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(From North)


Conductor: Edward Kitto
Bass: Harry Shuttleworth

: A Pianoforte Recital

Vivian Langrish was born at Bristol and studied under Tobias Matthay at the Royal Academy of Music, where he gained the Ada Lewis Scholarship and the Liszt Scholarship (discontinued at the outbreak of war in 1914). During the early part of the war
Mr. Langrish went to France for Lena Ashwell to help entertain the troops. Then he joined the R.A.F.
After demobilisation Mr. Langrish continued his musical career as a concert soloist and professor at the Matthay School and at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1924 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.


Unknown: Vivian Langrish
Unknown: Vivian Langrish
Unknown: Tobias Matthay
Unknown: Ada Lewis Scholarship
Unknown: Lena Ashwell


RITA MACKAY (soprano)
Ernest Leggett studied the violin at the Royal College of Music. For three years he was a member of the Queen's Hall Orchestra and then signed a contract for five years to play in Sir Thomas Beecham 's Orchestra at Covent Garden. From 1918 for several years Mr. Leggett acted as leader and sub-conductor at various theatres devoted to musical comedy. In 1929 he was appointed musical director at Streatham Hill Theatre.
About four years ago he hit upon the idea to form a gypsy bartd, the outcome of which was the London
Zigeuner Orchestra. It took him a year to arrange a special repertoire of music in the gypsy idiom, to form the band, rehearse, and finally get ready for public appearance.
Every member of this celebrated orchestra is a first-rate orchestral player, and every one is British. Yet under Ernest Leggett 's direction they have assimilated the gypsy style of playing so perfectly that no one can tell them from a gypsy band. They have been broadcasting regularly since March,


Directed By: Ernest Leggett
Soprano: Rita MacKay
Unknown: Ernest Leggett
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Ernest Leggett


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: For the Children

Joan and Betty's Bible Story
West Regional Director
' Pilgrim's Progress '—II
(From Cardiff)


Story By: E. R. Appleton

: ' Sacred Poetry and Common Truth '—3

' The Seeker Sought'
By the Rev. E. SHILLITO


Unknown: Rev. E. Shillito

: An Organ Recital

From The Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House


Unknown: Marcel Dupre


(Section C)
By his first wife Mathias Haydn , a master wheelwright, had twelve children. The second was Joseph, the great composer, the sixth was Johann Michael , who distinguished himself as a church composer, and the eleventh was Johann Evangelist , who became a singer in Prince Esterhazy's chapel.
Michael Haydn (1737-1806) entered St. Stephen's, Vienna, as a chorister in '745. five years after his brother, Joseph. There he learnt to play the violin and organ and was soon proficient enough to act as deputy organist at St. Stephen's. His life appears to have been spent in the service of the church. As a composer he was almost as prolific as his brother, whose genius, however, overshadowed him. He wrote about 360 compositions for the church, thirty symphonies, and many other choral and instrumental works. The most famous of his pupils was Weber.


Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Unknown: Mathias Haydn
Unknown: Johann Michael
Unknown: Johann Evangelist

: A recital

INA SOUEZ (soprano)


Soprano: Beatrice Harrison

: A Methodist Service

Relayed from Wesley's Chapel, City Road
Order of Service
Hymn, Ye servants of God (M.H.B. 426; A. and M. 704)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
Lesson, St. Matthew vii, 21-27 Prayer
Hymn, Walk in the Light (M.H.B. 631)
Address by the Rev. William C. Jackson, President of the Methodist Conference
Hymn, Love Divine, all loves excelling (M.H.B. 431 ; A. and M. 520)
Organist, Charles Warner
Wesley's Chapel - the Chapel where both John and Charles preached and where John Wesley is buried—stands in a neighbourhood sacred not only to Dissenters but to all who love the English language. Opposite the Chapel is the Bunhill (originally Bonehill) Fields cemetery, 'the Campo Santo of the Dissenters', containing the tombs of Bunyan, several of the Cromwells, Isaac Watts , Defoe, Home Tooke, and William Blake. Nearby in Bunhill Row, in a house long since destroyed, Milton finished 'Paradise Lost'.


Unknown: C. Jackson
Organist: Charles Warner
Unknown: John Wesiey
Unknown: Campo Santo
Unknown: Isaac Watts

: The Week's Good Cause

An appeal on behalf of TALBOT House (Toc H) RESIDENTIAL CLUB FOR SEA
FARING Boys, Southampton, by ' LEONARD F. BROWNE , M.D.
The Talbot House Seafaring Boys' Club is a friendly place where boys in the Merchant Navy from the ages of fourteen to twenty can live during their stay in port for several days or even weeks. There is no other provision ' for these boys except the homes for adult sailors and lodging houses. The club is in charge of a Warden, who is a real friend to the boys in their various difficulties. In 1932 new and larger premises to accommodate forty-eight boys were opened near the docks. The money came from both sides of the Attantic, part from the Pilgrim Trust and part as a Joan from Toc H and gifts from friends. The club has no endowment and needs an income of £700 a year to supplement the payments of the boys. An association of ' Friends of Talbot House ' seeks more members who will undertake to subscribe annually, while a further sum of £1,500 is needed to repay the loan to TocH.
Contributions wiM be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed].


Unknown: Leonard F. Browne
Unknown: Leonard F. Browne


including Weather Forecast

: Leslie Jeffries and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, Orchestra

Garda Hall (soprano)
At the pianoforte, Sydney Ffolkes
Relayed from The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne (Solo Violin, Leslie Jeffries)
The leader and soloist of the Grand Hotel Orchestra has long been established in the front rank of British exponents of light music. Eastbourne is proud of him and few compliments have given him more pleasure than a recent local tribute: ' The town owes a great deal to Leslie Jeffries. His artistry is giving Eastbourne the publicity of the highest order'.

Selection, A Waltz Dream - Strauss
Moonlight Reverie - R. King
For Love Alone - Thayer
Songs Orpheus with his Lute - Eric Coom
Ah fors e lui (La Traviata) - Verdi
Violin Solos Sicilienne and Rigaudon - Francoeur-Kreisler
Serenade - Drdlu
You will remember Vienna - Romberg
Moonlight Dance - Finck
Overture, Orpheus in the Underworld - Offenbach


Violin: Leslie Jeffries
Unknown: Leslie Jeffries.

: Epilogue

(For details, see page 60)

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