A Running Commentary on the play and incidents in the County Championship Match, by Mr. F. STACEY LINTOTT
Relayed from Old Trafford Ground
KENT cricket has a great tradition, and even in these days of points and averages and championship tables, the sort of cricket Kent play is always popular on the grounds they visit. Their invasion of Old Trafford is being handsomely celebrated by Manchester
Station today and tomorrow.
Mr. F. Stacey Lintott— whose picture appears herewith-is to broadcast from the ground a running commentary on today's play, and tomorrow, if the course of the match allows it, he will give an account of the last day's play. And tonight at 7.30 the visitors are to be welcomed with a concert called ' Kentish Ways,' including a Kentish play.
MUSIC FROM THE STUDIO
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CADET BAND
Bandmaster, A. E. HALFORD
Mr. F. Stacey
A Friendly Token to our Cricket Visitors from
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE CADET BAND
Bandmaster, A. E. HALFORD (Soloist, A. Ash> )
' THE 'THIRTEENTH '
An Episode of Country Life in One Act, by EDWARD RIGBY and PHYLLIS AUSTIN
Presented by D. E. ORMEROD
THE Scene is laid in the kitchen-parlour of an old country cottage in Kent. It is five o'clock on a midsummer's afternoon. George is assisting Polly to lay the tea. A cheap dresser, a grandfather clock, and two ornamental vases on the mantelshelf are the only noticeable things in the room. (Soloist, W. BANGAY> )
Overture, ' Private Ortheris ' - .Amell
Intermezzo, ' Laughing Eyes ' - Finck
Comet Solo, '0 Myrra ' - Clutsam
JOSEPH FARRINGTON (Bass) A Kentish Song Cycle : The Garden of England) - Gokhidn
A Kentish Rhyme - Gokhidn
Out Whitstable Way - Gokhidn
The Cherry Pickers - Gokhidn
The Miller of Copley End - Gokhidn
BAND Selection from ' Rigoletto ' - Verdi
BAND Characteristic, ' The Mill in the Forest' - Eilenberg
Xylophone Solo, ' The Rain ' - Cole
JOSEPH FARRINGTON I have a house and land in Kent - Traditional
The -Men of Kent - Traditional
A Song of Kent - Billborough
BAND The Golden Wedding - Ketelbey
Serenade, 'Baby's Sweetheart ' - Corri
Polly Lingham (his:
George Ansell (Polly's Young Man '):
9.50 PARRY JONES (Tenor) with Orchestra
Where'er you walk (' Semele ')
Recit., Deeper and deeper still,' and Air,
' Waft her, angels ' (' Jephtha ')
TEPHTHA, Captain of the Israelites, has vowed that if God gives him victory over the Ammonites, he will sacrifice whoever, on his return, comes first from his house to greet him. He conquers, and comes home. and to his horror, his daughter greets him before all the rest. She gladly bids him fulfil his vow, deeming the price small enough for Israel's freedom.
In this recitative and air Jephtha utters his sorrow, and prepares to offer up his daughter.
WHEN Alcina was first produced (at Covent Garden in 1735) the many dances it contained were not a success. Nowadays these are almost all that we know of the music, and we have to thank Dr. Whittaker for such pleasant tastes of the work. The Suite includes a Musette and Minuet taken from the Overture to the Opera, a 'Tambourino' from the last Act, and a Ballet Scene, in which we have first the entry of the Pleasant Thoughts (a slow, quiet section), and then of the Unpleasant Thoughts (a few slow bars, leading into agitated music); next the Frightened Pleasant Thoughts express their feelings, and finally there is a furious combat between the Unpleasant and Pleasant Thoughts.
10.15 KEITH FALKNER (Baritone) with Orchestra
Recit... 'I rage, I melt, I burn Acis and Aria. 'O ruddier than the cherry'/ Galatea') Verdi prati (Green Meadows, from 'Alcina')
GALATEA was a sea nymph, whom the shepherd Acis wooed and won.
The giant Polyphemus comes on the scene.
He covets Galatea, and melodramatically declares that the God of Love has ' stabbed him to the heart.' He declaims in this Recitative about his feelings, and in the Air that follows sings the praises of Galatea's beauty. The words are these :- I
I rage-I meltâ€”I burn ;
The feeble god has stabb'd me to the heart. Thou trusty pine !
Prop of my godlike steps. I lay thee by Bring me a hundred reeds of decent growth, To make a pipe for my capacious mouth : In soft enchanting accents let me breatho Sweet Galatea's beauty, and my love.
O ruddier than the cherry ! 0 sweeter than the berry !
O nymph, more bright
Than moonshine night
Like kidlings, blithe and merry ;
Ripe as the melting cluster, No lily has such lustre ;
Yet hard to tame
As raging flame,
And fierce as storms that bluster !
10.22 GLADYS SCOLLICK. (Pianoforte)
Air with Variations (' The Harmonious Blacksmith ') from Fifth Suite
Courante and Gigue from Sixth Suite
Allegro, Sarabande and Passacaille from Seventh
10-37 PARRY JONES
Love in her eyes sits playing ('Acis and Galatea')
ACIS. hastening to his fair one. thus pour... out his love to her :â€”.
Love in her eyes sits playing,
And sheds delicious death !
Love in her lips is straying.
And warbling in her breath !
When Polyphemus, a Giant, appears and would claim the maiden himself, Acis resolves to fight for her, and in a declamatory Recitative declares :-
His hideous love provokes my rage ; Weak as I am, I must engage :
Inspired by thy victorous charms
The God of Love will lend his arms.
SIR HAMILTON HARTY has arranged three pieces from Operas of Handel, scoring them anew (for the Orchestra of Handel's day was differently constituted from that of ours), while maintaining as far as possible their original savour.
The Polonaise was a Polish ceremonial dance.
The new scoring of the example from Handel (which is in somewhat different, style from the Polonaises with which we are most familiar) is for Strings, Woodwind (without Bassoons), Horns, and Drums. The Arietta, originally a Tenor solo, has been re-scored for Strings and one Flute. The Passacaglia (scored for Strings, Oboes, Bassoons, nnd Horns) forms part of the Overture to Handel's first Italian Opera, Rodrigo, which was written at Florence in 1707, and from which the Sailors' Dance is also to be heard in this final Orchestral group.
9.57 ORCHESTRA Air from Twenty-third Great Concerto (Concerto Grosso) Suite cf Dances from ' Alcina ' - arr. If. G. Whittaker
10.45-11.0 ORCHESTRA Sailors' Dance and Trio from ' Rodrigo' Polonaise, Arietta and Passacaglia - arr. Hamilton Harty