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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 96 of ' When Two or Three'

: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: 'Life as I see it'

THE MARCHIONESS OF READING

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Chamber Music
Georges Pitsch (violoncello) and String Quartet: Sonate en Concert, No. 5, in E minor (in four movements) (Vivaldi, arr. D'Indy)
The Virtuoso String Quartet: Novelette No. 3 (Bridge)
The Griller String Quartet with Helen Gaskell (oboe): Quintet for Oboe and Strings (Maconchy)—Moderate; Poco sostenuto; Allegro non troppo

Contributors

Oboe: Helen Gaskell

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French Talk-6
' Trois Histoires'
ERNEST G. LE GRAND

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest G. Le Grand

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

At The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle

: CHARLES MANNING AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Relayed from
The Granada, Walthamstow

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

British Composers
The New English Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Bernard : Overture, Portsmouth Point (Walton)
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty : Scherzo (Irish Symphony) (Hatty)
Hastings Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron : Pavane (Romeo and Juliet) (Edward German)
The Halle Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty , Clyde Twelvetrees (violoncello), Harold Dawber (organ) : Solemn Melody (Walford-Davies)
The New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens : Mediterranean (Bax)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Julian Clifford : Puck's Minuet (Hoaells)

Contributors

Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Basil Cameron
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Clyde Twelvetrees
Unknown: Harold Dawber
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Conducted By: Julian Clifford

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

British History-II
' The Captains' Stories '
RHODA POWER
Three weeks ago you listened to a dramatic interlude of the seventeenth century about ' The Bold Buccaneers '. They were not exactly pirates. They were rather adventurers who took advantage of war to carry out indepen- dent attacks on the enemy for their own ends. Whereas, the pirates held up anyone.
Today's dramatic interlude concerns the sea-captains of those strenuous days-men who might fall victims to buccaneers and pirates alike. These sea-captains in the time of the Stuarts had no understanding of the fine phrases of the court. ' A good ship they knew, and a poor cabin, and the language of a cannon '. They were fine fellows, ' blunt, plain, and unpolished '.

: Some Books I Like-3

' Winter Holiday', by Arthur Ransome
HOWARD MARSHALL

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Howard Marshall

: THE BOURNEMOUTH MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
PERCY WHITLOCK (organ)
Relayed from
The Pavilion, Bournemouth

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Whitlock

: THE JOHN MACARTHUR QUINTET

Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
(From Glasgozv)

Contributors

Directed By: John MacArthur

: THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: Time Signal, Greemdch ' The First News'

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: ' Books in General'

G. K. CHESTERTON

Contributors

Unknown: G. K. Chesterton

: For Farmers Only

JOHN MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: John Morgan

: From Plainsong to Purcell

The Foundations of English Music
Under the direction of Sir RICHARD RUNCIMAN TERRY
Seventeenth Century Songs
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Richard Runciman
Tenor: John Armstrong

: The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra visits Manchester

A Symphony Concert in the Free Trade Hall
(For programme, see below)

Strauss's 'Ein Heldenleben' (A Hero's Life) is played through without a break, though structurally it is made up of six sections, each of which illustrates either the character of the hero or an episode in his life.

Section I: is entitled 'The Hero'.
The music depicts his character, and introduces the theme associated throughout' the work with the hero himself.

Section II: 'The Hero's Opponents'. These are the worldly elements of baseness against which his spirit strives, and, in the end, overcomes.

Section III: 'The Hero's Helpmate'. The ideal helpmate is represented by a solo violin. She is capricious, difficult to woo, but finally surrenders to love. A lyrical and impassioned section. But towards the end of it, the hero's enemies can be heard muttering in the distance, and a blast of trumpets summons him to battle.

Section IV: 'The Hero's Field of Battle'. This is a terrific piece of music, and although the conflict goes on actually only in the hero's mind, there is noise enough for a real battle. Encouraged by his helpmate the hero wins the fight ; his enemies retire and the hero, given breathing space, considers the aftermath.

Section V: 'The Hero's works of Peace'. He reviews the past in the light of his artistic development. It is in this section Strauss introduces a number of extracts from his earlier symphonic poems and operas. It is in this sense that the work is auto-biographical.

Section VI: 'The Hero's Flight from the World and his Self-development '. Despondency and doubt give way to hope and serenity; reminiscences of a stormy life break in on his peace, but love and inward happiness prevail in the end. His task fulfilled and lost in memories, he withdraws from life.

HINDEMITH'S PHILHARMONIC CONCERTO' is in the form of a theme and six variations. These movements are varied in both orchestration, details of which are given in the article referred to below, and tempi. These are as follows:-
The Theme is taken at a tranquil pace; Variation I is moderately fast; Variation II moves serenely; Variation III is in fairly lively time; Variation IV is quiet, but with pronounced movement; Variation V proceeds with slightly more animation, becoming very lively toward the end; Variation VI (the last) is in march time.
(An article, by Edwin Evans, on the complete programme is on page 729.)

The B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra visits Manchester
A SYMPHONY CONCERT IN THE FREE TRADE HALL THIS EVENING AT 7.30 THE B.B.C. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 119 Players (Leader: Arthur Cattcrall) Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT ARTHUR CATTERALL (violin) Part I. 7.30-8.30 God save the King ORCHESTRA Overture, The Mastersingers .................... Wagner ARTHUR CATTERALL AND ORCHESTRA To'ne Poem, Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life)...... Strauss 8.30. 'During the Interval' Part II. 8.45-9.45 ORCHESTRA - Symphonic Rhapsody, Mai-Dun ................ Ireland Philharmonic Concerto ...................... Hindemith Bolero ........................................ Ravel

Tickets can be obtained from [address removed]. Prices 2s. 6d. to 10s. (including Entertainments Tax)

Contributors

Unknown: Edwin Evans

: ' The Second News '

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: 'On the Dunes', by H. M.

Tomlinson
Read by HUBERT GREGG

Contributors

Read By: Hubert Gregg

: DANCE MUSIC

THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND
Conducted by SYDNEY LIPTON
Relayed from Grosvenor House, Park
Lane
From 11.0 to 11.45 p.m. London National
(261.1 m.) will radiate Television.
Programme on page 768. National transmitters close down : Droitwich at
12.0, all others at n.o.

Contributors

Conducted By: Sydney Lipton








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