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: The Family Budget on a Weekly Wage, I

Mrs Margaret McKillop
(A table which listeners will find useful in following this talk appears on page 124 of this issue)


Speaker: Margaret McKillop

: A Ballad Concert

Mair Jones (Soprano)
Pipe-Major William Ross

: Variety

Henri Merton (The Phenomenal Mimic)
Patricia Rossborough (Songs at the Piano)

: Organ Recital

by Edgar T.Cook
From Southwark Cathedral
(Until 14.00)

: Broadcast to Schools :

Miss RHODA POWER: What the Onlooker Saw
(Course III)-Round the Shops '

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: Schools Broadcasting 10 January 2016

: Broadcast to Schools

Miss Rhoda Power: Stories for Younger Pupils: The Magic Tea-Kettle (Japanese)

: Jack Payne and the BBC Dance Orchestra

Ethel and Burgess Soar
(Light Ballads, Duets, and Solos)

: The Children's Hour

"The Topless Tower," from "The Phoenix and the Carpet" (E. Nesbit)
"Caprice Sganarelle" (Schutt) and other solos, by Cecil Dixon
"Some General Hints on How to Play Tennis," by Colonel R.H. Brand
"Down Devon Way," and two or three other songs, sung by Rex Palmer


Author (The Phoenix and the Carpet): E. Nesbit
Pianist: Cecil Dixon
Speaker (Some General Hints on How to Play Tennis): Colonel R.H. Brand
Singer: Rex Palmer

: National Council of Girls' Clubs

Miss Mabel Bruce on What Girls' Club members think about today
followed by
National Council of Boys' Clubs Bulletin

: Foundations of Music

Songs of Schumann
Sung by John Thorne (Baritone)
Op. 25, No. 26. Zum Schluss (For the End)
Op. 35, 3, Wanderlied (Vagrant Song)
Op. 39, No. 11. Im Walde (In the Wood)
Op. 96, No. 1, Nachtlied (Night Song)
Soldatenlied (Soldiers' Song)

: Literary Criticism

Mr Desmond MacCarthy

: Opening Night of the Covent Garden Season: Der Rosenkavalier

Act I
Relayed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Richard Strauss describes his opera, The Rose Cavalier, as a comedy for music. To the ordinary listener it is much the easiest of all his works to understand and enjoy. There is nothing abstruse or unkindly in it, and the waltz tunes in which it abounds make it plain how rich a vein of natural melody is his to draw upon when he chooses.
The opera is based on an old custom of a bygone age; a suitor used to arrange for a suitable messenger to carry a silver rose to his lady-love in token of his devotion.
At the beginning of the first Act, the young Count Octavian is paying his devotions to the Princess, wife of a Field-Marshal who is away at the wars. The lady is touched by the boy's devotion, but feels that she is too old to retain his affection, and has made up her mind that she must give him up. They are interrupted by the arrival of the Baron Ochs, and Octavian hides, and disguises himself as a girl. When he emerges, the Baron is greatly taken with him, and there is much by-play between them, when the Princess is not looking. The object of the Baron's visit was to ask his kinswoman, the Princess, to choose for him a cavalier to carry his rose to the lady of his heart, and when she has sent him away, the Princess tells Octavian that he must undertake the task. The idea pleases him so much that in leaving, he forgets to take a tender farewell of the lady, to her evident chagrin.

: A Concert

Muriel Middleton (Contralto)
Leonard Gowings (Tenor)
The Gershom Parkington Quintet
Pavane / Pastorale / Nocturne ...... German
Muriel Middleton:
Fisher Lad ...... Maude Craske Day
Saint Valentine / The Brightest Day (Two Red Letter Days) ...... Easthope Martin
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso ...... Mendelssohn
Leonard Gowings:
The Lake Isle of Innisfree ...... Muriel Herbert
Sympathy ...... Charles Marshall
By the Tamarisk ...... Eric Coates
Love's Dream ...... Czibulka
Melody in F ...... Rubinstein

Muriel Middleton:
You ...... Mentor Crosse
O Ship of my Delight ...... Phillipe
O Western Wind ...... May Brahe
Selection of Schumann's Songs ...... Collins
Leonard Gowings:
Longing ...... Kjerulf
Over here ...... Maud Valerie White
22.50 Quintet:
Automne (Autumn) / Pierrette / Ritournelle ...... Chaminade

: Dance Music

The Piccadilly Players, directed by Al Starita, and The Piccadilly Hotel Dance Band, directed by James Kelleher, from the Piccadilly Hotel

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