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: An Organ Recital

by Leonard H. Warner
Relayed from St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate
Anna Filipova (Soprano)


Organist: Leonard H. Warner
Soprano: Anna Filipova

: Jack Payne and the B.B.C. Dance Orchestra

Pauline and Diana (Instrumental Duets)
George Thomas (Comedian)

: The Children's Hour

(From Birmingham)

: Light Music



Unknown: Dudley Stuart

: Speeches

by The Right Hon. David Lloyd George, O.M., M.P. and The Rev. J. D. Jones at the Bunyan Tercentenary Celebrations
Relayed from the City Temple


Unknown: David Lloyd George
Unknown: Rev. J. D. Jones

: Variety

(From Birmingham)
Grace Digby (Violin) and Sidonie Wassermann (Pianoforte)
The Elizabethan Trio (Madrigals)

: Falstaff

Act II, Scene 1
Produced by GEORGE KING
Relayed from The Opera House, Manchester
Cast :


Conducted By: John Barbirolli
Produced By: George King
Sir John Falstaff: Arthur Fear
Fenton (a young gentleman): Heddle Nash
Ford (a wealthy burgher): Percy Heming
Dr Caius (a physician): Sydney Russell
Bardolph Followers of Falstaff: Frederick Davies
Pistol Followers of Falstaff: Bernard Ross
Robin Followers of Falstaff: Barbara Nelson
A Page in Ford'shousehold: Maud Stevens
Mistress Ford: Marjorie Parry
Ann (her daughter): Doris Lemon
Mistress Page: Gladys Ancrum
Dame Quickly: Constance Willis

: Falstaff

Act II, Scene 2
THIS is Verdi's only successful comic opera, and merriment bubbles and sparkles all through it, in the music as well as in the text. The libretto was made for him by his fellow composer Boito, who is likely to be better remembered by his work in that way than by his own music: he used not only The Merry Wives of Windsor, but parts of Henry IV. Falstaff himself dominates the opera and the part is a very difficult one to present with the requisite blend of bluff humour, and Cno singing.
In Act II. we are at the Garter Inn. Mistress Quickly brings Falstaff a message from Mistress Ford bidding him to a rendezvous. Ford himself comes next, and, under an assumed name, learns from Falstaff all that he wished to know!
The next scene is the famous one of the linen basket, ending in Falstaff's discomfiture.

: An Edward German Programme

(From Birmingham)
Conducted by Joseph LEWIS
Prelude Act V, 'Henry VIII'
WILLIAM MICHAEL (Baritone) and Orchestra
The Yeomen of England ('Merrie England')
Tone Picture, 'The Willow Song'
Love in all Seasons; Sea Lullaby; To Phyllis
Three Dances, As You Like It


Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Unknown: William Michael

: Dance Music

The Piccadilly Players, directed by Al Starita, and The Piccadilly Hotel Dance Band, directed by Morris Harford, from the Piccadilly Hotel.

: Ambrose's Band

from the May Fair Hotel

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