Directed by John Bridge
Anne Broadhurst (contralto)
with OLGA ALEXEEVA (soprano)
Selection, Hussar Songs
Through the Fields
New Russian Melodies
Treezna (In Memoriam) The Steppe of Mozdok
Traditional Gypsy Song
Impressions of Ukraine
A Factory Song
(sung by YOURA)
Polianka, Folk Dance
(All arrangements by Medvedeff)
Student and Other Songs
Male Voice Chorus with Orchestra :
Sea Shanty Medley
Raymond Newell and The B.B.C.
Mate Voice Chorus, conducted by Leslie Woodgate —Ernest Lush (pianoforte) : Down in Demerara (Traditional); Riding down from Bangor (Traditional); Solomon Levi (Traditional)
The Rondoliers : Whale did swallow
Jonah; Nut Brown Maiden ; The Cuckoo and the Pussy Cat; Hie away Home
Balalaika Orchestra and Chorus :
No, no, I don't want to (Gypsy Song) ; Black Eyes (Gypsy Song)
Conductor, E. GODFREY BROWN
MARY SPENCER-SMITH (soprano)
Joan and Betty's Bible Story
By E. R. APPLETON , West Regional
'The Adventures of St. Paul at
by MAURICE VINDEN
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
The Rev. Principal D. S: CAIRNS, D.D.
Ebenezer Erskine (1680- 1754) was born in Berwickshire, educated at Edinburgh University, and became chaplain and tutor in the family of the Earl of Rothes in residence at Fife. Later, he was called to Portmoak, Kinross-shire, and ordained there by the Kirkcaldy presbytery.
He founded the Scottish secession church , and enjoyed remarkable popularity as a preacher. People came from all over the country to attend his homely, but majestic, sermons and communions. It is said that his elders had to provide for over two thousand communicants.
DOROTHEA HELMRICH (contralto)
ALPHONSE ONNOU (violin)
STEFAN ASKENASE (pianoforte)
These seven songs, out of twelve known simply as Liederkreis (Song-cycle), are settings of verses, having no immediate connection with one another, by the German poet, Eichendorff. The verses are concerned with a kind of native mysticism, and most of them are coloured with a chivalrous sentiment. This cycle, written a little before the Frauenliebc and Dichterliebe groups, is essentially lyrical and vigorously youthful. The eleventh song, ' In the Forest', is numbered among Schumann's masterpieces of song-writing.
The violin Sonata in A is the only work in that form composed by Franck. He wrote it for the great violinist Ysaye, for whose talent Franck had the most enthusiastic admiration, and Madame Bordes-Pene, a pianist of great promise who died young.
Three main themes form the nucleus of the melodic material used in all four movements of the work, which differs from the pure sonata form only in the third and fourth movements. The third, entitled Recitativo-Fantasia, is characterised by free development in the masterly manner of Franck ; while the fourth, in rondo form, has again its own individual construction. The sonata begins quietly, proceeds full of passion and beauty, and ends with the utmost brilliance.
The first performance, in 1886, by Ysaye and Madame Bordes-Pt-ne, took place in a picture gallery in Brussels. Placed at the end of the programme, it grew too dark to see the music, and since no lights of any sort were allowed in the gallery, it was decided to end the concert and dismiss the audience. Ysaye, however, would agree to no such arrangement. He called the audience back, and in the, by now, completely darkened room the two artists played through the last three movements from an unprepared memory with a fire and passion as though inspired.
The Augustan Age at Rome
The Aeneid of Virgil
Read in the translation of James Rhoades and in the original Latin by RONALD WATKINS
VlTYA VRONSKY and VICTOR BABIN
En blanc et noir (In Black and White)
Debussy I. Avec emportement; 2. Lent, Sombre; 3. Scherzando
These three 'caprices in black and white' for two pianos were composed in 1915, during the war. They differ in style, and each is independent of the other, but all are coloured with the emotion common in war-time. The first is prefaced with a short verse taken from Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, and seems here to bear some ironical allusion to non-combatants. The second piece bears the inscription of the envoi from Villon's Ballad against the Enemies of France', and is dedicated to a young officer killed in action. The third piece is dedicated to Igor Stravinsky. It is prefaced with a line from a poem by Charles d'Orleans, which, translated, reads ' Yver, you are nothing but a knave '.
Relayed from Barking Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Immortal, invisible (S.P., 535) Introduction Prayer
Lord's Prayer Psalm 121
Lesson, Ephesians, Ch. 3, w. 14-21 Nunc Dimittis Prayers
Hymn, Jesu ! the very thought of Thee
(A. and M., 178 ; S.P., 547)
Address by the Rev. Canon H. C. ROBINS
Hymn, Father all-seeing (S.P., 330)
8.45 London National will radiate the London Regional Week's Godd 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 from 8.45 to 8.50
Rev. Canon H. C.
The Week's Good Cause
An Appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH EXECUTIVE EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY, by Sir NOEL CURTIS-BENNETT , K.C.V.O.
In January, 1933, a society was founded for the purpose of helping to rehabilitate in business men who have lost executive positions in commerce and industry owing to trade depression. This society has developed into the British Executive Employment Society with a membership of, roughly, 1,600, consisting of trained and experienced men from all branches of business and the technical professions. The qualifications of each member are very carefully classified so that the right men can be found immediately for vacancies which the Society is asked to fill by employers needing trained men. It has been assisted by generous donations from the directorates of large business firms and institutions.
It is hoped that the Society will grow in time to be a national body representative of the administrative type of business man. This cannot be achieved, however, without the direct help and interest of men of this class who have never known what unemployment means, and of firms who may find it necessary to utilise the Society as a means of replenishing their depleted staffs as industry recovers. Employed executives can help by becoming Associate Members, and firms by becoming annual subscribers. In fact, any donations, however small, will be welcomed.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
General News Bulletin
Shipping Forecast, on 1,500 m. only, at 9.0
(By permission of The Air Council)
Lieutenant R. P. O'DONNELL , M.V.O.,
Director of Music, Royal Air Force
PERCY MANCHESTER (tenor)
Charles Dibdin was connected for many years with one or other of the London theatres and composed many stage pieces, of which more than one is still occasionally heard. The greater part of the music in Lionel and Clarissa, for instance, was his, and The Waterman, The Ephesian Matron, and The Quaker are not by any means forgotten. But one of his most interesting enterprises was an entertainment in which he not only wrote the words and composed the music, but sang, recited and played, providing the whole evening's programme himself, under the title ' The Whim of the Moment '. It was for this that many of his best-known songs were written. ' Tom Bowling most popular of them all, was composed as a sincere expression of grief on the death of Dibdin's eldest brother, whose name really was Tom. He was skipper of a merchantman on the Indian Service.
Charles himself once had it in mind to pay a visit to India, and, to raise the necessary money, made a concert tour throughout most of England. His account of the tour, published in 1788 as ' The Musical Tour of Mr. Dibdin ', was the only result; although he actually embarked for India, stormy weather decided 'him to abandon the project, and he went no farther than Torbay.
Lieutenant R. P.
(For details, see page 753)