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: 'OFF THE SHELF '—VII

A Reading by the Hon. DAVID TENNANT from
' The Valley of the Spiders ' (H. 0. Wells)

Contributors

Unknown: David Tennant

: Light Classical Concert

NORA FLETCHER (Soprano)
THE ROWENA FRANKLIN STRING QUARTET :
ROWENA FRANKLIN (Violin) ;JEAN LE FÈVRE (Violin) ; RHODA BACKHOUSE (Viola);
EDITH LAKE (Violoncello)
NORA FLETCHER QUARTET Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2 1. Allegro ; 2. Adagio cantabile ; 3. Scherzo and Trio ; 4. Allegro molto quasi presto

Contributors

Soprano: Nora Fletcher
Unknown: Rowena Franklin
Violin: Rowena Franklin
Violin: Jean Le Fèvre
Violin: Rhoda Backhouse
Viola: Edith Lake
Unknown: Nora Fletcher

: THE COMMODORE GRAND ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MuscANT
From THE COMMODORE THEATRE,
HAMMERSMITH

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Muscant

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RECEPTION TEST

: World History

Mr. J. A. WHITE : 'Empires, Movements, and Nations-VIII, The League of Nations '

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. J. A. White

: French Dialogue

Mademoiselle CAMILLE VIÈRE and Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN : 'Le Depart pour le Bord do la Mer '

Contributors

Unknown: Camille Vière
Unknown: Monsieur E. M. Stéphan

: A Pianoforte Recital

by AUGUSTE DE RADWAN
AUGUSTE DE RADWAN was born in Warsaw and, as a compatriot of Chopin, has devoted the largest share of his attention to that composer's works, achieving a great European reputation as a Chopin virtuoso. As a more child he could not. bo torn from the piano, and was sent early to Vienna to study with that princo of pianoforte teachers, Leschititzky. This is by no means his first appearance in England, for, as a small boy, ho played here before
Queen Victoria who, with the customary generosity of monarchs in that ago of splendour, rewarded him with the inevitable tie-pin, and required him, no less inevitably, to write his name in the famous birthday book.

Contributors

Unknown: Auguste de Radwan
Unknown: Auguste de Radwan

: Moschetto and his Orchestra

From The Dorchester Hotel

: The Children's Hour

THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section G)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Three Nonsense Songs by EDWARD LEAR
Set to Music by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSO
Sung by JOHN THORN
TODAY marks an epoch in the history of tho
Children's Hour. Epochs have been marked by some thrilling things, as well as somo very dull ones, but never before by anything quite so jolly and important as what is going to happen at five o'clock this afternoon—five o'clock, notice, not five-fifteen ; it is as important as that.
At five o'clock, then, you are to imagine that tho doors of the studio will be thrown wide open and, for the first time in their lives, Uncle Adrian, leading, and a band of his men close on his heels -men so devoted to him that lie has but to flourish the baton ho carries and they obey him instantly-will enter to the sound of martial music and group themselves gracefully round the microphone. At any rate, that is how it should be. What actually will happen is that Uncle Adrian (who in prosaic private life is known as Dr. Adrian Boult ) and his band (otherwise the B.B.C. Orchestra,
Section G) will play to you at some time and another between five and six today as captivating a little programme as you will hear even if you take the loud-speaker to bed with you every night for a month.

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Adrian Boult
Songs By: Edward Lear
Music By: Victor Hely-Hutchinso
Sung By: John Thorn
Unknown: Dr. Adrian Boult

: ' The First News '

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

: The Foundations of Music

BACH'S CHORAL PRELUDES
Played by Dr. W. G. ALCOCK
Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Cott (Alio modo) (Come, Holy Ghost, Lord God)
Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott (Fantasia)
Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele (Deck thyself, my Soul)
THE Choral dates from before the Reformation, and has its origin in the office of the Roman Church, but, in the form wo know it today, it came first into use in the second half of the sixteenth century as a fundamental part of the Protestant liturgy as established by Martin Luther and his colleagues in the Reformation. In this form it is a congregational hymn of popular appeal, following certain standards of rhythm. and .symmetry which survive unaltered to this day. It was Luther, a musician himself, who first equipped the Protestant Church with the choral song which was so essential a part of its liturgy, and from whose labours in this field all the wealth of Protestant choral hymnody derives. He collected his material from various sources, the Latin hymnody, old popular hymns, and folk-song. Other hymns, and these some of the finest, including Ein feste Burg, lie and his associates wrote themselves. The years succeeding the Reformation produced a great crop of hymns and hymn tunes, and these became one of the main pillars of the Lutheran Church, the simple faith of whose congregation found utterance in their direct and vigorous beauty. Nothing could- more powerfully represent these people of a sturdy age than the fine melodies they so lovingly put to the service of their faith.

Contributors

Unknown: Herre Cott
Unknown: Herre Gott
Unknown: Martin Luther

: ' NEW BOOKS "

Miss V. SACKVILLE-WEST

: Mr. PETER FLEMING : "The Mystery of Colonel Fawcett '

MR. FLEMING has to tell of a mystery of real life, still unsolved, that rivals the fictional romances of a Rider Haggard in picturesque detail. Seven years ago Colonel Fawcett, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical
Society and a well-known explorer, disappeared completely, together with his son and a young friend, in the Matto Grosso State of Brazil, where they were seeking a lost kingdom of great antiquity. In 1923, Commander Dyott led a relief party organized by an American newspaper syndicate, but failed. Last winter a Swiss trappor reported that he had seen the missing colonel, who was being held captive by a native tribe. A fresh rescue party leaves
England for Brazil on June 18, and Mr. Peter Fleming goes with it as special correspondent for The Times.

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Peter Fleming

: ' MUSIC, OLD AND NEW '—IX

Mr. VICTOR HELY-HUTOHINSON : 'Form III— Applying a Subject'

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Victor Hely-Hutohinson

: Vaudeville

THE FAMOUS ROOSTERS CONCERT
PARTY
In one of their Old-time Lighthearted
Vaudeville Hours
The Programme will include the Popular Item
' THE SKIT INSPECTION ' by PERCY MERRIMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Merriman

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN

: Chamber Music

GEORGE PARKER (Baritone)
THE CATTERALL STRING QUARTET :
ARTHUR CATTERALL (Violin); LAURANCE TURNER (Violin); JOHN FRY (Viola);
HERBERT WITHERS (Violoncello)

Contributors

Baritone: George Parker
Violin: Arthur Catterall
Violin: Laurance Turner
Violin: John Fry
Viola: Herbert Withers

: DANCE MUSIC

AMBROSE'S BLUE LYRES from THE
DORCHESTER HOTEL








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