MARGARET Roux (Soprano)
THE CHELSEA STRING QUARTET
ALEXANDER VON FIELITZ is known in England chiefly by his songs, the most popular of which is the song-cycle Eliland. His father was a Pole, his mother a Russian ; he was born in 1860 in Germany, spent much of his life in Italy, Switzerland, and the United States, and again in Germany as Director of the Stern Conservatorium in Berlin, to which office he was appointed in 1-915. OF Giles Farnaby , an important composer of canzonets for voices and music for the virginal, who lived in London towards the end of the sixteenth century, little is known beyond the fact that he obtained the degree of Bachelor of Music at Oxford after studying music for twelve years, that he was married at St. Helen's, Bishopgate, and that his son. Richard, was also a musician. The greater number of his original pieces is contained in that remarkable collection of Elizabethan music, The Fitzwilliam Virginal
Book. Here, fifty-two of Farnaby's compositions-and arrangements for that instrument are found, and from their technically difficult nature we can conclude that Farnaby was himself a highly skilled player. The Suite now to be played is re-arranged for a string quartet from an arrangement of a suite of seven pieces for the pianoforte made by Sir Granville Bantock in 1914.
Directed by JOSEPH MUSCANT
From THE Commodore THEATRE, HAMMERSMITH
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
, at 4.45
Piano Solos by CECIL DIXON
' Your Dog and Mine,' No. 4, by CYRIL NASH
'Wizards are a Nuisance ' (Norman Hunter )
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; Bulletin for Farmers
EARLY ORGAN MUSIC
Played by G. D. CUNNINGHAM
Relayed from THE QUEEN'SHALLl
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Canzona...Andrea Oabiieli (1510-1586)
THE Gabrieli family was an important one in Italian music in the sixteenth century. The outstanding members were Andrea and his nephew Giovanni, an example of whose work was broadcast last week. Andrea was born in Venice and died there, hut his fame as a contrapuntist spread throughout Europe during . his lifetime. Amongst his best-known pupils was Sweelinck, an organ piece by whom will be heard in this series on Wednesday.
GIOVANNI PALESTRINA was without doubt the most celebrated musician of his age. This period has often been called the 'Golden Age,' for not only in Italy was there a great creative movement in music, but in other European countries, including England, where Byrd, Gibbons, Morley, and Tallis were making history. Palestrina wrote nearly one hundred masses, and twice that number of motets, and technically his work reached the highest limits of perfection in the art of modal composition.
Toccata ..Claudio Merulo (1533-1604)
CLAUDIO MERULO spent most of his active life in Venice. He was an organist of exceptional brilliance, and his playing attracted students from every part of the world.
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor
GIROLAMO FRESCOBALDI was the most distinguished organist of the seventeenth century. At one time he was organist at Antwerp, but later was appointed to St. Peter's, Rome, where his playing used to draw huge audiences humbering as many as 30,000 people. He is held to have founded a school of organ playing which influenced the whole of Europe.
From THE SUSSEX Boys' CAMP, PLASHETT
THERE is nothing quite like the atmosphere of a camp sing-song, and when nearly a hundred boys express themselves in mass melody after the day's activities with the roaring choruses of famous old army and camping songs, the result is virile and enlivening listening. The Sussex Boys' Camp at Plashett Park is composed of boys of all classes, drawn from Public Schools, workshops and factories. The camp is 'organized by the Brighton and Hove Juvenile Welfare Council, and is now in its tenth year.
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
A Broadcast Programme of Thirty Years Ago
Written by Leslie W. A. Baily
Cast: Henry Bower, Franklyn Bellamy, Harold Scott, Harald Colonna, Cecil Parker, William Fazan, Fred Lewis, Ray Wallace, Dorothy Tetley, Fanny Wright, George Wood, Dora Gregory, Barbara Couper, Stuart Robertson, James Topping, Gladys Palmer,
The Revue Chorus
Music under the direction of Leslie Woodgate
Thirty years ago... August 8, 1902! The death of Queen Victoria had marked the close of an epoch and the postponed coronation of King Edward and Queen Alexandra that was to take place on the morrow seemed to promise the real beginning of the Twentieth Century. The war in South Africa had closed, but the country was still tingling with military and loyal fervour. Mr. Balfour had just succeeded his uncle, Lord Salisbury, as Prime Minister. Cecil Rhodes died this year. Mr. Joseph Chamberlain was blazing the trail that has led to Ottawa. 'As It Might Have Been', the broadcast programme for the evening, makes use of some of the favourite entertainers of the time, all of whom might well have broadcast on that day, and of some fictitious but typical artists. The news included is the actual news of the day, and many of the other items are based on fact. 'God Save the King,' the main feature of the programme, attempts to recapture the dominant spirit of the day, exultant patriotism and a deep, hopeful loyalty to the new rulers.
Time Signal, Greenwich, at 9.0
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL,
Mr. E. L. DELMAR-MORGAN : 'Tho Land of the Rising Sun '
Mr. E. L.
BERTINI'S DANCE BAND, from THE
TOWER BALLROOM, BLACKPOOL