From ' When Two or Three ', page 81
At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
Leader, Frank Thomas
Elsie Davies (Soprano)
Directed by Alfred Van Dam
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Sir DAN GODFREY and W. H. REED
Relayed from The Pavilion, Bournemouth
(Conducted by THE COMPOSER)
W. H. Reed , M.V.O. (or if you prefer it, as most of those who know him do. Willie Reed ), has been a member of the London Symphony Orchestra since its foundation twenty-nine years ago and its loader since 1912. But orchestral playing is not by any means the whole of his work. As a chamber music player he took part in the first performance of Elgar's chamber works; ho teaches at the Royal College of Music, and does a good deal of conducting. As a composer he has written half-a dozen or so growingly successful works for orchestra. Nearly all of them have been first produced in the West Country, which is as it should be-Reed is a Somerset man.
' Mistletoe and Mincepies '
A Programme arranged by FREDERICK GRISEWOOD with The WIRELESS MALE VOICE CHORUS and The STANTON HANDBELL RINGERS
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN and Bulletin for Farmers
HAYDN'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by Mrs. NORMAN O'NEILL
Sonata in E minor, No. 2
1. Presto ; 2. Adagio ; 3. Finale : Molto vivace
Sonata in F, No. 13
1. Allegro moderato; 2. Larghetto; 3. Presto
STUART ROBERTSON (Baritone)
THE WIRELESS MALE VOICE CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Vive la compagnie The Old Navy
I married a wife Tim the Dragoon
The Tarpaulin Jacket The Little Drummer Ben Backstay
Little Brown Jug
Here is Radiovaria again, and again a definite story running through the programme. Claude Hulbert is assistant manager of an hotel which is on the rocks. As this is his career, and as he is engaged to be married to Enid Trevor , who is the daughter of Tommy Handley , the proprietor, something has to be done about it, and listeners may trust Claude Hulbert to do it. With Leonard Henry as an Indian Rajah , who is important to the plot, and Horace Kenney as a lugubrious waiter, listeners may be sure of droll situations and plenty of fun.
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL NEWS
The speaker tonight, who has been Postmaster-General since 1931, is a distinguished lawyer and an authority on the law of National Insurance and the Housing and Rent Act. He has been a Privy Councillor since 1928, and Unionist Member for Woolwich West since December, 1918.
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET
MARK RAPHAEL (Baritone)
The Emperor quartet is so called because the last movement consists of a set of variations on Haydn's own arrangement of The Emperor's Hymn. It is not only one of the most popular quartets, but one of the most beautiful, and is one of the set of six which includes also the quartet known as ' The Sunrise '.
Dvorak wrote this work on his return from America. It is true he had there been impressed with the beauty of the Negro melodies, and there is a decided hint of their employment hero, or so thought the Americans who claimed to have inspired the quartet. Dvorak's country-men indignantly thought otherwise, but the name of The Nigger Quartet has persisted. What probably has appeared to give colour to this impression is the fact that many of the tunes in the work are built upon the pentatonic (five-note) scale, which is as though one employed only the black notes of a pianoforte keyboard. It is one of .the most popular of Dvorak's quartets with listeners, and a very great favourite with string players for whom Dvorak was a true and understanding friend.
(Sixteenth century), read by FELIX AYLMER
Roy Fox and his BAND, relayed from The Kit-Cat
(Shipping Forecast at 11.0)