Mr. GERALD GOULD and Miss MARY SOMERVILLE, Reading and Writing'
Mr. ALLEN WALKER. ' Walks Through
WESTMINSTER is not merely the historic seat of government of tho -kingdom ; the site, for nearly two thousand years, of the Abbey in which the kings of England have been crowned, of the Parliament House, the Law Courts (for Westminster Hill was. until the opening of the Law Courts in the Strand, in 1882, the legal hub of the country) and the Government offices. In addition to all these formal glories so well known to tho sightseer, old Westminster contains many nóoks and corners with a secluded ehcrm of their own -for instance, the cloisters of the Abbey where the famous Westminster School is housed, the little old streets between Dean's Yard and the big new office buildings on Millbank, and the touch of a vanished dignity that lingers in Queen Anne's Gate. Mr. Allen Walker is among the most erudite and the most discerning lovers of old London, and thoae who have heard his lectures on such subjects, or his architectural Talks broadcast last year, will have every confidence in accepting him as a guide.
from the New Gallery Kinema
'Dan and the Starling' (M. Braidwood); A Children's News Bulletin; Piano Improvisations
directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
by the Royal Horticultural Society
FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Lieut. -Col. W. P. Drury. C.B.E.. Historical
Sketches. ' Queen of Hearts and Queen of Diamonds.' S.B.from Plymouth
Col. W. P.
LAYTON and JOHNSTONE
WILFRED BERKLEY and GEORGE JEFFREY (Comedians)
VLADIMOFF'S BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA
FRED MASTERS (Coon Comedian)
Leader, ARTHUR SALISBURY
Relayed from New Verrey's Restaurant, Regent Street
Selection, 'Madame Butterfly' ARTHUR SALISBURY (Solo Violin), L. FERRARIS (Pianoforte), and L. - Puccini
RACKLIN (Violoncello) Trio. ' Elegie' ' - Massenet
Trio, ' Softly Awakes My Heart' (' Samson and Delilah ') - Saint-Saëns
ORCHESTRA Waltz, Joy Time' - A. Ferraris
Grand Fantasie, ' Tannhauser ' - Wagner
Books-" Walton's Compleat Angler " '
Interpreted by FRANKLYN KELSEY An die Leyer (To the Lyre)
Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (A Group from
Der Geistertanz (The Spirit Dance)
Die Allmacht (Omnipotence)
TO THE LYRE is a setting of a poem by Anacreon translated into German. It is one of those songs of Schubert that, with their stately declamation and rhetorical seriousness, seem to be written for some State occasion. It is a particularly fine example of Schubert's larger style.
In the Group from Tartarus Schubert again displays that power of grim descriptiveness of which there has been more than one example in this week's recitals. Perhaps lie never painted a more vivid picture than this vision of the restless spirits in the underworld.
In contrast to the dramatic quality of the preceding songs, the Dithyramb is purely lyric. It has three similar verses, addressed to the gods, poetry, life, wine and things in general. A Dithyramb is a lofty and vehement outburst common amongst Athenian poets
What is said above of To the Lyre is true also of Omnipotence, a fine declamatory pæan to Jehovah, ' who is heard in the rushing storm and'seen in glittering gold and lovely flowers ; who flames in fire ; who is thunder and lightning.'
For the remainder of the week Mr. FLOTSAM and Mr. JETSAM will give a MUSICAL News BULLETIN, composed and sung by themselves.
CUTHBERT SMITH (Baritone)
VICTOR HELY HUTCHINSON (Pianoforte) AUBREY DE SELINCOURT
' Sit thee by the ingle, when the sear faggot blazes bright, Spirit of a Winter's night .. , 0 sweet Fancy ! let her loose'-(KEATS)