Directed by Frank Cantell
Nora Savage (soprano)
by Herbert Withers
Sonata, Op. 5, No. 3 - Pieter Hellendaal (1721), Willem Pijper
Melody - Frank Bridge
Romance - Debussy
Am Springbrunnen - Davidoff
Piece en forme de Habanera - .Ravel
Titania ; Captain ; Cockchafer (Pianoforte Suite, The Fairy Ring) - Frederic Austin, arr. Withers
From The Operas of Mozart
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Krauss:
Overture, Cosi fan tutte (The School for Lovers)
Ria Ginster (soprano) with Orchestra, conducted by Dr Malcolm Sargent:
Idomeneo: Se il padre pedrei
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conducted by Dr Volkmar Andreae:
Alexander Kipnis (bass) with Orchestra:
Wer ein liebchen (Il Seraglio)
Elisabeth Rethberg (soprano) with Orchestral Accompaniment:
Heilige Quelle (Figaro)
Lucien van Obbergh (bass) with Orchestra:
O bel enfant (Figaro)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dr Leo Blech:
March of the High Priests (The Magic Flute)
Emmy Bettendorf (soprano) and Gerhard Husch (baritone) with Orchestra:
Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen (The Magic Flute)
Heinrich Schlusnus (baritone) with Orchestra:
O come unto thy window (Don Giovanni )
Heddle Nash (tenor):
Il mio tesoro (Don Giovanni)
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Dr Leo Blech:
Overture, Don Giovanni
Stewart Gardner (baritone)
by Kendall Taylor
Presto in D (Harpsichord Lesson, No. 16) - Scarlatti
Aria - Padre Martini
Allegretto - Nardini
Ondine - Ravel
Ständchen (Serenade) - Strauss, arr. Gieseking
The Flight of the Bumble Bee - Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Strimer
Scherzo No. 2, in B flat minor, Op. 31 - Chopin
Joan and Betty's Bible Story by Mr E. R. Appleton, West Regional Director
The raising of a little child
Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
(The Heavens declare His Glory)
Winifred Radford (soprano)
Esther Coleman (contralto)
John Armstrong (tenor)
Arthur Brough (bass)
The Wireless Chorus (Section E)
Marie Wilson (solo violin)
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
Berkeley Mason (organ)
The BBC Orchestra (Section C)
(Led by Marie Wilson)
(Trumpet, Oboes, Oboe d'Amore, Viola da Gamba, and Strings)
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
I. Chorus: The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth His handiwork. There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
II. Recitative and Arioso (Tenor): Ev'n so is God to men revealed! His grace, His glory, in all the world displayed; And all things, all things that the Lord hath made, The earth, the shining heaven, The soul, to man that He hath given, The light that He hath ne'er concealed From eyes that look, in faith, above, All these are nought but tokens of His love!
III. Aria (Soprano): Hear ye people, God doth call you, haste unto His throne of grace! Man's redemption cometh through Him, who for us before His face intercedeth; turn ye to Him.
IV. Recitative (Bass): His word is spurn'd, and of His people many to other gods have turn'd. Temptation overcometh all, they yield and weakly fall. The prophets speak but foolishness, And false idolatry they all profess; None may He call His own; He hath not any.
V. Aria (Bass): Begone, unholy delight ! Though all the world were o'erturned, I ne'er by Him shall be spurned, And I shall walk in His sight.
VI. Recitative and Arioso (Alto): Lo, all the earth and ev'ry nation hath heard Thy voice, And they that were beset by sore temptation, Thou makest to rejoice As Thou dost shed Thy light upon the world where darkness reigned. Lo, all that listen to Thy voice that calleth, On them Thy spirit falleth, thereby their soul shall be sustained; Then let our lowly pray'r be pleasing in Thy sight.
VII. Choral: Upon us, God, Thy mercy send, Thy grace to men be given; Thy countenance upon us bend, And light us into Heaven; Thy wond'rous works that we may know, On Thee who have believed, And Jesu's love to them may shew, His grace who ne'er received, And unto Thee may bring them.
IX. Recitative (Bass): O bless Thy faithful few, that they Thy glory still may show forth, That knowledge, mercy, Thy light To ev'ry land may go forth. O send from Heav'n Thy holy spirit, To gird man for the fight With sin and vanity, Till all the world Thy grace inherit.
X. Aria (Tenor): Vilify, do me despite, haters of light! Jesu's way of life who taketh, Ev'ry worldly joy forsaketh.
XI. Recitative and Arioso (Alto): My spirit hath rejoic'd in Christ my Lord His blessed love my soul doth crown. 'Tis He sends manna down, That all mankind with one accord, In brotherhood may praise Him, And one great anthem raise Him.
