Relayed to Daventry
THE STATION ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THE names of almost all these B.B.C. Composers are very well known to listeners. Some of them are prominent in executive capacities. Mr. Pitt, of course, is the general Musical Director of the B.B.C., and Mr. Ansell, long familiar to Londoners as the Conductor of various theatre Orchestras, has during the past year become still more widely known as Musical Director of the London Station. Sir Walford Davies , whose voice is heard every week in thousands of schools and homes, was during the war Organizing Director of Music to the Royal Air Force, and wrote its official March.
Mr. Stanton Jefferies is largely concerned with the intricate matters of control and balance in the choral and orchestral forces engaged in broadcast concerts all over the country, work that demands both musical and engineering knowledge. Mr. Gerrard Williams , whose charming songs and other music we know already, has only recently joined the B.B.C. Mr. Dallaway at the Birmingham Station has played a number of very interesting Pianoforte Concertos, some of them not very frequently heard. Mr. Robert Chignell was a notable pupil at the R.C.M. for both singing and composition. His hand is to be found in many of the re-arrangements and re-scorings of music from time to time necessitated by the very diverse demands of the B.B.C.
Miss Dorothea Barcroft , who is a member of the Birmingham Station staff, put into her African Suite some lecollections of scenes and songs gathered during a stay in East Africa.
There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a
historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any
given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the
understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time
- not those of today.
Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and
is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to
obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in
programmes, online etc.
This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers,
images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio
Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available
externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.