BY the middle of May all the migrant birds that only visit us in the warm months have arrived, and the orchestra of the tree-tops is complete. This afternoon Mr. Eric Parker will talk about the songs and habits of such birds as the flycatcher and the nightjar, the nightingale, the blackcap, and the red-backed shrike.
CURRENCY and credit play a part of supreme I importance in a modern state, and control over them is usually considered a matter too important to be entrusted even to a Government. i Hence the existence of central banks, such as our own Bank of England, which is responsible for note-issuing and monetary policy, its weapon for this purpose being the rate of discount, which it controls. Mr. Kisch, who gives this talk, has been Secretary of the Financial Department of the India Office since 1921, and he was Secretary to the Indian Currency Committee in 1919.
A Programme for Empire Day
' Merchaunt Adventurers !
Merchaunt Adventurers !
What shall be your profit in the mighty days to be ? '
(From Flos Mercatorum,' by Alfred Noyes )
THE paths of the Empire are the seaways of the world-ways conquered for us by the Adventurers of old, held by the Adventurers of our own time. This programme will celebrate Empire Day by following some of these paths of the sea, as they lead to the five Continents where the Adventurers have left their mark. Australia HAROLD Williams (Baritone): Bush Songs'New Zealand JOHN COLLINSON (Tenor): Maori Songs '
West African, Zulu, and Afrikaan Songs
THE AFRICAN YORUBA SINGERS
BETSY DE LA PORTE (Soprano)
MAUD MACCARTHY : Native Melodies, with Vina accompaniment
In a Corner of Asia—Malaya
' RAM SINGH '
Adapted for broadcasting from the story by Sir HUGH CLIFFORD
' THE COMMONWEALTH OF SONG'
' Bravo lads, in olden musical centuries,
Sang, night by night, adorable choruses.'
ORCHESTRAL MUSIC and CHORUSES by THE WIRELESS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Chorus-Master : STANFORD ROBINSON
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