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: A Symphony Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales.

National Orchestra of Wales
Violins, Albert Voorsanger and Frank Thomas
Violoncello, Ronald Harding

Handel's Concerto has four Movements - a slow, stately one; a short, quiet one in which the instruments imitate each other a good deal; then a longer, gently swinging Movement, and a brisk, cheery Finale.

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is so well known that reference need only be made to the troubled character of the First Movement, making powerful use of that imperious, gruff opening summons of four notes; the rich, leisurely Variations of the Second Movement; the grim Scherzo, which leads to the blaze of the Last Movement (in which the Scherzo's ghost peeps in for a moment).

(to 13.45)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales
Violinist: Albert Voorsanger
Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding

: Food Values in Cooking: IV: Water

by Miss E.G. Clarke


Speaker: E.G. Clarke

: The Station Trio

Frank Thomas (Violin); Ronald Harding (Violoncello); Hubert Pengelly (Pianoforte)

W. Y. Hurlstone, who died in 1906 at the age of thirty, was a composer of sensitive feeling, who left some fragrant Chamber Music.
Of the four Movements of his Trio in G we are to hear the strong and graceful First Movement, and the Slow Movement, in thoughtful mood.


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Ronald Harding
Pianist: Hubert Pengelly

: Dr. H.J.W. Hetherington: The Meaning of Good: II: Good and Obligation

S.B. from Liverpool


Speaker: Dr. H.J.W. Hetherington

: A West Country Programme

National Orchestra of Wales

Dame Ethel Smyth's Opera, The Wreckers, produced in Leipzig in 1906, and in London in 1909, is about the wild Cornish coast-dwellers of the eighteenth century. The piece now to be played is the Prelude to the Second Act of the Opera.
The Composer has herself given a description of the background of the story and of the music, thus:
'Thirza, the beautiful young wife of the elderly headman of a Cornish village in the eighteenth century, is detested by the community, which she in turn abhors. She has a lover, Mark, whom she has persuaded to light warning beacons down the coast on stormy nights, when it is the habit of the wreckers to extinguish the lighthouse lantern in order that ships may founder on the rocks. Having gathered (in Act I) that suspicion is rife, Thirza steals forth in the night to warn her lover, who she knows will be lighting a beacon in a distant creek. A great love-scene ensues, in which she consents to flee with him, and, as a final act of defiance, kindles the bonfire with her own hands, while both sing the melody, "Flame of love", on which this Prelude is based. Its purport is a summary of their love story'.
In the end, the lovers are imprisoned by the sea in a cave, and are united only in death.


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: Beric

A Comedy in One Act, by Anne Forrester.
Scene: The old British encampment in Combehay Park, Devon, A grassy space
Combehay Park, Devon, was an encampment in the days of the early Britons, and the country folk still feel the influence of the early inhabitants, particularly when the moon is full. Mona declares that she would not stay alone there after dark, 'not for a mint of money'. Nevertheless, she does brave her terrors, and for the best of reasons.


Writer: Anne Forrester
Ted Martin (a young gamekeeper): Hedley Goodall
Mona (a gardener's daughter) Ancient Britons: Peggy Hood
Beric (a British Chief): Jack Parkin
Boudicea (his sister): Mary MacDonald-Taylor
la (another British girl, in love with Beric): Doris M. Jones
Olwen (a young British man, in love with-Boudicea): Jack James
Petroc (another young British man): G. Lynch-Clarke
A British Sentry: [name uncredited]

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)
(to 23.00)

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