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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 96 of ' When Two or Three '

: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Adolf Busch (violin), Rudolf Serkin
(pianoforte) : Sonata in E flat, Op. 12, No. 3 (Beethoven)—1. Allegro con spirito ; 2. Adagio con molto espressione ; 3. Rondo : Allegro molto

Contributors

Violin: Adolf Busch
Violin: Rudolf Serkin

: NELSON ELMS

At the Organ of The Ritz Cinema, Leeds

: THE RUTLAND SQUARE AND NEW VICTORIA ORCHESTRA

Directed by NORMAN AUSTIN
Relayed from
The New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh

Contributors

Directed By: Norman Austin

: PATTISON'S SALON ORCHESTRA

Directed by Norms STANLEY
Relayed from
The Cafe Restaurant, Birmingham

Contributors

Directed By: Norms Stanley

: EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL FRENHINOL CYMRU, CAERNARFON, 1935

(The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Caernarvon, 1935)
Cadeirio'r Bardd Buddugol
(The Chairing of the Bard Ceremony)
The Presidential Address by the Right Hon. DAVID LLOYD GEORGE , O.M., M.P. and The Adjudication of the Chair Poem and The Ceremony of Chairing the successful Bard
Relayed from The Eisteddfod Pavilion,
Caernarvon
The Ceremony will be under the direction of the Archdruid, GWILI
The Chairing Song sung by Mari MACKLIN (soprano)

Contributors

Unknown: Bardd Buddugol
Unknown: David Lloyd George
Sung By: Mari MacKlin

: EVENSONG

Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms xli-xliii
Lesson, I Samuel iii, 1-19 Magnificat (Axe in F) Lesson, Mark ix, 2-13
Nunc Dimittis (Axe in F)
Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord (Redford) Hymn, Jesu, meek and gentle (E.H. 415)

: THE HARROGATE

MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA
Directed by Louis COHEN
Relayed from
The Valley Gardens, Harrogate
Delibes, like Sullivan, wrote both church and theatre music ; at one part of his life he held appointments in church and theatre at the same time. Successful in his own lifetime, and distinguished by 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 I'a dit is based upon an old-world French subject, and was produced at the Opéra 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.

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Cohen
Unknown: Percy Fletcher
Unknown: Eric Coates

: An Organ Recital

by T. W. NORTH
Relayed from The Town Hall, Walsall

: SYDNEY KYTE AND HIS BAND

Relayed from The Piccadilly Hotel

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, ALFRED BARKER
Conducted by CRAWFORD McNAIR
Smetana was an intensely national composer, and Prague was his centre. In that city he produced eight operas, written on Czech subjects and based upon Czech music. Of these, The Bartered Bride is the most famous ; it is, in fact, one of the world's finest comic operas. It was written nearly eighty years ago, and though for all that time it had been extremety popular in mid-Europe, only in recent years has the opera been performed in England with any degree of success. This overture was known to English audiences for many years before any other part of the opera was heard. The rhythmic rush of the string passages with which the overture opens is one of the most irresistibly sparkling passages in aU music, and the whole overture is the gayest thing imaginable
Massenet's opera on the great Spanish hero Le Cid naturally embodies a good deal of Spanish verve and rhythm in its music, and in the ballet, especially, the composer is entirely successful in the fresh and melodious way in which he gives us something of the Spanish atmosphere.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Crawford McNair

: THE LESLIE BRIDGEWATER HARP QUINTET

Gretry cut some figure in the various cultured circles of his day. His operas were melodious and popular, and indeed works of marked genius. He was a witty talker and had a host of literary friends, but his chief fault was an excessive vanity. In his memoirs he made it clear that he thought himself a very fine fellow, and in his writings on music extolled the very fine works of this very fine fellow. There is no question, however, that Gretry was a great musician and had an immense influence.

: EISTEDDFOD GENEDLAETHOL FRENHINOL CYMRU, CAERNARFON, 1935

(The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Caernarvon, 1935)
A Concert
Relayed from
The Eisteddfod Pavilion
MEGAN THOMAS (soprano) FRANCIS RUSSELL (tenor)
ARTHUR FEAR (bass)
THE EISTEDDFOD CHOIR
Conducted by W. MATTHEWS WILLIAMS
THE LONDON
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, W. H. REED

Contributors

Tenor: Francis Russell
Conducted By: W. Matthews Williams
Leader: W. H. Reed

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET

NORA D'ARGEL (soprano)

: Poetry Reading

A selection of ' 'Æ's' Poems
Read by NESTA SAWYER
Tonight Nesta Sawyer will read a selection from the poems of ' Æ ', the late George William Russell , who died at the age of sixty-eight on July 17. He was born at Lurgan. Co. Armagh, in 1867, was educated at Rathmines School, Dublin, became a clerk in a large Dublin warehouse, attended the Arts School in the evening, and in the course of time became one of the best known figures in literary and artistic Irish circles. Poet, artist, patriot, ' Æ' was a poet of ideas ; he was both mystic and practical man, both visionary and kindly host. The Sunday evening gatherings in his house were famous.
His pen name or rather initials
' Æ' stood for ' Aeon or eternity. He published three volumes of poems, apart from the ' Collected Poems issued in 1926. Homeward : Songs by the Way', 1894; 'The Earth Breath', 1897; 'The House of th< Titans and Other Poems ', 1934.

Contributors

Read By: Nesta Sawyer
Unknown: Nesta Sawyer
Unknown: George William Russell

: DANCE MUSIC

THE BBC
DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall








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