SINCE the decay of village life set in, one of the chief drawbacks to country life has been the lack of opportunity for recreation. The cinema has done something to remedy this state of affairs, but that has its own disadvantages ; broadcasting is another way of filling in the long winter evenings, and there are many more sources of recreation that Mrs. Streatfeild will describe in her talk this afternoon.
The grading of milk by scientific tests is an important aspect of the movement to secure healthy food. Lieut.-Col. Maddock entered the Indian Medical Service in 1899, and served in it throughout the war. Since his retirement last year he has largely devoted himself to research work at the National Institute of Research in Dairying, at Shinfield, near Reading.
BACH'S ' THE ART OF FUGUE '
Played by JAMES CHING
Sixth and Seventh Fugues
THE Sixth Fugue has a. sub-title ' In the French style'—an allusion to the manner uf the French ' Overture' and its sprightly rhythms.
He also starts his second voice ' after only three notes of the first have been uttered, and it enters inverted, at twice the speed of the first voice. The third voice (Alto) is uninverted, but still in quicker-moving notes. The fourth (Tenor) is again inverted.
Seventh Fugue. Now only half a dozen notes of the tune (these being half the length of those it had in the Sixth Fugue) are heard before the second voice enters, inverted and in notes twice as long as those of the first voice—the opposite procedure, as regards length, to that of Fugue Six. Then, three bars later, the tune enters in the Bass, in notes of quadruple length.
THE traffic in old documents, often of considerable importance to the nation or to individuals, has recently reached an alarming pitch. The Congress of Archæological Societies met yesterday to discuss the measures that could be taken to check this traffic, and Mr. Barnard, who is a well-known antiquary, will explain the p.resent position in his talk tonight.
A Fantastic Musical Play in Three Acts
Book by MARK AMBIENT and A. M. THOMPSON
Lyrics by ARTHUR WIMPERIS
Music by LIONEL MONCKTON and HOWARD TALBOT
Arranged for Broadcasting
Characters (in order of speaking):
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and THE WIRELESS
ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
ACT I .
When James Smith of London falls from an aeroplane into Arcadia, he scandalizes the inhabitants by telling a lie. For this heinous offence he is ducked in the Well of Truth, where he is transformed into a cherubic, scantily clad Arcadian. He is dubbed Simplicitas and, accompanied by two Arcadian girls, Sombra and Chrysea, sets out on a mission to convert the wicked citizens of London.
The three Arcadians make a dramatic appearance on Askwood Racecourse, where Jack Meadows , who loves Eileen Cavanagh , is backing his own horse, ' The Deuce,' to win the Corinthian Stakes. Doody, the jockey, having been put out of action, ' The Deuce's ' prospect look black until Simplicitas saves the situation, and rides to victory.
The Arcadians have become the fashionable craze. Mrs. Smith, who fails to - recognize her husband in Siniplicitaa, opens an Arcadian restaurant, where a Well of Truth is set in the midst of a painted canvas glade. All goes well till Simplicitas tells another lie, whereupon the Arcadian Cherub is transformed into the be-whiskered henpecked James Smith. Sombra and Chrysea, realizing that their mission is a failure, return home, whilst Jack and Eileen plan a private Arcadia of their very own.
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