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: REGINALD FOORT

At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL,
KINGSTON-ON-THAMES

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Nature Study
Mr. ERIC PARKER : 'Round the Countryside—
VIII, The Rainbow'
2.25 Interval
2.30 Music
Sir WALFORD DAVIES : Final Concert Lesson
(2.30 Juniors; 3.0 Seniors)
3.30 Interval
3-35 French
Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN with Mademoiselle
COUSTENODLE : ' Early Stages in French '—VIII
4.0 Interval
4.5 'THE CLAIMS OF SCIENCE '—V
Mr. GERALD HEARD : Man and his Mind '—II (Sociology and Conclusion)
4.25 Interval

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSE ORCHESTRA

Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE

Contributors

Directed By: Joseph Meeus

: The Children's Hour

A Country Holiday-V
' On the High Moors '
A Dialogue Story written for the Children's Hour by ARTHUR DAVENPORT

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Davenport

: 'The First News'

WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETTIN ; 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
An Wasserflussen Babylon (By the Waters of Babylon)
Von Gott will ich nicht lassen (I will not leave my God)
Herr Jesu Christ , dich zu uns wend (Lord Jesu Christ , turn Thee unto us) 0 Lamm Gottes , unsehuldig (0 Lamb of God unspotted)
THE Chorals were in the very blood
-L of Bach. He was reared on them, and from a child the Lutheran Hymn-book was his constant companion. Hia earliest and his last compositions are associated with the Choral, which was to him a symbol of his religion, as indeed it was to the deeply devout German people among whom he lived; and since everything he ever composed was dedicated to the Glory of God, the Chorals figure overwhelmingly in his music. He is known to have made no fewer than 500 settings of some 300 of the melodies in use in the Lutheran' Church. The greater number is to be found in the Cantatas.

Contributors

Played By: Dr. W. G. Alcock
Unknown: St. Margaret'S, Westminster
Unknown: Von Gott
Unknown: Herr Jesu Christ
Unknown: Lord Jesu Christ
Unknown: Lamm Gottes

: FRENCH TALK

Monsieur E. M. STÉPHAN

: The Wireless Military Band

Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
LEONARD GOWINGS (Tenor)
GIOVANNA D'ARCO was Verdi's seventh opera in order of composition. It was written during the winter of 1844/5 in the unreasonably—for Verdi-short time of three months, and produced at The Scala dn Milan. The libretto, a poor one, was based on Schiller's Maid of Orleans, of which celebrated play Mr. Francis Toye, who writes of the opera in his fine ' Verdi, His Life and Works,' has no great opinion. ' If Giovanna d'Arco,' he says, ' seems to us incredible and silly, it is only one degree more silly and incredible than The Maid of Orleans.' Apparently Verdi was not happy with the libretto, and musically the opera was a failure. Contemporary criticism records only the fact that Frezzolini, as The Maid, sang superbly, and says nothing about the music except that one solitary critic refers to the overture in terms of warm praise.
SOME musicians claim that Gianni Schicchi is Puccini's finest musical effort, and it would be difficult to find a happier or more comprehending union of words and music than in this wittily sparkling one-act comic opera. The text was writen by Puccini's great friend Gioachino Forzano, a playwright of renown in Italy, and the story has the true ring of a mediaeval farce. It was first produced in 1918 in New York, together with two other one-act operas which are now not often performed. Gianni Sehicchi is, however, very popular in all continental opera houses, though in England it has not thoroughly endeared itself to English audiences. One reason for which it is difficult to find credence has been put forward for this neglect. It has been more or less authoritatively stated that the British public shies at attempting to pronounce the title of it at the Box Office, and in self-defence at the last minute books for something else-say, Carmen—instead. If it is possible there be any such, for their information the correct pronunciation is, roughly, Janny Skeeky.

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Tenor: Leonard Gowings
Unknown: Giovanna D'Arco
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi
Unknown: Gianni Sehicchi
Unknown: Janny Skeeky.

: ' LIFE AMONG NATIVE TRIBES' —IV

DR. AGNES FRASER : A Warrior Tribe'

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Agnes Fraser

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN

: 'Going South'

New York to New Orleans

: A Pianoforte Recital

by SEVERIN EISENBERGER

Contributors

Unknown: Severin Eisenberger

: DANCE MUSIC

Roy Fox and his BAND, from
MONSEIGNEUR

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Fox








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