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: A THE DANSANT

THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND
Directed by SIDNEY FmMAN with ALMA VANE and HAROLD KIMBERTLEY and SYDNEY NESBITT

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Fmman
Directed By: Harold Kimbertley
Directed By: Sydney Nesbitt

: Miss ANN MEARS, ' A Trip to the Victoria Falls '

ALTHOUGH they are the greatest in the world, the Victoria Falls have only so recently become accessible that to most people they are still less well known than Niagara. Yet they are a mile and a quarter wide, and the spectacle of this breadth of water falling from the height of St. Paul's Cathedral into a 'Boiling Pot' only a hundred yards wide is certainly one of the grandest in the world.

: The CHILDREN'S HOUR

: 'Eggs and Cackle,' a Bank Holiday Programme new-laid, so-to-speak, by the Wicked Uncle (' yoked ' with Tommy Handley)

: THE SONGS OF HUGO WOLF

Sung by ROGER CLAYSON (Tenor)
Poems by Edward Morike :
Jägerlied (Huntsman's Song)
Der Tambour (The Drummer Boy)
An eine Aeolsharfe (To an Æolian Harp)
Fussreise (Wandering)
(Picture on page 111.}
ALMOST the whole of Hugo Wolf 's output consisted of songs. Besides theie, he wrote one complete Opera, and had written half the first act of another when mental disease attacked him at tho age of thirty-seven.
Ho died six years later, in 1003. Ho very greatly admired the poems of Edward Morike (1804-1875), and having steeped himself in these, he went in 1888 to live in a little village near Vienna, and set over fifty of them in fewer than that number of days of actual composition. On some days he wrote two songs, and one day three, working away in exultation, delighted at his productivity, ' as superlatively happy as a superlatively happy king,' so he once said, but sometimes fearing lest it should ' soon be over with him.'
All four of to-night's songs are from the first book of Morike Songs (published, as are all Wolf's songs, in the Peters Edition by Augener).
The Huntsman's Song is a light, sprightly piece in five-time, expressing the hunter's happy thoughts of his beloved. As he notes a bird's dainty prints in the snow, he thinks how much more dainty still .are the little letters the loved one sends to him when he is in a foreign land.
The eagle soars high, but thoughts of true love soar to a. far more lofty height.
In The Drummer Boy, the first of the Mörike tongs Wolf set, the lad, marching along, indulges his imagination with the thought of how nice it would be if his mother could turn into a witch, come with him abroad, and cook for him the things he likes. His drumsticks would turn into knife and fork, his sabre into a sausage, and so on-the sort of dream most soldiers have had at some time or other.
The invocation To an Æolian Harp bids it breathe forth its melodious music ; stirred by winds flowing from a green mound where lies a loved one, the harp echoes the emotions, both sad and sweet, of the hearer.
Wandering tells us of the sweet emotions awakened by the sight of Nature's beauties that still appeal to all that is good and tender in man. How happy could one be if the whole of life might partake of the spirit aroused on such a lovely morning-thus the muses.

Contributors

Sung By: Roger Clayson
Unknown: Edward Morike
Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Unknown: Edward Morike

: Mr. Louis GOLDING reading a Short Story, The Haunted Gallery'

London and Manchester listeners have already heard Mr. Louis Golding in his capacity as a keenly-observant traveller with an unfailing eye for the picturesque, even when it is veiled in the prevailing dirt in which Southern Europe abounds. To-day they will hear him read one of his own stories, and those who know his books—' Day of Atonement,' for instance, 'Sicilian Noon,' or the newly-published ' Store of Ladies '-will realize what an interesting event this will be.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Louis Golding

: VARIETY

ELSIE CARLISLE and BOBBY ALDERSON
(at the Piano)
JOCK GLEN (Scotch Comedian) ANN PENN (Impersonations)

Contributors

Unknown: Elsie Carlisle
Unknown: Bobby Alderson

: MILITARY BAND

JOSEPH FARRINGTON (Bass)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, conducted by JOHN ANSELL

Contributors

Bass: Joseph Farrington
Conducted By: John Ansell








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