Relayed from ST. CLEMENT DANES
Order of Service :
Hymn. Praise to the Lord Almighty, the King of Creation (English Hymnal. No. 536)
The Bidding Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Address by the Right Rev. The LORD BISHOP OF CHELMSFORD, D.D.
Hymn, Now thank wo all our God (English Hymnal, Xo. 533)
Pickwick Readings— I,
' Pickwick and Friends at Dingley Doll before
FEDORA ROSELLI (Mezzo-Soprano)
THE BRONKHURST TRIO
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
From THE DORCHESTER HOTEL
Somo Christmas Songs sung by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD
' All Aboard for Greenwich ! '—the seventh of the ' Potted London ' Series, written and told by WILL OWEN
Various Pianoforte Solos played by CECIL DIXON
The Story of ' The Horse ' (H. Mortimer Ballen )
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin; London Stock Exchange Report, and Bulletin for Farmers
MUSIC FOR TWO PIANOFORTES
Played by CARL WEBER and MAUD DIXON
CARL WEBER , one of the pianoforte professors at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and Maud Dixon , a distinguished former student, wero the first artists to broadcast music for two pianofortes ; they were, indeed, among the very earliest broadcasters, in the days when the B.B.C. was only at the outset of its career.
7.10-7.25 Mr. RALPH DUNSTAN , Mus.Doc.
' Typical Cornish Curls,' with Illustrations by a select Choir from Mutley Wesleyan Church, Plymouth, accompanied by Mr. CECIL G. PALMER , Organist and Choirmaster 1. The Christmas Chanters
2. Glad Tidings
3. While Shepherds
4. Shepherds, rejoice ! 5. New Park
6. Arise and hail the glorious Star
by Guy WEITZ
From ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER
A Nativity Play in Three Scenes by BERNARD WALKE
Relayed from THE PARISH CHURCH of ST. HILARY, CORNWALL
WEATHER FORECAST. SECOND GENERAL NEWS NULLETIN
The VISCOUNT CECIL OF CHELWOOD : ' The
World and the League '
THIS is the last of the disarmament series of -L talks, and deals with what is the only really practical step that has been taken towards world peace—the League of Nations. Lord Cecil, who is an ardent supporter of the League, is one of the foremost statesmen of to-day. The son of the third Mnrquis of Salisbury, he was educated at Eton and University College, Oxford. From 1886 to 1888 he acted as private secretary to his father, who was then Prime Minister. In 1887 ho was called to the Bar, and ' took silk ' in 1900. In 1906 ho was elected Conservative M.P. for East Marylebone, a seat which he held till 1910, when he unsuccessfully contested Black-burn and North Cambridgeshire. In 1911 he was returned as Independent Conservative member for the Hitchin division of Herts ; in 1915 he became Parliamentary Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs; in 1916, Minister of Blockndo, and in 1918, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
In 1923 he became Lord Privy Seal, and in November, 1924, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, a position which he held till 1927. Among his publications are ' The Way of Peace ' (1928) and a ' Letter on Disarmament' in the new Hogarth Press sories of ' open ' letters.
HERBERT HEYNER (Baritone)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET
ALTHOUGH in six movements, this big work is meant to be played without a break. It is very unusual in design, and neither Beethoven nor any later composer ever made one again of a similar pattern. The first movement is actually a fugue, at moderate speed, dignified and impressive. The following allegro is almost like a harking back to the older suites, in its shape, and then we come to a typically Beethoven movement, a splendid song-like theme with seven variations. It is wound up by a return to the theme and some elaboration of it. The next movement, too, is such as Beethoven has often given us elsewhere, a big scherzo with a'two-fold repetition. It is followed by another slow movement, in song form, with two sections, and only in the last movement do we meet the traditional form in which string quartet movements, especially first movements, are usually east. Like nil the last great quartets of Beethoven, it is expressive of his own feelings in those last sad years. But it is by no means so profoundly melancholy as some of its neighbours; there are long spells of really joyous beauty in it.
FROM such opportunities as they have had of hearing Prokofiev's music, listeners have learned something of his apparent disregard for old rules and conventions. It was as a breaker of new paths that he first made his name. Nevertheless, his music is clearly influenced by a genuine interest in the old classical forms, and he has a preference for terse and vigorous expression rather than for any emotional or romantic effects. He apparently cares very little whether or not he wins the affection of his hearers, but he certainly commands their interest in no uncertain way. There is some modern music to which one need not listen, but with his it is impossible to be indifferent, and, whether one likes it or no, it certainly has a very exhilarating and tonic effect.
A brilliant pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov's, he is naturally more surely at home in dealing with the orchestra: but, even in so comparatively slight and simple a piece as this quartet, something of his very striking originality can be heard.
Roy Fox 's BAND, from MONSEIGNEUR