11.0 11.30 (London only)
Experimental Television Transmission by the Baird Process
FRIDA LENDRUM (Soprano)
MARGOT MCGIBBON (Violin) HYWEL HUGHES (Pianoforte)
THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Relayed from the Town Hall, Birmingham
Mr. A LLOYD JAMES : ' Speech and Language '
: ' Our Great
Grandfathers' Countryside-III, How the Farmer Lived '
Annual Festival Concert
Relayed from Shoreditch Town Hall
In Derry Vale (With Descant by G. Shaw) - Londonderry Air
The Ride of the Witch (Two Part) - C. Wood
Greeting (Two Part) - Mendelssohn
The Boy's Song (Two Part) - A. J. Silver
The Call of the Morning (Three Part) - A. J. Silver
The Invitation (Unison) - Stanford
Bobby Shaftoo (Unison) - Folk Song
LEONARD ASHDOWNE (Baritone)
JACQUES SERRES (Violoncello)
ELSIE WOOD, VERA Towsey
MY PROGRAMME by LADY TREE
; WEATHER FORECAST,
FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Sung by TATIANA MAKUSHINA
Parassia's Song. Parassia sings sadly about her lover and her misfortunes, but gradually she grows happier and her feet cannot refrain from dancing.
Ballade. He is lying dead and forgotten on the battlefield, and whilst ravens make a feast of his blood, far away his wife sits awaiting him. She rocks her child and sings to it: Soon thy father will be back, and we will all rejoice.' But he is lying dead and forgotten.
Mushrooms. I am going a-mushrooming, a full basket I shall bring to my parents-in-law. But to my old man I will bring a toadstool, and when ho is poisoned, I shall find a magic herb which will induce my fair love to come to me.
Trepak. On a dark night a snowstorm falls upon a poor, lonely drunkard and dances around him a wild trepak, until he is covered with snow for ever.
Field-marshal Death. The battle raves all day fiercely and when it closes at night Field-marshal Death appears and proudly surveys his victory.
: Life and Labour in England from Elizabeth to Anne-IV, Trade with Europe and Beyond '
S.B. from Manchester
Relayed from the Free Trade Hall
The HALLE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR HAMILTON HARTY
'Ears' from ' The Essays of Elia,' by Charles Lamb , read by RONALD WATKINS
IN the old Irish mythology the lovely Fand was the daughter of Manannan, the Keltic Neptune. Cuchulain, mightiest of legendary heroes, was lured by her away from his country and from Emer his wife till she made her way to Fand's' enchanted island in the sea, and prevailed on the goddess to give her back her hero.,
Bax' music, though inspired by that picturesque story, does not follow it closely. His Tone Poem falls into three closely-connected sections. In the first we are to imagine the wide, untroubled sweep of the Atlantic, with the sunset lighting its waste of waters. Cuchulain's little ship is faring westwards, and the lapping water round it, and the long surging swell, are vividly presented. At the end of this section the ship grounds on the sand of the island.
The second scene shows us the unearthly and never-ending revelry, the dancing and feasting, into which the hero and his men are caught up. Through it there breaks the song of Fand herself-a song of immortal love that enchains for ever the hearts of all who hear it. The dance begins again, but from the beginning of the third section, the sea gradually rises in might and at last overwhelms the island, to leave the faery people riding joyously upon the waves. Evening falls, the sea grows calm once more, and the magic garden has vanished from sight.
MAKING its first appearance at the Festival at
Hereford in 1909, this Danco Rhapsody has always been among the most popular of his purely orchestral works. There is a short introduction, in which the oboe, the flute, and the horns have ishares. There follows a section in quicker tempo, where a new tune is heard, while, soon afterwards the violins give us still another new theme. These are all worked out at some length; the music rises to a climax and then makes way for a slow section. But the bustling mood of the first part returns and the Rhapsody comes to an end with great strength and vigour.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; Local News (Daventry only) Shipping Forecast
JACK PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
MARIA SANDRA (Negro Spirituals)