11.0-11.30 (London only) Experimental Television Transmission By the Baird Process
PHYLLIS WRIGHT (Contralto)
MELVILLE SMITH (Tenor)
Directed by GEORGES HAECK
From THE RESTAURANT FRASCATI
Miss C. VON Wyss : Nature Study for Town and Country Schools-VII, Sailing with the Wind: Seeds and Gossamer Spiders'
3.0 Miss MARJORIE Barber :
' Stories and Story-telling in Prose and Verse '—VII, ' Epic Horner-the Iliad'
DOROTHY ROBSON (Soprano)
THE HENRY BRONKHURST
Played by ALEX TAYLOR
Relayed from Davis' THEATRE, CROYDON
' SPIKE'S HOLIDAY'
Written for broadcasting by FRANKLYNKELSEY
; WEATHER FORE
CAST, FIRST GENERAL News BULLETIN
Sung by STILES-ALLEN
Conditions of the Workers : Tho Industrial Position'
by The WIRELESS SINGERS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
All creatures now are merry-minded John Bennet Come again ! sweet love doth now invite Dowland
JOHN BENNET , the only composer in this programme of English music for voices of whose career listeners have not already been told, is one of whom we know very little apart from his music. Our only clue as to the date of his birth is on the title page of his ' Madrigalls to Foure Voyces,' which appeared in 1599. He calls them ' first fruits of my simple skill,' and later, ' indeauors of a young wit.' Five years later he contributed five tunes to Barley's Psalter, and when these were reprinted in Ravenscroft's Psalter in 1621, there was a pleasing reference to Bennet in the preface :
' Maister lohn Bennet, a Gentleman admirable for all kindes of Composures, either in Art, or Ayre, Simple or Mixt, of what Nature soeuer. I can easily belieue he had somewhat more then Art, euen some Naturall instinct or Better Inspiration, by which, in all his workes, the very life of that Passion, which the Ditty sounded, is so truely exprest, as if we had measured it alone by his owne Soule, and inuented no other Harmony, then his owne sensible, feeling in that Affection did affoord him.'
Ho contributed a number of Madrigals to the ' Triumphes of Oriana,' tho most popular of which is probably ' Weep, 0 mine eyes.' . But they are all simple and melodious in character, and finished with fine workmanship, although such big men as Weelkes and Morley outstripped him in originality.
The Madrigal in this programme is the fourth in the series ' The Triumphes of Oriana,' published in 1601.
(6th Season, 1929-30)
(Far Notes on this Concert see opposite page.)
B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by SIR THOMAS BEECHAM
ARTHUR CATTERALL (Principal
MYRA HESS (Pianoforte)
Concerto Grosso, No. 14, in E
Minor, Op. VI, No. Ill
(For three solo strings with string accompaniment)
Larghetto ; Allegro; Polonaise (Andante); Allegro, ma non troppo
Symphony No. 34, in C (K. 338)
Mozart Allegro vivace ; Andante di molto ; Finale: Andante vivace
9.0 ' The Second News '
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND
GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Symphonic Variations for
Pianoforte and Orchestra
(Pianoforte, MYRA HESS)
Tone Poem, ' 'Ein Heldenleben '
(' The Life of a Hero '), Op. 40
(Solo Violin, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
More Feline Frolics in a Series of Gambols by RONALD FRANKAU and his
Why be bored, depressed, morose, When Kittens can supply the dose, Which makes the oldest people scoff At Glands advised by Voronoff ?
Teddy Brown and his Band from Ciro's Club
Teddy Brown and his