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: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Act I of Puccini's Opera
' Madam Butterfly '
Cast
Members of the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Conductor, CARLO SABAJNO
Chorus Master, VITTORE VENEZIANI
Lieutenant Pinkerton, an officer of the United States Navy, arrives at Nagasaki in the course of his duties. It is here that he meets Cho-Cho-San, known as Madam Butterfly.
Goro is a Japanese marriage broker, to whom Pinkerton goes to draw up an agreement concerning his forthcoming marriage to Butterfly, for whom he has a passing infatuation. Goro assures him that the marriage is only binding so long as he continues to live with his wife.
In the meantime, Madam Butterfly has forsaken her gods to become a Christian and is scorned by her relations, who finally renounce her.
To Pinkerton comes Sharpless, the American Consul at Nagasaki, who tries to dissuade him from this marriage and points out that Butterfly is very serious and is under the impression that she is entering a life contract ; but Pinkerton does not listen to him, and the marriage takes place and is followed by a feast, where her uncle, the Bonze, finally curses her. The Act ends with mutual protestations of love.

Contributors

Madam Butterfly: Margaret Sheridan (soprano)
Suzuki: Ida Mannarini (mezzo-Soprano)
Kate Pinkerton I: Elena Leoni (mezzo-Soprano)
Lieutenant Pinkerton: Lionello Cecil (tenor)
Sharpless: Vittorio Weinberg (baritone)
Goro: Nello Palai (tenor)
The Bonze: Guglielmo Masini (bass)
Prince Yamadori: Antonio Gelli (bass)

: FRANK STEWART

presents
'THE ALPHAS'

: A SHORT RELIGIOUS SERVICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Conducted by The Rev. Dr. PERCY
DEARMER, Canon of Westminster
Order of Service
THE WAGES
(The Labourers in the Vineyard)
Hymns, City of God, how broad and far (S.P., 468); Dismiss me not Thy Service, Lord (S.P., 297)
Carol, The Garden of Jesus (O.B.C.,
105)
Doxology, All praise and thanks to God
(S.P., 406)

: An Organ Recital

by BERKELEY MASON
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
House

: Missionary Talk

' Touching the Untouchable'
The Diamond Jubilee of the Mission to Lepers, by the Rev. E. B. SHARPE , K.I.H., Superintendent of the Purulia
Leper Home
Sixty years ago the Mission to the Lepers was founded to help lepers and the children of lepers, and to fight leprosy, throughout the world. This afternoon, in token of their Diamond Jubilee, the Rev. E. B. Sharpe , who supervises the Mission's biggest institution, the Leper Home and Hospital at Purulia, India, is to tell listeners of the Mission's struggles and achievements. Mr. Sharpe has been in India working for the Mission for twenty-five years.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. B. Sharpe
Unknown: Rev. E. B. Sharpe

: Music by John Ireland

JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor) ANTONIO BROSA (violin)
ANTONI SALA (violoncello) JOHN IRELAND (pianoforte)
ANTONIO BROSA AND JOHN IRELAND Sonata No. 2, in A minor
I. Allegro ; 2. Poco lento quasi adagio ; 3. In tempo moderato
JOHN ARMSTRONG
The Advent (Alice Meynell)
Hymn for a Child (Sylvia Townsend
Warner)
My Fair (Alice Mcynell)
The Salley Gardens (W. B. Yeats )
The Soldier's Return (Sylvia Townsend
Warner)
The Scapegoat (Sylvia Townsend
Warner)
(Accompanied by Tire COMPOSER)
ANTONI SALA AND JOHN IRELAND Sonata i. Moderato sostenuto; 2. Poco largamentc. 3. Con moto e marcato

Contributors

Tenor: John Armstrong
Violin: Antoni Sala
Pianoforte: Antonio Brosa
Unknown: I. Allegro
Unknown: John Armstrong
Unknown: B. Yeats
Unknown: Antoni Sala

: Readings from Classical

Literaturc-73
The Augustan Age at Rome
The Aeneid of Virgil
Read in the translation of James Rhoadcs and irf the original Latin by RONALD WATKINS

Contributors

Unknown: James Rhoadcs
Unknown: Ronald Watkins

: A Recital

By OLGA HALEY (mezzo-soprano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Olga Haley

: A BAPTIST SERVICE

Relayed from
St. Mary's Baptist Church
Norwich
Order of Service
Hymn, When all Thy mercies, 0 my
God (B.C.H., 55 ; A. and M., 517)
Invocation
Lesson, Hebrews i
Anthem, Come, Thou Ho!y Paraclete
(Bach)
Intercession
Hymn, Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts
(B.C.H.; 163 ; A. and M., 190)
Address by the Rev. GILBERT LAWS (President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland)
Hymn, Our day of praise is done
(B.C.H., 603 ; A. and M., 30)
Benediction
Organist and Choirmaster,
CYRIL PEARCE

Contributors

Choirmaster: Cyril Pearce

: The Week's Good Cause

An Appeal on behalf of THE ROYAL HOSPITAL AND HOME FOR INCURABLES, PUTNEY, by the President of the Hospital, the Right Honourable VISCOUNT LEE OF FAREHAM, G.C.B.,
G.C.S.I.
This National Charity was founded by Dr. Andrew Reed and was instituted at the Mansion House in 1854. The design of the Institution is to relieve and to cherish for life persons of the poorer middle classes suffering from incurable maladies and thereby disqualified for life's duties. At the present time there are 900 beneficiaries. The annual expenditure is £50,000, and the assured income is only about £12,000, leaving nearly £,40,000 to be raised annually from voluntary subscriptions.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Andrew Reed
Unknown: Honourable Viscount

: 'The News'

Weather Forecast
General News Bulletin
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 9.0

: A Recital of Metrical Psalms and Hymns

Members of the B.B.C. CHORUS
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate

: THE WYNFORD REYNOLDS OCTET

MAVIS BENNETT (soprano)
Relayed from The Spa Pavilion,
Felixstowe (Violin obbligato, WYNFORD REYNOLDS)

Contributors

Soprano: Mavis Bennett








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