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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: 'BING TIME'

Records of America's Crooner Number one

: ' up IN THE MORNING EARLY'

Exercises for men : John Elder
7.40 Exercises for women : May Brown

: TUNE FOR TODAY

An anthology of favourites

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !'

A thought for today : talk by E. B. Castle

Contributors

Talk By: E. B. Castle

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Today and on alternate Tuesdays well-known women writers speak on the Kitchen Front. I-Naomi Jacob

Contributors

Unknown: I-Naomi Jacob

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Advent Calendar Day 16: Christmas on Rations 16 December 2016

: 'LET US BE GAY!'

Gramophone records

: ALBERT SANDLER TRIO

with Sylvia Cecil

Contributors

Unknown: Sylvia Cecil

: 'KINABALU'

' Photographs from the album of a District Officer in British North Borneo'. Talk by Captain George Bullock

Contributors

Talk By: Captain George Bullock

: Band of H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS

Conducted by Lt.-Col. George Miller , on gramophone records Semper fidelis (Sousa)
March : Espana (Chabiier)
Home Guards' March (J. F. Welsh)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col. George Miller

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 93 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 32 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MARIAN ANDERSON

(contralto) on gramophone records
Softly awakes my heart (Samson and . Delilah : Saint-Saens)
Plaisir d'amour (Marlini) Deep River (arr. Burleigh)

: WISE HOUSEKEEPING

' Some Recipes for Home-made Bread ', by Irene Veal
' Housekeeping in Hot Weather ', by Mrs. Ingillson

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Veal

: GUSTAV HOLST

Choral hymns from the Rig Veda for female voices and harp : Hymn to the Dawn ; Hymn to the Waters ; Hymn To Vena ; Hymn of the Travellers
Sung by Helena Cook , Ethel Wil liams, Grace Field, Mary Pollock , Constance Richards , Daisy Neal , Winifred Payne , May 'Element, with Rhiannon James (harp). Conducted by W. K. Stanton
Gustav Hoist was for many years strongly influenced* by Eastern lore ; he made a study of Sanskrit so that he might translate for himself passages from old writings which appealed to him. In 1907 and 1908 he made a great impression on the musical world with two sets of Vedic hymns, which were recognised at once as profoundly sincere translations into Western
- music of a beautiful side of Eastern mysticism.

Contributors

Sung By: Helena Cook
Sung By: Ethel Wil
Unknown: Mary Pollock
Unknown: Constance Richards
Unknown: Daisy Neal
Unknown: Winifred Payne
Harp: Rhiannon James
Conducted By: W. K. Stanton
Conducted By: Gustav Hoist

: JACK PAYNE

with his Orchestra

: Schubert

Symphony No. 4, in C minor (The Tragic) : played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra: conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

Lunch-time entertainment for factory workers, from a factory somewhere in Britain

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

Recording of last Saturday's broadcast by Elmer Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Elmer Davis

: MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOS

played by Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble

Contributors

Played By: Joan Trimble
Played By: Valerie Trimble

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Clifford Greenwood.
Overture : The Merrymakers.... Eric Coates

Contributors

Conducted By: Clifford Greenwood.
Unknown: Eric Coates

: COUNTRY CALENDAR

These programmes bring before you, month by month, the changing facets of the rural scene. Country men and women speak about their lives and work, and although representative of the life of country folk, the series should hold much interest to townspeople too.

: 'THAT CERTAIN TUNE'

and the scene it might suggest, pictured by Jane Grahame. (No. 18)

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Grahame.

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Billy' Tement and the Dance Orchestra

: EVENSONG

from a college chapel
Antiphon : Veni, sancte Spiritus (Byrd) Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Psalm 119, vv. 145-152
First Lesson : Wisdom 7, w. 22-30 ; 9, v. 1
Magnificat (Darke in F)
Second Lesson : 1 Corinthians, 13
Nunc dimittis (Darke in F) Creed
Lord's Prayer (Robert Stones)
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Anthem : If ye love me (Tallis) Prayers
Organist, Harold Darke

Contributors

Organist: Harold Darke

: 'JUST WE TWO'

Vest-pocket revue exploiting the versatility of Kenway and Young who, entirely unassisted, write all the sketches, say all the lines, sing all the songs, and play all the pianos. Presented by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Presented By: Leslie Bridgmont

