From THE REGAL, MARBLE ARCH
by MAURICE VINDEN
Relayed from ST. MARK's, NORTH
FOR twenty-two years, till his death in 1918. Sir Hubert Parry held the post of Director of the Royal College of Music. For most of the time Sir Charles Stanford was there with him, and these two exercised such a profound influence on the generation of students who came in contact with them, that they may be said to have set the standards for, and coloured the minds of, almost all English musicians of this century.
Parry, as a composer, was prolific, and untiring.
His literary work, mostly on musical subjects, is solid, scholarly, and valuable. How he found time to do either, if not before breakfast, as has been supposed, it is difficult to imagine. Perhaps it may have had something to do with the fact that he was sometimes called the English Bach.
By CHRISTOPHER STONE
Suite, L'Arlesienne (The Maid of Arles).. Bizet
Songs at the Piano by HELEN ALSTON
A Selection of Verso
Summary of the Week's News by STEPHEN KING HALL
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN; Bulletin for Farmers
MENDELSSOHN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by GERTRUDE PEPPERCORN
Two Studies in B Flat Minor and A Minor Variations in D Minor
Mr. JAMES AGATE
CONSTANCE WILLIS (Contralto)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
THIS aria occurs in the opera Alkestis. Admetus is to die, but Alkestis invokes the powers of death to take her life in order that her husband may live. In this noble song she declares her high resolve.
THE career of Jean Louis Nicodé was passed for the most part in Dresden, where he was director of the Philharmonic Concerts and Professor of the Conservatorium. His compositions are those of an ordinary symphonic writer until in about his fiftieth year he suddenly decided to write a huge concert work of operatic dimensions which would employ every orchestral instrument for which a plaver could be found. This work, entitled Gloria, is a kind of symphonic opera ; it is in six long movements, introduces chorus and leit motifs and leaves no room in the programme for anything else that evening.
SCOTT AND WHALEY
The Celebrated Koloured Komedy Kings
Mirth and Modesty
HERBERT THORPE and FOSTER RICHARDSON
In Comedy Duets
ARTHUR LUCAN and KITTY McSHANE in 'The Match Sellers'
JACK PADBURY and his BAND (From Prince's Golden Brasserie) will play during the programme
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
Mr. W. S. MORRISON , M.P. : ' The Growth of Parliament'
CHANGES in Parliamentary procedure and the tradition that governs its conduct far more closely than the official' standing orders' form a subtle process, imperceptible to most electors and many members, and fully understood only by the constitutional lawyer or historian. But the changes are responsible for the adaptability to new conditions of national life that has enabled the English Parliament to survive civil wars and revolutions, where more rigid constitutions would have snapped ; and to meet the legislative and representative needs of different generations. Mr. W. S. Morrison , who defended the English Sunday in a recent ' encounter' with Mr. Osbert Sitwell , is a Scots barrister and , Conservative M.P. for Cirencester and Chipsbury, and an illuminating speaker.
Mr. W. S.
Mr. W. S.
Megan Thomas (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA, directed by HENRY HALL