Ⓓ From page 48 of 'When Two or Three'
Ⓓ for Farmers and Shipping
Rudolf Hindemith (violoncello) and .Alice Ehlers (cembalo): Sonata in F
(Marcello)—Largo-Allegro : Largo : Allegro
Edwin Fischer (pianoforte) : Prelude
No. 7, in E flat (Bach) ; Prelude and Fugue No. 8, in E (Bach)
Szigeti (violin) : Sicilenne and Rigaudon (Francœur)
' Districts of England '
' The South-West Corner-I, The
Cornish Scene '
A. K. HAMILTON JENKIN
In this series, planned by Miss Charlotte A. Simpson , Schools heard last term all about the Wiltshire Downs, about the Lake District, and the Fen District, and now, in the first three talks tor this new term, they are to hear about Cornwall. There is no county in Britain more individual ; and nobody knows it better than that well-known Cornish-man and Cornish writer, A. K. Hamilton Jenkin, who is famous for his Cornish broadcasts.
He is to give all three talks, and in this, his first, he is to set the scene
Schools will get a bird's-eye view ot that romantic county and its characteristics, which are so very different from any other. They will be able to compare their own county with it. Is it dryer or more wet ? Do the flowers they find come out earlier or later-?
Are the stiles the same ? Are they made of stone ? And what about the trees ? In what, parts of Cornwall are they found growing to their natural heights, and in what parts are they dwarfed Do they vary like this in your own county?
Miss Charlotte A.
Directed by Norman Austin
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh
Delibes like more than one other French composer, wrote both church and theatre music ; at one part ot his life he held appointments in church and theatre at the same time. Successful in his own lifetime, and distinguished bv many of the highest honours which France can offer her citizens, he cherished the ambition of composing serious opera, but it was as a composer of light opera and ballet music that he was most popular and that he is now remembered.
The opera Le Roi l'a Dit is based upon an old-world French subject, and was produced at the Opera Comique in 1873. Though the opera itself was not a great success in Paris, the Overture still holds its place in concert repertoires.
Percy Fletcher was one of those active musicians who, in the manner of permanent Government officials, do the real work that noisier people shout about and get the credit for. Fletcher was a clever composer of the best type of popular music, a man of experience in every department of the profession, and one who knew every inch of the theatre from the box-office to the stage-door-for years he was musical director at His Majesty's Theatre.
He was, like his colleague,
Eric Coates , born in the Midlands at Derby. Besides the music he composed for the theatre he produced a quantity of cleverly-written, very tuneful and extremely popular light music. He ranked amongst the half-dozen or so British musicians who did this sort of thing extremely well.
'Tracing History Backwards'
' Central Government-I, The Cabinet
Commander STEPHEN KING-HALL
The talks this term are to deal with tho Centra! Government, and today Commander Stephen King-Hall , back from his visit to America, is to tell schools what the Cabinet is, and how it works today. It is a rare opportunity for boys and girls to hear this brilliant and popular broadcaster again-an old friend whom they knew well before they went to school.
' How Life is Lived'—1
' Receiving and Sending- Messages in the Body'
WINIFRED C. CULLIS , C.B.E., D.Sc., Professor of Physiology, London (Royal Free Hospital) School of Medicine for Women
Relayed from Westmister Abbey
Lessons, Jeremiah ix, 12-16, 23-24.
1 Timothy vi, 6-19
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (Wood in E flat, No. 2)
Anthem, How beauteous are their feet
Hymn, We sing the glorious conquest
A Symphony Concert
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire, conducted by Piero Coppola : Antar- Third movement (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Elly Ney (pianoforte) and The Berlin
State Opera Orchestra, conducted by W. van Hoogstrater: Burleske (Strauss)
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham Symphony No. 6, in C (Atterberg—1. Allegro ; 2. Adagio; 3. Finale: Vivace
by T. W. NORTH
Relayed from The Town Hall, Walsall
Relayed from Romano's Restaurant
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT ,
Played by SYLVIA SPENCER (oboe)
JOY BOUGHTON (oboe)
JOHN TICEIIURST (harpsichord)
Sonata (No. 6) in D. Adagio; Allegro;
Affetuoso ; Vivace
J. W. F. Rowe
This evening Mr. J. W. F. Rowe is to talk about sugar. He will describe the general organisation of the world's production and consumption, and the respective spheres of beet and cane-sugar. He will compare methods and organisations in the chief countries, and show how the War hit the European beet industry and how the industry expanded in Cuba and elsewhere. The sugar famine and its effects ; the world's over-production of 1924 to 1925 ; Cuba's challenge to the world from 1925 to 1929 ; the final collapse ; the International Restriction Scheme and its results to date-these and other matters concerning sugar will be discussed in this talk.
J. W. F.
Mr. J. W. F.
Written by L. DU GARDE PEACH
Composed by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
This sign of our time-this mike's-eye view '-was originally broadcast in June, 1931, and is a genial burlesque of life in Mikeborough, and the kind of things its Mayor has to do.
He is elected to office, he is rather snubbed by the Town Clerk (' for Mayors may come and Mayors may go, but Town Clerks go on for ever '), he has to face an angry deputation from the ratepayers.
There is a satirical number about putting it on the rates. The Mayor opens a swimming bath-and falls in. The beautiful girls in bathing dresses can't swim-they are only mannequins..... He entertains a prince who only speaks Arabic, and there are no interpreters, and he forgets the name of the principality. And then there are skits on municipal housing, baby shows, trams, and all the rest of it.
Perhaps the biggest laugh of all concerns the unveiling of a statue, and as it is to be unveiled by that popular broadcaster Lawrence Bask comb in the part of the Mayor it will certainly be the moment of the broadcast.
It is du Garde Peach at his satirical best, with tuneful music by Ernest Longstaffe.
By PHILIP GUEDALLA
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL