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Directed by John Bridge
Harry Mortimer (clarinet)
(North Regional Programme)


Directed By: John Bridge
Clarinet: Harry Mortimer

: A Pianoforte Recital by



Unknown: Barbara Kirkby-Mason

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Over the Hills and Far Away
The English Singers: The Dark-eyed Sailor (arr. Vaughan-Williams)
Annette Blackwell (soprano): A farmer's son so sweet, and As I sat on a sunny bank (arr. Cecil J. Sharp )
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Interlude, Shallow's Orchard (Falstaff) (Elgar)
Annette Blackwell : A bold young farmer (arr. Vaughan Williams)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Geoffrey Toye : In a Summer Garden (Delius)
Annette Blackwell : My Johnny was a shoemaker (Traditional) ; As I was going to Banbury (arr. Cecil Sharp )
The English Singers : The Turtle
Dove (arr. Vaughan Williams)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Aubade (Nursery Suite) (Elgar)
The Oriana Madrigal Society : Brigg
Fair (arr. Grainger)


Soprano: Annette Blackwell
Unknown: Cecil J. Sharp
Unknown: Sir Edward Elgar
Unknown: Annette Blackwell
Conducted By: Geoffrey Toye
Unknown: Annette Blackwell
Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Conducted By: Sir Edward Elgar

: On Foreign Bookstalls

THIS IS the first of four talks in a new series, and they are to be given respectively on books that are being read and talked about in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
Paul Morand, who is to give the ! first broadcast, was born in Paris in 1889 and educated in Paris and at Oxford. He was in the French Diplomatic Service from 1912 to 1926, and attached to the Embassy in London, Rome, and Madrid. He was French
Charge d'Affaires in Siam in 1925, and in 1916 he was private secretary to M. Briand. He started his literary career in 1920. Paul Morand writes vividly and descriptively about men and women and cities, and the life they live in these post-War years. He has made and constantly increased his reputation since he gave up diplomacy for the pen. ' Open all Night 'Closed all Night', 'New York ', ' London ' are among the books he has written.


Unknown: M. Briand.
Unknown: Paul Morand

: Songs our Fathers Sang

sung by DENNIS NOBLE (baritone)


Sung By: Dennis Noble

: For the Children

Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON , West Regional
' Out of Prison'
(From Cardiff)


Story By: E. R. Appleton


' Gelobet sei der Herr, Mein Gott'
(' I praise Thee evermore, my God ')
KATE WINTER (soprano)
(Section B)
TERENCE MAcDONAGH (oboe d'amore)
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
(Section C)
(Led by Marie Wilson )
(Trumpets, Tympani, Flauto. traverso,
Oboes and Strings)
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
(For the words of the Cantata see left)


Bass: Arthur Cranmer
Violin: Marie Wilson
Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Adrian Boult

: Pillars of the English Church

' Charles Kingsley '
By the Rev. Canon C. E. RAVEN , D.D., Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge


Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: C. E. Raven


(Leader, Louis WILLOUGHBY )
Conductor, BOYD NEEL
GLADYS COLE (soprano)


Leader: Louis Willoughby
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Soprano: Gladys Cole

: Readings from Classical Literature-63

The Augustan Age in Rome:
The Odes of Horace
Read in the original Latin and various translations by RONALD WATKINS


Unknown: Ronald Watkins

: A Pianoforte Recital

HARRIET COHEN is not the type of artist who, having the opportunity of studying a new school at first hand and at its source, neglects to do so. She plays modern Spanish music from intimate acquaintance with those who write it and consequent knowledge of their aims and idiom. Miss Cohen has, in fact, just returned from Madrid, having played there Walton's Sinfonia Concertante with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, conducted by that staunch friend of England, Senor Arbos. A Spanish critic, on that occasion, said that Spain owed her a double debt. for not only does she introduce a great deal of Spanish music everywhere she goes, but on her visits to Spain she introduces British music to Spanish audiences.


Unknown: Harriet Cohen
Unknown: Harriet Cohen
Unknown: Senor Arbos.


Relayed from Regent Square Presbyterian Church, London
Order of Service
Hymn, My God, how wonderful Thou art (A. and M., 169)
Lesson, Genesis xxviii, lo-end Psalm 61
Intercessions and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire (A. and M. 599)
Address by the Rev. G. T. BELLHOUSE Hymn, Nearer, my God, to Thee
(A. and M., 277)


Unknown: Rev. G. T. Bellhouse
Organist: G. Harold Paine

: London National will radiate the London Regional Week's Good Cause, North National the North Regional Week's Good Cause, and Scottish National the Scottish Regional Week's Good Cause. West National will close down until 20.50

8.45 Daventry
The Week's Good Cause
An appeal on behalf of THE PORTSMOUTH HOSTEL FOR Boys, by Admiral E. GRACE , C.B.
THE OBJECT of this appeal is the particular interest of the Bishop of Portsmouth, who writes as follows:
' Some four years ago the challenge came to the Diocese of Portsmouth to provide for boys without homes, and for those for whom public authorities desired to find a " home away from home ", a hostel where they could live under conditions which were home-like, comfortable, and kindly. This challenge was taken up under great financial exigencies and a start made in a house in Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, which by extensions and adaptations has been rendered suitable.
' Under the devoted chairmanship of Admiral Edgar Grace , C.B., many difficulties, financial and otherwise, have been overcome, and the hostel is now well established. It has in it at this moment twenty-two boys, and its influence is steadily increasing, some sixty boys benefiting yearly. The contributions of those in work, as well as grants from the authorities on behalf of certain others, are of very great financial importance, but in addition £ i a day has to be raised continuously by subscriptions from kind friends in the district to balance the annual accounts. Some £600 is still required to free the hostel from debt, £ 400 to equip the workshop and provide other activities, and a further £500 to put future expenditure on a sure and business-like footing.
' The inspiration which has led
Admiral Grace to devote himself to this valuable and most desirable enterprise has been largely derived from the warm interest his father, " W. G. ", took in young fellows and in their enthusiasm for the bright energies of life. There will be many whose memories go back to that masterful figure with its unerring efficiency, and who, for the sake of unforgotten enchantment in watching " W. G. " hit up a great score, or in seeing him pull some almost lost match " out of the fire", will delight in aiding his son's determined effort to make the only boys' hostel of its kind south of the Thames a great success and a lasting benefit to those boys who are sent to it from all parts of our country.-Neville Portsmouth. '
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


Unknown: Admiral E. Grace
Unknown: Admiral Edgar Grace
Unknown: W. G.
Unknown: W. G.
Unknown: Neville Portsmouth.
Unknown: Admiral E. Grace

: ' The News'

Weather Forecast, General News Bulletin
(Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 21.00)

: Pilgrim's Way

A Tale of Everyman's Journey through
Life, and of his many Moods
An Anthology of Poetry and Music
From W. H. Davies , Ludwig Lewisohn , William Blake , Matthew Arnold , William Wordsworth , Arthur Symons , John Milton , John Keats , Andrew Marvell , Alice Meynell , Rupert Brooke , James Stephens , the Psalms and Walter
De La Mare
(from The Golden Toy', by kind permission of the Coliseum Management) and ROBERT HARRIS


Unknown: H. Davies
Unknown: Ludwig Lewisohn
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: William Wordsworth
Unknown: Arthur Symons
Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: John Keats
Unknown: Andrew Marvell
Unknown: Alice Meynell
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: James Stephens
Spoken By: Ion Swinley
Unknown: Robert Harris


Relayed from
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
(At the pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES )


Soprano: Dorothy Bennett
Pianoforte: Sydney Ffoulkes

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