From page 87 of ' When Two or Three'
This is the last talk in Mr. Thornton's scries, The Musical Switchback, in which he has tried from week to week to show how uncanny likenesses exist between musical fragments gathered from all over the world. When the same emotional stimulus prompts people to express their feelings in sound, they appear to choose much the same melodies and modes. Today Mr. Thornton intends to play over again to you the excerpts from the series that have mont caught the fancy of the listeners who have written to him asking for another chance of hearing them.
Leader, Frank Thomas
(West Regional Programme)
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
A Miscellaneous Programme
arranged in co-operation with the Royal
(Proceeds to be given to the Musicians'
Relayed from the Royal Albert Hall
THE ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
THE LONDON PHILHARMONIC
(Leader, PAUL BEARD)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
(Leader, ARTHUR CATTERALL )
Sir LANDON RONALD
Slow Movement, Second Symphony,
The Dream of Gerontius
(An article on ' The Dream of Gerantius,' by Sir Walford Davies , will be found on page 792)
A Light Orchestral Concert
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Overture, The Caliph of Bagdad (Boieldieu) The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Weissmann : Selection, 11 Trovatorc (Verdi, arr.
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Alois Melichar : Selection, Mignon (Ambroise Thomas )
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates : Mefisto Waltz No. 1 (Lisst)
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA,
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ Relayed from Casani's Club
The Children's Hour
'THE WOODMAN' (A. Bonnet Laird)
The Children's Hour has a spot of real bother. Mr. and Mrs. CLAPHAM and Mr. and Mrs. DWYER will make their first 5.15 appearance this afternoon
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
' Economic Running Speeds'
A Discussion between H. M. ABRAHAMS and a DOCTOR
ONE of the most brilliant athletes ever turned out by Cambridge is to discuss Economic Running Speeds with a doctor tonight. An athletic whose name is famous for unrivalled prowess on the tracks.
H. M. Abrahams , Hon. Secretary,
Cambridge University Athletic Club, 1921 to 1922, and President, 1922 to 1923, represented Cambridge against Oxford in the 100 yards tour times, and won on each occasion; four times in the long jump, and won it three times ; and once in the 440 yards, which he won. By winning eight events against Oxford in four years he put up a record.
He represented Britain in the Olympic
Games in 1920, and again in 1924, when he won the 100 metres in 10;.' seconds, which then equalled the Olympic record. He did this time on three occasions in. two days. In the 1928 Olympic Games he was' captain of Athletics. When further it is remembered that he was the British 100 yards End long jump champion in 1924, and is still the holder of the Inter-Varsity long jump record, and of the English native record, it can be seen that his discussion with a doctor tonight should be interesting and informative to a degree.
An unexpected point he will bring out is that the maximum speed of a sprint runner begins to decrease after about sixty yards. He first broadcast in 1923, and gave a running commentary (the first of its kind) on the Inter-Varsity Sports in 1927.
EDMUND D. JONES : The Centenary of the Birth of William Morris '
(West Regional Programme)
A Topical Supplement to the Week's
ROY FOX and his BAND
COLLINSON and DEAN
STANELLI and EDGAR
CLARICE MAYNE and her pianist
(A Song, A Joke, and a Piano)
THE EIGHT STEP SISTERS
(Trained by Mrs. Rodney Hudson )
The B.B.C. THEATRE ORCHESTRA
Under the direction of S. KNEALE KELLEY
Time Signal, Greemvich
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
TONIGHT'S SPEAKER in this series had a distinguished career at Eton and Oxford; was Fellow and Lecturer at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1910; Chaplain in 1912 ; he resigned in 1917, and was received into the Church of Rome. He is now Catholic Chaplain at the University of Oxford.
An intellectual and wit. But his sense of humour is no stronger than is his earnestness when he feels impelled to challenge what he considers unweighed opinions and unsound doctrines. In 'Caliban in Grub Street '"he tilted at authors with international reputations, and tumbled the conceptions of best sellers in the* dust; but tonight when he comes to the microphone his sense of humour will not aHow him to forget a category of big names he once criticised as ' Broadcast Minds For he is surely challenging the criticism that for a quarter of an hour he is to be a ' Broadcast. Mind ' himself.
Conductor, Sir HUGH S. ROBERTON
Soloists f ANNIE TAIT
Soloists (ALEXANDER HANNA
Relayed from the Queen's Hall, London (Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.) Psalm-tune-French (For audience singing) (Scottish Psalter)
Sir Hugh S.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)