Readings for Sunday morning
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Irene Kohler (piano)
From St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Mulberry Street, Manchester. Conducted by Fr. George Dwyer, C.M.S., D.D., with the choirs of the churches of St. Mary, St. John, and St. Francis
Victory, Life, and Hope Christ the Lord is risen today (W.H.
Readings from 1 Corinthians 15 Address Prayers
Battle is o'er (W.H. 55)
(Continued in next column)
Readings from Wisdom 3; and 2 Maccabaeus 12
Justorum animae (Terry)
Readings from 1 Corinthians 13;
John 11; Apocrypha 21
Holy God, we praise thy Name (W.H.
Mother of Christ (N.D.H.)
Organist, Eugene Lee
Victory, Life, and Hope are the keynotes of the Easter season. This morning Father Dwyer takes for his theme Christ's victory over Death-' the last enemy ' — for himself and for all men. The second part of the service is a meditation on the meaning of Immortality. The third part is the vision of life after death as Christ revealed it to us.
Overture. The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai): Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Wilhelm Schuechter
Sinfonia No. 16. in D (Roman):
Danish State Radio Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mogens WOldike
Piano Concerto (Delius):
Betty Humby Beecham (piano) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Italian Caprice (Tchaikovsky): Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records
Three talks by John Betjeman
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced today by Julian Herbage
'Jules Massenet (1842-1912),' by Martin Cooper
' The Music of Balakirev,' by William Mann
' Music Magazine remembers ... Bela Bartok ,' by Yehudi Menuhin
Conducted by Eric Newton
Books: Elspeth Huxley
Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith Art: Stephen Bone
Films: E. Arnot Robertson Theatre: Eric Keown
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Introduced by Ralph Wightman from the George Hotel, Leek
Song arranged by Frederick Bye and sung by Robert Irwin
Produced by Philip Donnellan
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone '
Gramophone records of music from operas based on his works
A gardening weekly
Roy Hay chats with C. E. Cherry about hydrangeas in and out of doors. and with George Barr about growing biennials and perennials from seed
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey withArthur Fear (bass-baritone)
by Charles Dickens
A radio adaptation in three parts byMabel Constanduros
Other parts played by: Margaret Ward , Norman Mitchell
Nicholas Parsons , Frank Atkinson
Production by Cleland Finn
The Single Gentleman:
Excerpts from the opera introduced by Stephen Williams
BBC Opera Chorus
(trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Romeo (a Montague):
Juliet (daughter of Capulet, a noble man of Verona):
Tybalt (her cousin):
Mercutio (Romeo's friend):
This week he talks about the work of Henry Green and particularly of his new novel Doting.'
' A Man Called Peter '
A Bible play
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard
from Christ Church, The Quinton, Birmingham. Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. F. E. Compton
Christian men rejoice and sing (S.P. 154)
The King of love my Shepherd is (S.P. 654)
Bible reading: verses from 1 John 4
Saviour, teach me day by day (S.P. 370)
Help us to help each other, Lord (S.P. 517)
Insurance for Life by T. B. Durie
4-' In the national interest'
Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Balakirev, besides guiding and inspiring the Russian nationalist musicians (including
Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov), was an important composer in his own right. His Symphony in C was produced in 1898. It opens with an introduction marked Largo based on the main theme of the Allegro vivo that follows. The Scherzo, in A minor, is succeeded by an Andante in D flat in which a solo clarinet has an appealing melody accompanied by harp and strings. For one of the tunes on which the finale (Allegro tnoderato) is based, the composer was indebted to Rimsky-Korsakov's eccentric Uncle Pipon ' who according to his nephew was ' a sort of Dickensian original of the type of Mr. Dick.' He loved to sing the old songs of the peasants, and Rimsky-Korsakov made use of many of these when he published a set of arrangements of Russian songs. Another theme in the finale was heard by Balakirev in a train, sung by an old blind beggar to the accompaniment of a harp, badly out of tune. Having sung the song, very loudly, the old man passed the hat round. Balakirev jotted down the melody, which had taken his fancy.Harold Rutland
From St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted, by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 119. vv. 9-16
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 5, vv.
Second Lesson: St. John 15, vv. 10-17 Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
Lord, thy word abideth (S.P. 570) Sermon
Glorious things of thee are spoken
Organist, John Churchill
AppeaL on behalf of The Friends of the Poor, by Ernest Thesiger. Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Friends of the Poor was founded nearly fifty years ago by Miss A. R. Collin , C.B.E., who celebrated her hundredth birthday last February. The
Society exists for two main purposes-relief for those in need, and to provide homes for elderly gentlcpeople. It is for these homes that this appeal is made.
The work of the Society's Homes is not only for the old. There is in addition a convalescent home, Handcross Park, as well as a recent gift of a house in Devon-shire to be used as a rest-holiday home for professional women.
Miss A. R.
A serial play for broadcasting in ten episodes by Frank Hauser and Donald McWhinnie from the novel by Henry James
Production by E. J. King Bull
When Isabel Archer inherited a fortune from her uncle Daniel Touchett , she did not suspect that her cousin Ralph was responsible. Ralph, however, is watching with interest the results of Isabel's newly-acquired independence. With some dismay too; for during the visit to Rome in company with Ralph and Henrietta Stackpole, sabel has become increasingly sympathetic to the attentions of Gilbert Osmond. Osmond, for his part, takes an early opportunity to make a declaration of love.
Isabel, surprised if not altogether displeased by this development, feels that she needs time to think over its significance. She and Mme. Merle go off together on a long tour. By the time she returns, a year later, her mind is made up: she will marry Gilbert Osmond. Her decision is only reinforced by the intervention of her old admirer, Caspar Goodwood, who has travelled from Boston to Florence on receiving the news.
A radio play by Sam Langdon adapted from the Cornish story by ' Q ' with George Cornelius , Frederick Tresise
Joan Cornelius , Ethel Coleridge and Merrick Lucas
Produced by Owen Reed
Symphony in D minor played by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner )
Conductor, Hugo Rignold
When Cesar Franck was born at Liege in 1822, the town, like the rest of Belgium, was part of the Netherlands; his parents, moreover, were largely German in origin. Yet he spent the greater part of his life in Paris, and had a profound influence on French music. Such a nature as his— deeply serious, mystical, and rather naive -is not usually looked upon as in any way French; it nevertheless evoked a warm response in the minds and hearts of a number of French composers.
Franck was sixty-five when he completed his Symphony in 1888. It came in for a good deal of adverse criticism at the time, but soon found a firm place in the repertory. We may, some of us, think (as Debussy did) that the design of the work is too four-square; we may feel that the ' sliding semitone ' occurs too frequently in the harmonic changes, that certain passages suggest the organ rather than the orchestra. But the Symphony possesses the precious quality known as inspiration. It has emotional power. Its themes are memorable; its sincerity is patent to all. There are three movements; and the ' theme of faith,' first heard in the opening movement, reappears at the end, surrounded by an aura of ' life-giving light.'
His short story
' A Matter of Fact' read by James McKechnie
The Banks of Green Willow played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Miles on gramophone records
' Christ is Risen '
Psalm 145, w. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter) Colossians 3, w. 1-17
Come, let us with our Lord arise
(BBC Hymn Book 397)
1 Corinthians 15, vv. 20-22