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: An Orchestral Concert

Relayed from the National Museum of Wales
National Orchestra of Wales
(Cerddorfa Genedlaethol Cymru)

Suk, the composer of the Serenade, is himself a distinguished violinist; one of the original members of the Bohemian String Quartet, which did so much to spread an interest in the chamber music of Smetana and Dvorak.
There are four movements. The first begins in an easy-flowing rhythm with a simple tune on the first violin. Soon there is another little tune, played first by the violas, and on these two the short and graceful movement is built up.
Number two is a delicate and gracious Allegro in which the first rather whimsical section gives way to a slower and quieter mood, and anon to a still slower passage. After the music has died down to a very soft tone, the bright spirits of the opening return in a more frolicsome form than at first.
The third movement, very slow, is begun by a solo 'cello with an expressive tune which is afterwards taken up by the others. For a time the music moves more quickly with a new tune on the violins, but the first theme returns with the melody high up on first violins.
The last movement is merry and bustling, and the jumpy tune which the first fiddle plays at the outset is heard almost all the way through.

(to 14.00)


Musicians: National Orchestra of Wales

: W. H. Jones: Little England beyond Wales


Speaker: W.H. Jones

: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

Relayed from the Carlton Restaurant


Musicians: John Stean's Carlton Celebrity Orchestra

: Nora Delany

Syncopated Numbers at the Piano


Pianist: Nora Delany

: A Concert

Relayed from the Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare

Winter Gardens Pavilion Orchestra
Directed by William Bird


Musicians: Winter Gardens Pavilion Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: William Bird

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: Gold Diggers

The Station Orchestra

A Point of Etiquette
A Comedy of the Yukon by Robert H. Blackmore
Etiquette is not usually in evidence in mining shacks in Klondyke, but Jake, an elderly gold miner, onco road a book on the subject, and he forces his young companion, Pete, to accept its rulings. The matter concerns their hostess, Kate Brown, who keeps them both in a state of subjection; she even threatens to act as amateur dentist when one of them pretends he has toothache to explain away his dejection. Frayed nerves are partly due to the long winter and the impossibility of getting down the river, but with the breaking-up of the ice developments come.

The Eighth Wonder
A Sketch by Dion Titheradge
Anna Snyder, an American journalist, arrives to interview a rich young man of twenty-five who has never seen a woman. He is sheltered by a discreet man-servant who explains that his master lived in a large house standing in its own grounds and surrounded by a brick wall fifteen feet high. When the mystified journalist asks how he was educated she learns that his private tutor discovered three books in which no reference was made to the opposite sex. The man servant is horrified when Miss Snyder asks for an interview.

(to 23.00)


Musicians: The Station Orchestra Writer (A Point of Etiquette): Robert H. Blackmore
Kate Brown: Cathleen Sutton
Jake, an elderly gold miner: Jacque Thomas
Pete, a younger member of the same optimistic profession: Lyndon Harries Writer (The Eighth Wonder): Dion Titheradge
Hedger: Tom Jones
Anna Snyder: Gladys Brown
The Man: Lyndon Harries
Lady Eve: Cathleen Sutton
Miss Prout: Frances Brown

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