@ From page 30 of 'When Two or Three'
At the Organ of The Dominion Theatre,
Tottenham Court Road
Music and Movement for Very Young
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from The Troxy Cinema
Directed by HENRY HALL
Under the direction of JOHAN HoCK
Relayed from Queen's College
Chambers Lecture Hall,
Solo pianoforte, BETTY HUMBY
THE BIRMINGHAM PHILHARMONIC
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, JOHAN HOCK
, at 2.0
' Middle Europe'
11—'The High Tatra of Slovakia'
Thomas ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
The idea of inviting school-children to compose tunes and send them in was originated by Sir Walford Davies , and I when Dr. Armstrong took over this s course from him eighteen months ago he decided to carry the idea on. Both Dr. Armstrong and the musicians who come to illustrate the lessons are astonished at the imagination and ability these little compositions show, and Dr. Armstrong would pay a tribute to the stimulating and musicianly work done by the teachers themselves at many of the schools.
Dr. Armstrong was organist at
Exeter Cathedral for nearly six years before he went to Christ Church, Oxford. He has often broadcast, of course, from both cathedrals, and is to broadcast from Oxford on December 28. He is conductor of the Oxford Bach Choir of 450 singers, a good many of them undergraduates. Dr. Armstrong gave a series of talks on English music two years ago.
' Science '
' Making New Plants'
J. B. S. HALDANE , F.R.S., Professor of Genetics in the University of London
This afternoon J. B. S. Haldane talks to Schools for the second time this term. Listeners will remember how welcome was his last microphone visit in October, when he explained how divers and airmen manage to breathe at abnormal pressures. The broadcast today promises to be just as interesting, for Professor Haldane is to deal with the subject of breeding and cross-breeding of plants. In recent years the scientific study of plant reproduction has been well rewarded. As the result of experiments, certain plants can now be so transformed as to be of more use to man. Seeds can be lessened in number or even eliminated to make fruit or vegetables more palatable, for instance.
J. B. S.
J. B. S.
THE B B C MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by LESLIE HEWARD
Directed by HENRY HALL
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Celebration under the direction ot
Sir Hugh P. Allen
Mary Hamlin (soprano)
Kenneth Ellis (bass)
Anthony Lewis (organ)
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Fili mi Absalom (0 Absalom, my son), for Bass and 4 trombones (from Symphoniae Sacrae, Part I, 1629)
Meine Seele erhebt den Herren (My soul doth magnify the Lord), for Soprano and Orchestra (from Symphoniac Sacrae, Part II, 1647)
Sir Hugh P.
C. H. MIDDLETON
Flowers that bloom out of doors in winter are the lovelier for that. Stars of yellow jasmine glittering on a trellis, the white, demure Christmas rose thanking you for a sheet of glass to shelter it from mud-splashing rain, the aconite with quaint green frill to its face of gold like a diminutive Granville Barker fairy, winter irises-all may bloom in your garden.
This evening C. H. Middleton is to bring to the microphone that writer of gardening best-sellers, H. H. Thomas , who is also editor of Good' Gardening, and he will discuss some of the plants that flower in the open during the long winter months.
MALCOLM SARGENT , Mus.D.
A Programme for Young People of all
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by DESIRE DEFAUW
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' Samuel Butler '
Samuel Butler , perhaps the most original English thinker of the nineteenth century, was born near Bingham, ' Nottinghamshire, just a hundred years ago—on December 4, 1835. Grandson of a Bishop of Lichfield (whose life he wrote); Anglican lay reader; New Zealand sheep-breeder ; painter-one of his pictures is now in the Tate Gallery ; agnostic pamphleteer ; Swift-like satirist ; antagonist of Darwin ; composer ; art-critic; translator of Homer-he was a limitless, unfathomable man.
We remember him today not for his many-sidedness nor for his freakish theories (for instance, his contention that the ' Odyssey ' was written by a woman), but as the author of the fantastic ' Erewhon ', the brilliant, bitter. autobiographical novel ' The Way of All Flesh', and the pregnant aphorisms of the ' Notebooks '. Desmond Mac-Carthy has already expressed the view elsewhere that ' Samuel Butler was an earlier prophet of that Evolutionary Religion which is being preached by Shaw and Wells '.
THE RADIO THREE with their
GLORIA KAYE and JEANNE DE CASALIS
Produced by BRYAN MICHI and ARCHIE CAMPBELL.
Relayed from The May Fair Hotel