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: Lunch-Time Music

from the Carlton Restaurant.
(to 13.30)

: Broadcast to Schools: The Raven

Capt. H.A. Gilbert


Speaker: Captain H.A. Gilbert

: A Light Orchestral Concert

The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Chabrier's piece was originally called a French March, and was written as a sight-reading piece for the young ladies of the Bordeaux Conservatoire. But it was judged too difficult for them, and returned to the Composer, who arranged it for Orchestra.
He tried in the arrangement to catch the gay, even rowdy spirit of carnival time, using a large Orchestra, with plenty of Drums, Cymbals, Triangle and so forth.
Ippolitov-Ivanov was born in 1859. He was a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov, and became Conductor of the Tiflis Opera House. He is now Professor of Composition in the Moscow Conservatoire. In 1923 he received the title of 'People's Artist of the Republic.' His Caucasian Sketches are entitled respectively: In the Mountains, In the Village, In the Mosque, and Procession of the Sirdar.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite

: Movements of Animals

Prof. G. Elliot Smith
(London Programme relayed from Daventry)

4.30 Orchestra
Overture to "The Mastersingers"...Wagner
The prelude to Wagner's Comedy Opera epitomizes the spirit of one of the happiest and most tuneful works ever written.
The Overture is constructed out of passages from the Opera. First we hear the noble Mastersingers theme, weighted with the sense of high tradition and admitted authority.
Other themes which follow, and will probably be easily recognized by their representative character, are those which may be called (a) Declaration of Love-a tender Flute phrase, soon 'imitated' an octave lower by Oboe and then by Clarinet; (b) Procession of the Guilds, with Banners-Wind instruments; (c) Walter's Prize Song of Love-Strings; (d) The Cheeky Apprentices-a reproduction in quickened rhythm of the opening Mastersingers theme; (e) The Mocking of Beckmesser - rapid tune in 'Cellos.
At the great climax of the piece three themes (Prize Song, Procession, and Mastersingers) are heard simultaneously in combination.

4.45 A Welsh Ambassador
Mr. F. J. Harries


Speaker (Movements of Animals): Professor G. Elliot Smith
Speaker (A Welsh Ambassador): F.J. Harries

: Prose Writers of the 19th Century: Leigh Hunt

Miss Edith Cedervall

6.15 The Station Orchestra


Speaker: Edith Cedervall
Musicians: The Station Orchestra

: Spanish Talk

Mr. W.F. Bletcher
S.B. from Manchester


Speaker: W.F. Bletcher

: S.B. from London

(9.10 Local News)

(to 23.00)

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