Miss MARGARET JONES , O.B.E. : ' A complete Meal cooked in a Steamer '
At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, :KINGSTON-
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Manchester, by Mr. HOWARD MARSHALL
(Lunch Score) (From North National)
following the Luncheon given by THE ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION to the Hon. JAMES M. BECK , formerly Solicitor-General, U.S.A.
Chairman, the Marquis of READING, G.C.B.
Relayed from Grosvenor House
Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE
FURTHER ADVENTURES OF TOAD ' from
' Wind in the Willows' (Kenneth Grahame ), arranged as a Dialogue Story with Incidental Music played by ERNEST LUSH
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL
NEWS BULLETIN : London Stock Exchango Report and Bulletin for Farmers
BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN and PIANOFORTE
Played by HETTY BOLTON and HAROLD FAIRHURST
Sonata in G, Op. 30, No. Ill
1. Allegro assai; 2. Tempo di menuetto; 3. Allegro vivace
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONXELL
MAY HUXLEY (Sopraro)
Softly sighs the Voice of Evening (Der Freischiitz) (The Marksman).............. Weber BAND
First Mephisto Waltz .. Liszt, air. R. T. Chilton
A Dedication ......................... Franz Fair House of Joy .................... Quiller List to mo, Rosebud................... Korbag
Overture, The Wreckers ........ Ethel Smyth
IN this prelude to an opera which tells a grim story of coastal wrecking of ships for the purpose of plunder, religious fervour incredibly allied to this practice in the character of the Cornish natives, the condemnation of the lovers to death by drowning in a smugglers' cave, and a strange mingling of romance and cruelty, Dame Ethel Smyth has brought together the main themes of the opera which illustrate these incongruous but closely related elements. The Wreckers had its first performance in Leipzig in 1906, was given in London before the War, and in two or three seasons after it, the most recent being in September last at Covent Garden Theatre. Listeners will remember that it was then broadcast.
'Tis a Madness .................... (Figaro) Alleluja .......................... Mozart
Oriental Fantasy, Islamey
Balakirev, arr. R. J. F. H.
R. J. F.
Mr. J. H. DRIBERG : BERG Tho Didinga, a Tribe of Warrior Herdsmen'
MK. DRIBERG was lately a District Commissioner in the Uganda Civil Service and the Sudan Political Service, and is now lecturer in Ethnology at Cambridge University. He has also translated and published a collection of African poems. He knows the Didinga tribe both as an administrator and a trained anthropologist, and this vivid talk will bring home to listeners the conditions and pioblems of the administration of our African Colonies, and a great deal of the fascinating atmosphere and extensive native culture that only a sympathetic observer can capture.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
SONIA MOLDAWSKY (Violin)
THE TUDOR SINGERS
Conductor, CUTHBERT BATES
ENGLAND has as rich a repeitory of unaccompanied vocal music as any of the European musical countries. Indeed, in that period called Elizabethan, nowhere did the composition of the madrigal reach a higher standard of quality or more definitely take on a national chaiacter than in England, and the contributions of Byrd, Weelkes, Gibbons, Morley and others form a noble heritage. For this was the music of the times when singing was an accomplishment universal among the educated, and when no country house was complete without its complement of madrigal singers. Times changed, and the pleasant custom of singing madrigals at home was lost, and, of course, the desire to write them. Today, however, our modem English composers are reviving the habit of composing for unaccompanied voices, in an idiom that has its roots in Tudor times; and though the custom of singing at home in a ' domestic consort ' shows no signs of coming back, there is a growing number of amateur societies and groups such as the Tudor Singers to keep the repertory alive.
The Tudor Singers is a body of twelve voices founded by Cuthbert Bates in 1923. They sing only unaccompanied music, not on]y English music of the Tudor period, but music of all periods and of all nationalities.