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: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A thought for today

: Up in the Morning Early

Morning physical exercises for men


from ' Acis and Galatea ', on gramophone records
Walter Widdop (tenor)
Love in her eyes sits playing
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
As when the dove
Walter Widdop (tenor)
Love sounds the alarm


Tenor: Walter Widdop
Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Tenor: Walter Widdop


and summary of the day's programmes

: A Nice Cup of Tea!

to start the morning with Leonard Henry, Betty Huntley-Wright, John Rorke
At the piano, Alan Paul
Presented by David Porter
Here are three stars to entertain you this morning. They should make your cup of tea all the nicer, and hope you won't have to hurry it. All three were among the artists who trekked to Bristol when war broke out, to place their talents and personalities at the disposal of the BBC Variety Department - address at that time 'Somewhere in England', or more popularly, Variety Town.
Two of them - Leonard Henry and Betty Huntley-Wright - make a welcome return to Bristol from pantomime. Betty, famous daughter of a famous father and heroine of numberless radio musical comedies, was principal boy in Prince Littler's Aladdin at the Streatham Hill Theatre, while Leonard Henry , one of the earliest and best of broadcasters, was Muddles in Prince's Sleeping Beauty at the Golders Green Hippodrome.
At for John Rorke, he is always, as you know, 'Unusually Yours'


Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: John Rorke
Piano: Alan Paul
Presented By: David Porter
Presented By: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Leonard Henry
Unknown: John Rorke


Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Maurice Johnstone
A Sullivan Programme
Overture: lolanthe
Mascarade: The Merchant of Venice Graceful dance (Henry VIII ) Overture: Macbeth


Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Maurice Johnstone
Unknown: Henry Viii


from page 41 of New Every Morning


Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
1 Allegro con brio. 2 Andante cantabile con variazioni. 3 Minuetto. 4 Finale: Prestissimo
Trio movement in B flat (Op. posth.) played by The Gershom Parkington Trio:
Tom Jones (violin)
Gershom Parkington (violoncello)
Wilfrid Parry (pianoforte)


Violin: Tom Jones
Pianoforte: Wilfrid Parry


11.0 Music and movement for juniors (Ages 7-9)
Ann Driver
11.20 Current Affairs
' American Neutrality
11.40 For home listening:
(Ages 9-12)
' Mr. Cobbett and the Indians
' How Big Feather got his name !
See Mr. Cobbett' Corner on page 10


Unknown: Ann Driver

: Oscar Rabin and his Band

with Harry Davis, Beryl Davis, Diane, Billy Nicholls, and the Romaniacs


Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Billy Nicholls

: Lunch-Time Concert

Myra Hess (pianoforte) and the Menges String Quartet:
Isolde Menges (violin)
Beatrice Carrelle (violin)
John Yewe Dyer (viola)
Ivor James (violoncello) in part of the hundredth lunch-time concert at the National Gallery, London
Soon after the outbreak of war a series of midday concerts was started at the National Gallery by Myra Hess, who realised that there was a real need for music in wartime London and at an hour that did not interfere with the black-out restrictions. Furthermore, with the engagement of professional artists the concerts would prove a source of benefit to many musicians who found their means of existence seriously curtailed as a direct result of the war. The first concert was given on October 10. Since then the National Gallery has been filled to capacity every day from Monday to Friday during the lunch hour, and among many distinguished visitors who have attended the concerts is Her Majesty the Queen. Thus, in the heart of London some of the busiest people have been able to leave their offices to be stimulated and soothed by the finest artists and music London has to offer. Myra Hess herself has taken a prominent part in these concerts and she will be heard on this occasion with the Menges String Quartet in Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor, which is one of the master's finest and most dramatic chamber works.


Pianoforte: Myra Hess
Viola: John Yewe Dyer
Viola: Ivor James
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Myra Hess

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Sunday Post: The BBC in World War Two 24 July 2016


2.0 Music-Making (Ages 9-15)
How to write ' Longs ' and ' Shorts'
Sir Walford Davies
2.15 Interlude
2.20 Biology (Ages 11-15)
Our Daily Life
'Ductless glands'
R. C. Garry , D.Sc.
2.35 Interlude
2.40 Junior English (Ages 9-12)
Poetry programme
' King John and the Abbot of Canterbury'
Arranged by Rhoda Power with music by Charles Groves


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies
Unknown: R. C. Garry
Arranged By: Rhoda Power
Music By: Charles Groves


A glimpse of the old music-hall with gramophone records of some of the great stars
Chairman, Joseph Gordon Macleod


Unknown: Joseph Gordon MacLeod


Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe Joseph Satariano (baritone)


Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Harold Lowe
Baritone: Joseph Satariano
Unknown: Joseph Satariano
Unknown: Joseph Satariano


