From page 69 of ' When Two or Three '
' The Headstrong Child ' by a Doctor
Rclayed from Downside Abbey
Directed by HENRY HALL
Directed by John Bridge
Sonata No. 2 in F for strings and pianoforte
William Young , arr. W. G. Whittaker r. Moderato ; 2. Andante espressivo ; 3. Spiritoso
As an alternative to the Scottish Regional. programme for Schools, from
2.0 to 2.45 Scottish National will radiate the Regional programme (details at foot of page), from 2.45 to 3.30 the National programme, and from 3.30 to 3.50 the Regional programme.
2.5 Life and Work in the British
Empire ' —10
ERNEST YOUNG : ‘ Central America-
British Honduras ’
Described in two parts as follows : By R. C. LYLE from Messrs. Topham's private stand, for that part of the course on the Grand Stand side of Becher's and Valentine's Brooks, as shown by the dotted line on the plan on page 795, and by W. HOBBISS from the Canal Turn for the remainder of the course including Becher's Brook, the Canal Turn and Valentine's Brook
Relayed from Aintree
(Copyright. See notice on page 849)
The Granada, Walthamstow
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
The Hotel Metropole, London
Directed by HENRY HALL
The Children's Hour
Songs from the Blue Book of Nursery Rhymes, by THOMAS DUNHILL , sung by WINIFRED BURY , with The Composer at the Piano
' Mary and Bunch,' from Mostly
Mary, by GWYNEDD RAE
5.40 ' Here and There ', a summary of the Week's News, by Commander
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
BEETHOVEN'S STRING QUARTETS, OP. 18
Played by THE KUTCHER STRING QUARTET : Samuel Kutcher (violin) ; Frederick
Grinke (violin); Raymond Jeremy (viola) ; Douglas Cameron (violoncello)
Quartet in C minor (Op. 18, No. 4) 1. Allegro ma non tanto ; 2. Scherzo :
Andante scherzoso quasi Allegretto ; 3. Menuctto : Allegretto ; 4. Allegro Prestissimo
Sir WALFORD DAVIES
The Honble. V. SACKVILLE-WEST:
' Annuals '
The Colonial Empire
' British Rule in Africa: White and Black-The Future '
and MATHILDE CUERVAS
Fourteen English Poems set to music by WALFORD DAVIES
ELSIE SUDDABY (soprano)
STUART ROBERTSON (baritone)
At the Pianoforte, WALFORD DAVIES
These notes on the concert are by Scott Goddard , an old Temple choirboy and pupil of Sir Walford Davies , who was at lhat time Organist and Choirmaster to the Societies of the Inner and Middle Temple, in the famous old Church in the Temple.
SIR WALFORD DAVIES is known throughout the country for the talks which he, one of the earliest of broadcasters, has given. This aspect of a life of many interests and of immense activity has brought him lasting fame. He is, possibly, rather less well known as a composer, although he has written in practically all the main forms of instrumental and vocal music.
As a song-writer he has been especially prolific, and the number of his songs is said to run into three figures. Those songs to be heard tonight represent, therefore, only a minute portion of his output. The intrinsic character of his art as a song-writer lies in his never forcing the words out of their natural accent, and never forcing the verbal phrase out of its proper rhythmic sequence. As a result, the meaning of the poem is never forced beyond its natural capacity for expressing emotion called into play by a given situation. In the setting of Walter de la Mare's 'Nod' the commentary of the music is direct and simple. Again in Dekker's 'Sweet Content' the music enhances the gentle atmosphere of the poem, only adding a sense of enchanted happiness as its contribution. Listening to those songs, one feels that it is precisely that happiness and feeling of impetuous enjoyment which Walford Davies brings to his settings. 'I happy am. Joy is my name.â Those lines from Blake's poem, which Walford Davies has also set, might be applied to his whole outlook.
Tune thy music to thy heart (Campion) Infant Joy (Blake)
To youth there comes a whisper out of the West (H. Newbolt)
Sweet Content (Dekker)
He hears with gladdened heart the thunder (R. L. Stevenson )
I love all beauteous things (Bridges)
Softly along the road at evening
(Walter de la Mare)
In the Highlands (R. L. Stevenson Requiescat (R. L. Stevenson )
Orpheus with his lute (Shakespeare) Arkendalc (Naomi M. Gilman ) Three Poems by Kipling i. The White Seal's Lullaby; 2. Brookland Road; 3. Jobson's Amen
THE KIPLING SONGS are the latest in date and have not so far been heard in public. Here the affinity between poet and composer is particularly close. The strength of the words lies in their natural simplicity. They are as near plain speaking as poetry can be, and in Walford Davies 's music this same unreserved straightforwardness can be heard. In one of the songs in the earlier part of the programme occur Campion's words, 'Concord pleaseth more the less 'tis strained '. Concord has seldom been less strained than in these melodious settings by a composer who has persuaded more people to write tunes of their own than any living man.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
C. D. BROAD, LITT.D., Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge
THIS SERIES of talks has afforded us the opportunity of hearing opinions from a variety of sides, and it is Professor Broad's task to sort them out for us.
He has been Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy at Cambridge University since 1933. Since he came down from Cambridge, a Major Scholar in Natural Science, about twenty years ago, the Universities of St. Andrews, Dundee, Bristol, and Dublin have honoured him.
This Enquiry has aimed at showing us the attempt which Psychical Research is making to apply scientific methods to investigate the claims of supernormal happenings. We have had proof of its sincerity. Those of us who were dubious, are we any less sceptical ? We may believe in induced anesthesia without believing in professional mediumship. We may accept dreams and previsions, but reject the idea of ghosts. Has the mind power over the body ? Do we survive?
(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted 'by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
GLADYS COLE (soprano)
Harry Roy and his Band
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)