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: Broadcast to Schools: Children of Long Ago - Greece

Mrs. D. Portway Dobson


Speaker: D. Portway Dobson

: For Girl Guides

Miss L.M. Barter, A Nature Yarn
'....a hidden way
Through the quiet heather spray
To a sunny solitude.'
(James Stephens)


Speaker: L.M. Barter

: Legend Land - I

Some legends come to us only through the medium of books, and these books are very often but modern transcripts of ancient manuscripts. The Vale of Avalon preserves its legends in its very dust, so that, were there no record on a printed page, the traveller would know that he was in an enchanted land.
'When I came back from Lyonnesse
With magic in my eyes,
All marked with mute surmise
My radiance rare and fathomless,
When I came back from Lyonnesse
With magic in my eyes'.
(Thomas Hardy)
The Station Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

The Immortal Hour tells of a lost fairy-maiden who loved a mortal, but was claimed by a fairy prince and by him taken back to her home. The author, William Sharp
('Fiona MacLeod'), meant the story as an allegory-as an attempt to express two emotions, 'the emotion of the inevitableness of destiny and the emotion of tragic loveliness'. These thoughts come to mind on hearing the Old Bard's song of the passing of dreams and of men.
At the Court of the Landgrave of Thuringia a tournament of song is being held. The prize is the hand of his niece, Elizabeth.
It falls to the lot of the minstrel Knight Wolfram to be the first singer. He celebrates in his song the virtues of those he sees around him, and tells the wonder of a pure and holy love.

An Arthurian Legend
by A. M. Buckton.


Musicians: The Station Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Warwick Braithwaite
Writer (Avalon): A.M. Buckton

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