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: Miss NIGHTINGALE: How to Improve our \'illages-Transport and Communication '

A REAL effort is now being made to revive village life, and this series of talks (arranged in consultation with the National Federation of Women's Institutes) will describe some of the ways in which this is being attempted. Miss Nightingale begins today with the discussion of a vital point-transport and communication—in which this age of electricity and petrol can do much to bring the country-dweller into touch with the outside world.

: A LIGHT CLASSICAL CONCERT

THE DAVENTRY STRING QUARTET and THE
NAFFORD SINGERS. JOHN BISHOP (Pianoforte)

: Big.-Ben. Sir FREDERICK MAURICE : 'Ex-Service Men and the Peace of the World '

EVER since its establishment, from the fusion of four existing ex-Service organizations, in 1921, the British Legion has been a stabilizing influence amongst the chaos of post-war movements, and it has done much to keep alive the good elements in the spirit of the war years. It has now a membership of nearly two millions. Sir Frederick Maurice , one of its Vice-Presidents, who gives this talk on it, is a distinguished soldier (he was Director of Military Operations to the Im
' perial General Staff during the last throe years of the war) and a writer on military subjects, his books including one on ' Governments and War.'

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

BACH
Played by JAMES CHING
Toccata and Fugue in F .Sharp Minor

: Mr. KINGSLEY MARTIN: 'What Society Means—I, Human Nature and . Politics.' SB. from Manchester

TH IS is the first of a series of talks in which
L Mr. Kingsley Martin will discuss ' What
Society Means,' analyzing modern democracy, and world organization in accordance with the principles of political science and prowd psychology. In this evening's talk he will begin by examining the problem of ' human nature ' as it works in public life.

: A MILITARY BAND CONCERT

THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
Tommy HANDLEY

: Sir WALFORD DAVIES' MALE VOICE CHOIR

Conducted by A. CAPEL DixoN
THIS choir was formed soon after the outbreak of war by Sir Walford Davies , who was at that time Organist of the Temple Church. His purpose then was to give concerts in camps and hospitals, and to assist other choirs whose ranks were depleted by the war. By 1919 it had taken part in over 300 concerts. Its broadcast tonight forms, therefore, an interesting link with the I music of the war years.

: Speech by THE PRIME MINISTER

following the LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET
Relayed from The Guildhall, London
THE Prime Minister's speech at the Guildhall
Banquet in the autumn is always an important occasion, and his announcements on policy are eagerly awaited. This year listeners will have a chance to hear them for themselves.

: A POPULAR ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE WESTMINSTER SINGERS
THE Opera, Alfonso and Estrella, was never played during its composer's lifetime, but he did hear the Overture to it, for, when he was asked to write the music for the play Rosamunde, and was pressed for time, he utilized the Alfonso Overture instead of writing a new one.
The music pleased very much, though the play was a total failure. In spite of the Overture's success, it was not printed until nearly forty years after his death.
It has first a slowish Introduction, that opens with a motif we hear a good deal later--the challenging loud chord, followed by another an octave lower. This is notable in the First Main Tune, and the bit of melody which immediately follows these chords is developed into the Second Main Tune. On these ideas the Overture is briskly built up.'
THOUGH the music for Shakespeare's Tnnpest was written jn Sullivan's student days, it was only in 1903, after his death. that it was heard in connectionwith performances of the play, at the Court Theatre.
These charming dances show Sullivan in his happiest vein. A dainty pastoral like the Dance of Reapers, for instance, is the kind of light music that sounds so easy to make, but that very few British composers in Sullivan's day could produce.
TT is appropriate that one Scotsman should write the incidental music for another
Scotsman's play. The Little Minister, produced in 1897, was Barrie's adaptation for the stage of his popular novel. Mackenzie's tunes in the Overture are all original, with the exception of one, Duncan Gray , that is a very familiar Scots air.

ORCHESTRA Overture to ' Alfonso and Estrella ' - Schubert
10.6 WESTMINSTER SINGERS Madrigal, ' 'Come, let us join - Beale
Part Song, ' The hunt is up - Hatton
10.12 ORCHESTRA Suite from ' La Source ' (The Fountain) Incantation ; Romance; Introduction and Mazurka; Finale - Delibes
10.26 app. WESTMINSTER SINGERS Cycle, ' The Path of the Sun 'Early Morn ; The Sun God Enthroned ; The Sun God's Departure - Frank Odell
10.32 ORCHESTRA Three Dances from 'The Tempest 'Masque ; Banquet Scene ; Dance of Nymphs , and Reapers - Sullivan
10.47 WESTMINSTER SINGERS Plantation Melody, 'Way down in Georgia ' - arr. Rideaux
Pot-Pourri, 'Merely Medley' - Frank Odell
10-53 ORCHESTRA Overture, to 'The Little Minister' - Mackenzie








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