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: Prof. P.J. Noel Baker: The Olympic Games

Listeners will remember Professor Baker as the giver of an exceptionally interesting series of talks on foreign affairs, but there is another topic on which he is specially qualified to speak. He was President of the Athletic Club at Cambridge. and won the Half-Mile three years in succession in the Varsity Sports. In 1920 and 1924 he captained the British team in the Olympic Games at Antwerp and Paris. In to-night's talk he will discuss what preparations can be made for next year's contest, and how much chance there is of the British team's doing any better than it has done of recent years, and not being so heavily overwhelmed by the Scandinavian countries and the United States.

: Bach

Some of his Jolliest Keyboard Music
Played by James Ching
Partita in B Flat Major
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries German town bands used to play dance tunes in sets, such a set being called a 'Partie,' and 'Partita' is the Italian form of the word. Composers for the Keyboard took this name for their suites of pieces in dance styles. The four corner-stone dances of the suite were (in the order of their appearance in the set) the Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, and Gigue. The Allemande (the word shows that this was originally a native German dance) flows along with continuous, easy, graceful swing. The Courante, as may be gathered from its name, is in 'running' style with continuous, lively, six-notes-to-a-bar movement. The Sarabande was the slow dance of the set, and the Gigue the liveliest of all.
Other Movements could be added to these four. In this First Partita, for instance, we have altogether six, standing thus : Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, two Minuets, and the Gigue.

Contributors

Played By: James Ching

: Mr. EDWARD CRESSY.

The Growth of Industry-The Iron Trade.' S.B. from Manchester
IN the first of this series of talks, last week,
Mr. Cressy described the rise of the textile industry. To-day he goes on to the iron trade, which again is, in its large-scale form. a product of the nineteenth century. It was with the discovery of steam power that the manufacture of iron in enormous quantities became necessary, in order to supply machinery to all the new factories that were springing up all over England, and, from being a local industry of secondary importance, the iron trade took its place amongst the leading industries of the country.








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