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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for fartmers and shipping


Guy Daines and his Orchestra with John Howlett (organ)


Unknown: Guy Daines
Unknown: John Howlett

: Morning Service

from the Dominican Priory of the Holy Ghost, Blackfriars, Oxford Conducted by Father Hilary Carpenter, o.p., Provincial of the English Dominicans, and Father Kenneth Wykeham-George, o.p. Prior of Blackfriars, Oxford
Holy God, we praise thy name
(N.W.H. 187)
Now that the day-star glimmers bright (N.W.H. 162)
Discussion Creed (Credo III) Prayers
Adore te (plainsong)
Reading: St. John 1, Vv. 1-14 Prayers Blessing
O God of earth and altar (N.W.H. 212)
Organist, Father Illtud Evans, o.p.
The present Blackfriars was opened in 1921, seven hundred years after the first coming of the Dominicans, or Blackfriars, to Oxford. The University was young-then and some of the great names of the early days were those of schoolmen from the new orders of friars: the Dominican, Kilwardy, and the Franciscans. Roger Bacon, William of Occam, Duns Scotus.
Father Carpenter and Father Wykeham-George discuss the ideas of these men, and what they might say if they were among us today.


Unknown: Father Hilary Carpenter


Overture, Phedre (Massenet): Berlin
Philharmon'ic Orchestra, conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Violin Concerto No. 1. in A manor
(Bach}: Yehud.i Menuhin (violin) with Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Georges Enesco
Symphony No. 2 in C (Schumann):
London Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Georges Enesco
Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (Enesco):
Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy on gramophone records


Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Violin: Yehud.I Menuhin
Unknown: Georges Enesco
Conducted By: Georges Enesco
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy


A Night in Palermo
Louis Goldirg tells of a night in Sicily and of his visit to the puppet-theatre at Palermo and the tremendous war that was fought there between the Saracens and Paladins


Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa with Olive Groves (soprano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Soprano: Olive Groves


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvel !
12.11 Art: Hugh Scrutton
12.20 Films: George Campbell Dixon
12.28 Theatre: A. V. Coton
12.37 Books-: Jim Rose
12.45 Radio: Tom Hopkinson


Conducted By: Roger Manvel
Unknown: Hugh Scrutton
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: Jim Rose
Unknown: Tom Hopkinson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shopping


A fortnightly programme from the countryside
The Marcher Counties of England
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson and played by the Albert Webb Trio
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by Edward Livesey


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Unknown: Albert Webb
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Edward Livesey


Gordon Whelan introduces gramophone records of great singers past and present


Introduces: Gordon Whelan


A- recorded sequence of national, musical and sporting events taken from the archives of the BBC and the Gramophone Company Ltd.
Commentator, David Lloyd James
Edited and produced by Brian George


Commentator: David Lloyd James
Produced By: Brian George


Sonata in G. Op. 49 No. 2 Sonata in E Op. 109 played by Solomon (piano)


by J. B. Priestley
Made into a three-part radio play and produced by James R. Gregson
2—‘Chorus and Fugue '
Other parts played by Frank Crosdand. Sybil Holroyd and Roni Vine Banjodst
, Joseph Fenton
Pianist Jack Jordan
Original music and lyrics by Jack Jordan


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Produced By: James R. Gregson
Played By: Frank Crosdand.
Played By: Sybil Holroyd
Played By: Roni Vine Banjodst
Unknown: Joseph Fenton
Unknown: Pianist Jack Jordan
Unknown: Jack Jordan
Jess Oakroyd: Harry C Ryoroft
Miss Trant: Molly Rankin
Inigo Jollifant: Richard Humdall
Mrs Brundit: Joan Young
Joe Brundit: Tom Harrison
Morton Mitcham: Fred Fairclough
Jerry Jerningham: Edward Tilley
Elsie Longstaff: Shirley King
Susie Dean: Marjorie Westbury
Jimmy Nunm: Graham Tennant

: An Opera Hour

Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser


Music and Stories
The Lyra Quartet:
Granville Casey (violin)
John Cropsan. (violin)
John Linn (viola)
John MacInulty (cello)
Janette Sctenders (soprano)
Alex Carmichael (baritone)
Moultrie R.Kelsall and Neil Brown
(story readers)
The atonies are ‘The Sad Story of a Triangle Plaver ' by James Kinghorn. and ' Pang Finds Some Treasure ' by Colin Clemak


Violin: Granville Casey
Violin: John Cropsan.
Viola: John Linn
Cello: John MacInulty
Soprano: Janette Sctenders
Baritone: Alex Carmichael
Baritone: Moultrie R.Kelsall
Baritone: Neil Brown
Unknown: James Kinghorn.
Unknown: Colin Clemak

: The Weather

Shippinig and generalweather forecastsfollowed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas


