Special Reading and Prayers
Christ the Lord is risen again (A. and M.136)
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (A. and M. 127)
Snake Gourds in Ceylon
F. A. E. PRICE
A remote jungle village. A few mud huts, nestling amid a grove of stunted coconut palms by the bank of a 2,000-yca r-old reservoir. Tiny arable patches wrested from virgin forests. A place of crumbling temples, dagobas, and palaces -their very names forgotten.
Here is the romance of a delightful people ; of smiling rock-hewn Buddhas gazing impassively down the centuries ; of crocodiles, lotus lilies, and snowy egrets ; of snake-gourds and a fast-disappearing race of primitive aboriginals.
Elephants, bears, . leopards. Wild honey from precipitous cliffs. Rice and grain from the clearings. Iguana meat and sun-cured fish. Broiling sunshine and colour, grinding poverty and a ceaseless fight with the elements.
Such is the background of this morning's talk by F. A. E. Price, who for twenty-four years was a Ceylon planter -and was a popular broadcaster out there. From long experience and a sympathetic understanding of the people he knows just what makes up life in the wilds of the Ceylon jungles.
Quartetto di Roma : Quartet in four movements (Verdi)-I. Allegro ; 2. Andantino; 3. Prestissimo ; 4. Allegro assai messo
Jacques Thibaud (violin) and Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Sonata in A (Fauré)—1. Allegro molto ; 2. Andante ; 3. Allegro vivo; 4. Allegro quasi presto
At the Organ of The Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
The Granada, Walthamstow
by GUY WEITZ
The Parish Church of St. Luke,
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola ; Alex Cellier (organ) ; Denise Herbrecht and L. Petitjean (pianofortes): Symphony No. 3, in C minor (Saint-Saens) - 1. Allegro moderato; 2. Poco adagio; 3. Allegro molto, Scherzo ; 4. Maestoso, Finale
by ERNEST LUSH
The first piece in Debussy's ' Children's Corner', a parody on Clementi's dull studies, is called ' Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum ' ; the original titles of the other pieces were all in English, at least in Debussyian English. The second piece, ' Jimbo's Lullaby ' should obviously have been ' Jumbo's ' ; it is certainly elephantine but Debussy remembered that the elephant is a gentle beast. Then comes ' Serenade for the Doll ' (he meant ' to the doll '), ' Snow is dancing', ' The little Shepherd' and ' Gollywog's Cake-Walk '. In the middle of the last-named, an amusing experiment in ragtime, Debussy wickedly inserted a quotation from ' the Prelude to Tristan marking it ' with great emotion '.
Harold Bauer , who was the first to play the ' Children's Corner', tells us that Debussy was so nervous about this incursion into the nursery, that he stayed outside the hall during the performance.
Leader, BERTRAM Lewis
Conductor, RICHARD AUSTIN
The Pavilion, Bournemouth
Weber's own programme to his Concertstiick is as follows : ' The lady sits in her tower : she gazes sadly into the distance. Her knight has been for years in the Holy Land : shall she never see him again ? Battles have been fought; but there is no news of him who is so dear to her. In vain have been her prayers and her longing. A dreadful vision rises in her mind-her knight is lying on the battlefield, deserted by his companions ; his heart's blood is ebbing fast away. Could she but be by his side !-could she but die with him ! She falls down exhausted and senseless. But hark ! What is that distant sound ? What glimmers in the sunlight from the wood ? What are those forms approaching ? Knights and squires with the cross of the Crusaders, banners waving, acclamations of the people ; and there !-it is he ! She sinks into his arms. What a commotion of love ! What an infinite, indescribable happiness ! The very woods and waves sing the song of true love; a thousand voices proclaim its victory.'
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
J. A. Scott WATSON (Professor of Rural Economy, University of Oxford)
One of the coming developments likely to be of great value to the British farmer is the introduction of improved processes for the preservation of grass and other forage crops. One possibility is to provide the farmer with a small-scale plant for the artificial drying of young grass. New and improved methods for the making of silage are now also available. This evening Professor Scott Watson will discuss these various developments with Dr. S. J. Watson of the Jealotts Hill Research Station, who has been actively engaged in fodder preservation research for a number of years, and who is regarded as the leading expert on the subject.
J. A. Scott
Dr. S. J.
Under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D., LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
WILLIAM BARRAND (bass)
JOY BOUGHTON (oboe)
BERKELEY MASON (organ)
A CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug
(Lord, 'tis enough)
A Devonshire Comedy by Eden and Adelaide Phillpotts
Adapted as a Radio Play and produced by CYRIL WOOD
Characters in the Play :
Joe Varwell Mr. Baslow
The action takes place on the beach before the cottage of the Majors and in Miss Jenifer's parlour
See Ivor Brown 's article on ' Yellow
Sands' on page 8
This Comedy will be repeated in the Regional programme on Friday
Relayed from La Scala, Milan
Ramphis, High Priest of the Egyptians, tells Radames that it is decreed that he shall lead the army against the Ethiopians. Radames is deeply in love with Aïda, daughter of the Ethiopian king, Amonasro, but now captive at the Egyptian Court. Amneris, the Egyptian Princess, also loves Radames, and finding him indifferent towards her, watches him and Aida. The rest of the act is concerned with the investiture and consecration of Radames as Commander.
In Act II Amneris, preparing to receive Radames, who is returning in triumph, tricks Aida into disclosure of her love, by lying to her that Radames has been killed.
The victorious army now returns, and Radames is received with all the magnificence of the Egyptian Court. At his request, the King spares the captives (among whom is Amonasro), and, further, bestows the hand of Amneris upon him, and proclaims him his heir.
An article on Aidi, by F. Bonavia , appears on page 12.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
C. B. ROOTHAM , Mus.Doc.
MAURICE WINNICK AND his ORCHESTRA
Relayed from San Marco
10.45 DANCE MUSIC
11.0 11.45 TELEVISION (low definition)
By the Baird Process
PERCY MANCHESTER (tenor) SARAH FISCHER (mezzo-soprano)
DAISY KENNEDY (violin solos)
Sound will be radiated on 296.2 m.