HUGH CROSSLEY (Tenor)
THE BRITISH WOMEN'SSTRING QUARTET
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
Miss MARGARET JONES , O.B.E.: 'Simple Dishes from the Cheaper Parts or Beef'
Miss RHODA POWER : Empires, Movements and Nations-Interlude III , Eric the Red and Leif the Lucky '
Mademoiselle CAMILLEVIÈRE and Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN: French Dialogues-III,
' A L'Exposition Coloniale'
3.45 —A Television Transmission by the Baird Process will take place during this programme
Frmom the Dorchester Hotel.
Moschetto and his
Various Pianoforte Solos played by CECIL DIXON
The Story of ' The Voyagers from the Soa '
(H. Mortimer Batten )
' The Mint,' from ' Potted London '-according to
WEATHER FORECAST,FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN ; London Stock Exchange Report nnd Bulletin for Farmers
ENGLISH Songs FROM THE TWELFTH TO THE
Sung by JOHN MOREL
Twelfth to the Fifteenth Century
Circa 1190) } MS. fanon Virtuto Numinis
„ 1225. Miris it is
1240 (Prob. by John Fornsete , monk of Reading), Sumer is icumeii in „ 1290 anon., Jesu Cristes
„ 1380 Angelus ad Virginom „ 1415 Song of Agincourt
„ 1425 I have set my hert so Eng. MSS... hye
„ 1440 Now woldo y fayne summer this mak
„ 1445 Alas departynge
„ 1445 Go hert hurt with \ adversite
THERE is a dearth of fourteenth century
MSS., and the few that are available are in no way an advance upon the thirteenth century. The one included, mentioned in Chaucer's Miller's Tale as part of the Oxford Scholar's repertory, is one of the earliest examples of faulxbourdon (Shakespeare knew all about it and spelt it fauburden). This was a form of composition consisting more or less of a chain of first inversions, and considered by the majority of mediseval and modem authorities to bo of English origin. This example shows the new development in all passages approaching a close.
The Song of Agincourt. Our first national song.
1415. Amid the jubilant pagoantryof King Henry 's triumphant return from Agincourt, we are told that ' boys with pleasing voices were placed in artificial turrets, singing verses in his praise.' The King, however, decreed that ' no ditties should be made and sung by minstrels or others of his glorious victory, for that he would whollio have the praise and thanks altogether given to Cod.' Nevertheless, many celebration songs continued to appear, among which this was the most famous. The opening dedication in Latin is so far a compromise with the King's injunction that the praise is first (not ' whollie ') rendered to God.
Professor ARNOLD PLANT (Sir Ernest Cassel Professor of Commerce, London School of Economics): 'The Regulation of Industry and Commerco '
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
Speeches by H.R.H. THE DUKE OF YORK, K.G. and The President of the Board of Trade
THE RT. HON. WALTER RUNCIMAN
Relayed from The MANSION House
Rt. Hon. Walter
GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
THE CATTERALL STRING QUARTET:
ARTHUR CATTERALL (Violin) ; LAURENCE TURNER (Violin) ; JOHN FRY (Viola) ; HERBERT WITHERS
THE first piece of Dvorak's Chamber Music to make its way beyond the frontiers of his native Bohemia was the sextet for strings. Op. 48, introduced to the rest of Europe by Joachim and his colleagues. Jean Becker , leader of the Florentine Quartet, lost no time in asking the composer for more, begging that it might be as truly Slav in character as the sextet: this quartet was Dvorak's compliance with that request. All through, it'is the homcloving Bohemian Dvorak who is singing to us with all the direct simplicity, the mirth and laughter which were his in those happy years
,of early middle age : its prevailing mood is a frank zest in the beauty and the fun of life.
JACK HARRIS 'S BAND, from GROSVENOR HOUSE,