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: 'BRITISH AND OVERSEAS DISHES'—II

Miss MARIAN F. McNEILL : ' Scottish Favourites '
—II
(From Edinburgh)

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Marian F. McNeill

: EDWARD O'HENRY

At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA

: Light Music

LEONARDO Kemp and his PICCADILLY HOTEL ORCHESTRA, from THE PICCADILL
HOTEL

Contributors

Unknown: Leonardo Kemp

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Nature Study
Mr. Eric PARKER : ' Round the Countryside-VI, Squirrels '

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Eric Parker

: Music

Sir WALFORD DAVIES : ' Balancing Phrases '
(2.30 Juniors: 3.0 Seniors)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: French

Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : ' Early Stages in French '—VI

Contributors

Unknown: Monsieur E. M. Stéphan

: For Older Pupils: Unfinished Debate

'That Disarmament is Impracticable at the Present Time'
Proposed by Mr. DOUGLAS JERROLD
Opposed by Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Douglas Jerrold
Unknown: Stephen King-Hall

: Light Music

THE TROCADERO ORCHESTRA
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
From THE TROCADERO CINEMA, ELEPHANT AND
CASTLE

Contributors

Directed By: Alfred Van

: The Children's Hour

' The White Rabbit and Bill the Lizard ' the second Adventure from ' Alice in Wonderland'
(Lewis Carroll )
Arranged as a Dialogue Story

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll

: ' The First News '

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers

: Foundations of Music

MENDELSSOHN'S ORGAN MUSIC
Played by Dr. HAROLD DARKE Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S,
WESTMINSTER
IT is to an English publishing firm that the world owes the existence of Mendelssohn's Six Sonatas for Organ. Impressed by the popularity of his organ playing, Messrs. Coventry and Hollier commissioned him to write for them, suggesting that 'voluntaries' would be a good name for pieces which were to make their way in England. Mendelssohn chose rather to call his works Sonatas, though the movements are all separate pieces, with nothing to demand their being grouped together, and they are not, with few exceptions, in anything like sonata form. It took some time for them to make their way in England, though, from the first, organists were enthusiastic over them. Dr. Chipp, organist in turn of churches and City Halls in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and finally of Ely Cathedral, was the first to play them in this country. On one occasion at least, he played all six by heart in one recital, a feat which the composer himself confessed was too much for him : he did it onco, but only once.

Contributors

Played By: Dr. Harold Darke
Unknown: England. Mendelssohn

: French Talk

Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN

: The Wireless Military Band

Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
SIDONIE GOOSSENS (Harp)
THE modern concert harp, with whoso tone in the orchestra listeners are familiar, is a very elaborate instrument as compared with its ancestors. In its primitive form, of course, it is one of the most ancient of all musical instruments, but, as far as we can guess from old pictures and sculptures, the early hurp must have had quite a slight and rather deep tone. There is no appearance in the oldest known forms of it, of any dfevice which could have withstood the strain of strings stretched at all tightly. In a small and fairly simple form the harp was adopted Bomewhere in the Middle Ages by the Ce'ltic races, and Welsh.
Irish, and Scottish Celtic harps are still played, usually by a singer who accompanies himself or herself, much as tho old minstrels must have done.
For many years inventors were bupy trying to evolve devices which would enable the harp to play in more than one key without retuning, and the form now in use was devised mainly by Erard, of the famous pianoforte firm. Thanks to his inventive brain, it is now possible, by means of pedals which the player's foot moves, to effect.- quite simply, almost any desired change of key, so that the range of the instrument is practically as complete as that of the pianoforte.

Contributors

Conducted By: B. Walton O'Donnell
Harp: Sidonie Goossens

: 'THE NEW SPIRIT IN LITERATURE' —V

The Hon. HAROLD NICOLSON : 'The Effect on Modem Authors of the Increase in the Reading Public '
IN his last two talks Mr. Harold Nicolson traced the history of the reading public, and showed how it differs now in size and taste from what it was last century. This has an effect, obviously, on the way authors write : anyone writing for his living has a certain audience in mind. In the past the reading public was fairly uniform : now it comprises people of widely varying tastes, and few authors write for more than a section of it. Is this bad, or good ? Can it be avoided ? Mr. Nicolson, in answering these questions, suggests that even in the vast reading public today there is a common factor, and defines it.

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Nicolson
Unknown: Mr. Harold Nicolson

: ' The Second News'

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: The B.B.C. String Orchestra

Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
MURIEL HERBERT (Soprano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Soprano: Muriel Herbert

: THE GENERAL ELECTION

Between 10 p.m. tonight and 4 a.m. tomorrow morning Election results will be broadcast from all transmitters of the B.B.C. These results will be broadcast as soon as they are received, the musical programme being interrupted as necessary. At intervals summaries of the state of the Parties will be given.
A summary of the results received after 4 a.m. will be given in the First General News Bulletin tomorrow.
PLEASE DO NOT RING UP
Listeners are reminded that the B.B.C. does not at any time give news by telephone, and they are earnestly requested not to make telephone enquiries during the broadcasting of Election results. Such enquiries cannot in any case be answered, and will only add unnecessarily to the already great pressure on the Corporation's staff.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

Poll positions: Some BBC election coverage firsts 7 June 2017








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