and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of Astra Desmond (contralto)
Astra Desmond studied singing under Blanche Marchesi. Within a few days of her debut at Steinway Hall she was engaged to sing at an Albert Hall ballad concert. She has sung in opera with the Royal Carl Rosa Opera Company and at
Covent Garden and Sadler's Wells, and she is equally at home in concert work and oratorio. She was a friend ef Elgar s and sang every one of his contralto parts under his baton.
She first broadcast in 1924 and listeners have heard her frequently ever since. It is characteristic of her thoroughness that she worked for two and a half years at Grieg's songs and learned Norwegian before giving a Grieg recital some years ago.
Exercises for men : Coleman Smith
7.40 Exercises for women : Audrey Nicol
An anthology of favourites
Dance music and songs for the housewife on gramophone records
at the organ of the State, Dartford
Introductory music Prayer
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
(S.P. 485, omitting v. 2 ; C.H. 489, omitting v. 2. Tune : Song I—Orlando Gibbons)
Prayers : The Prayer for God's presence ; The Lord's Prayer
They kingdom come, 0 God (A. and M.
217; C.H. 152. Tune : St. Cecilia)
Conductor, William Pethers
From the New Hippodrome, Coventry
(For Welsh Schools). Cwrs y Byd
News commentary and interlude
from p. 33 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 50 of ' Each Returning Day '
First of a series of gramophone programmes of distinguished artists Preambule ; Chiarina ; Chopin ; Estrella
* Camaval Suite ' (Schumann)
Capriccio in B minor (Brahms)
Jesu, joy of man's" desiring (Chorale from
Cantata No. 147 (Bach-Hess)
Topical hints on wartime health, mainly by doctors
11.0 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR
INFANTS: Ann Driver: 'Cuckoo songs'
11.20 Interval music
11.25 SCOTTISH HERITAGE : 'Border Weavers'. The growth of the woollen industry in the valley of the Tweed
11.45 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS : Equipping ourselves to understand other peoples : 4—' The Outlook of a Younger Country-Australia ', by Professor Bentley Osborn
and his Commanders, with Rita Williams
ENSA concert for war-workers. Carroll Gibbons and his Orchestra, with Billie Campbell. Guest artists: Dela Lipinskaya , and the Three Calores Sisters
Week-end notes for women gardeners, by Anna Scarlett and Barbara Tarver
Conductor, Ian Whyte
2.0 TRAVEL TALKS : The Far East. ' A Fisherman's Son goes to School
2.15 Interval music
2.20 WHEN WE LEAVE SCHOOL : by ""Winifred Holmes. ' Stamping our
Cards : what we get for it '
2.40 ORCHESTRAL CONCERT SERIES : 'The Golden Cockerel' : the story of Rimsky-Korsakov's opera, told with illustrations at the piano by Ronald Cunliffe
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom
Address by the Very Rev. C. J. Emery
Very Rev. C. J.
Records of guitar music from the Twentieth Century-Fox Film, played by Vicente Gomez. Programme arranged by A. P. Sharpe
Short story, written for broadcasting by Alastair Dunnett , and read by the author
More Variety from this popular Scottish rendezvous. Scottish Variety Orchestra : conductor, Ronnie Munro. Presented by Tom Dawson
Sgwrs gan Aelod Seneddol. (Talk in Welsh)
Sgwrs gan feddyg. (Talk in Welsh)
Fortnightly News-Letter from America, by Olive Shapley—No. 3 (recorded)
5.35 'Out with Romany': Adventures among birds and animals
National and Regional announcements followed by Scottish News summary
E. V. Lucas : talk by Viola Garvin
Piano music by Chopin, on gramophone records
Mazurka in A flat, Op. 50 ; Etude in G flat, Op. 10, No. 5 ; Waltz in A flat, Op. 64, No. 3 ; Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27, No. 2
Variety from the Grand Theatre, Doncaster, with Ernest Binns 's Arcadian Follies
Adam Smith 's The Wealth of Nations : talk by Dr. C. R. Fay , M.A., D.Sc., Reader in Economic History, Cambridge University
Dr. C. R.
from the Empire, Newcastle
with Cavan O'Connor , Peggy Dell , Joe Linnane , Harry O'Donovan , and Maye Tipple. Script by Harry O'Donovan and Ted Kavanagh. BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell. Presented by Pat Hillyard and Francis Worsley
Violin Concerto played by Henry Hoist and the BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Today is Danish Constitution Day and the music of Denmark is represented this evening by the Violin Concerto of one of that country's leading composers, Carl Nielsen. Born in 1865, Nielsen studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Music at Copenhagen and later became its principal. He died in 1931 at the age of sixty-six.
Henry Hoist , who is the soloist in Nielsen's Violin Concerto, was bom in Jutland and also studied at the Royal Conservatoire at Copenhagen from 1913-1917. In 1923 he was appointed leader of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He has lived in Manchester since 1930. and is now leader of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as his own Quartet.
Study of Friedrich Nietzsche by Josef Bard Produced by D. G. Bridson ,
No. 16—'The Strange Wind', written and produced by Ronald Waldman
Reading of prose or poetry selected by Lord David Cecil. Presented by Edward Sackville-West