and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Dinah Shore, America's new recording star
Exercises for men : George Welton
7.40 Exercises for women : May
An anthology of favourites
A thought for today : Rev. Father John Murray , S.J.
Mixed choice of records. The high spot is Andre Kostelanetz conducting a medley of Victor Herbert melodies
and the Dance Orchestra, with Sid Buckman and Ken Beaumont
Philip Phillips has been re-reading the Diary of the Rev. Francis Kil vert (1840-1879), and has recently paid another visit to the Welsh Border, on the banks of the Wye and in the shadow of the Black Mountains. Here are his impressions
at the theatre organ
Tower Request Medley
News commentary and interlude
from p. 25 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day'
Harry Fryer and his Orchestra
11.0 SINGING TOGETHER : by Herbert Wiseman
The Lincolnshire Poacher (English song) What say you ? (Finnish song) The Old Chariot- (sea song) *
11.20 I YSGOLION CYMRU : (For Welsh schools). Diwylliant Cymru, gan Dr. Iorwerth C. Peate. 10-' Lien ac Arferion Gwerin '
11.40 ENGLISH FOR UNDER-NINES :
' Merrymind ' tells his own story. Broadcast version of the tale from Frances Browne's famous book ' Granny's Wonderful Chair '
12.0 THE FOUR GOSPELS : 'The Resurrection of Jesus ', by the Rev. L. J. Collins , Dean of Oriel College, Oxford
Conducted by Basil Cameron
The history of Honegger's Pastorale d'ete ' is curious. A Marmande violin maker, Leo Sir , had constructed six new instruments-from a ' sub-double bass ' to a ' super-soprano violin '-which with the four normal members of the string group would form a novel sort of dixtet
Honegger was invited lo write a composition for this combination and sketched out a Pastoral, only to abandon it owing to its unsuitability.
He finally wrote a fresh work,
Hymnus ', for Sir's ' dixtet ' and remodelled the Pastoral for string quintet, four solo wood-wind, and a hom. Embellished with a quotation from Rimbaud -' I have embraced the summer dawn 'this charmingly idyllic little work won immediate popularity with its first performance on February 17, 1921, under Vladimir Golschmann.
All sorts of people tell how, why, and where they have grown more food
followed by a recording of last night's postscript
Three Intermezzi, Op. 117 : No. 1, in E flat ; No. 2, in B flat minor ; No. 3, in C sharp minor played by Ronald Anderson
1.50 SCIENCE AND GARDENING : ' Some an hundredfold ' : N A. Keen
2.10 Interval music
2.15 STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY: ' Yermak and the Cossacks', by Rhoda Power. The first great journey from Europe across the Ural Mountains into Siberia
2.35 Interval music
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I : English for everyday use. Dramatic reading : another story by Rider Haggard
Harry Leader and his Band
Harry Leader, who has been a figure in the musical world for over sixteen years, owes most of his success to the training given him as a youngster by his father, who was Russian bo:n. and was a professor of music in Russia before coming over here. He it was who taught Harry music. starting him on the violin from which he went to saxophone, clarinet, and piano, and to the technique of arranging. Long before the war Harry Leader toured all over the Continent with a part-American band ; left it to go into business ; left business to form his own band, and from then has never forsaken music. He first broadcast in 1934 in the ' First Time Here ' series, in the course of which he discovered and introduced to the microphone many who are now big names in broadcasting.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Fromental Halevy (1799-1862), composer, teacher, and writer on musical subjects, was a pupil of Cherubini at the Paris Conservatoire, where he gained the Prix de Rome. After studying in Italy he returned to Paris and became in turn professor of harmony, counterpoint and fugue, and composition at the* Conservatoire, as well as teaching singing at the Opera. Among the many famous musicians who were his pupils were Gounod and Bizet, the latter eventually becoming his son-in-law. As a composer he wrote numerous operas.
Bizet's Symphony in C was probably composed during the time that he was studying under Halevy. Bizet was then about fifteen years of age. The manuscript is preserved in the library of the Paris Conservatoire. Its four movements are designed on the lines of a classical symphony, and although the composer uses the idiom of his period there is a striking individuality about the treatment, particularly as regards the orchestration, which is highly original and piquant in the French style.
Sgwrs gan R. Alun Roberts. (Talk in Welsh)
Sgwrs Gan R. Alun
Programme by young artists : Grace Cole, Fred Smith , Michael MacAdam , John Aspden , Milena Fleischmann , Betty Hinchcliffe , Yvonne Boenders
National and Regional announcements
Serial specially written for broadcasting by Lewis Middleton Harvey. Produced by Val Gielgud. Instalment 5 : The Blue Stetson '
Divisional Inspector O'Hara:
Conductor, Harold Dawber
' The National Plan ' : an expert in planning discusses the outlines of a central authority on national planning with an eminent Scotsman. John Dower , architect and planner ; The Rt. Hon. William Y. Darling , C.B.E., M.C., Lord Provost of Edinburgh
Rt. Hon. William Y.
(Sequel to 'Crooks' Tour'), by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Music by Kenneth Leslie-Smith . Produced by Vernon Harris. Part 6-'Bring him back alive ! '
Basil Radford as Charters
Naunton Wayne as Caldicott Patricia Leonard as Ann Geraldo and his Orchestra
A milestone in music from the works of Cole Porter , by Geraldo and his Concert Orchestra. Produced by David Miller
Play by J. Jefferson Farjeon. Produced by Howard Rose
Conductor, William Haydock
Selection : Songs of Old England
Conducted by Clarence Raybould