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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 27 of' When Two or Three'

: 'The Family Album'

S. R. LlTTLEWOOD

Contributors

Unknown: S. R. Llttlewood

: To Unemployed Clubs

'The Industrial and Unemployed
Situation in Germany'
R. H. S. CROSSMAN

Contributors

Unknown: R. H. S. Crossman

: An Interlude of Gramophone Records

Percy Grainger (pianoforte) : Clair de Lune (Moonlight) (Suite Bergamasquc) ; Toccata (Debussy)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Percy Grainger

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

German Dialogue-2
MARGOT BERGER and OTTO G. LEWALD :
' Vom Urlaub Zurück'

Contributors

Unknown: Margot Berger
Unknown: Otto G. Lewald

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Act I of Verdi's Opera
'Aida'
'Cast
CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of La Scala,
Milan
Conductor, CARLO SABAJNO

Contributors

Conductor: Carlo Sabajno
Aïda: Dusolina Giannini (soprano)
Amneris: Irene Mingiiini-Cattaneo
Rhadames: Aureliano Pertile (tenor)
Ramphis (High Priest): Luigi Manfrini (bass)

: An Organ Recital by ROBERT HEAD

Relayed from
St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh

: THE B.B.C.

NORTHERN ORCHESTRA
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

' The Practice and Science of Gardening'
B. A. KEEN , D.Sc.: 3—' The Home of the Plant'

Contributors

Unknown: B. A. Keen

: World History

EILEEN POWER (Prof.' of Economic History in the University of London) :
3—' The Children of Israel'

: A Programme of Gramophone Records Dance Rhythms

The Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Mengelberg: Gavotte, Sarabande, Gavotte, Minuet, Tamburino (Alcina Suite) (Handel)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Bcecham : Minuet (Jupiter Symphony) (Mozart)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux : Un Bal (A Ball) (Symphonic Fantastique) (Berlioz)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Freitas Branco: Pavanne for a Dead Infanta (Ravel)
Instrumental Septet : Tango ; Waltz ;
Ragtime (Soldier's Tale) (Stravinsky)
The Halle Orchestra, St. Michael's
Singers, and Sir Hamilton Harty (pianoforte), conducted by Constant Lambert : The Rio Grande (Lambert)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Bcecham
Unknown: Pierre Monteux
Pianoforte: Sir Hamilton Harty

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Early Stages in German
A. H. WINTER, assisted by M.-E.
GILBERT

: A Sonata Recital

FREDERICK GRINKE (violin)
DOROTHY MANLEY (pianoforte)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Dorothy Manley

: THE B.B.C. MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Alfred Cave)
Conducted by H. Foster Clark

Contributors

Conducted By: H. Foster Clark

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers

: ' The Cinema'

ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: From Plainsong to Purcell: The Foundations of English Music

Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
My Ladye Nevells Booke (William Byrd) played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
(harpsichord)
The Marche before the Battell The Battell
The Galliarde for the Victorie
' It is safe to say that as a nation-even up to the present-we have no conception of what the whole world of music owes to William Byrd. His vocal compositions (Masses, Motets and Madrigals) are receiving a certain amount of belated recognition, but the statement that he was the pioneer of European keyboard music is--even in England-received with polite incredulity by all save a few students.
'Stripped of the " special pleading " of ill-equipped advocates, the fact remains that England has been an unmusical nation since the Restoration -unmusical in the sense that the art of music is no longer a necessity in her national life. " The Englishman likes music, but can get along perfectly well without it", is a saying which infuriates English highbrows and academics alike, but their irate description of it as a silly phrase is an unconscious tribute to its truth. People do not get angry at " silly " things.
' It was John Dunstable (an Englishman) who first gave form, structure and coherence to European choral music. It was William Byrd who first brought these qualities to European keyboard music. It was Byrd and his successors who gave Europe the " In nomine "-the earliest example of coherent music for strings. (No examples of the " In nomine " are to be found in any other European country.)
' Surely these three facts are subjects for national pride. It is encouraging to find that an increasing number of British citizens are beginning to be interested in these facts. Once you get a person interested in " the story " of anything, he is in a fair way to become interested in the thing itself.' R. R. T.
(An article on Lady Nevells Booke appears on page 12)

Contributors

Unknown: William Byrd
Played By: Rudolph Dolmetsch
Unknown: William Byrd.
Unknown: William Byrd

: ' Poverty in Plenty'

GRAHAM HUTTON : 2—' Economics and " The Man in the Street " '

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Hutton

: Rolling Stones-2 ARTHUR S. RICH: ' Hoboing in Australia'

Last Thursday listeners heard how a ' rolling stone 'secured his passage from New Zealand to England for nothing by stowing away ; this evening they are to hear how life is lived in Australia by ' hobos
Mr. Rich is quite frank and invests nothing with glamour. The hobo is a man without work, and apparently without wish to get it. Mr. Rich is to speak of their lives, stealing rides on goods trains from one town to another, meeting in the accepted camp, cadging a loaf here and a scrag-end of mutton there, cooking it, spinning yarns, whiling the time away.
Listeners will meet strange characters with an etiquette of their own and heat of a way of life which none can envy.

: BILLY REID and his ACCORDION BAND

Accordion music, as the sale of gramophone records shows, is a very popular form of entertainment in this country. Here, for thirty minutes, is one of the most famous of British Accordion bands.

: THE RADIO ROGUES

from America
Many famous variety ' acts ' from America have visited this country during recent months-and none has been more successful than the three Radio Rogues, with their brilliant tabloid impressions of American radio programmes.

: THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA (Section C)

(Led by LAURANCE TURNER )
Conducted by JULIUS HARRISON
HAROLD FAIRHURST (violin)

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Julius Harrison
Violin: Harold Fairhurst

: DANCE MUSIC

THE GROSVENOR House DANCE BAND
Conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park
Lane

Contributors

Conducted By: Sydney Lipton








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