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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Len Goodwin Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Len Goodwin

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Prayer and the Day's Work '
A talk by the Rt. Rev. F. A. Cockin ,
Bishop of Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. A. Cockin

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conducted by Guy Daines

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conducted By: Guy Daines

: PIANO RECITAL

by Miles Coverdale

Contributors

Unknown: Miles Coverdale

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer

SMETANA
' High Castle' (Vysehrad) and Vltava from the cycle ' My Country' on gramophone records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

AU ye who seek for sure relief (BBC
Hymn Book 289)
New Every Morning, page 22 Psalm 27 Exodus 19, vv. 1-6, 9-12, 16-20
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(BBC Hymn Book 142)

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conductor, Capt. L. D. Brown ,
Director of Music

Contributors

Conductor: Capt. L. D. Brown

: RECITAL

Marjorie Lavers (violin)
Ivey Dickson (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Marjorie Lavers
Piano: Ivey Dickson

: MORNING SERIAL

" Madeleine Grown Up ' by Mrs. Robert Henrey
Read by Rosemary Davis
Fifth instalment

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Robert Henrey
Read By: Rosemary Davis

: MORNING STAR

Gramophone records of Eddie Cantor

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Cantor

: CRICKET

Surrey v. Middlesex
Second day
Commentary by E. W. Swanton
From the Oval

Contributors

Commentary By: E. W. Swanton

: UP-AND COMING!

A mid-day menu of radio artists known, well known, and unknown with the augmented
Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Introduced this week byEve Lister
Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanley Black
Unknown: Eve Lister
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Ernest Davies
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Ernest Davies
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Arwel Hughes
Bruce Dargavel (bass-baritone)

Contributors

Conductor: Arwel Hughes
Bass-Baritone: Bruce Dargavel

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Roger Manvell
Films: Paul Dehn
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Radio: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Art: Denis Mathews

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Denis Mathews

: VOICE OF THE VIOLIN

Tom Jenkins plays light popular pieces written or transcribed for the violin

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Jenkins

: CRICXET

Surrey v. Middlesex
Further commentary

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Stories of Graeme and the Dragon' by Naomi Mitchison , told by Joe
1—'The Jumble Sale'
Winifred Hunter and Geoffrey Rand in ' More Tales from Two Pianos '
5.30 ' 'Old Crusty': a true story written by Dick Kenny and told by Donald Bissett
Records old and new
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Stories Of: Graeme
Unknown: Naomi Mitchison
Unknown: Winifred Hunter
Unknown: Geoffrey Rand
Written By: Dick Kenny
Told By: Donald Bissett

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: THE OPEN AIR

Dance of the Grasshoppers
Talk by John Hillaby
In the dry grass of August, the noise and movement of the grasshoppers seems never-ending. In this talk John Hillaby gives some facts about these active little creatures, which are so closely related to the locusts.

Contributors

Talk By: John Hillaby
Unknown: John Hillaby

: TWENTIETH-CENTURY SERENADE

Twentieth-Century Serenaders
(Leader, Max Jaffa )
Conducted by Monia Liter

Contributors

Leader: Max Jaffa
Conducted By: Monia Liter

: First House Michael Miles presents ACCENT ON YOUTH

A revue by professional artists under twenty-one years old featuring
Shani Wallis and Leslie Crowther with Tony Fisher , Gillian Eastwcod Myra de Groot , Yvonne Marsh
Story behind a star:
Interviewing this week:
Andrew Ray
Eastbourne Girls' Choir
Conductor, Edith Pearson
The Dance Orchestra
Conductor. Stanley Black
Script by Peter Myers and Alec Grahame
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Shani Wallis
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Tony Fisher
Unknown: Gillian Eastwcod
Unknown: Myra de Groot
Unknown: Yvonne Marsh
Unknown: Andrew Ray
Conductor: Edith Pearson
Conductor: Stanley Black
Script By: Peter Myers
Script By: Alec Grahame
Produced By: Joan Clark

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Jacques Abram (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Sibelius and Britten
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Tickets may be obtained from Royal Albert Hall or usual agents
Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto belongs, in its original form. to 1938, when it was performed at a Promenade Concert in Queen's Hall with the composer as soloist. Seven years later Britten revised the work, substituting an Impromptu for the Recitative and Aria which had formed the third o.' the four movements; and this definitive version was given for the first time at the Cheltenham Festival in 1946. The work, says the composer, ' was conceived with the idea of exploiting various important characteristics of the piano, such as its enormous compass, its percussive quality, and its suitability for figuration; so that it is not by any means a symphony with piano, but rather a bravura concerto with orchestral accompaniment.' The titles of the movements are Toccata, Waltz, Impromptu (a set of variations), and A4arch.
The Concerto is a light-hearted work, somewhat freakish and brittle, perhaps, but extremely effective; the Impromptu, in particular, has a misty charm that is very appealing. Harold Rut/and

Contributors

Piano: Jacques Abram
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: BACH and LISZT

Dennis Murdoch (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Dennis Murdoch








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