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: Time Signal, GREEN

wich ; Weather Forecast for Farmers and Shipping

: EDWARD O'HEXRY

At THE ORGAN of TUSSAUD'S
CINEMA

: EMANUEL STARKEY and his ORCHESTRA

From THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH

: Sonata Recital

FLORENCE HOOTON (Violoncello)
DOROTHY MANLEY (Pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Florence Hooton
Pianoforte: Dorothy Manley

: EVENSONG

From WESTMINSTER ABBEY

: The Midland Studio Orchestra

Directed by Frank Cantell
(From Midland Regional)

Contributors

Orchestra director: Frank Cantell

: The Children's Hour

' Pomona's Sunday '
A Dialogue Story by W. M. LETTS

Contributors

Story By: W. M. Letts

: 'The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin; Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

EARLY ORGAN MUSIC
Played by G. D. CUNNINGHAM
Relayed from THE Queen's
HALL
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
German Composers :
Choral, Da Jesu an dem
Kreuze standt (When Jesus bound upon the Cross)
Scheidt (1587-1654)
Toccata
Froberger (1615(?)-1667)
Passacaglia...Kerll (1627-1693) Fugue in F Sharp Minor
Buxtehude (1637-1707)
THE composers from whom
Bach immediately derived
(and who, in their turn, derived from the Dutch master,
Sweelinck) were Froberger, Reinken, Buxtchude, Pachelbel, Schütz, Scliein, and Scheldt. Of the last three, all born in Germany aliout the same time and known as the ' three S's,' Schiitz was the greatest, but Samuel Scheldt was the more celebrated organist. Called the ' German Frescolialdi,' he was a pupil of Sweelinck, who, though only fifteen years his senior, exercised so profound an influence on him that Seheiilt made the organ his chief medium of expression. He improved the manner of writing for the organ immensely, did away with a lot of the older ornamental virtuosity, introduced a soit of orchestral colour in his organ pieces, and inaugurated the practice of composing with more regard for pure music than for technical ingenuity.
Johann Jacob Froberger , a pupil of Frescobaldi, came to London in 1662 and for a time held the post of organ-blower at Westminster Abbey. There survives a story that he was rated by Christopher Gibbons , the organist, for over-blowing the bellows on the occasion of Charles II's marriage.
Dietrich Buxtehude was the celebrated organist of Liibeek. To hear him play, Bach, when a young man, walked 200 miles, so great was his fame as organ player and teacher. Both as organist and composer he was one of the chief influences in the development of Bach's genius.

Contributors

Played By: G. D. Cunningham
Unknown: Da Jesu
Unknown: Samuel Scheldt
Unknown: Johann Jacob Froberger
Unknown: Christopher Gibbons

: ' Pride and Prejudice,' by Jane Austen

Read by Mr. RONALD WATKINS

Contributors

Read By: Mr. Ronald Watkins

: WEEKLY BULLETIN OF SPECIAL NOTICES

General Notices connected with Government and other Public Services

: MARISE and FRANCES

(Syncopated Duets)

: Promenade Concert

Relayed from THE QuEEN's HALLE.
LONDON
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
British Concert
FRANK TITTERTON
ALBERT SAMMONS
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
(Principal First Violin, CHARLES
WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
AMONGST the most beautiful of all the music written for strings, the Fantasies of Purooll Rtand out almost alone. It would bo wrong to say that they have only recently boon discovered, but it is very certain that their extreme beauty has only recently been appreciated. Much of this is due to the late Peter Warlock , who, with the assistance of Andre Mangeot , re-edited them and introduced them to the publishers. The fact that in this Fantasy Purcell makes use of the ingenious device of roitorating one note throughout the work (toes not detract in the least, as it might do in the hands of a man of lesser genius, from its almost extravagant loveliness.
The Trumpet Voluntary, which was no doubt written for an occasion but which does not appear to have connection with any of the bigger works of Purcell, has been arranged by Sir Henry Wood for trumpets, trombones, drums, and organ.
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
ONE of the many characteristics that distinguish the British composers of tho twentieth contury-and, for that matter, all European composers-from the majority of their predecessors is the extreme and unfailing care, taste, and discrimination shown by them in their choice of texts and poems to set. Whether the composer contemplates writing a song, a choral work, or even an opera, nothing will serve him in the matter of words but the finest. This practice has had distinct repercussions. In the first place, the composer has, in sheer justice to the poet, made it his business to see that his music is at least on the same plane of merit and distinction as the poem he is setting, and he rarely fails; indeed, he occasionally lifts a poem to a height it might not otherwise aspire to. And that this collaboration and the mutual sympathy which now exist between poet and musician, where before they did not, is to the benefit of both arts can hardly be disputed. In the second place, it is very evident that the average public-which may have read poetry at school, but not after- wards, and never with gusto-is today getting to know and like more poetry than ever it did before, and getting to know it almost entirely by way of musical settings. Masefield, Yeats, de la Mare, Housman, and a dozen other modern poets, all are better known in name and achievement since they have consented to exchange courtesies with composers, to share their triumphs in the concert-halls, and, incidentally, their royalties.
RUPERT BROOKE , the brilliant and much-loved young poet, who died during the early part of the War, wrote during the short period of his service six Sonnets, at least two of which are in the Anthology of Immortality. This one which Frank Bridge has set to music has already found its monument; it is carvel in full on the plinth of the memorial, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens , to the memory of those of the Royal Naval Division who fell in the War.
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
EDGAR BAINTON and Promenaders are old friends. Over a period of nearly thirty years four other orchestral works of his have had their first performances at Promenade Concerts, and though Epithlamion has already been broadcast, this is its first introduction to a concert public.
Bainton was a Royal College student, and a pupil of Sir Charles Stanford-almost a diploma in itself-before taking up, at the age of twenty-one, a professorship at the Newcastle Conservatory of Music. Later, he became principal, and has now held that office for twenty years—excluding the unhappy four he spent at Ruhleben Camp in Germany. His work, both as conductor and teacher, ties, therefore, in the North, where his influence is wide and progressive.
Epithalamion formed a part of the wedding ceremony in ancient Greece. It was sung to the wedded pair as an invocation to their happiness. References to the ceremony
1 are found in the works of Sappho,
Anacreon, and Theocritus, hut the English poet Spenser has given us the best and best-known. Bainton has modelled his work on the text of Spenser, and though he has made no attempt at a programme, the following lines may be held to serve as his motto:
' Harke how the Minstrels gin to shrill aloud
Their merry musick that sounds from afar.
And evermore they Hymen Hymen sing,
Tkat al the woods them answei and theyr oceho ring '
ARNOLD BAX wrote the greater part of this symphony, which dates from 1928,9, on the west coast of Scotland, and it may bo that the music has absorbed some of the moody and passionate history of that region, and has taken on a little of the colour of -the legendary past. But there is no definite programme to the work, and the music is pure Bax of the maturest period.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Titterton
Unknown: Albert Sammons
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Purooll Rtand
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Andre Mangeot
Arranged By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Designed By: Sir Edwin Lutyens
Unknown: Edgar Bainton
Unknown: Sir Charles Stanford-Almost
Unknown: Arnold Bax

: ' The Second News '

WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN

: ' THE WAY OF THE WORLD '

Mr. VERNON BARTLETT

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Vernon Bartlett

: DANCE MUSIC

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall








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