From page 51 of ' When Two or Three '
Here is a talk that covers, the gamekeeper's year. Killing vermin in February, collecting pheasants' eggs in April, and setting them under broody hens, the raising of the chicks through the early summer, preventing the young birds from straying in September, and finally the shoot.
A talk by a man who has been a gamekeeper all his life. Carrion crows, hawks, owls, magpies, foxes, stoats and weasles, hedgehogs, even a grass snake are as much his enemies as the poacher on two legs.
Mr. Billett started life as a kennel boy on a large estate in Wiltshire and finished up as a keeper on the banks ot the Severn. His great-grandfather was village constable in the parish of North
Wraxall Wiltshire. He was once sent for on the occasion of a great fight between gypsies that was taking place at the Shoe Inn. It was feared that the inn would be wrecked, and a man was sent to beg him to hurry. 'Young man', he said sagaciously, doant ee get rattled. Let 'em have a good goo at it. They will be tired out by the time I get there.'
Mr Billett's grandfather remembered the coming of the railways and served the late Lord Methuen, who was a terror with the gloves and loved a fight with poachers. And Mr. Billett himself is a grand old character. He once worked in Somerset, where all the folk believed in witches and spooks, and he takes pride in the fact that he has never been discharged from a situation.
French Dialogue i. ' Charade'
J. VIGNE and J. MICHAUT
At' The Organ of The Trocadero
Cinema, Elephant and Castle
While Haydn visited London in 1791 and 1794, he had numerous requests by wealthy amateurs for compositions.
At this time two of the most fashionable instruments among amateurs were the German flute' and the 'cello. I he Students' Sonata, which has been arranged for piano by Ernest Haywood , and is now to be played on the organ by Quentin Maclean , was originally published as a Trio for two German flutes and 'cello.
Mr. Haywood says that when he copied the original parts into score for his own use he ' was surprised to find that the first trio in C played so well for the piano that it required practically no adjustment or arrangement '. In view of the fact that Haydn is said to have sketched all his work at the piano and this particular work is so essentially pianistic in style, Mr. Haywood says : ' can well believe that this Sonata was arranged for trio after composition '.
The Granada, Walthamstow
by G. THALBEN BALL
From The Concert Hall, Broadcasting
British History -2
' The Great White Company'
Last Wednesday Miss Rhoda Power gave her first broadcast since her return from America, and today she is to tell you something about ' The Great White Company ', a name given to the ' Adventurers of England ' who, under the title of the Hudson's Bay Company, were granted a charter by Charles II in 1670, which gave them a monopoly of the trade of all lands watered by streams flowing into Hudson Bay.
In a description of Hudson Bay written in the eighteenth century, it was said ' The commodities for trade here are guns, powder, shot, cloth, hatchets, kettles, tobacco, etc., which the English exchanged for Furs, Beavers, Martin, Fox, Moose, and other pelting (skins).'
Today you will hear something of the fur traders described in this quotation.
' Delight in Poetry
-Indoor and Outdoor Poetry
' Clubs and Football'
JOHN NEWSOM and CHARLES BUCHAN
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
MAURICE EISENBERG (violoncello)
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
(No 17 of the Winter Series)
Glazounov is a great melodist and master of orchestral effect, and in his ballets and lighter symphonic works he has written music that follows very agreeably, yet with a distinct individuality of its own, in the Tchaikovsky tradicion.
The Seasons, a Suite of orchestral pieces, was written for a ballet. First comes a Theme and Variations belonging to ' Winter', the Variations being entitled respectively ' Hoar Frost ', 'Ice', 'Hail', and' Snow'. This movement is followed by Spring' and ' Summer ', of which the latter is divided into three sections-' Waltz of Poppies and Cornflowers', ', Barcarolle, and Variations. The fourth movement is entitled 'Autumn', and consists of a Bacchanal and a short piece in slow tempo.
Directed by JOHN MACARTHUR
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
G. K. CHESTERTON
Handel Celebration under the direction of EDWARD J. DENT
Miscellaneous Harpsichord Music played by RUDOLPH DOLMETSCH
Fuga No. 1, in G minor Fuga No. 3, in B flat
Fuga No. 4, in B minor (fourth
Fuga No. 5, in A minor Collection) Fuga No. 6, in C minor
by FRANCIS TOYE
by Thomas Hardy
Set as a music-drama by RUTLAND BOUGHTON
A special version arranged for broadcasting by The Composer
'The Queen of Cornwall' will be repeated in the Regional programme on Friday night
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
THE CASANI CLUB ORCHESTRA
Directed by CHARLES Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
London National only (261.1 m.)
(By the Baird Process)
MARIA SANDRA (soprano)
CLEO Nordi (dances)
GUSTAVE FERRARI (Songs in French)
Sound will be radiated on 391.1 m.