James Whitehead (viola da gamba)
Carl Dolmetsch (recorder)
John Wolfe (oboe)
Philip Jones (trumpet) Max Salpete. r (violin)
London Baroque Ensemble
(Leader. Max Saljpeter ) Director, Karl Haas
LionelSalter (harpsichord continue)
The London Baroque Ensemble was founded by Karl Haas in 1942 for the purpose of playing unfamiliar works by classical composers, and is broadcasting for the first time as a full orchestra. The Scherzando by Haydn , which is being broadcast for the first time in this country, has been edited by Karl Haas from a copy of the original manuscript in the Berlin State Library; it dates from about 1760.
The Concerto by C. P. E. Bach was written at about the same ' time for Christian Hesse , a viola da gamba player who lived in Potsdam, where C. P. E. Bach was composer at the Royal Court; one of his most important works, it is very elaborate in style.
The second Brandenburg Concerto will be performed in what Karl Haas believes to be Bach's original instrumentation: that is, with a recorder instead of the usual flute. and with the trumpet p'ayed an octave lower than is customary. The evidence to support this theory is that the flute part is marked ' flauto, which always signified a recorder in the eighteenth century, and the trumpet part is marked tromba,' meaning trumpet in the lower register, and not ' clarino, ’the word used for the high trumpet. Deryck Cooke


Viola: James Whitehead
Unknown: Carl Dolmetsch
Oboe: John Wolfe
Oboe: Philip Jones
Unknown: Max Salpete.
Leader: Max Saljpeter
Unknown: Karl Haas
Unknown: Karl Haas
Unknown: Haydn
Edited By: Karl Haas
Unknown: Christian Hesse
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


from St. Mary's Church, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Douglas Smith
Versicles and Responses Psalm 15
First Lesson: Isaiah 52. vv. 7-12 Magnificat
Second Lesson : St. John 14, vv. 1-6 Nunc dimittis
Creed'; Suffrages;
Cotoecte Thou art the way (A. amd M. 199) Sermon'
Holy Father, cheer our way (A. and M. 22)
Organistand Choirmaster,
F. J. Bond


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Smith
Unknown: Cotoecte Thou
Choirmaster: F. J. Bond


Appeal on behalf of the National Art-Collections Fund, by the Earl of Crawford and Batearres, G.B.E., chairman of the Executive Committee
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The National Art-Collections Fund is a body of private subscribers whose object is to help our museums and galleries to acquire works of art which they could not otherwise afford; and it is largely due to the Fund that many works of the greatest beauty and value have been secured for the nation.
Velasquez' Venus, Holbein's Duchess of Milan, the Wilton Diptych , and the Luttrell Psatter are a few of the many master-pieces with which the Fund has been associated in the past.
Museums and galleries, with their small grants, rely increasingly on the Fund's help, and this help is only possible through donations and the subscriptions of its members, at present numbering some 7,000.


Unknown: Wilton Diptych


A radio play in twelve parts by Peter Cresiwell founded on the novel ' Romance ' by Joseph Conrad and F. M. Hueffer
4 — ' Blade and Guitar '
In which further misundenstandings help to weawe a wet) of destiny,a mystery ie solved, and Kemp encounters an unusual troubadour
with Ronald Sidney
Bryan Powley and Patrick Troughton
Produced by Frederick Bradnum
A Ramon's store in Spanish Town, Jamaica, John Kemp is reading a letter from his sister Veronica, giving him news of England, when Don Balthasar Riego arrives with his young and beautiful daughter Dona Seraphina , shortly followed by Don Carlos. John is presented to them and later meets O'Brien, the Irish judge, who invites him to take command of the pirates using the town of Rio Medio as their stronghold. Kemp refuses, but after leaving the store he is shanghaied aboard the ship carrying the Diegos and O'Brien home to Cuba. Seraphina seizes an opportunity to release him, and with her help he escapes into a small rowing-boat which is being towed astern. While he is rowing hard towards an English ship coming up on the quarter, O'Brien orders a boat to be lowered, in pursuit.


Unknown: Peter Cresiwell
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: F. M. Hueffer
Unknown: Ronald Sidney
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: John Kemp
Unknown: Don Balthasar Riego
Unknown: Dona Seraphina
Unknown: Don Carlos.
John Kemp: Andrew Faulds
Tomas Castro: Abraham Sofaer
Don Carlos Riego: David Peel
Juez O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
Captain Lumsden: Leigh Crutchley
Mercer: Hugh Manning
Major Cowper: Noel Morris
Mrs Cowiper,: Susan Richards
A Major-Domo: Victor Platt
Veronica Kemp: Christina Hodgson
Manuel-del-Popolo Isturiz: Roger Delgado


Comipton Mackenzie gives a personal impression of a remarkable man


Unknown: Comipton MacKenzie


Poeme mystiq''e played by Alan Loveday (violin)
Leonard Cassini (piano)


Violin: Alan Loveday
Piano: Leonard Cassini


' Love of God '
Psalm 40 CBroadoast Psalter) Readingfrom St. Bernard Jesu. dulcis niemoria (Victoria)
1 John 5, v. 3

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