and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of ' Hutch' (
Leslie A. Hutchinson )
Popular artists and bands on gramophone records
A thought for today
The Very Rev. F. D. V. Narborough, Provost of Southwark
Popular dance music and songs on gramophone records
Jack Padbury and his Orchestra
News commentary and interlude
from p. 17 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 12 of ' Each Returning Day'
Jack Dowle at the theatre organ
Songs of the American people
Presented by Mary Welsh
I-Songs of the Indians and early settlers
This is the first of a series of three broadcasts of traditional music from the United States. Among the examples to be heard today are Indian chants, English folk-songs from the Appalachian mountains, and songs brought over by the earliest Spanish, French, and Dutch settlers.
under the direction of Sydney Bright with Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans
War-workers take the stage at an armament factory somewhere in England
sung by Frank Capper
A soft day (W. M. Letts )
Drake's drum (H. Newbolt)
The fairy lough ; Cuttin' rushes
(Moira O'Neill )
Windy nights (R. L. Stevenson )
My love's an arbutus (A. P. Graves)
The bold unbiddable child (W.
M. Letts )
Stanford was a prolific composer, writing compositions of every kind from opera to little pieces for the piano. He was the first British composer to found the idiom of his music on the folk song of his own country, Iteland. Perhaps the part of his work that will live the longest will be his songs, many of which are imbued with the spirit of Ireland.
A five-minute talk to the women behind the fighting line
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Conducted by Lieut.-
Colonel George Miller , M.V.O., M.B.E.
Regimental march of the Grenadier
' Sir John Eliot ' by David Scott Daniell
Scene 1—The library of Sir John Eliot 's home.
Scene 2—The House of Commons,
March 2, 1629
Scene 3-Sir John Eliot 's room in the Tower
played by Geraldo and his Orchestra, under the direction of Sydney Bright
with Adrian Foley and Gloria Green
Jack Richards and his Orchestra
Produced by Richard North
Cello sonata in C minor, Op. 40 played by William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano)
Born in 1906, Shostakovich is one of the most brilliant younger members of the so-called Leningrad group, musical descendants of the school of Rimsky-Korsakov. He already has three symphonies to his credit, as well as other orchestral and chamber music, and two operas that were broadcast before the war -The Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Nose, which is founded on Gogol's story. And it may commend him to dance-tune enthusiasts to learn that he has made a clever orchestration of ' Tea for Two which he calls ' Tahiti Trot'.
The Cello Sonata in C minor
(1934) treats melodious ideas, showing the strong influence of Borodin, on modernistic lines.
(Studio Service in Welsh)
Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r Ilyfr '
Bob Bore o Newydd '
5.20 More ' Cryes of olde London towne' sung by Walter Glynne
5.30 ' Mystery at the mine '
The first chapter of a radio serial by Gethyn Stoodley Thomas
This exciting serial was broadcast in the Children's Hour in pre-war days. Its author was born in a South Wales mining valley, and it is to memories of childhood experiences that the story owes its inspiration. Radio TtMES readers may remember how, a year or two ago, Thomas, in an interview with his brother, recalled his childhood in these pages.
The author of Mystery at the Mine is now in the Navy, and served in the Prince of Wales during the Bismarck action.
Pugh the Milk:
followed by National and Regional announcements
Compere, William Gates
A glimpse at St. Uvala's from all angles
Book and lyrics by Michael Treford
Music by Billy Milton
Accompanied by the School Choral Society, and the Dance Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Michael North
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Brahms's Serenade in D belongs essentially to the Haydn tradition : it is in fact a study in the classical style, even to the scoring which includes, however, four horns instead of the customary two of the period.
The music is genial and high-spirited throughout, but of all the seven movements the most individual is the scherzo with its pleasing syncopations and effective use of the pause. The two minuets are both very charming, particularly the second, which has a delightfully melodious and flowing trio.
A musical comedy in miniature
Book by Charles Heslop, lyrics by Dwight Cornell, music by Clarence Ashton
The scené is laid in and around a mews flat in London in the early summer of 1939
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Reginald Smith
Major-General R. J. Collins , C.B.,
General R. J.
A chronicle of the rise and fall of a Scottish Mansion by S. Cumine Russell
Produced by Moultrie R. Kelsalt
Address by the Rev. M. A. C. Warren
Rev. M. A. C.
sung by Oda Slobodskaya (soprano)
After four years as leading dramatic
'soprano in the Imperial Opera of Petrograd, Oda Slobodskaya gave recitals all over the world. She enjoyed a very successful concert tour in Sumatra and Java which began about the time that war broke out. On her return she toured Holland and managed to escape only just before the Nazi invasion.
A selection from the work of Lord Alfred Douglas , Hilaire Belloc , and A. E. Housman
Compiled and produced by Moray McLaren and Hugh Stewart
and his Band with Diane, Beryl Davis , Bob Dale , Jan Zalski , and Eddie Palmer at the novachord