Readings for Sunday morning
and forecast for farmers and shipping
London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with the Anthony Pini Cello Quartet
from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Croydon. Conducted by the Rev. Herbert Stephenson
Call to Worship and Lord's Prayer Glory be to God the Father (C.H. 7)
Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 28, w. 10-22
God is our refuge and our strength
New Testament Lesson: Epheslans 2 Jesus, lover of my soui (C.H. 414) Prayers
Lord, thy word abideth (C.H. 199)
Sermon ' Almighty God, thy word is cast (C.H.
Organist, Arthur Baynon
Overture. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart):
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
A Fairy Tale, Skazka (Rimsky-
Korsakov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
(Medtner): Medtner (piano) with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon on gramophone records
2-The Nawab by Frances Mary Punnett
The speaker talks about an old-fashioned Indian ruler who looked like a small benevolent toad but had all the dignity of the world at his command on state occasions, plus a grand sense of humour.
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
'Old and New: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, in A, and Schubert's 3ong-cycle " Die schbne MUllerin," ' by Mosco Carner
' Orchestral and Instrumental Records,' by Ronald Biggs
' Vocal Records for January,' by Mark Lubbock
Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by John Summerson
Films: George Campbell Dixon
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Colin MacInnes
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight , and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh
William Mann introduces records from operas set in lands foreign to their composers
2-The Near East
A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
F. W. Alesworth talks about some vegetable seed novelties and recent introductions
W. H. Sumpster describes the modern method of pruning roses in the dormant season
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work
A comedy by Roland Pertwee adapted for radio and produced by Frederick Bradnum
Time: the end of the last century
Place: a small provincial town
Louisa, the maid:
Rose Harding, the elder daughter:
Tom Harding, her brother:
Daisy Harding, her young sister:
Prudence Daltry, their aunt:
Oswald Grey, in love with Rose:
Freda Lane, a chorus girl:
BBC Opera Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Tchaikovsky's fairy ballet Casse Noisette is a full-length affair, holding the stage for an entire evening, and yet only a little more than twenty minutes of this enchanting music is known to the musical public at large-the world-famous ' Casse Noisette ' Suite. Anatole Fistoulari has helped to put this right by compiling a second ' Casse Noisette ' Suite, including a Pas de Deux for the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy, and the Waltz of the Snow-flakes.
Fokine's ballet Carnaval was one of the Diaghilev Company's earliest and greatest successes. It had been originally produced at St. Petersburg in 1910 in connection with a charity entertainment, and Tamara Karsavina, who created the role of Columbine, recalls, ' We dancers had no permission to give our services, so there was a pretty pretence that we did not appear at all-in other words we all wore masks, and Schumann's music was played at that first performance by a brilliant young pianist, Leff Pouishnoff.' For the production in Western Europe the orchestration of Schumann's music was undertaken by no fewer than six Russian composers, including Glazunov, Tcherepnin, and Lyadov. Harold Neden
Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books, old and new
Can Spring be far Behind?
A winter anthology of verse and music compiled by Benedict Ellis and spoken by Jill Balcon and Anthony Jacobs
5.30 Music for the Christmas holiday played on two pianos by Olive Rees and Mary Madden
A series of talks by Gordon Cummings
2-You and the Bank Rate
The speaker, who is a financial journalist, considers some aspects of finance that are both topical and of general interest.
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
A weekly report on the proceedings of the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris
Leon Goossens (oboe d'amore)
Riddick String Orchestra
(Leader, Vera Kantrovitch )
Conductor, Kathleen Riddick
Sir Donald Tovey believed that Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in A was originally intended for the oboe d'amore, an instrument built a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe, and much used by Bach. (It is rarely employed by composers nowadays, though it appears in Strauss' Sintonia Domestica.) Tovey accordingly made an arrangement — or rather a conjectural restoration-of the Concerto, which was first performed under his direction in Edinburgh some fifteen years ago with Leon Goossens as soloist.
Music for Strings, a characteristic example of Sir Arthur Bliss's incisive and resourceful style, dates from 1935, when it was played at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Sir Adrian Boult. It was performed and broadcast for the first time in this country at a BBC Symphony Concert in November of the same year. The work comprises three movements, which are directed to be played without a break. Harold Ruiland
from Leicester Cathedral
Conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. H. A. Jones
Versicles and Responses Psalm 47
First Lesson: Genesis 28, w. 10 to 22 Magnificat (Wood in D)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 2, w.
Nunc dimittis (Wood in D)
Creed. Versicles and Responses, Collects
Anthem: Come. my way, my truth, my life (Clifford Harker)
As with gladness men of old (A. and M 79)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (A. and M. 219)
Organist, George C. Gray
Very Rev. H. A.
Appeal on behalf of Queen Elizabeth's Training College for the Disabled, Leatherhead, and St. Loyes College for the Training and Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Exeter, by Peter Scott, M.B.E., D.S.C .
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Since these two Colleges opened (the first of their kind in this country) in 1935 and 1937 respectively, some 6,000 men, women, and juveniles, all physically handicapped, most of them with major disabilities, have been trained to hold their own in industry. They are thus helping to increase productivity, which is vital to the nation's recovery and well-being.
The Colleges are voluntary undertakings, deriving no benefit from the National Health Service. Funds are therefore urgently needed to meet rising costs, enable the Colleges to continue their constructive and humanitarian work. and expand their activities to meet the needs of every type of disabled person; but above all, to give an ever-increasing number of handicapped people a chance to become self-supportingi
Scott, M.B.E., D.S.C
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio in twelve parts by Giles Cooper
2-1 Oliver Runs Away '
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
A child is born in a Midland workhouse to a poor creature who has staggered in from nobody knows where. A few minutes after the birth the mother dies and Mrs. Corney. the workhouse matron, leaves the laying-out of the body to an old pauper, Sally, who finds something of interest and value which she keeps. The boy becomes a ward of the parish under the care of Mr. Bumble, the beadle, who names him Oliver Twist. For his first nine years Oliver is farmed out to live a life of hunger and neglect at the parish nursery, and is then brought before the Board, who consign him to a life of equal neglect in the workhouse.
While there he is chosen by lot to approach the Master one dinner-time and ask for more. This rebellious conduct decides the Board that they must get rid of him at once. After an unsuccessful attempt to apprentice him to a chimney-sweep, he finds himself bound to Mr. Sowerberry, the local undertaker, where, on his first night, he is shown his bed in the workshop among the coffins.
The Artful Dodger:
3-The Front Line
Joyce Cary , the novelist, has been invited to say what he would put into a letter intended for our descendants of A.D. 2052
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, William Devlin
In F (L.384) in B minor (L.33) in D (L.461) in E (L.23) played by Joan Barker (piano)
' The true light now shineth '
From Isaiah 60
How brightly beams the morning star
(BBC Hymn Book 141)
SL Luke 1, w. 78-79