ELSIE CHAMBERS (Contralto)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
The Modern Sandglass
1 Tick-Toek, the Tale of the Clock,' a Com
* petition by MARION JACK
' The Clock's Story,' by NICHOLAS PALMERSTON ' Five O'Clock ' and other items played by THE
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
SONGS BY LUTENIST Com
Sung by HERBERT HEYNER
TOBIAS HUME 'S song comes from a mixed set of vocal and string pieces, called Musicall Humors. This one sings the praises of tobacco, and makes some quaint comparisons between it and love.
' Is it a forgery ? How often has this query been anxiously asked, and how difficult it is, as a rule, to answer it. In his talk at 9.15 this evening Mr. Robert Saudek will have much of interest to say on this intriguing question.
GREAVES' song draws a pretty picture of Celestina singing and playing under the olive trees.
BARTLETT celebrates in the first of his Bsongs the beauties of a lady, ' The fairest of her days,' and in the next he sets a verse of George Peele , inquiring what is love, smartly answering that it is a sting, a fire ; summing up that ' love's darling lies in ladies' eyes.'
Of his other two songs, Whither runneth is a gay impression of a coy maid and her suitor playing at catch. The last song is in very different mood. The lover has found the lass faithless. She pretended to be serious, and now says she never was in earnest. ' Like feathers in the wind '—thus he dismisses female promises.
A NOTHER of Peele's poems is set by Dowland. It tells of the beauty of old age. Its thought is
Beauty, strength, youth arp flowers but fadins seen,
Duty, faith, love are roots and ever green.
ROSSETER'S song complains of women's inconstancy. ' I was thus unhappy born, and ordained to be her scorn,' laments the lover, though he cherishes still a hope that she may repent.
7.25 Sports Talk
FAY COMPTON (Light Songs)
IVAN FIRTH and PHYLLIS SCOTT
(Old-time songs and duets)
THE GEBSBOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
A Radiophonic Tonic written and produced by CECIL LEWIS
' Dans nos jours I'amour nait avant Ie dejeuner, murit avec Ie diner, meurt apres Ie souper:
Cupid est restaurateur'
• STARS ' OF THE DAY.
Œuvres ined : de Cecil,
Waiters, guests, etc.
(The Action takes place in a Restaurant)
ALICE LILLEY (Soprano)
THE VVIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE Overture to a Comedy was not written
for a stage work. It is a' Concert Overture,' full of the spirit of gaiety, with themes now lyrical, now capricious, that blend into a genial and spirited work.
VICTOR HERBERT , born in 1859, is a grandson of the Irishman, Samuel Lover , who wrote ' Handy Andy.' He was for some years a leading violoncello player. He has written nearly forty stage works, most of 'them light operas.
POLYEUCTE. an Opera based on Corneille's tragedy of the Roman centurion - martyr, was produced in Paris half a century ago, when its composer was sixty. It was one of his favourite works ; shortly before he died he said that even if his other operas, Faust included, were to perish, he wished that Polyeucte might live and succeed. His hope was never gratified, for Polyeucte has not kept in the repertory. The Ballet is amongst the best of its music.
ORCHESTRA Overture t o a Comedy - Gardiner
Suite of Serenades'. Spanish ; Chinese ; Cuban ; Oriental - Herbert
9.55 ALICE LILLEY and Orchestra Waltz Song from' Tom Jones ' - German
A brown bird singing - Haydn Wood
10.2 ORCHESTRA Waltz, ' Light and Shadow ' - Poor
The Buffoon - Talbot
Dance - Talbot
Jig - Talbot and Monckton
10.15 ALICE LILIEY The Dreams of London - Eric Coates
One morning very early - Sanderson
Ferryman Love Oscar - Borsdorf
10.22 ORCHESTRA Ballet Music from ' Polyeucto' - Gounod
MUSIC: FRED ELIZALDE and his Music and THE SAVOY ORPHEANS, from the Savoy Hotel