and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Conducted by Arthur Fiedler , on gramophone records
four years ago
Popular records of August 1938
Russian composers, on gramophone records
Directed by Jack Hardy
Topical magazine programme
News commentary and interlude
from p. 25 of ' New Every. Morning and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day '
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra : conductor, Guy Warrack
Have you ever wondered how many masterpieces may have been lost to us through being left in an unfinished state on the death of the composer ? The three works to be heard this morning are among the few that have been rescued from oblivion, although in the case of Saint-Saens the overture itself is complete while the opera remains unfinished.
Why Schubert's Symphony remained unfinished, or whether, indeed, the composer's ultimate intention was ever to finish it at aU, can never be known. It lay hidden somewhere in the town of Gratz, of whose Musical Society Schubert was a member, and ultimately, after years of fruitless search, the manuscript was found.
When Borodin died only the scherzo of his Symphony No. 3 was completed, though the first movement had been fairly fully sketched out. Glazunov, who with Rimsky-Korsakov acted as Borodin's musical executor, completed the first movement and scored it and also the scherzo.
Another record programme recalling memories of early British broadcasting celebrities. Written by Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson. Presented by Stuart Hibberd
Sung by the BBC Chorus; conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Eighty-eighth in the Northern series of lunch-time concerts presented to their fellow workers by members of the staff of a works engaged on war production. Arranged and presented by Victor Smythe
Short story, written for broadcasting by S. L. Bensusan , and read by the author
Special arrangements of some popular tunes
Cross Roads; The Girl and the Piper ;
Beneath the Mountains ; The Gay Hut ; The wild wind blows ; The Cuckoo ; Darling son
Eric Winstbne and his Band
Compiled by Walter Wood , and played by the BBC Military Band : conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell. Singer, Alexander Henderson. Narrator, Tom Dawson
P. S. G.
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Sgwrs gan J. C. Griffith-Jones. (Talk in Welsh)
' Said the Cat to the Dog', by Martin Armstrong. No. 11— ' The Barker Family' followed by a short violin recital by Harold Fairhurst
5.55 Children's Hour prayers
National and Regional announcements
Percy Whitlock (organ). The Alexandra Choir : conductor, Charles Proctor. BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Organ Concerto No. 9 in B fill (Set 2,
No. 3 : Hallelujah)
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in B minor
Coronation Anthem : Zadok the Priest
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
at the theatre organ, tells, in music, the story of two lovers
4-' The Task of Reconstruction ' : talk by the Rev. Father Gerald Vann, O.P.
in ' The One-Man Music-Hall' (and that one man-Nosmo King). Revue
Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra. Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
L. A. G. Strong brings to the microphone some of the characters from 0. Henry's short stories, as well as scenes from the writer's life. Narrator, Wilfred PickleS Producer, John Burrell
' O. Henrv ' was the pen-name of William Sydney Porter, who was born in 1862 at Greenboro. North Carolina. He left school at the age of 15, served in a drug
. store, spent two years on a Texan ranch for health reasons, and became successively a bookkeeper, a land office clerk, and a bank teller. In 1887 he began to contribute humorous sketches to daily papers, and eventually joined the staff of the Houston Post. Indicted on a charge of having embezzled bank funds, he served a term of imprisonment ; the question of his actual guilt has never been cleared up. While in the Ohio penitentiary he perfected his Style, as a writer, and before his death in 1910 had enjoyed a secluded but brilliantly successful career.
The settings of his tales were generally
New York or Texas, but their appeal was world-wide. Humour, pathos, sympathy for the under-dog, and technical skill-especially in the turn of an unexpected ending-made of 0. Henry one of the world's supreme authors of the short story.
L. A. G.
with Laclia Finneberg (soprano), and Robert Easton (bass). BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, conductor, Stanford Robinson
Ie Mairead NicAonghais , Neiliann Nic 'Illinnein, Eoghan MacAonghais , agus Alasdair MacDhomhnuill. (Gaelic concert)