XII. Aria (Alto): Love thy Lord as He hath done; Jesu died for man, His brother, Love ye therefore one another; In His love all men are one.
XIII. Recitative (Tenor): All Christianity the Love of Jesu knoweth And His way ever goeth : to all eternity The heav'ns and mankind lowly, shall praise the Lord most holy.
XIV. Choral: Our thanks to God, our praises show, His faith always professing; Our lands with milk and honey flow, So giveth God His blessing. Be with us Father and the Son, Be with us, God, the Holy Ghost, Lo, all the world doth worship Thee, Thy people and the heav'nly Host, So sing we gladly, Amen !
(English text by D. Millar Craig. Copyright B C.C., 1930.)
Cantatas for the next four Sundays are: January 21 - No. 2, Wer weiáºž, wie nahe (Who knows how near); February 4 - No. 65, Sie werden aus Saba (The Sages of Sheba); February 18 - No. 144, Nimm, was dein (Take what thine is, and go thy way); March 4 - No. 112, Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (The Lord is my Shepherd).
The Reverend Canon A. C. Deane M.A.
The Stratton String Quartet
George Stratton (violin) ; Carl Taylor (violin) ; Watson Forbes (viola); John Moore (violoncello); George Parker (baritone)
The Roman Republic
Lucretius, the Poet-Philosopher: I (died B.C. 50)
Read by Ronald Watkins
Relayed from Chichester Cathedral
An appeal on behalf of University College Hospital, by Sir Herbert Samuelson, K.B.E., Chairman and Treasurer of the Hospital
This appeal is on behalf of the Centenary Fund of this hospital, which comprises a Main Hospital (414 beds), a Maternity Hospital (85 beds), an Ear and Throat Hospital (41 beds), and a Dental Hospital, and is one of the largest teaching hospitals in London. In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of its foundation this year, it is appealing for the sum of Â£100,000 to enlarge its Infant Welfare and Ante-Natal Departments, and to provide pay beds for persons of limited meansâ€”all objects of national importance. The Hospital relies for public support on the great services it has rendered to medical education, on its valuable contributions to the knowledge of the medical sciences, and on its work as a charity which has afforded relief to over four million patients during the past century.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Sir Herbert Samuelson , K.B.E., [address removed]
Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin
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"The House of Bondage" from "Little Plays of St. Francis", by Laurence Housman
In a chamber, austerely furnished, under a high, narrow window sits Pica, wife of Pietro Bernadone, busy over household mendings. She is fat and comfortable; but her brow is now furrowed with thoughts that seem to distress her. She sighs and shakes her head. At her side a heavy, grated door stands open. From the dark interior comes the sound of rummaging. Once or twice she seems about to speak. At last with a short sigh she does so. She gets no answer. She waits, then speaks again...
For a number of years students at London University have devoted a week in January to the presentation of series of the many plays round the life of St Francis, written by Laurence Housman. During the past nine years some 14,000 people have attended these productions at University College, and the profits have been allocated to charity.
Since 1925, with one exception, one of these plays has been broadcast each year. Among those that have been done already are "Sister Clare", "Brother Yuniper", "Brother Wolf", "Brother Sun", "Makers of Miracle", and "Juniper's First Sermon". Thus listeners have been able to make the acquaintance of a great number of the Franciscan community. If the delightful scapegrace Juniper figures in so many, it is all to the good, for surely there is no more ingenuous and diverting person to be met in history or literature than the most conspicuous character in the life of St. Francis. He shows the lighter side of the nature of this most human of all the Saints.
But the play chosen for this evening is chronologically an early one, for it deals with Francesco (afterwards St. Francis) telling his father (Pietro) and his mother (Pica) of his decision that was to alter his entire life. The fire was to be his brother, the birds his brothers and sisters - he was to leave home. His mother was with him, his father passionately against him, which is the drama of this play.
Pica, his wife:
Francesco (afterwards St Francis):
George Baker (baritone)
Relayed from The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
Few broadcasts are more generally popular than those relayed on Sunday evenings from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, by Tom Jones and his Orchestra. Not the chief reason, but a very good one, is that the acoustical properties of the room in which the band plays are almost ideal, as listeners must have noticed. The programmes, too, are well chosen, and the leader, Tom Jones, has an unmistakable microphone personality. As an orchestral violinist he has had a brilliant career, following an equally brilliant studentship. He was born in Birmingham in 1902, of Irish parents, and comes of a large family of professional musicians; indeed, so large and so talented that the family members of his father's generation were able to form a complete orchestra amongst themselves and enjoyed quite a reputation in the Midlands.
To Lighten the Gentiles: I