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: MOZART

Sonata in G (K.283)
Allegro. Andante. Presto played by Denise Lassimonne (pianoforte)

Contributors

Played By: Denise Lassimonne

: HAROLD RAMSAY

at the theatre organ

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Order of Service
Psalm cxxv
Lesson, Micah iv, 1-4 Collects
Lord's Prayer
Hymn, i/iine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord (S.P.
578 ; Rv. C.H. 155)
Address by the Rev. Jack Winslow
Prayers
Hymn, At the name of Jesus every knee shall bow (A. and M. 306 ;
S.P. 392 ; Rv. C.H. 178)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Jack Winslow

: THE BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater

: THE LYRA QUARTET

Gordon Walker (flute) ; George Stratton (violin) ; Max Gilbert (viola) ;
Marie Goossens (harp)

Contributors

Flute: Gordon Walker
Flute: George Stratton
Violin: Max Gilbert
Harp: Marie Goossens

: 'SWINGING THE SYMPHONIES'

and ' Crooning the Classics '
Alan Frank will throw some new light on an old controversy with the aid of some gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Frank

: 'IN MY GOOD BOOKS'

Well-known broadcasters read scenes and situations from the novels which they have most enjoyed
V. C. Clinton-Baddeley opens this new series this week by reading from Dickens's ' Martin Chuzzlewit '—' Mrs. Harris is the cause of a division between friends'

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Chuzzlewit

: DARVEL BURGH BAND

Conductor, Frederick Rogan

Contributors

Conductor: Frederick Rogan

: REGINALD FOORT

at the theatre organ

: 'IN YOUR GARDEN'

C. H. Middleton

Contributors

Unknown: H. Middleton

: SUNDAY ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

The BBC Orchestra (Section B) leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Clifford Curzon (pianoforte)

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Pianoforte: Clifford Curzon

: 'TWELVE BY THE MAIL'

A Masque for New Year's Eve, adapted from the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Cast
Music specially composed by Reginald Redman and played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra (Section C), under the direction of the composer
Written and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Story By: Hans Christian Andersen
Composed By: Reginald Redman
Produced By: Francis Dillon
January: Hedley Goodall
February: Phyllis Smale
March: Norman Shelley
April: Deborah Kerr
May: Curigwen Lewis
June: Kathleen Kinear
July: Robert Wyndham
August: Dora Gregory
September: Maurice Denham
October: Fred Yule
November: Dennis Arundell
December: D A Clarke-Smith

: WARTIME HERESIES

3—'God in Man's Image'
The Rev. F. A. Cockin , Canon of St. Paul's

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. A. Cockin

: ' SOLDIER-WOMEN'

by Major T. J. Edwards
A programme by the BBC Military Band, conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Unknown: Major T. J. Edwards

: 'THIS IS HOGMANAY'

John R. Allan

Contributors

Unknown: John R. Allan

: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.15 The BBC Singers (A), conducted by Leslie Woodgate , will sing some carols
5.30 The last episode of the play
' The Tall Hill', by Christopher Fry
No. 5—' The Fifth Climb '
On this occasion, the three children Brian, Betty, and Bill, aided by their friends John Bunyan and St. George, are likely to reach the top of the Tall Hill, in the last and most surprising of their ' awfully big adventures '.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: John Bunyan

: THE TWILIGHT HOUR'

A programme of melody arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ

Contributors

Presented By: Sandy MacPherson

: 'MUSIC PLANS FOR 1940'

Sir Adrian Boult

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte

: For Scottish Troops WILL FYFFE

in a NAAFI entertainment organised by ENSA from ' Somewhere in France'

: A SERVICE FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE

from Lambeth Palace
Before the service two carols will be sung: -1 A Song of the Holy Child
(P. C. Buck) ; 2 Christ was born on Christmas Day (trad.)
Order of Service
Sentence
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel (S.P. 596 ; Rv. C.H. 562) Act of Recall
Psalm lxvii
Lesson, Joshua i, 1-9
Thanksgivings and Intercessions
Hymn, Angels from the realms of glory (A. and M. 482 ; S.P. 71 ;
Rv. C.H. 65)
Address by His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury
Hymn, Before Jehovah's awful throne (A. and M. 516 ; Rv. C.H. 230)
Blessing

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of the Y.W.C.A. in Wartime by Viscountess Halifax, C.I.
The Viscountess Halifax is President of the Y.W.C.A. Wartime Appeal. Y.W.C.A. recreation centres and canteens for women in the forces are urgently needed, and the first two centres have already been opened. Over thirty requests for further centres have been received. Many of them have camps some miles from a town or village. The cost of a hut is from £1,250 to £1,500. Y.W.C.A. clubs and hostels for civilians are also working at full pressure looking after evacuated girl employees, munition workers, soldiers' wives, and mothers and children in both evacuated and non-evacuated areas.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Viscountess Halifax, C.I., [address removed].

: MAKING YOUR OWN MUSIC'

Mary Ibberson

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Ibberson

: 'FOR AULD LANG SYNE....'

in which Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer present a Scrapbook for New Year's Eve
1900 - Forty years of memories and melodies - 1940
This is the fiftieth broadcast in the 'Scrapbook' series. It will consist of excerpts from these programmes and the voices of many famous people
The pages turned by Patric Curwen
The BBC Augmented Variety Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Production by Francis Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Charles Brewer
Turned By: Patric Curwen
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell.
Production By: Francis Worstey

: EPILOGUE

New Year's Eve: —
Psalm cxxi
Deuteronomy xxx, 8-14, 19 and 20 Ring out, wild bells (S.P. 633) Revelation xxi, 3 and 5

: THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Reginald Burston

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Reginald Burston

: 'THE FACE OF COURAGE'

' Bravery assumes a multitude of disguises'
A programme arranged by Denis Johnston and Stephen Potter with an orchestra conducted by Gideon Fagan
Music arranged by Maurice Brown
Cast: Ivor Barnard , Valentine Dyall , Barbara Couper ,
Vivienne Chatterton , Alan Wheatley , Laidman Browne , Stafford Hilliard ,
Edgar Norfolk , and Bryan Powley '

Contributors

Arranged By: Denis Johnston
Arranged By: Stephen Potter
Conducted By: Gideon Fagan
Arranged By: Maurice Brown
Unknown: Ivor Barnard
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Stafford Hilliard
Unknown: Edgar Norfolk
Unknown: Bryan Powley

: A WATCHNIGHT SERVICE

from the studio
Order of Service
Scottish Paraphrase II, 0 God of Bethel (Rv. C.H. 562, omitting r. 5
S.P. 596)
Lesson, Hebrews xi, 32-xii, 2
Address by the Right Rev. Professor Archibald Main , D.D, D.L.K,
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Prayer
Hymn, The King of Love my Shepherd is (Rv. C.H. 438 ; S P 614
A. and M. 197) '
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Archibald Main

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Ring in the New 31 December 2015








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