By HAROLD E. DARKE
E. KAY ROBINSON , ' Flat Fishes '
'Makers of Modern Europe-Bismarck'
DANCE BAND from the R.A.C.
Wee and the Enemy' (Christine Chaundler ) ; Stories of King Arthur : (12) 'How Sir Tristram had many stirring Adventures'; Songs and Piano Solos
RADIO DANCE BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
FIRST GENERAL NEWS
Mr. DESMOND MAcCARTHY : Literary
THE HEARPE QUARTET
JEAN ALLISTONE with Tommy HANDLEY
(Patter and Song)
JANE AYR (Soubrette)
A CONCERT BY BLIND ARTISTS
The Programme arranged and introduced by CAPT. lAN FRASER, M.P.
W. E. TURNER (Tenor);
SINCLAIR LOGAN (Baritone) ; H. COSTIGAN (Baritone) ;
ERNEST WHITFIELD (Solo Violin) ; CORPORAL HUNT (Solo Cornet) ; RONALD GOURLEY (Entertainer);
THE ST. DUNSTAN'S DANCE BAND.
CAPTAIN FRASE R-Introductory
(accompanied by the Band)
Fox-trot, ' Sweet Child '
What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry ? Honey Bunch
Waltz, ' Mignonette '
One-step, ' Barcelona '
Captain Ian Fraser, who has organized this programme, performed by blind artists on the feast of the patron saint of the blind, is himself widely known as 'The Blind M.P.' He has been Chairman of the Executive Council of St. Dunstan's since 1921, and, in addition to his Parliamentary work, he has taken a prominent part in London municipal politics.
Capt. F. TYMMS, ' How
An Airman Finds His Way '
Third Week-Various Songs interpreted by FRANKLYN KELSEY
An die Musik (To Music)
Krieger's Ahnung (The Warrior's Foreboding) Auf dem Wasser zu Singcn (A River Song) Der Doppelganger (The Self-Haunted One) Aufenthalt (The Resting Place)
ALMOST from his boyhood Franz Schubert
(1797-1828) was writing songs that were afterwards to ba famous. Tn the course of his lamentably short life, lived obscurely in Vienna, he wrote over six hundred. Before his day the art of song-writing was surrounded with formalities; even Handel and Mozart, who wrote many great songs, or Arias as they were more often called, bowed to the conventions that prescribed the shape of their songs and almost the type of melody that was permissible. The genius of Schubert, a bom creator of melodies, threw off these fetters. He was a lyrical poet in sounds who wrote as his inspiration directed. Graceful, buoyant, grim, dramatic, tragic, numerous, informal, formal-every kind of melody or mood came to his mind and pen, spontaneously and naturally, at tile suggestion of a poet's verse.
So Schubert freed the art of song-writing, and the world has been beholden to him ever since. But none has rivalled the pioneer and master.
Throughout the week at this hour Mr. Flotsam and Mr. JETSAM will give a MUSICAL NEWS BULLETIN composed and sung by themselves
MR. FLOTSAM and Mr. Jetsam' are specialists in a form of humour new to this country-the rapid resume, in patter verse, with a running fire of humorous comment, of the previous day's news. Although they have never broadcast before, their type of humour is admirably suited to broadcasting, and they should do much to enliven the evening programmes throughout this week.
REGINALD WHITEHEAD (Bass)