and summary of today's programmes
1 for the Forces
Records of Isobel Baillie (soprano)
Isobel Baillie is a Scot, though she has spent most of her life in Manchester, where she has established herself as one of the most prominent sopranos in the North. She made her first appearance in London in 1923, making such a success that the engagement was speedily followed by six others at Queen's Hall. She has sung all over the British Isles, and has toured Canada and the United States, making her American debut at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles. She has broadcast frequently during recent years.
A thought for today
Rev. H. C. Whitley
Rev. H. C.
Details of some of today's broadcasts
' The diet and feeding of children ' by a doctor
Records of music and songs from the theatre, past and present
Conductor, Arthur Brownbill
Today it is the turn of British children evacuated to Australia to greet their parents in this country (Programme arranged in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and broadcast simultaneously in both countries)
A topical magazine-programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 97 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 36 of ' Each Returning Day'
played by Eric Winstone and his Band
Eric Winstone , journalist and composer, may certainly be accounted one of the country's foremost exponents of the accordion. As a writer, he is associated with a well-known paper for musicians, and is known both as a band-leader and as a composer of orchestral music.
Recent compositions of his include ' Oasis ' and ' Mirage ', popular band numbers now being frequently broadcast. Ode to an Anderson another of his compositions which has been heard on the air, was written by Eric Winstone in an Anderson shelter and finished just before the All Clear.
sung by Arthur Reckless
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
When Glinka stayed in Madrid in 1845. he recorded in a note-book the folk melodies of singers and guitarists who were brought to his fiat in the evenings. One of his chief sources was a muleteer, two of whose songs, seguidillas marchegas, he used in this orchestral piece.
' A summer night in Madrid ', originally called ' Recuerdos de Castilla ', is a brilliant pot-pourri on four Spanish melodies, written in 1848 for the Governor of Warsaw's private orchestra. In addition to the two seguidillas, Glinka used a jota tune and the well-known ' Punto Moruno '. Glinka was always a superb orchestrator and ' A summer night in Madrid ' is one of his most masterly scores.
A talk by Alexander Keith
Factory workers take the stage in the canteen of a large munition works, somewhere in Wales
played by Herbert F. Ellingford
and his Orchestra with' Dorothy Carless , Len Camber ,
Jackie Hunter , and George Evans
' A tour of the planets '
G. P. Meredith
Sonata in A, Op. 2, No. 2 played by Victor Hely-Hutchinson
played by Troise and his Banjoliers
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe
(Special announcements or talk in Welsh)
' The two princes '
A fairy-tale by Anthony Armstrong , adapted as a dialogue story by Geoffrey Dearmer
The story will be followed by Children's Hour prayers
followed by-National and Regional announcements
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone people in the news, people talking about the news, and interesting visitors to Britain
A variety of turns from North of the Tweed with Dave Bruce
Helen Mack and the Scottish Variety Orchestra, conducted by Ronnie Munro
Presented by Tom Dawson
A series of four talks by the Bishop of Sheffield, dealing with some of the changes necessary if the Church of England is to rise to its opportunities.
2—' The Church in the country '
Season 1941-2 from a concert hall in the South
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
The story of the making of a British war correspondent bv Josef Schrich , Erik Denrose , and Christopher Pym with - John Bryning as Primrose, the new war correspondent
Produced by Robert Kemp
played by the BBC Military Band .
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
Cuirm ctiiuil de orain is ceol measgaichte
Iain A. MacNeacail
'na fhear an tighe
(A Gaelic concert)
Collected by Sam Henry and sung by James McCafferty and Mary Johnston
Many Ulstermen who emigrated to America took their songs with them, and in their new home sang and played the folk tunes of their native land ; but they did not always remember them or sing them in the same way as their compatriots at home. It is the American version of these old Irish songs that James McCafferty and Mary Johnston will sing this evening.