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: NEWS

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: FODEN'S MOTOR WORKS BAND.

Conducted by F. Mortimer. (Gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: F. Mortimer.

: THESE WERE NEW-

five years ago
Popular records of September 1937

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Short morning prayers

: THE KITCHEN FRONT

Dorothy Taylor : ' Beans from the Garden '

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Taylor

: 'TAKE YOUR CHOICE'

from a selection of records

: LONDON STUDIO PLAYERS

Directed by David McCallum , with Frank Titterton

Contributors

Directed By: David McCallum
Unknown: Frank Titterton

: REGINALD NEW

at the organ of the Regal, Beckenham

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary and interlude

: THE DAILY SERVICE

from p. 77 of ' New Every Morning ' and p. 34 of ' Each Returning Day '

: Music While You Work

Band ' A' of the R.A.F. Technical Training Command : conductor, Mr W. G. Newman

Contributors

Conductor: Mr W. G. Newman

: BALLOT MUSIC

on gramophone records
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati : School of Dancing (Boccherini—Françaix)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Koussevitsky : Mephisto Waltz, No. 1 (Liszt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati : Pas .de deux (Baiser de la fee : Stravinsky)

Contributors

Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: FREDRIC BAYCO

at the theatre organ

: ' MELODY AND RHYTHM'

with Rita Williams , Peter Evans , Jack Wilson , and the BBC Midland Light Orchestra, conducted by Rae Jenkins. Presented by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Rita Williams
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Jack Wilson
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins.
Presented By: Martyn C. Webster

: Workers' Playtime

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

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: REUBKE'S SONATA

on the 94th Psalm, played by 0. H. Peasgood (organ). From St. Mark's, North Audley Street
Reubke was a pupil of Liszt, who regarded him as a composer of unusual promise. The Sonata on Psalm 94, however, is a work of more than mere promise. It shows a ripeness and imaginative power truly remarkable in a youth barely out of his teens. It is also the forerunner of many important organ works based on a ' programme '.
The sections of the Psalm dealt with are vv. 1, 2. 3. 6, 7, 17, 19, 22, 23 of the English Prayer Book version, and the following appears to be the scheme : First section : vv. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7. Adagio : vv. 17, 19. Fugue : vv. 22, 23.

Contributors

Played By: H. Peasgood

: ' RECORD ' VARIETY

Those on the bill include Vic Oliver , Abbott and Costello, Maxine Sullivan , Babs and her Brothers, Mary Loo Williams , Rise Stevens , and Nelson Eddy. Presented by Frederick Piffard

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Maxine Sullivan
Unknown: Mary Loo Williams
Unknown: Rise Stevens
Unknown: Nelson Eddy.
Presented By: Frederick Piffard

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Billy Ternent and the Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Ternent

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Conductor: Guy Warrack

: SANDY MACPHERSON

at the theatre organ

: WEATHER AND THE ROYAL AIR FORCE'

Recorded talk by a meteorologist

: Considered Trifles

Selection of light music by British composers, played by the Isidore Schwiller String Septet

Contributors

Musicians: The Isidore Schwiller String Septet

: Gwasanaeth Gosber

(Studio Service in Welsh). Cymerir y Gweddiau o'r lIyfr Bob Bore o Newydd '

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Bore

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Prisoner of Zenda ' by Anthony Hope , adapted as a play by Barbara Sleigh. Part 1—' God Save the King '
Others in the cast include Ernest Jay , Phyllis Smale , Rosamond Barnes , Terence Duggan , and Lockwood West

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Hope
Play By: Barbara Sleigh.
Unknown: Ernest Jay
Unknown: Phyllis Smale
Unknown: Rosamond Barnes
Unknown: Terence Duggan
Rudolf Rassendyll: Alan Wheatley
Colonel Sapt: Robert Farquharson
Princess Flavia: Jean Wickenden
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Roger Snowdon
The King: Hedley Goodall

: NEWS

' Fuel Flash' for housewives, and National and Regional announcements

: 'THEY SHALL RISE AGAIN'

4-' Belgrade '. Written by Rebecca West. Produced by Walter Rilla

Contributors

Written By: Rebecca West.
Produced By: Walter Rilla

: CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC Chorus. BBC Orchestra : conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
KingDavidwas originally a ' dramatic Psalm ' written by Rene Morax. a Swiss poet, for presentation at the Jorat Art Theatre. The French conductor Ansermet suggested to Morax that he should commission Arthur Honegger to write the incidental music. This, was accordingly accomplished in a little over two months, and the first performance of King David was given on June 13. 1921. It was so successful that Honegger decided to re-score it as an oratorio or ' symphonic psalm ' for narrator, soloists, chorus, and a large orchestra. The first English performance of the new version was given by the BBC at the Albert Hall on March 17, 1927. The text is based on the Books of Samuel and Chronicles.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Written By: Rene Morax.
Unknown: Arthur Honegger

: YVONNE ARNAUD

in ' Anything for a Change ! '. Third of six diversions, with Winifred Oughton , Ewart Scott , Hugh Morton , Bill Stephens , and Joan Young. Singers, Bettie Bucknelle and Tom Lynch. BBC Revue Orchestra : conductor, Mansel Thomas. Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Oughton
Unknown: Ewart Scott
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Bill Stephens
Singers: Joan Young.
Singers: Bettie Bucknelle
Singers: Tom Lynch.
Unknown: Mansel Thomas.
Produced By: Gordon Crier

: Leon M. Lion in 'THE MONKEY'S PAW

Famous short story by W. W. Jacobs , dramatised by Louis N. Parker and revived by Lance Sieveking
Mr. Sampson.................Julian Somers

Contributors

Story By: W. W. Jacobs
Dramatised By: Louis N. Parker
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Julian Somers
Mr White: Leon M Lion
Mrs White: Ray Wallace
Herbert (their son): Clive Baxter
Sergeant-Major Morris: George Holloway

: WAR COMMENTARY

by H. C. Ferraby

Contributors

Unknown: H. C. Ferraby

: ' MARCHING ON

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

Contributors

Editor: Robert Barr.
Narrator: George Walter.
Narrator: James McKechnie.
Produced By: John Glyn-Jones

: SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Address by the Rev. C. F. D. Moule

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. C. F. D. Moule

: ' THE ANCIENT MARINER'

Poem by S. T. Coleridge , read by Cecil Day Lewis

Contributors

Unknown: S. T. Coleridge
Read By: Cecil Day Lewis

: BILLY COTTON

and his Band

: 'SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS ARE MADE ON'

Programme of gramophone records devised by Anna Instone and Frederick Allen. Presented by Frederick Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Instone
Unknown: Frederick Allen.
Presented By: Frederick Allen








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