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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 72 of 'When Two or Three

: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

An Orchestral Programme
The Great Symphony Orchestra, conducted bv Manfred Gurlitt : Homage March (Sigurd Jorsalfar ) (Grieg)
John Barbirolli and his Orchestra .
Berceuse ; Praeludium (Jarnefelt)
Lucerne Kursaal Orchestra: Dance of the Flowers (Le Corsaire-Ballet)
(Delibes)
The New Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Edward Elgar : Rosemary (That's for Remembrance) ; Serenade Lyrique (Elgar)

Contributors

Unknown: Manfred Gurlitt
Unknown: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Conducted By: Sir Edward Elgar

: TOM JENKINS

At The Organ of The Plaza Cinema,
Swansea

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

A Vocal and Instrumental Recital
Joseph Szigeti (violin): Sonata in G—1. Lento; 2. Allegro; 3. Presto assai (Tartini)
Ninon Vallin (soprano): Plaisir d'amour (The Pleasure of Love) (Martini) ; L'Heure exquise (The Exquisite Hour) (Hahn) Si mes vers avaient des ailes (If my words had wings) (Hahn)
Joseph Szigeti (violin) : Hungarian
Tunes (Bartok, arr. Szigeti)

Contributors

Soprano: Ninon Vallin
Violin: Joseph Szigeti

: THE WESTERN STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas Irene Baker (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Soprano: Irene Baker

: THE SCOTTISH STUDIO ORCHESTRA

Directed by Guy Daines

Contributors

Directed By: Guy Daines

: The Buxton Municipal Orchestra

(Leader, THOMAS MATTHEWS )
Conducted by HORACE FELLOWES
Relayed from
The Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Contributors

Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Horace Fellowes

: A Sonata Recital

FLORENCE HOOTON (violoncello)
' DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)

Contributors

Unknown: Florence Hooton
Pianoforte: Dorothy Manley

: All Nationals except Daventry

Lou PREAGER and his BAND
Relayed from Romano's Restaurant
5.15 Daventry
The Children's Hour
Pianoforte Solos by CECIL DIXON
Tales of Hatchetty Hollow-I . The Crock of Gold ', by ALAN C. JENKINS , told by BARBARA ,
' The Zoo Man '
' The Weather Eye ', No. 2, ' More
Natural Barometers', by Major J. T. GORMAN, totd by MAC

Contributors

Unknown: Lou Preager
Solos By: Cecil Dixon
Unknown: Hatchetty Hollow-I
Unknown: Alan C. Jenkins

: ' The First News '

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: 'The Theatre'

DESMOND MACCARTHY

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy

: From Plainsong to Purcell

The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir Richard Runciman Terry
Plainsong sung by a small choir:
1. Kyrie (De Angelis)
2. Kyrie (Rex Splendens)
3. Alleluia (for May 12)
4. Antiphon (Gloria tibi Trinitas)
5. Angelus ad Virginem
6. Sequence (Laetabundus)
7. Sequence (Victimae Paschali)
8. Sequence (Veni sancte Spiritus)
9. Sequence (Laude Sion)
10. Sequence (Dies irae)
In medieval times the present-day division of music into "sacred" and "secular" did not exist. Plainsong themes found their way into "worldly" compositions; carols—which were then Folksongs pure and simple—found their way into church; Polyphonic masses and motets were written round "secular" tunes.
Musical histories are fond of pointing to the last-named practice as an "abuse" savouring of irreverence. We shall sing three examples of church music, popular in the time of Henry VIII, and if listeners can find any trace of "irreverence" in these three compositions, their ears must be strangely constructed.
We shall, further, feel rewarded if we can dispel some of the popular prejudices against Plainsong. Its two worst enemies are (a) its devotees and (b) the academics. The former would have us believe that every note is sacrosanct: the latter have overlaid it with so much technical jargon that the plain man cannot see the wood for the trees.
Don't believe either of them, good listeners. Our forefathers were human beings like ourselves. Music which held human appeal for them cannot be devoid of interest for us.—R.R.T.

Contributors

Musical direction: Sir Richard Runciman Terry

: Promenade Concert

Relayed from The Queen's Hall,
London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Wagner Programme
FLORENCE EASTON (soprano)
FRANCIS RUSSELL (tenor)
THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
(Principal violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
Conducted by Sir HENRY WOOD
Part I
ORCHESTRA
Prelude, Lohengrin
FRANCIS RUSSELL AND ORCHESTRA
8.10 Trial Songs (The Mastersingers
In snowbound Hall; Now begin
ORCHESTRA
8.20 Traume
(Solo violin, CHARLES WOODHOUSE)
8.30 Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
8.43 Huldigungsmarsch
FLORENCE EASTON AND ORCHESTRA
8.50 Isolda's Narration to Brangane
(Tristan and Isolda)
ORCHESTRA
9.2 Bacchanale (Tannhauser)
9.17 Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla
(The Rheingold)
(The time of performance marked against each item should be taken as approximate)
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] ; and usual agents.
Prices (including Entertainments Tax),
7s. 6d.,6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), Promenade (payment at doors only) 25.

Contributors

Tenor: Francis Russell
Conducted By: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Francis Russell
Unknown: Florence Easton

: ' The Second News '

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

: 'Golden Dragon City'

A Play by Lord DUNSANY

Contributors

Play By: Lord Dunsany

: DANCE MUSIC

LEW STONE and his BAND
(Shipping Forecast, on 1,500 m. only, at 11.0)








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