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Relayed from Westminster Abbey

: Mr. SYDNEY H. NICHOLSON, late Organist of Westminster Abbey : Music in Public Worship '

IX this talk the late organist of Westminster
Abbey will describe a scheme to establish a School of Church Music, in order to improve the standard of music in Parish Churches all over the country. This, as was suggested in the report of the Archbishop's Committee, 'Music in Worship,' is often not so high as could be desired, and Mr. Nicholson considers that a central school in which part-time organists and choirmasters could be trained is the best means of effecting the change.

: ' The Growing, Generation : III,' Dame JANET CAMPBELL, ‘ Mothers and Babies '

THIS third talk in the series on the care of the growing generation is to be given by one of the foremost authorities on the subject. Dame Janet Campbell has been Senior Medical Officer, Maternity and Child Welfare, to the Ministry of Health, and Chief Woman Medical Adviser to the Board of Education, since 1919. She has served at the Royal Free Hospital and the Belgrave Hospital for Children, and has been a member of several Government committees, and her published works include a book on ' Maternal Mortality ' and an important report on the physical welfare of motM&s and children, which she made for the Carnegie Trust.

: SPECIAL TALK TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS : Mr. R. S. LAMBERT, ‘ 'Implements and Ideas '

TODAY Mr. Lambert concludes the series of three monthly talks, in which he has been discussing how far the material conditions of the civilization in which men live affect their mental scope and power, with particular reference to England during the last three hundred years.


BACH, played by SIDNEY HARRISON (Pianoforte); MURRAY LAMBERT (Violin) .and JOSEPH SLATER (Flute)
From ' Musical Offering':
Canon for Flute, Violin and Piano
Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, Movements:
One and Two
THE Canon is a clever bit of scientific writing, that fulfils the best rule of all, in such work, by interesting us first in its sound and only secondarily in its science.
The theme, a variant of that propounded by the King, is started in the Flute, and the Violin pursues it, starting five notes higher than the Flute and turning the tune upside down. The Keyboard part provides a running bass.
It is in the Sonata that Bach is most expressive. Its FIRST MOVEMENT (Slow) is a kind of' voluntary,' bringing in only a hint or two of Frederick's tune here and there.
IN the SECOND MOVEMENT, rippling brightly along in fugal stylo, the King's tune comes in after a while (on the Keyboard, first, and later on the other instruments). This is a long and finely virile Movement.

: Prof. W. CRAMP: One Hundred Years of Electrical Engineering-The Development of Land Telegraphy and Telephony.' (Relayed from Birmingham)

THE telegraph and telephone (with the latter's offspring, the microphone) have, between them, done much to work the great change in the face of the world that has marked the last hundred years. In this evening's talk Professor Cramp will trace the history of invention, from the experiments of Oersted, through the work of Cooke and Wheatstone, Steinheil and Morse, to the intricate telephone exchanges of today.


BIZET'S Overture was first performed in 1874, when France was still bowed down by misfortune, and any call to patriotism throbbed in her heart. The Homeland waa originally scored for a large Orchestra, with much use of Brass and Percussion. The melodies are vigorous and tender by turns, and the instrumental colouring is vivid.
THE ROSE CAVALIER is, as most people consider, the most likeable of Strauss's works. In it, the composer of gigantic orchestral works shows us that he can write waltz tunes at least as good as those by his famous namesakes, the family which gave the world the Blue Danube and other very popular waltzes of the past century.
8 15 WILLIE RousE will entertain
(dedicated to Sir Henry Wood ) was suggested by a scene in Thomas Hardy 's Wessex Tales, which is thus described :—
'' The shrill- tweedle-doe of tho boy fiddler had begun, accompanied by a booming ground-bass from
Elijah New , the parish clerk, who had thoughtfully brought with him his favourite musical instrument, the serpent .... the'dance whizzed on with cumulative fury, the performers moving in their planet-liko courses, direct and retrograde, from apogee to perigee, till the hand of the well-kicked clock at the bottom of the room had travelled over the circumference of an hour.'


(Baritone); WINIFRED SMALL (Violin)

: Mr. LIONEL TERTIS : 'The Future of the Viola'

THIS talk on the functions of the viola is to be given, with musical illustrations, by the best possible authority on the instrument. Mr Tertis is the Kreisler of the viola--a British artist who by his viola playing has delighted audiences all over the world.

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