Children speaking and children singing ; children from the villages of Yorkshire, Durham, and Lincolnshire ; from the streets of Manchester; infants from Nursery Schools ; homeless and evacuated children. The spontaneous voices of these young Northerners recalled from past programmes to make a fresh pattern.
Recorded and presented by Olive
Music by Marius Gaillard


Music By: Marius Gaillard


(News in Welsh)


(Studio service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Uyfr '
Bob Bore .o Newydd'


Unknown: Bob Bore


5.20 A Serial Play
' Around the World in Eighty Days' by Jules Verne adapted for the Children's Hour by Denis Carey
4-' Typhoon ' other parts played by Cyril Nash , Hugh Morton ,
John Rorke
5.50 David will play you a selection of the new gramophone records


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Denis Carey
Played By: Cyril Nash
Played By: Hugh Morton
Unknown: John Rorke
Phileas Fogg: Stafford Hilliard
Passepartout: Ben Wright
Fix: Ralph Truman
Aouda: Betty Huntley-Wright


Taylor Frame
Alf Banks
Maurice Arnold


Unknown: Alf Banks
Unknown: Maurice Arnold


F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain


Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: National Announcements Regional Announcements

followed at not later than 7.10 by Scottish and Northern Ireland
Announcement s


A comedy with music in a Hawaiian setting
Dialogue by Joe Hayman. Lyrics and music by Peter Bernard
Cast Peter Bernard (master of ceremonies)
and the Cavendish Three, the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Production by Roy Speer


Dialogue By: Joe Hayman.
Music By: Peter Bernard
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Production By: Roy Speer
Jake Rosen, proprietor of the tavern: Joe Hayman
Plato, the chef: Jacques Brown
Kaloma: Dorothy Morrow
Confucius, a waiter: Sydney Keith
Howard, a beachcomber: Leslie Bradley
Spike McGee, a gangster: Robert Wyndham


(Season 1939-40)
Eleventh Concert from Colston Hall , Bristol
Part 2
Cyril Smith (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent
God Save the King
Once Upon a Time
The tale begins with a Prologue, which is the equivalent of ' Once upon a time' (Strauss's own explanation). The first theme to be noticed is the one associated generally with Till's adventures, given out on the horns, and a little later Till's own theme, a sprightly two-bar theme introduced on the clarinet. The tale then proceeds; Till is up to his tricks, tearing through the market-place, sending everybody flying out of his path. His next adventure is with a monk. Till is engaging him in moral conversation ; for a moment he has a twinge of conscience, but almost immediately he is back in his old mood of cynical humour. Next he is off making love to the girls, but the one he favours most will have nothing to do with him ; Till, piqued and vengeful, thunders away wrathfully. Then he meets a number of old pedants, whose priggish talk is represented on the bassoons. Till, having confounded them, puts his fingers to his nose and leaves them, whistling a lively, impertinent little tune. He gets up against the law, is seized and brought to justice. Before the judges he is at first brazen and impudent, but when the death sentence is pronounced poor Till is brought to his senses. He has a brief period of repentance before the hangman performs his duty.
There is an Epilogue, which musically recalls the Prologue. It is designed to show that beneath the jesting exterior of Till a warm heart beats. The rogue is very human.


Unknown: Colston Hall
Pianoforte: Cyril Smith
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent


Mrs. Ayrton Gould
(Chairman of the Labour Party)


Unknown: Mrs. Ayrton Gould

: Northern Music-Hall

Variety from the Palace Theatre, Blackpool


by Major T. J. Edwards
A programme with the 1 BBC Military Band
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator, Stuart Hibberd


Unknown: Major T. J. Edwards
Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell
Narrator: Stuart Hibberd


Cuirm Chiuil
Orain is Fidhleireachd
Coinneach MacRath
Morag NicDhomhnuill agus
Dinah Crichton
A concert of Gaelic songs and fiddling


Unknown: Cuirm Chiuil
Unknown: Coinneach MacRath
Unknown: Morag Nicdhomhnuill
Unknown: Dinah Crichton


with Harry Davis , Beryl Davis , Diane, Billy Nicholls , and the Romaniacs


Unknown: Harry Davis
Unknown: Beryl Davis
Unknown: Billy Nicholls


A recital of his music by the BBC Singers (A)
Margaret Godley , Margaret Rees , Doris Owens , Joyce Sutton , Bradbridge White , Martin Boddey ,
Stanley Riley , Samuel Dyson
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
This sweet and merry month Let not the sluggish sleep A feigned friend Awake, mine eyes Come, jolly swains What is life ?
Come, let us rejoice
All edited by R. H. Fellowes


Unknown: Margaret Godley
Unknown: Margaret Rees
Unknown: Doris Owens
Unknown: Joyce Sutton
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Martin Boddey
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Conductor: Samuel Dyson
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Edited By: R. H. Fellowes

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