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: Annual Carol Concert

Relayed from the Canton Boys' Secondary School.
Choir of 400.
The School Orchestra
Conductor: W. Morgan Evans, B.A.
Carol, "Unto Us Is Born a King" (Words and Melody 14th Century, Modern Harmony).
Carol, "In Dulci Jubilo" (Old German words translated, 14th Century).
(Melody harmonized by J. S. Bach.)

Talk on Carols and Carollers

Mr. Elwyn James, M.A. (Headmaster)

Welsh Carol, "Mae'r Nos Yn Ddu" (Welsh words by Gwynne Jones. Melody by Sir Walford Davies). (Sung by a small choir in four parts, unaccompanied.)
French Carol, "Dans les Ombres de la Nuit" (Author and Composer unknown). (Sung by a small choir in two parts with accompaniment for two Violins, 'Cello and Clarinet.)
Carol, "There Comes a Galley Laden" (Words 14th Century, Music 16th Century).
Carol, "A Babe is Born in Bethlehem" (words and Melody 14th Century, Harmony by Bach)


Conductor: W. Morgan Evans
Speaker: Elwyn James

: Herbert Thorpe (Tenor), The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Frank Whitnall (Violoncello); Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte).

3.40 The Trio


Tenor: Herbert Thorpe
Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas

: Herbert Thorpe


Tenor: Herbert Thorpe

: Herbert Thorpe


Tenor: Herbert Thorpe

: Cardiff Radio Five O'Clocks

Alec Chentrens (Entertainer)

The Diary of a Local Pepys
Mr. J. Kyrle Fletcher


Entertainer: Alec Chentrens
Speaker (The Diary of a Local Pepys): J. Kyrle Fletcher

: Musical Interlude

S.B. from London.

: Weather Forecast and News

S.B. from London.

A Summary of the Wireless Papers for the Week
S.B. from London.

: Economics and the Worker

Mr. J.C. Griffith-Jones
S.B. from Swansea.


Speaker: J.C. Griffith-Jones

: Musical Interlude

S.B. from London.

: Seen on the Screen

Mr. G. A. Atkinson
S.B. from London.


Film critic: G. A. Atkinson

: Heroes of Britain: 1: The Romance of Owen Glendower

(Owain Glyndwr). Patriot, Poet, and Warrior.
Written and Arranged by E. R. Appleton (Goleuni'r Bannau).
Relayed to 5XX.
Blodwen Caerleon (Contralto), Walter Glynne (Tenor), Glanville Davies (Baritone)
The Gwent Radio Players
The Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite

King Henry to Hotspur.
"Thou dost belie him, Percy, thou dost belie him.
He never did encounter with Glendower,
I tell thee,
He durst as well have met the devil alone
As Owen Glendower for an enemy".
(Shakespeare - "King Henry IV" Part I.)

Scene I.
Near Trevgarn in the year 1369.
Owain Glyndwr, now 10 years old, meets an old Welsh woman - a witch some call her - seated at a spinning wheel and humming "Y Gofid Du", an old Welsh Folk Song.

Scene II.
Twenty years have passed. We find ourselves within Glyndwr's beautiful home at Sycherth, where, as was customary, in the big houses, the people of the district are gathered together for dancing and singing. Many of the Bards of Britain are gathered round Owain, their great supporter. Owain's Bard sings a Penillion Song, the words by Iolo Goeh. A Travelling Piper plays and dances "Welsh Shepherd's Dance" (Gwynn Williams). A Bard "Yn Mhon typridd Mae Nghariad" (Old Welsh Folk Song). All sing "Nos Galan" (Song and Chorus).

Scene III.
The year 1400, within the old fortress of Edcyrn Edeyrnion, near Corwen. Owain raises his standard, the old dragon in red gold on a white ground, and speeds the bent bow, the signal for war, calling on the men of his race to fight for the unity and freedom of the Country. Old Harper, Welsh Airs. The people sing "Cyhamod" (Old Welsh Hymn). The soldiers "Men of Harlech" (Old Traditional Welsh Air).

Scene IV.
A room in the Hall of Glyndwr.
Mortimer, captured by Rhys Gethin, one of Owain's Generals, has fallen in love with, and married, Joan, Owain's daughter, and decides to join Hotspur and Owain in attacking King Henry and putting the young Earl of March on the throne.
Mortimer knows little Welsh and Joan less English. Mortimer sings "Thou Art Fair" (From "Penillion in English") (Gwynn Williams). Joan and Mortimer "Tra Bo Dau" (Duet, Old Welsh Folk Song Arranged).

Scene V.
Falstaff and his company on the road to Shrewsbury. (Shakespeare's "Henry IV", Part I.)

Scene VI.
A Battle Scene - 1403. Glyndwr, fresh from his victories in the South, is met with the news of the defeat of Hotspur and the failure of the combined attack on King Henry.

Scene VII.
1416. An Old Welsh Cottage on a hillside. Glyndwr has retired to the hills after fighting for many years as Ruler of Cymru. Legend has it that Glyndwr never died and that he and his men sit sleeping in Ogov y Ddinas, buckled in their armour, waiting to sally forth again. Our last impression of him is this prophetic scene in an old cottage. Music: A Mother singing to her Baby, "Suo Gan" (Old Folk Song). A Soldier of Owain, "Can Y Gwladgarwr" (The Patriot's Song) (Gwynn Williams).


Writer/arranged by: E. R. Appleton
Presented by: Gordon McConnel
Presented by: Gwynn Williams
Contralto: Blodwen Caerleon
Tenor: Walter Glynne
Baritone: Glanville Davies
Musicians: The Station Orchestra Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite
[Actors]: The Gwent Radio Players

: Weather Forecast and News

Ministry of Agriculture Talk: Farming Facts and Fallacies
by Mr. C. S. Orwin.
S.B. from London.

Local News


Speaker (Ministry of Agriculture Talk): C. S. Orwin

: Austin C. Moreton and his Orchestra

Relayed from "13" Club Dance at the Park Hotel, Pontypridd.


Musicians: Austin C. Moreton and his Orchestra

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