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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: BOSTON PROMENADE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arthur Fiedler , on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Arthur Fiedler

: THESE WERE. NEW-

four years ago
Popular records of August 1938

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS !'

Short morning prayers

: NEWS

Programme Parade

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

, The Radio Doctor

: MARCHING AND WALTZING

Russian composers, on gramophone records

: THE LITTLE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Jack Hardy

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Hardy

: 'STARLIGHT'

Carroll Gibbons

Contributors

Unknown: Carroll Gibbons

: 'AT HOME TODAY

Topical magazine programme

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 25 of ' New Every. Morning and p. 46 of ' Each Returning Day '

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester

: 'UNFINISHED'

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.

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: ' 2 LO CALLING'

Another record programme recalling memories of early British broadcasting celebrities. Written by Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson. Presented by Stuart Hibberd

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Mander
Written By: Joe Mitchenson.
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: SHAKESPEARE SONGS

Sung by the BBC Chorus; conductor, Leslie Woodgate

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Woodgate

: WORKS WONDERS

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

Contributors

Presented By: Victor Smythe

: 'THE QUEST'

Short story, written for broadcasting by S. L. Bensusan , and read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: S. L. Bensusan

: 'OLD FAVOURITES DRESSED UP'

Special arrangements of some popular tunes

: UKRAINIAN FOLK SONGS sung by Nina Lenova (soprano)

Cross Roads; The Girl and the Piper ;
Beneath the Mountains ; The Gay Hut ; The wild wind blows ; The Cuckoo ; Darling son

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Eric Winstbne and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Winstbne

: SONGS AS REGIMENTAL MARCHES-3

Compiled by Walter Wood , and played by the BBC Military Band : conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell. Singer, Alexander Henderson. Narrator, Tom Dawson

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Wood
Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell.
Singer: Alexander Henderson.
Unknown: Tom Dawson

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite

Contributors

Conducted By: Warwick Braithwaite

: ' HUD GLANNAU TEIFI '

Sgwrs gan J. C. Griffith-Jones. (Talk in Welsh)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' 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

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Armstrong.
Unknown: Harold Fairhurst
Peckham: Ernest Jay
Mompty: Vivienne Chatterton
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Diana: Jane Barrett
Ronnie: Billy Poeton
Cookie: Phyllis Smale
Sir Timothy: Hedley Goodall

: NEWS

National and Regional announcements

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Percy Whitlock (organ). The Alexandra Choir : conductor, Charles Proctor. BBC Symphony Orchestra (leader, Paul Beard ), conducted by Sir Henry Wood
Handel
Organ Concerto No. 9 in B fill (Set 2,
No. 3 : Hallelujah)
Concerto Grosso No. 12 in B minor
(Hornpipe)
Coronation Anthem : Zadok the Priest
From the Royal Albert Hall , London

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Whitlock
Conductor: Charles Proctor.
Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Albert Hall

: REGINALD FOORT

at the theatre organ, tells, in music, the story of two lovers

: ' PRAYER AND POLITICS

4-' The Task of Reconstruction ' : talk by the Rev. Father Gerald Vann, O.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Father Gerald

: NOSMO KING

in ' The One-Man Music-Hall' (and that one man-Nosmo King). Revue
Chorus and BBC Revue Orchestra. Produced and conducted by Ernest Longstaffe

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Longstaffe

: ' O. HENRY'

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.

Contributors

Unknown: L. A. G. Strong

: GRAND OPERATIC CONCERT

with Laclia Finneberg (soprano), and Robert Easton (bass). BBC Theatre Chorus, BBC Theatre Orchestra, conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Soprano: Laclia Finneberg
Bass: Robert Easton
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: CUIRM-CHIUIL

Ie Mairead NicAonghais , Neiliann Nic 'Illinnein, Eoghan MacAonghais , agus Alasdair MacDhomhnuill. (Gaelic concert)

Contributors

Unknown: Mairead Nicaonghais
Unknown: Neiliann Nic
Unknown: Eoghan MacAonghais
Unknown: Alasdair MacDhomhnuill.

: HENRY HALL

and his Orchestra








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