From page 93 of 'When Two or Three'
At The Organ of The Regal, Kingston-on-Thames
' Music and Movement for very young Children'
Directed by Sydney Phasey
The New Victoria Cinema, Bradford
Directed by HENRY HALL
(Under the direction of Johan Hock)
Queen's College, Birmingham
THE BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC
(Leader, Roland Sirrell )
Conducted by JOHAN HocK
WALTER HEARD (flute)
2.5 ' Life and Work'
' Soya Beans in Manchuria '
JOHN C. STEELE , M.A., D.Litt.
Before the Emperor Huang-Ti built the Great Wall of China, more than two centuries before the Christian era, the Chinese were cultivating the Soya bean. It was not introduced into the United States until little more than a hundred years ago; only in the last twenty years has its importance been realised by the western world. It is used, among other things, for hay, pasture, oil and oil meal, and human food. To give an example of the industry it has created in China, Manchuria exported nearly a million and a half tons of beans in 1926, and a hundred and sixty-five thousand tons of oil.
Dr. Steele has spent many years in China and has had some amazing experiences among bandits and the peace-loving peasantry. Today he is to tell you about Manchuria, about its geography and climate, about its inhabitants, its difficulties and progress, its railways and products-and especially about Soya beans.
2.30 Senior Music: Course I
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.:
' The Major Scale'
3.0 Friday Afternoon Story
JOHN HILTON : This and That'
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, T. H. Morrison
The popular ballet of the Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda takes place oh the staee in the Palace of Alvise, a Lord of the Inquisition. At the end of the ballet Alvise draws back the curtains to disclose to the horrified' guests the apparently lifeless body of his wife Laura, who. he is persuaded, has deceived him.
(Leader, A. Rossi )
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo
Relayed from The Hotel Metropole,
Directed by HENRY HALL
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
D. F. TOVEY , Mus.Doc.(Reid Professor of Music, Edinburgh University)
Professor Tovey's keyboard talks on Beethoven's pianoforte Sonatas are undoubtedly one of the most interesting and illuminating series of music talks that have been broadcast. Professor
Tovey takes the unique standpoint that sonata music is more dramatic than theatre music, and this idea has been his principal theme in the discussion, of the significance of Beethoven's sonatas.
Last week Professor Tovey dealt with Beethoven's enormous extension of the range of tonality, or harmony on a large scale, and the difference between modulations that mystify and modulations that define, and the consequences of these differences in dramatic expression. This evening Professor Tovey will give further illustrations of Beethoven's power of climax in harmony, and the mystery, humour, and tragedy implied in the music.
C. H. MIDDLETON
The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Songs of Sundry Natures by William Byrd (1589)
Sung by THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Songs to Six Voices.
1. Behold, how good a thing (i part) 2. And as the pleasant morning dew
3. And think ye, nymphs (r part)
4. Love is a fit of pleasure (2 part)
5. If in thine heart thou nourish will 6. Unto the hills
by HAROLD KELLY
Three or four schoolboys, a servant, four or five cowboys. GEORGE CROSS, MACDONALD PARKE , CYRIL HAY and REGINALD KEEL
1865. Hyde Park
1875. Drawing-room of Severn's
1875. In the grounds of Sherborne
1878. Foyer of Opera House 1878. Elizabeth's bedroom
1883. Bunkhouse of the ' Stroke'
O.P. Ranch, Texas
1885. Drawing-room of Severn's
1900. Drawing-room of Severn's
1930. No. 6 in the Home for Indigent Aged Gentlewomen
1930. Top-floor back room, No. 6 the Street
Production by HOWARD ROSE
Elizabeth Severn, the girl:
Elizabeth Severn, the woman:
Frederick Severn, Elizabeth's father:
Anne Severn, Elizabeth's mother:
Charles Severn, Elizabeth's brother:
Harriet nurse- maids:
Jane nurse- maids:
Lord Westbury ('Scrubby'):
Eileen Purcell, daughter of ranch owner:
Marion Holbrook, Elizabeth's friend:
Rarities, by P. G. HURST
Weather Forecast, including Forecast for Shipping, and Second General News Bulletin
The Rt. Hon. The Lord BEAVERBROOK
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by KEITH DOUGLAS
Keith Douglas, whose first broadcast as a conductor this is, has been for some years Honorary Secretary of the Royal Philharmonic Society, a particularly onerous post. He has been for years conductor of the Bradford City Orchestra and has appeared on the rostrum with the Halle Orchestra. He is, too, an experienced conductor of opera and this season will see him as a conductor with the Carl Rosa Company. This arrangement for concert orchestra of Delius's ' Walk to a Paradise Garden', from his opera A Village Romeo and Juliet, is by Keith Douglas. Sali and Vreli, the unhappy Romeo and Juliet of the opera, go to a neighbouring fair, for the moment happy in each other's company. Anxious to be wholly alone, they leave the fair and walk to the Paradise Garden, which is the name of an Inn close by. The music describes their walk, and though the opera ends in tragedy, this little journey passes in serene and happy communion.
Overture, The Bartered Bride - Smetana
The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet) - Delius, arr. Douglas
Ballet, The Seasons 1. Winter; 2. Spring; 3. Summer; 4. Autumn - Glazounov
HARRY Roy and his BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel