and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Conducted by Lt.-Col. George Millet. (Gramophone records)
five years ago
Popular records of August 1937
A thought for today: Rev. F. A. Cockin , Canon of St. Paul's
Rev. F. A.
Helen Burke : ' Talking of Bread'
Records taken at random from the rack
Jan Hurst and his Orchestra. From the Town Hall, Huddersfield
at the organ of the Regal, Kingston
News commentary and interlude
from p. 113 of ' New Every Morning' and p. 60 of ' Each Returning Day'
Ransome and Marles Works Band
sung by Ceinwen Rowlands (soprano), accompanied by the composer
Unwaith daw eto wanwyn (Spring comes again)
Y Gwanwyn (Spring) Yr Hiraeth (Longing) Lullaby
Y Groglith (Good Friday) Romany
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Lunch-time entertainment for factory-workers, relayed from a factory somewhere in Britain
and his Orchestra, with Beryl Davis , Georgina, Len Camber , George Evans , Derek Roy , the Singing Sweethearts, Three Boys and a Girl
played by Henry Holst (violin) and Frank Merrick (piano) .,
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
(Leader, Camille J. Bogaert ), conductor, Ernest W. Goss , with Franz Osborn (piano)
From the Pavilion, Torquay
Liszt's two piano concertos, in E flat and A, are among his finest large-scale works.
In method of construction he adopted -the form of his own symphonic poem : that is to say, the music is continuous and not divided into separate movements. In the Concerto in A, however, there are five sections, or rather changes of tempo, corresponding to a classical concerto with five short movements, all of which are thematically based on a metamorphosis of the elegiac subject for woodwind .with which the work opens. This concerto has been aptly called the ' Life and Adventures of a Melody '
Talk by Mrs. Mabel Dobson
Mrs. Mabel Dobson is a coloured woman who was born 39 years ago in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York. In this talk she tells Olive Shapley of her life, her family, her amusements, her job, and also of the part the thirteen million Negroes in the United States are playing in the war.
BBC Chorus, conducted by Herbert Murrill. William Parsons (baritone).
G. Thalben-Ball (organ) (Poem by Margaret Ridgeley Partridge written for and read at the ceremony of Dedication of the Pilgrim's Pavement in the Central Nave of the Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York City)
(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r llyfr Bob Bore o Newydd '
5.20 ' Sampson's Circus ', by Howard Spring, adapted by Muriel Levy , and produced by Nan Macdonald. Part 4 —'We Join the Circus'
5.55 'Help—Don't Hinder '
Fire Force Commander G. V. Black-stone, G.M., has accepted Mac's invitation to speak to you on a most important subject-Fire Water-Tanks
' Fuel Flash' for housewives, and National and Regional announcements
'Louvain'. Written by V. Dela veleye. Produced by Walter Rilla
Twelfth of a series of gramophone programmes presented by Compton Mackenzie
Conducted by Charles Groves
Amusements, indoor and outdoor, for wartime workers spending their holidays at home. Scenes from the parks and pavilions of Swansea
A fantasy by Arthur Watkyn , produced by T. Rowland Hughes
The action takes place in a farm cottage in Merionath, and on the slopes of Cader Idris
The enchanted mirror, especially of the type which reflects those who look into it as they are instead of as they appear to be, is a theme that recurs in folklore and legend. Presumably it symbolises some form of disillusionment, some painful discovery of facts behind outward seeming. In this play the mirror is not of silver or bronze or «lass, but the water of a lonely lake, set so far up the mountain-side that no trees stand about it, and little is imaged in its depth but rock and cloud and sky.
War dramas of the week; reconstructions of the news from the battle-fronts of the world. General editor, Robert "Barr. Music under the direction of George Walter. Narrator, James -McKechnie Produced by John Glyn -Jones
Address by the Rev. Canon C. W. Hutchinson
Rev. Canon C. W.
A supper time cabaret show with well-known artists, including Gaye and Nevard, and Jean Kennedy. Billy Tement provides the music, and the production is by Jacques Brown
Reading from A. C. Bradley 's ' Shakespearean Tragedy', by Carleton Hobbs