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: A BALLAD CONCERT

MARION BOWERS (Soprano)
SILVIO SIDELI (Baritone)

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: A Light Classical Concert

THE STRATION STRING QUARTET

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Sing a song of ninepence ; the holidays are done.
We'll gather round the microphone—the Hour has just begun.
' The Toothbrush and the Sponge ' you'll hear, and ' Drake is going to Sea';
A Farmyard Tale of Hepzibah effects are thrown in free.
A Tale by Tony Galloway-whimsical , of course.
Told by Mr. JENKINSON. ' Wallpaper' is its source.
' The Tiddly-pom ' and ' Poor Puss-cat,'
H. ALSTON 'S going to sing.
Then News and Birthdays follow on-we think that's everything.

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE

: Mr. GEOFFREY SHAW: 'The Influence of Wireless on Church Music '

THOSE many listeners who have first developed
J- a serious interest in church music since they began to enjoy the broadcasts of church organs and choirs will particularly appreciate this talk by a well-known musician and organist. It is particularly appropriate in view of the fact that the congress of the National Union of Organists' Associations is now being held.

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

BEETHOVEN'S VIOLONCELLO SONATAS
Played by LESLIE HEWARD (Pianoforte) and MAY MUKLÉ (Violoncello)

: VARIETY

MOYNA MACGILL (Character Studies)
THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
MEGAN TELINI (Soprano) in Welsh and Irish Folk
Songs
HENRY KENDALL and NATALlE MOYA
In a sketch, entitled
'DEPUTIZING FOR THE WIFE' by J. JEFFERSON FARJEON
(Mr. Kendall appears by kind permission of Mr. Basil Foster and Mr. Tom Miller )
ERNEST HASTINGS (Entertainer at the Piano)

: A Recital

by ARTHUR CRANMER
(Baritone) and SOLOMON (Pianoforte)
MORLEY'S piece was originally a ' Canzonet to two voices.' It runs thus:-
When lo ! by breake of morning My love herself adorning,
Doth walk the woods so dainty,
Gath'ring sweet violets and cowslips plenty,
The birds, enamour'd, sing and praise my Flora; #
Lo ! here a new Aurora !
THERE was a gap in our musical productivity after the first quarter of the seventeenth century, when Morley, Dowland and the other great madrigalists and lutenists were gone. Actually the next really outstanding composer was Purcell. In between, a few good and able if not brilliant men, such as the brothers Lawes, kept the flag flying in a rather mild breeze. To Henry Lawes (1595-1662) Milton wrote a sonnet and Herrick an epigram. He composed music for poems by both, his best known work being the music to Milton's masque, Comus.
THE Elizabethans were commonly versatile, but in that few could beat
Thomas Campion. He was a Doctor of Medicine, and practised as such. He wrote many of the best songs of the time, and, as everybody knows, he was a poet. By way of doing things thoroughly, he wrote a Treatise on ' Poesie,' and also one on music which went into several reprints.
His song is a fresh-airy piece in praise of Spring, contrasted with the discontent of the poet. The secret of his mood is in the last two lines :—
Unkindly if true love be used, 'Twill yield thee little grace.

: A CONVERSATION

between
Mr. GERALD HEARD and Mr. FRANCIS BIRRELL
IT has been found that conversation, when it is good conversation, forms a medium to which the microphone takes very well. Hence there will be tonight another informal discussion of events of the day-this time by Mr. Francis Birrell , the literary critic, and Mr. Gerald Heard , the author of ' Narcissus, or the Future of Clothes,' whose new book of philosophy, ' Focus,' is shortly to appear.

: 'Nurse Henrietta'

By HERMANN KESSER
(For full details see Centre Column)








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