Special Readings and Prayers
Hymns: A. and M. 137, Alleluia!
Alleluia! Hearts to heaven, and A. and M. 125, Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
Mrs. OLIVER STRACHEY
Directed by Sydney Phasey
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Directed by John Bridge
Joseph Percival (pianoforte)
Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
HEBE SIMPSON (soprano)
EDWARD DYKES (bass)
Directed by Guy Daines
Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
C. P. E. BACH'S PIANOFORTE SONATAS
Played by HELEN PERKIN
Sonata in G
I. Allegretto ; 2. Larghetto; 3. Alle
Sonata in F
1. Andantino ; 2. Presto
Sonata on A
(From ' Clavier-Sonaten nebst einigen Rondos furs Fortepiano, fur Kenner und Liebhaber ', 1780)
A short story by Michael Arlen , read by Captain ROBERT A. L. HARTMAN
Captain Robert A. L.
MARY JARRED (contralto)
KARL ULRICH SCHNABEL
(pianoforte) KARL ULRICH SCHNABEL is the son of Artur Schnabel, and follows in his father's footsteps as a virtuoso pianist. His first public appearance in this country was made two years ago, and it was then made clear that the name of Schnabel on a programme, whatever the initials, makes a promise to the listener of an excellence that is invariably cashed in full.
Weather Forecast, Second General News Bulletin
C. F. WHITTALL
LISTENERS may perhaps remember the special broadcast which was carried out on Armistice Day, 1933, when seven three-minute talks were given in succession from various capitals in Europe : Paris, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Warsaw, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Berlin.
Tonight's broadcast is the first in a new series of talks from abroad, which will be given on Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer. This new series is, in a way, an amplification of that special programme, and the speakers who took part in it will now have an opportunity to develop at greater length the latest news from the part of Europe in which they live.
Tonight's speaker is
Mr. C. F. Whittall , who is Reuter's correspondent in Rome, and will be speaking from there. Rome is, perhaps particularly suitable for the first talk in this series, in view of the recent meeting there between Signor Mussolini , Doctor Dollfuss, and General Gomboes, and also of this week's picturesque ceremonies in connection with the termination of the Holy Year.
Mr. C. F.
WHEN one recalls the first broadcast of this oratorio programme from the Birmingham studio on the eve of Armistice Day, 1929, the aptness of its title is revealed. The programme itself is fully explained by Joseph Lewis , who compiled it, and whose conception it was, on page 974 of this issue.
There is nothing unusual in presenting in one programme a number of varied excerpts from the oratorios of different composers. Where, however, this careful compilation is different is in the linking up of several excerpts to form a cohesive whole strictly relevant in mood and sequence to a central idea-in this case, the idea of distress finding comfort in the loving compassion of God. Nearly all the excerpts are well-known, not only to the thousands who have shared in the performance of them, but to the tens of thousands for whom listening to them is a major part of their musical education. Oratorio is still the staple fare wherever, in the British Isles, there is a choir, and though Mr. Lewis's selection discovers nothing new, nothing even strange, old affection will be alert to greet a compilation that presents the familiar in a new grouping of sympathy and purpose.
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES KUNZ Relayed from Casani's Club
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 11.0)