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Relayed from Westminster Abbey

: Mrs. ELLIS CHADWICK : A Journey to the Holy Land '

ALL through our era, the Holy Land has attracted a steady stream of pilgrims from the West, and tho flow is not checked today. Even to the most worldly of travellers Palestine, old and new, remains a country full of interest and charm. In this talk Mrs. Ellis Chadwick (who will be known to many listeners as the biographer of Mrs. Gaskell) will describe a recent visit to the Holy Laud.

: THE£ ASTORIA ORCHESTRA

Under the Direction of FRED KITCHEN

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR :

GUZZLING JIMMIE AND LITTLE BILLEE
'Tho Ballad of Little Billee ' and Ham and Eggs,' with trimmings by THE OLOF SEXTET. The Story of ' The Pirates' Feast,' from ' Tom Sawyer ' (Mark Twain ). 'Zoo Larders '—with L. 0. MAINLAND as Housekeeper-in-Chief

: THE FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC

MODERN FRENCH PIANO
WORKS
Played by Mrs. NORMAN O'NEILL

: Mr. PETER LATHAM : ' How to Appreciate Music '

MUSIC, because it is thought to appeal directly to the emotions, is an art that everybody expects to bo able to understand, and people who are frankly baffled by recondite literature- feel only annoyance at the idea that they may be missing half the significance even of the music that they enjoy. But music has its own language that must be learnt, and this is the point that Mr. Latham will develop in tho first of his two talks.

: A GERRARD WILLIAMS PROGRAMME

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA and THE WIRELESS
Chorus, conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
JOHN GERRARD WILLIAMS , bom in London in 1888, is perhaps best known as the composer of the ballad opera Kate, which recently had a run at the Kingsway Theatre. His sensitive music, cast in a present-day idiom, is always pleasant to listen to, and is free from excessive stronuousness. Mr. Williams not long ago joined the musical staff of the B.B.C.
In this work (based on verses by Rodney Bennett ) we are to picture an old-world garden. The happenings in it are thus told by the composer :-
(I) Clown. Grotesque antics.
(2) Pierrot. He is sadly thrumming a Serenade to Columbine, a la Serenade Espagnote.
(3) Columbine. She is concerned only with Harlequin, and to the plash of a fountain dances alono in the moonlight.
(4) Harlequin. The care-free, irresistible dancer. (5) Pantaloon. The old man dreams of the far-off days when he danced like Harlequin, and through his dreaming faintly hears a queer old tune ho used to know.
(ti) Pierrette (and Pierrot). Pierrette (to a Valse-like tune) chides Pierrot for his pining for Columbine. His feeble resistance (fragments of his Serenade) is overcome, and the two break into a few bars of danco with abandon.'
ORCHESTRA
Ring up the Curtain : A Harlequinade
7.55 CHORUS
A Cycle of the Sea:
Choral Suite (Words by F. Wyville Home) (a) Calm ; (6) Disquietude ; (c) Storm ; (d) Subsidence ; (e) Peace.
8.5 ORCHESTRA
Solitude \From ' Three By Haworth Falls ........ Preludes.'
THE second piece was inspired by a visit to the miniature Haworth Falls in Yorkshire, a spot in which Charlotte Bronte is said to have found a happy place in which to write.
8.10 CHORUS
Scizzars and Pumpy (Malo Voices)
Tragic Fragment (Mixed Voices)
The Hawthorn Tree (Female Voices)
Whither runneth my Sweetheart (Mixed Voices)
QCIZZARS and Pumpy are an old carter's two horses, Cæsar and Pompey.
The Tragic Fragment is an experiment in choral eolour, in which contrasted consonant and vowel sounds are used instead of words.
The Hawthorn Tree uses a traditional tune.
8.18 ORCHESTRA
Dejeuner Dansant :
Two Impertinences
(a) Valsetto Brute ; (6) Raguette extra see.
8.25 Chorus
Welcome, sweet pleasure (two-part Female
Voices)
Rondeau: Tears are her beads' (Mixed Voices) Searching for lambs (Folk-song) (Mixed Voices) Thou sent'st to me a heart (Male Voices)
Peggy Ramsay (Trad. tune) (Mixed Voices)
8.35 ORCHESTRA
Three Expressions
(a) Propriety ; (b) Prunes ; (c) Prisms

: 'I REMEMBER '

(No.2)
Dame ETHEL SMYTH :
' My Recollections of Brahms'

: CHARLOT'S HOUR-IV

A LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
Specially designed and arranged by tho well-known theatrical director
ANDRE CHARLOT

: DANCE MUSIC

THE SAVOY
ORPHEANS, FRED ELIZALDE and his MUSIC, and THE SAVOY TANGO BAND, from the Savoy Hotel








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