his- origin, but combines with it a high degree of refinement, and sometimes a tinge of unexpected emotion, as in the somewhat melancholy opening of this A minor Mazurka. In the Polonaises we have the grandeur and love of ceremony of the old Polish ruling class. This Polonaise, in A flat, is by common consent classed among the most inspired and inspiriting music Chopin ever wrote.
A Farcical Episode in One Act by Gerald Grace Produced by HOWARD ROSE
Jack Weston , of Messrs. Weston, Weston and Weston, Estate Agents .. HAROLD ANSTRUTHER Mrs. Woodhouse, a Lady Client GLADYS YOUNG In an Estate Agent's office in Bloomsbury, Jack is seated at a table smoking a cigarette and writing a letter. Tom comes along to see him.
Dialogue Sketches, ' A Christmas Romp ' and ' In an Omnibus '
MR. F. ANSTEY ' is the fifth of the story.
. writers taking part in the series of ' Modern
Fiction.' His latest book, ' The Last Load,' was published last year. but he made his name famous over forty years ago with ' Vice Versa '-one of the great comic novels of the late Victorian age. which made the vicissitudes of Mr. Bultitude familiar to countless thousands of people. His ' other books include ' The Giant's Robe,' ' The Brass Bottle,' and ' In Brief Authority.' He has also dramatized some of his books, and he is the author of a play once well known-' Tho Man from Blankley's.'
PIANO DUETS. interpreted by CECIL DIXON and V. HELY HUTCHINSON
SECOND GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
HEDGES BROS. and JACOBSON (Syncopated Trio at the Piano)
HOWARD ROGERS (Comedian)
RENEE RUDAYNI and Her Violin. At the Piano, Billy Carlton
JACK RICKARDS and VIOLET STEVENS (Cross Talk Act)