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(B) From page 48 of ' When Two or Three'

: Weather Forecast

(B) for Farmers and Shipping


At the Organ of The Paramount
Theatre, Manchester


Relayed from
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh


Directed By: Norman Austin


Relayed from


Directed By: Russell Smythe


Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms 69,70
Lesson, Ezekiel xxxvi, 21-36
. \tagni6cat (Ley in B nat) . Lesson, Acts iv, 1-22
Nunc Dinuttis (Ley 'n o tiat)
Anthem, A hymn for Whitsuntide
Hymn, Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed (B.H. 157)

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beechan ), Bt.: Overture, La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie) (.R<M!/K;)
The Walther Straram Orchestra. conducted by Walther Straram : Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) (De&UMT)
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Kajanus : Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Op. 39 ' (Sibelius)—1. Andante ma non troppo, Allegro energico; 2. Andante; 3. Scherzo ; 4. Finale
The Symphony in E minor, written in , t8oQ, was not actually Sibelius's first symphony, for as early as 1803 he had written a choral symphony, ' Kutlervo '. But ' Kullervo ' has never been published, and is not reckoned in the list of the composer's symphonic compositions.
When Sibelius wrote his E minor Symphony at thirty-four he had not yet comp)eteiy found his own way.
** The Symphony is far less austere, far more easily approachable, than his tater, more mature works. But though romantic and colourful in a vein that Sibelius has long abandoned, it could have been written by no one but he. The striking, passionate chief theme of the first movement, the haunting simplicity of the slow movement, the grim scherzo, the magnificent finale— all bear the stamp of Sibelius's unique mentality.


Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beechan
Unknown: Straram Orchestra.
Conducted By: Walther Straram
Unknown: Robert Kajanus
Unknown: I. Andante


Relayed from
St. Michael's College, Tenbury
If every composer were judged strictty on his merits and we all refused to be hypnotised by the prestige of great names, the reputation of Dietrich 8uxtehude (1637-1707) would not be so far inferior to Bach's as it is. Admittedly, Bach was by far the greater man : but not so immeasurably greater as the disparity between their reputations would suggest. Did not the young Bach himself once tramp two hundred mites to hear and ta)k to the great Swedish organist ? (For Buxtchude was a Swede by birth, though son of a Danish father and a German by adoption). The great Lubeck organist exercised an enormous influence not only on Bach, but on a great number of the younger musicians of that generation. Much in Bach's tdiom that we look upon as speoally characteristic of him is actually derived from Buxtehude.


Directed by CHARLES KUNZ
Relayed from Casani's Club


Directed By: Charles Kunz


including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music Bach Celebration

under the direction of C. SANFORD TERRY , Litt.D., Mus.D. LL.D. (Hon. Fellow of Clare College,
ERNEST LUSH (harpsichord)
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by ADRIAN BOULT
Concerto in A minor for violin, strings, and Harpsichord
:. Allegro non tanto; 2. Andante, 3. Allegro assai


Unknown: Sanford Terry
Violin: Antonio Brosa
Harpsichord: Ernest Lush
Conducted By: Adrian Boult

: German



Unknown: Max Kroembr

: Danubian Ctues to European Peace—8

' Italian, French, and German Influence on the Danube '
This evening Mr. George Glasgow is to discuss the Danubian difficulties of the small Powers, usually arising from the Great Powers' rivalry. He wilt speak of German and Italian interest in the Danubian countries ; of instances of German influence acting as a check upon Italian ambitions, and Mfe-MfM ; of the counter-effect of French and British diplomacy, and of the independence of Austria as a clue to peace.


Unknown: George Glasgow
Unknown: Mr. George Glasgow

: Will C. Pepper's 'White Coons'

A Concert Party Show
Revived and Produced by Harry S. Pepper
Cast: Tommy Handley, C. Denier Warren, Wynne Ajello, Paul England, Jane Carr, Joe Morley
At the Pianos: Harry S. Pepper and Doris Arnold
All the spontaneous gaiety and fooling of this popular concert party show will brighten an hour again tonight. Harry S. Pepper and Doris Arnold at the pianos; Joe Morley with his banjo; Wynne Ajello with her charm; C. Denier Warren, the most incorrigible scholar St. Basil's ever had, or ever wanted.
Two members of the original series are back in the team. Paul England back from Hollywood, where he has been acting in films and writing them, and has a contract to return next year. He was the originator, by the way, of 'yes, sir, please, sir, please, sir!'... The other original member is Jane Carr, who has just finished a Sherlock Holmes film and played in Let's Go Gay that recently finished at the Shaftesbury.
And there is one new-comer: our old friend Tommy Handley is to take the pupils of St. Basil's, and it remains to be seen whether he has any influence at all over this unruly band of scholars. This evening he has promised them a treat at Madame Tussaud's, and if C. Denier Warren 's conduct is not too unseemly, the school is to have another evening out with him on June 24 and 23.
('The White Coons' broadcast in the Regional programme last night)


Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Wynne Ajbllo
Unknown: Paul England
Unknown: Jane Carr
Unknown: Joe Morley
Pianos: Harry S. Pepper
Pianos: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Harry S. Pepper
Unknown: Doris Arnold
Pianos: Joe Morley
Unknown: Wynne Ajello
Unknown: C. Denier Warren
Unknown: Paul England
Unknown: Jane Carr
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Madame Tussaud
Unknown: C. Denier Warren

: T/mc Signal, Greewnich THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping .


Tattoo including the sounding of Retreat by the Massed Drums, Bugles, and Fifes of the AIdershot and Eastern Commands
A description of the Tattoo by Major J. B. S. BOURNE-MAY , late Co)dstream Guards
The Massed Bands of the AIdershot Command, together with the Bands of the Roya) Horse Artillery and the ist Cava)ry Brigade, and four regiments
! from the Eastern Command, playing :
Relayed from Rushmoor Arena,
The Tattoo this year is to open in traditional form with the sounding of the ' Retreat' and the beating of the ' Tattoo ', but there will be attractive and spectacular variations. Listeners will hear the deep throb of ancient drums, the gracious tunes of the nfes of other days, and the skirl of the pipes, as well as the Massed Bands,
Bugles, and Fifes of the Aldershot and Eastern Command, as the men of yesterday and today assemble to speed the Tattoo on its way.
As Item 2 does not tend itselt to broadcasting, the interval between Items i and 3 (which is a)so to be broadcast) will be filled in with a description of the Tattoo as a w'ho)e.
Major J. B. S. Bourne-May attended the dress rehearsa) so as to be able to give listeners tonight the clearest possible account of what is happening.
A second innovation, from the broadcast angle, is that the authorities have allowed the B B C to control the broadcast from their own control-tower at the top of the Grand Stand— whichmeansthatfor the first time the engineers themselves will be in a position to see all that goes on. The Finale wil) have all the magniricence of pageantry usually associated with this great annual spectacle at Rushmoor Arena.


Unknown: Major J. B. S. Bourne-May
Unknown: Major J. B. S. Bourne-May


Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLiOTT
Relayed from
St. Michael's, Chester Square


Unknown: Rev. W. H. Elliott
Unknown: Chester Square

: A Selection of W.B. Yeats's favourite lyrics read on the occasion of his birthday by Audrey Moran

The chief poet of the 'Celtic twilight' was born seventy years ago today at Sandymount, near Dublin. He published his first book of poems, 'The Wanderings of Oisin', at twenty-four, but it was not until four or five years
later that he attracted general attention with his poetic plays, "The Countess Cathleen" and "The Land of Heart's Desire". Since then his position as a leader in the renaissance of Irish literature has never been challenged.
Ireland saluted him in 1922 by making him a senator of the Free State; the wider world the year after by the award of the Nobel Prize for Literature. He has something to say to everyone, from the simple lover of haunting word-music who cherishes ' The Lake-Isle of Innisfree' to the mystic and metaphysician who can follow him into the secret recesses of 'The Tower' and 'The Winding Stair'.


Subject/Poet: W.B. Yeats
Reader: Audrey Moran

: The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

Nationality in music is an elusive quality, going far deeper than interest in folk-music (which seems to be looked upon by some people as the on)y halt-mark of 'nationalism'). It is almost impossible to say just what it is that is so essentially French in the charming, delicate art of Francois Couperin. We only know that we recognise it again in the music of Debussy and Rave! two centuries later—and nowhere else.


Long Live the King
The Lantern Disp!ay )eads up to a Pageant of Sovereigns whose reigns have reached a Silver Jubilee, followed by the assembly on the Arena of all those taking part in the Tattoo
' A Prayer for King and Country' specially written by the Poet Laureate and set to music by the Master of the King's Music, sung by the choir of The Welch Regiment
'Abide with Me*
The National Anthem
Relayed from Rushmoor Arena,

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