From page 93 of ' When Two or Three'
' The Care of the Ears'
By a Doctor
At the Organ of The Regal,
' Music and Movement
'or Very Young Children '
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
A Tchaikovsky Programme
Marche Slave (Slav March)
Reverie Interrompue (Broken Day-dream) .
Fantasy on Tchaikovsky s Music Waltz, The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite, The Nutcracker
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HOCK
Queen's College, Birmingham
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conducted by JOHAN HOCK
WINIFRED BROWNE (pianoforte)
2.5 Travel Talk
Life and Work-8
' Silk in Japan '
A. B. LOWNDES
It has been said that nearly half the farming population of Japan breeds silk-worms, and the industry takes up a lot of the family's time. Silk-worms need an even temperature, regular feeding, constant attention day and night. On the curious little farms, not much bigger than an English garden, mulberry bushes flourish on the slopes and are treasured not only for their fruit, but for the leaves on which silk-worms feed.
Today Mr. A. B. Lowndes is to talk about a silk-worm farm, and he will tell you how the silk is woven into cloth, and how it is bought and sold.
He will describe his journey to the silk district, and you will travel with him in imagination through this picturesque land-mountains, trees, water-falls, rice, tea. And the farmer in his tight blue trousers and loose blue tunic, always working. He keeps off the rain with a coat of dried grass, and a large straw hat is his umbrella. You will hear how he lives on rice and fish in a house without furniture.
Senior Course ia, Lesson 4a ' Minuet or Scherzo with Contrasted Themes '
THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
Mr. A. B.
Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of EMILIO COLOMBO
The Hotel Metropole, London
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Special Notices connected with Government and other Public Services
' Musical Art Forms as a Means of Expression'
Sir DONALD F. TOVEY , Mus.Doc.
(Reid Professor of Music in the University of Edinburgh)
Sir Donald F.
C. H. MIDDLETON
Almost every gardener is interested in chrysanthemums, whether the more ornate varieties that it is beyond most of us to grow, or the early flowering garden varieties that bloom on even after the first frosts have smitten down the dahlias.
For those who are lucky enough to possess greenhouses chrysanthemums spend from June until the end of October out of doors, and are then moved into the greenhouse to flower. And what processes have been gone through-processes of potting and re-potting, of nipping back and hardening off, of side shoots being suppressed and tops pinched off-before the gardener may have his reward !
This evening Mr. C. H. Middleton is to bring to the microphone Mr. A. J. Cobh , senior lecturer in Horticulture in Reading University, who will give a talk on chrysanthemums.
Mr. C. H.
Mr. A. J.
Contemporaries of Bach and Handel
I-Keyboard Music played by JOHN TICEHURST (harpsichord)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by FRANK BRIDGE
Presented by AUSTEN CROOM -JOHNSON
Orchestration by Eric Siday with FRED DOUGLAS
Val ROSING and ELISABETH WELCH
This is the third broadcast in this already popular series, the aim of which is to present music with a ' listenable ' appeal. As before, it is arranged by Austen Croom-Johnson , with the co-operation of Eric Siday , and the support of the same all-star dance band.
Of the vocalists, it is always good news when Elisabeth Welch can broadcast. She was in the last show in this series, but was unobtainable for the first. Val Rosing , always popular, was in both shows-he both acts and sings in the In Town Tonight film, shortly to be released. Dorothy Leigh , also in both shows, has played leads in revues and musical comedy in England, Australia, and South Africa, and will be remembered for her recent broadcast in Tuppenny-ha'penny Opera. Fred Douglas , that cheery comedian and great renderer of happy songs, makes his first appearance in this series. He is among the most popular gramophone recording artists in the country. And last but not least, Eddie Pola is to be the announcer.
As before, the ' medley of melodies ' will be divided into groups : i, A Medley of Tunes—' The Blue Room ', ' The Girl Friend ', ' Fancy our Meeting ', songs recapturing the atmosphere of musical shows over the last nine years ; 2, Old-Time Favourites, with Sir Roger de Coverley as its signature tune; 3, Happy Songs.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
To be given in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House
MARGARET GODLEY (soprano)
BETTY BANNERMAN (contralto)
BRADBRIDGE WHITE (tenor)
HENRY CUMMINGS (baritone)
STANLEY RILEY (bass)
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
Chorus Master, LESLIE WOODGATE
THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, W. H. Reed
LESLIE WOODGATB and CONSTANT LAMBERT 10.20 SOLOISTS, CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA
Sinfonia per Orchestra, Soloisti, e
Coro, Op. 6 Bernard van Dieren
(Based on Chinese Poems translated into German by Hans Bethge. English version by Philip Heseltine)
1. Preludio (Chorus) : The Moon mounts upward (A young poet thinks of his beloved, Sao Han)
2. Recitative (baritone): Afar from Home (In foreign parts, Li Po)
3. Duettino (soprano and tenor): Dark in the Vault of Heaven hangs the Moon (The Lonely Maiden, Wang Seng Wi)
4. Duetto e Coro (contralto and tenor): The Moon mounts upward
S. Interludio (Orchestra): Night Scene (after Chang Yu Su)
6. Cavatine (baritone) : The morning breaks (The Parting, Ma Huan Cheng)
7. Aria (bass): If Life is but an empty Dream (The Drunkard in Spring, Li Po)
8. Quintetto e Coro: The glow of Summer follows Autumn's coolness (The lot of Man, Kong Fu Tse)
(First public performance)
HARRY Roy AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel