and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Count Basie, America's foremost coloured swing pianist
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
A talk about what to eat and how to cook it, by Janet Chance
played by the Rendezvous Players
Recent recordings of popular hits
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
from p. 81 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 42 of ' Each Returning Day '
played by Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra
played by Alec Rowley and Edgar Moy
Music played by four hands at one piano is one of the most delightful and intimate forms of music-making, and years ago before the advent of radio and the gramophone such playing was a common pastime in every home which boasted of a piano and a couple of members of the family who were pianists.
For many years now Alec Rowley and Edgar Moy, both professors at Trinity College of Music and composers of distinction, have specialised in giving public recitals and broadcasts of programmes devoted to music for four hands, one piano. Recently Alec Rowley published a booklet in the form of a list of works for duet players, and one is surprised to note that he gives the names of 250 composers of all nationalities who have written music for four hands, one piano.
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
A programme of gramophone records presented by A. E. Whitehead
A lunch-time concert presented to their fellow-workers by members of the staff of a large munition works
'somewhere in England'
Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
by John Morgan , M.P. followed by a talk on ' Cutting up the Christmas pig' by Mrs. Chisholm
December is the traditional month for cutting up the pig. Pig-killing in the village was once a great festival, and many were the luxuries, such as chitterlings, faggots, brawn, pork pies, and black puddings, that were shared with the neighbours. Moreover, many a housewife has not seen really good lard since she ceased to 'render' it for herself.
Now with the advent of pig clubs and wartime pig-keeping, we shall be cutting up the Christmas pig again, this time in many a town as well as in the country village. This afternoon Mrs. Chisholm, who is a lecturer in the Rural Domestic Economy Department of the Monmouth Institute of Agriculture at Usk, and gave similar talk last year, will tell beginners how to cure their own ham and bacon.
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
at the theatre organ Favourites old and new
How the Post Office is tackling the Christmas rush
An outside broadcast from a main sorting office
played by Harold Collins and his Orchestra
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
from a restaurant in the South with Harry Hemsley , Margaret Eaves , Tiny Powell , Peter Valerio , and Leonard and his Orchestra
Presented by Leslie Bridgmont
Atgofion gan D. J. Williams
(A talk in Welsh)
' A Modley Crowd '
Saturday afternoon Variety starring
Albert Modley (that Yorkshire lad) with Wilfred Pickles (another one), Norman Teal, the Three Semis, Tom Casserley , Harry Etchells , the Wilton Singers, and Edith and Vi at two pianos
followed by National and Regional announcements
What it means to us by Donald Tyerman
Qnce again we stop the London traffic in order to introduce to you some of the interesting people who are In
Introducing personalities from every walk of life and ' Standing in the Shelter '
(Interviews with the Man in the Shelter)
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan
A radio impression of the work of Government Training Schemes where men and women are trained to take their place in vital industries and which aim to turn out many thousands of workers each year to man the benches and machines waiting for skilled hands
The programme written and produced by Cecil McGivern
' Variety is the spice of life
With old and new favourites and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Presented by John Sharman
' Think on these things '
with Geraldo and his Orchestra
Produced by Ronald Waldman
Symphony No. 3, in A minor
(The Scottish) played by BBC Orchestra
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Julian Clifford
On July 29, 1829, Mendelssohn visited Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, and. saw the chapel in which Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, now open to the sky and surrounded with grass and ivy, and everything ruined and decayed '. ' And I think ', he wrote, ' that I found there the beginning of my Scotch Symphony.' The sixteen-bar passage that he actually .noted down then was the opening of the Introduction.
Strangely enough, the Symphony
-a typically Mendelssohnian compromise between classical form and romantic content-was not finished for twelve years. The score is dated January 20, 1842, and the first performance was given at Leipzig on March 3 of that year.
A reading in contrasted styles, designed as an illustration of yesterday evening's discussion in the series
' The writer in the witness-box *
and his Band with Monte Rey , Paula Green , and Bob Arden