Mr. J. STEPHEN HICKS : . A Start with Chickens '
Mr. J. Stephen
At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S CINEMA
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Mr. ERIC PARKER : ' Round the Country-side - VI, The Story of Eels'
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : 'On Thinking a Major Chord '
(2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors)
Monsieur E. M. Stephan with Mademoiselle Coustenoble: ' Early Stages in French ' - VI
Monsieur E. M.
' That State Censorship is Inconsistent with Progress '
Proposed by Mr. DESMOND MACCARTHY
Opposed by Mr. R. S. LAMBERT
Mr. R. S.
Directed by FRANK CANTELL
(Relayed from BIRMINGHAM)
'The Conversion of Mr. Growsor '
' Further News from the Toy Town Family
(S. G. Hulme Ecaman )
Arranged as a Dialogue Story
With Incidental Music played by The GERSHOMPARKINGTON QUINTET
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL News
BULLETIN; London Stock Exchange Report and Bulletin for Farmers
ENGLISH SONGS from the Twc'.fth to the Twentieth Century
Sung by JOHN MOREL
Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries
Fifteenth Century Carol : Popular Annunciation type, There is no Rose of such Virtu
? Cornysho (unaccompanied), A the syghes
Cornyshe (1465-1523), Blow thy Horn,
Hunter Sheryngham (late Fifteenth Century), My woful
Fayrfax (died 1521) (Head of Tudor School),
Who shall court my fayre Ladye ?
King Henry VIII (died 1547), Whereto shuld
I expresse ?
Anon. (popular—Tudor), All in a Garden green Anon. (popular-Elizabethan), Greensleeves
DUNSTABLE, outstanding as his work is in the evolution of English song, docs not directly affect the present series ; even his much discussed 0 Rosa bella. written in Italian as it is, is outside our present scheme. Ho earned our homage mainly by transferring the artistic style of song writing with instrumental accompaniment (which arose in Florence after 1300) to the music of the Church, and thus became creator of paraphrased church-song (hymns, motets, anthems, etc.).
There is no Rose (fifteenth-century popular carol).
-Carols, which began in England as popular songs of great beauty, dealing devotionally with the Nativity, Incarnation, and (in greater number) with the Annunciation, were transformed by the Reformation into hymns for special occasions ; they have never emerged from that yoke of formalism. In the early Tudor school, Fayrfax was accounted the prime musician of the nation. He, with Cornyshe, headed a small band of musicians who consolidated the musical developments of the fifteenth century in practically all its branches; and later, with the wholohearted patronage of Henry VIII , extended their activities, prefacing the glorious outburst of secular music of the Elizabethan era. Henry VIII , intended for the Church, was trained in music, and was keenly interested in it ; contemporary writers make much of his skill as a composer, especially of songs ; there are thirty-three attributed to him in one MS. alone.
JEANNE DE CASALIS
Another ' Mrs. Feather ' Episode
Light Entertainment at the Piano
HYDE and BURRILL,
'It's Nothing Serious ?
MARIUS B. WINTER and his DANCE ORCHESTRA will play during the programme
Mr. J. E. BARTON : 'Are we getting Saner?,
Mr. J. E.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
Prelude ; Sarabande ; Gavotte ; Air ;
Rigaudon HOLBERG , in whose honour this Suite is named, although a Norwegian by birth, did most of his important literary and dramatic, work for Denmark, and is regarded as the real founder of Danish literature. When he arrived there in the early years of the eighteenth century,
Danish could hardly be called a written language at all. That one man raised the language to a place of . front-rank importance in the world's literature is an achievement for which we have far to seek if we would find a parallel. Grieg's
Suite has no other relation to Holberg than that of the composer's veneration, and the fact that it is written in the old-fashioned stvle. The first movement is a Prelude ; a very robust semi-quaver figure persists throughout, against which there is now a heavy-footed theme in the basses and anon a gracious tune in the woodwinds and violins The second movement is a Sarabande, in which the melody, in spite of its old-fashioned guise, is eminently typical of Grieg and Norway A Gavotte follows, beginning with the same three notes as the Sarabande, in different rhythm ; there is a Musette, after which the Gavotte returns. The fourth movement has an air of solemn, even religious, import, and a very merry and boisterous Rigaudon brings the Suite to an end in the best of spirits.
Roy Fox 's BAND, from MONSEIGNEUR