: FRENCH BALLET MUSIC

played by the BBC Orchestra, conducted by Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Unknown: Leighton Lucas

: AWR Y PLANT

(Welsh Children's Hour). Cwestiwn ac Ateb ar Gan. Rhaglen fer o ganeuon gan Brenda Harris a Haydn Adams. 'Penblwyddi diddorol'. leuan Rees Davies yn son am bersonau a digwyddiadau y bydd eu penblwyddi yn disgyn ym mis Mehefin

Contributors

Unknown: Brenda Harris
Unknown: Haydn Adams.
Unknown: Rees Davies

: Children's Hour

'Per Tuppence Per Person Per Trip: by way of Runcorn Ferry, Wilfred invites you on a trip round Cheshire. The trip arranged by Joan Littlewood , and organised by Nan Macdonald

Contributors

Arranged By: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Nan MacDonald

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: MADRIGALS AND BALLETS

William Byrd 's Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs (1588)—3. BBC Singers : Margaret Godley , Joyce Sutton , Margaret Rees , Margaret Rolfe , Bradbridge White , Stanley Riley , Emlyn Bebb , Leonard Hubbard. Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Sonnets and Pastorals : -
Who likes to love
My mind to me a kingdom is
Where fancy fond for pleasure cries If women could be fair
0 you that hear this voice Ambitious love

Contributors

Unknown: William Byrd
Singers: Margaret Godley
Singers: Joyce Sutton
Singers: Margaret Rees
Singers: Margaret Rolfe
Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Stanley Riley
Unknown: Emlyn Bebb
Unknown: Leonard Hubbard.
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: ' CAN I HELP YOU ?'

Douglas Houghton deals with problems of listeners and "people he meets, and talks about the many regulations with which we all have to deal nowadays

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Houghton

: NORTHERN MUSIC-HALL

Variety from the Tivoli Theatre, Hull

: CEILIDH

A dachaidh Ghaidhealach ann an Glaschu. (Programme in Gaelic)

: THE BRAINS TRUST

answering ' Any Questions ? ' Residents, Dr. Julian S. Huxley and Commander A. B. Campbell. Guests, Sir John Boyd Orr , Compton Mackenzie , and Professor Susan Stebbing. Question-Master, Donald McCullough. Producer,
Howard Thomas. Instead of ' Second Thoughts', it is hoped to bring you a few moments of America's favourite quiz programme, ' Information, Please '.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Julian S. Huxley
Unknown: A. B. Campbell.
Unknown: Sir John Boyd Orr
Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Question-Master: Professor Susan Stebbing.
Question-Master: Donald McCullough.
Unknown: Howard Thomas.

: DVORAK

Quartet in G, Op. 106 played by the Menges String Quartet Dvorak began the G major Quartet in 1895, soon after his return from America. He was overjoyed at finding himself once more amid familiar scenes, and his joy found full expression in .two magnificent quartets — in A flat. Op. 105, and in G, Op. 106. ' These quartets ', writes Ottokar Sourek , are the swan songs of Dvorak's chamber music, which reaches its ' zenith in these two compositions. Dvorak's artistic nature is manifest here in all its purity and individuality..... The first two movements of the G major Quartet belong to the greatest things which ever came from Dvorak's/ pen.'

Contributors

Unknown: Ottokar Sourek

: 'A FRAME FOR CEZANNE'

A portrait of the artist, Paul Cezanne , introducing his friend the writer, Emile Zola : by Kathleen Raine. Produced by Louis MacNeice
Paul Cezanne was born at Aix-en-Provence in 1893. Encouraged by Emile. Zola , a close friend of his schooldays, he broke away from a legal career and went to study art in Paris, where he met and was influenced by the leading Impressionist painters. Dissatisfied with Impressionist concentration on the appearance of surfaces in light and on its representation tby the use of primary colours, he tried to reunite form and colour in the new manner which led other painters to Cubism. It was written of his work that the nightmare spectacle of these atrocities in oils surpasses every limit of decency ' ; and in his lifetime he suffered the misunderstanding and neglect frequently afforded to the artist ruled by his conscience and true to his own vision.

Contributors

Artist: Paul Cezanne
Unknown: Emile Zola
Unknown: Kathleen Raine.
Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Produced By: Paul Cezanne
Unknown: Emile. Zola

: MAURICE WINNICK

and his Orchestra








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