A Running Commentary on the County Championship Match
Relayed from Kennington Oval THE ANDREW BROWN QUINTET
THIS afternoon's cricket broadcast will describe a match that always packs the Oval, a match that both its opponents consider one of the most important of the season. In the previous meeting of the counties this year, at Old Trafford, Lancashire piled up an enormous score and easily secured the points for a first-innings lead, so Surrey are all out to have their revenge.
This first broadcast will describe the morning's play and the prospects for the afternoon. At four o'clock and six there will be further accounts, and when stumps are drawn at 6.45, the final score will be given and the whole of the day's play summed up.
of the 800th Anniversary of the FOUNDATION OF FURNESS ABBEY
Relayed from Abbey Park, Barrow-in-Furness
Service conducted by The Rt. Rev. THE Bishop OF CARLISLE
(Dr. H. H. WILLIAMS )
Address by The Rt. Rev. THE Bishop OF DURHAM
(Dr. H. HENSLEY HENSON )
S.B. from Leeds
(For full Programme see Leeds-Bradford.)
JUST outside the industrial town of Barrow-in-Furness, with its great shipyards and docks, stand the picturesque, rose-pink ruins of one of the finest abbeys ever built by the old monks. Eight hundred years ago the Abbey was founded, and it grew to be cne of the richest in England, and the largest Cistercian foundation in the kingdom. Its Abbot was the lord of Furness with almost absolute power, and its revenues were immense. But the Dissolution left the Abbey abandoned, its estates and revenues confiscated and its monks dispersed, and for nearly three centuries time and weather have worked their will on a triumph of architecture that we would give a great deal to have today.
Dr. H. H.
Dr. H. Hensley
' Come t) the Fair, and See How You Fare '—a record Children',; Hour Concert Party Programme. The Artists include Eva Neale , Margery Phillips , Dale Smith , James Topping and Samuel Dyson
Sung by DALE SMITH
Wie Melodien zieht es mir
(Like melodies it draws me on) Sapphische Ode (Sapphic
Bei dir sind meine Gedanken (With you are my thoughts)
In Waldeseinsamkeit (In forest loneliness) Der Schmied (The Blacksmith)
WIE MELODIEN sings of ' something ' which comes like melodies and spring-blossoms, but is elusive as grey mists and breaths of air. ' But yet,' says the song, in Rhymes there lies well hidden a fragrance which brings tears to the eyes.'
The Sapphic Ode is a memory of the beauty of roses, wet with dew, and of the beloved one's kiss, when two souls wore moved by deep emotion. Musically it is a song of intense beauty. Notice the elegance and perfect shape of the long phrases that compose the melody.
With you are my thoughts is a simple serenade from a distance, in three similar verses, with a noticeable figure of accompaniment that is kept up with insistence and artistic finish.
In the next song the verse states, without comment, that ' I used to sit at your feet, in the loneliness of the forest, with my head in your lap ... the sun went down glowing and far away a nightingale sang.' The music helps, with ca'm elaboration, to colour tho picture.
The Blacksmith is one of Brahms' most vigorous songs. A maid sings of her lover, the smith, whose cheery hammer rings on the anvil like a peal of bells. As she passss, she sees with admiration his prowess at the forge, where the flames roar and blaze forth around him. The accompaniment, in its bold strokes, suggests the energy of the smith and the clang of his hammer.
Bandmaster: A. 0.
PEARCE Tom KINNIBURGH (Bass)
Besides being one of the most accomplished writers of the day and the author of several short stories that rank with the finest in the English language, Mr. Stacy Aumonier is now a practical broadcaster. Listeners will be interested to hear him read one of his own stories tonight.
. LANCELOT QUINN (Irish Ballads)
HARRY SHALSON (Syncopation)
SYDNEY FAIRBROTHER (Cockney Character)
GABLE and BANKS
Songs and Animal Imitations
Accompanied by THE REVUE BAND