• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

    TV
  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

    Radio
  • Show Years

    Hide Years

    Year
  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation

Listings

: Programme

S.B. from Nottingham

: Religious Service

Choir of Maindee Parish Church
Service conducted by the Rev. D.E. Llewellyn-Jones, F.R.G.S. (Rural Dean of Newport).

The Choir
Hymn, "Before Jehovah's Awful Throne" (A. and M., 516)

A Short Reading from the Scriptures

The Choir

Address by the Rev. D. E. Llewellyn-Jones

The Choir
Hymn, "O Worship the King all Glorious Above" (A. and M., 167)

Contributors

Singers: Choir of Maindee Parish Church
Service conducted by/Speaker: The Rev. D.E. Llewellyn-Jones

: Famous Overtures: 1

Station Orchestra
Conductor, Warwick Braithwaite

Oberon, Weber's last Opera, was written for performance at Covent Garden (1826). Its brilliant and romantic Overture was actually written in London, where the composer died a couple of months later. It conveys no suggestion of its being, as it was, the work of a man who sadly realized that life was ending.

In the slow Introduction (quite short) we hear (1) The Magic Horn of Oberon, the King of the Fairies. (2) A light-footed passage (Flutes and Clarinets), suggesting the movements of his subjects. (3) A March passage, and then a loud chord which ends the Introduction and ushers in the main body of the Overture.

The pace now changes, and at a very rapid speed we hear (4) the First Main Tune of the Overture (quick and fiery). It is to the First Violins, with chords by all the instruments punctuating it. It is taken from a quartet in the Opera (Over the Dark Blue Waters).

(5) Soon comes another call upon Oberon's Horn, followed by the light Fairy Music, and then the Second Main Tune (on the Clarinet) - the graceful Mermaid's Song of the Opera.

(6) Immediately after this comes a beautiful Violin tune, taken from the well-known song in the Opera, Ocean, Thou Mighty Monster.
All this constitutes the chief material of the Overture, and, these tunes identified, the rest of its course will be clear to the listener. The whole piece is full of fairy romance and of the open-air spirit.

Contributors

Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: My Favourite Songs: 4

Recital by Elsie Suddaby (Soprano).

Contributors

Soprano: Elsie Suddaby

: My Favourite Songs (Continued)

Elsie Suddaby

Contributors

Soprano: Elsie Suddaby

: Music of the Masters: Orchestra

Ten days could hardly be called an unduly long time to take over writing a Symphony.
Yet in that short space of time Mozart composed this, one of the last of his Symphonies, which is generally considered among the very finest and most original of all his compositions.
One thing noticeable, all through this Symphony, is that Mozart has used in it no Drums, nor any of the heavier Brass instruments.








About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel