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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 66 of ' When Two or Three '

: ' The Week in Westminster '

G. H. HALL , M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: G. H. Hall

: THE RUTLAND SQUARE and NEW VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Norman Austin
Relayed from
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh

Contributors

Directed By: Norman Austin

: A Programme of New Gramophone Records

By CHRISTOPHER STONE

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Stone

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
(From Cardiff)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas

: EVENSONG

Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Psalms 136-7-8
Lessons: Proverbs, viii; Luke viii,
4-18
Setting (Axe in F)
Anthem, Blessed City (Bairstow)
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel, by whose hand
(S.P. 596)

: A Ballad Concert

CHARLES BENSON (tenor)
JUNE ROSS-OLIVER (pianoforte)

Contributors

Tenor: Charles Benson

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Guy Daines
(Scottish Regional Programme)

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: All Nationals except Daventry

THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
' Waterways of England', No. 10
' The Tale of the Taw and Torridge ' a play by L. DU GARDE PEACH

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall
Play By: L. du Garde

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: Open Golf Championship

An Eye-witness Account of the day's play, by BERNARD DARWIN
Relayed from the Royal St. George's
Golf Club, Sandwich

: The Foundations of Music

HANDEL TRIO SONATAS (Op. 2)
Played by JOSEPH SLATER (flute)
ANDRÉ MANGEOT (violin)
BERKELEY MASON (harpsichord)
Sonata No. I, in C minor
Largo-Allegro; Andante-Allegro

Contributors

Flute: Joseph Slater
Harpsichord: Berkeley Mason

: Spanish Talk

MARIA DE LAGUNA, M.A.(Lond.)
(Examiner to the University of London)

: ' From Tolpuddle to T.U.C.'

The Future of Trade Unionism—2
WALTER M. CITRINE

Contributors

Unknown: Walter M. Citrine

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA

(Section G)
(Led by MANUS O'DONNELL)
Conducted by RICHARD AUSTIN
DEBUSSY dedicated this charming little Suite, which was originally written for piano, ' To my dear little Chou-chou, with her father's tender excuses for what follows'. It is amusing to note that in the case of ' Jimbo's Lullaby ', when a friend pointed out to Debussy that he meant ' Jumbo ' and not ' Jimbo ', Debussy was adamant that the latter ' is the elephant's name, not Jumbo '. Despite all the evidence that could be brought to bear upon this tremendous issue Debussy stuck to his point, and the ' Jimbo's Lullaby ' it remained.
THE VALSE TRISTE is part of the incidental music to a drama, ' Kuolema ' (Death). The story illustrated by the piece is : A youth has fallen asleep at night by the sick bed of his mother. Slowly the dark room lights up with a red glow, and a valse-tune is heard in the distance. The dying woman leaves her bed, and, swaying to the lilt of the music, summons dancers, who now enter the room. The mother dances with them until she falls on the bed exhausted. But she makes a supreme effort, and the dance is renewed, wilder than ever. At its height, there comes a rap at the door. The sick woman cries out, the dancers and the music are gone. Death has come.

Contributors

Conducted By: Richard Austin

: 'The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: THE WIRELESS SINGERS

Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
ETHEL BARTLETT and RAE ROBERTSON (pianofortes)
BRAHMS'S FIRST SERIES of ' Liebeslieder ', composed in 1869, consist of eighteen settings of translations by Daumer of Russian, Polish, and Magyar folk-poetry. The music shows Brahms in the happiest and lightest of moods. Hanslick, the famous Viennese critic and the friend of Brahms, writing about Brahms and the waltz, said : ' Brahms and waltzes ! The two words stare at each other in positive amazement on the elegant title-page. The earnest, silent Brahms, a true younger brother of Schumann, and just as North German, Protestant, and unworldly as he-writing waltzes ! There is only one word which solves the enigma, and that is-Vienna. The imperial city induced Beethoven-not, it is true, to dance, but to write dance-music ; it led Schumann into a carnival prank " Faschingsschwank " ; it might have ensnared even Bach himself in the mortal sin of writing a " Landler". Brahms's waltzes are the fruit of his residence in Vienna, and a fruit of the very sweetest kind. It was not for nothing that this delicate organ was exposed for years to the light, agreeable air of Austria ; his waltzes have much to tell us about this. Even when far from Vienna, he must still have caught echoes of Strauss's waltzes and Schubert's " Landler ", our " G'stanzl " and yodellers, even of Farka's gypsy music, and recalled the pretty girls, the fiery wine, the wooded hills, and all the rest. Those who watch with sympathy the development of this straightforward and deep, but previously, perhaps, one-sided talent, will greet the waltzes as a happy sign of a rejuvenated and refreshed receptivity, as a sort of conversion to the poetic creed of Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert -the creed of Hafiz '.

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Ethel Bartlett
Pianofortes: Rae Robertson

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Relayed from
St. Michael's, Chester Square

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. H. Elliott

: DANCE MUSIC

THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz Relayed from Casani's Club
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only at 23.00 (11.0)

Contributors

Directed By: Charles Kunz








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