(& From page 15 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
Queen's College Chambers Lecture
Hall, Birmingham THE BIRMINGHAM LADIES STRING
QUARTET : Muriel Tookey (violin) ; Dorothy
Hemming (violin); Lena Wood (viola);
Elsa Tookey (violoncello)
' Middle Europe'
12—' Rumanian Lands of the Lower
HILDA ORMSBY , D.Sc.
Like the plains of the Vistula, which were described a fortnight ago by Godfrey Lias , the Southern Plain of Rumania is extremely monotonous as far as scenic interest is concerned. It slopes gradually from the marshes of the Danube up to the Carpathians.
On this long range of mountains, snow-covered peaks and Alpine piants and animals are to be found, even when spring has given way to the steady warmth of summer-conditions that contrast strongly with those of the regions in the east and south.
This afternoon Dr. Hilda Ormsby will discuss these and other physical features of the Rumanian lands of the Danube, a country-side which has agricultural resources in maize and wheat, and mineral wealth in oil.
THE B B C ORCHESTRA
Led by Laurance Turner
Conductor, ADRIAN BOULT
With Introductory Comments by THOMAS ARMSTRONG , D.Mus.
Under the direction of FRANK Roscce
Sir WILLIAM BEVERIDGE , K.C.B.
Solo pianoforte, MARJORIE B. BATES
THE B B C MIDLAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
Stanford's Fifth Symphony bears the sub-title, ' L'Allegro ed il Pensieroso ', and the movements are prefixed with quotations from Milton's two poems.
The first cries :
' Hence, loathed Melancholy,
Of Cerberus and blackest midnight born and goes on to invoke the Goddess of Mirth :—
Haste thee, Nymph, and bring with thee Jest, and youthful jollity.
Quips and cranks and wanton wiles,
Nods and becks and wreathed smiles,
Sport that wrinkled care derides,
And Laughter holding both his sides.'
The scherzo suggests
'.....how the hounds and horn
Cheeky rouse the slumbering morn '. while the slow movement is based on ' Il Pensieroso ' :
' But hail, thou goddess sage and holy.
Huil, divinest Melancholy !'
The finale opens with ' .... the far-off curfew sound
Over some wide-water'd shore, Swinging low with sullen roar ', and passes on (by the train of' gorgeous Tragedy ') to illustrate the famous lines:
' There let the pealing organ blow
To the full-voiced quire below In service high and anthem clear,
As may with sweetness, through mine ear, Dissolve me into ecstasies.
And bring all Heaven before mine eyes."
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Celebration under the direction of Sir HUGH P. ALLEN
The Story of the Sufferings and Death of our Lord and Saviour-Jesus Christ -after the Evangelist St. Matthew
The B B C SINGERS (A and B)
Conducted by TREVOR HARVEY
(The second part of the St. Matthew Passion, of which the first part was given on Thursday night)
Sir Hugh P.
C. H. MIDDLETON
Everywhere throughout the country, in outer London, and round about cities and towns up and down the land, new houses have sprung up and people are occupying them. Both those who have recently moved in and those who are about to do so may easily be wondering how best to cover the bare walls, how to hide the new brick with something that will grow quickly and beautifully, and put out flower like the quince or wisteria, or green leaves changing to scarlet in autumn, like Virginia creeper. What shall we grow? If clematis, shall we have white or purple ? Or shall we bring the country to our door by trailing roses or honeysuckle round our porch?
C. H. Middleton , ever on the look-out for the topical question, is bringing to the microphone this evening R. Findlay , Superintendent of the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley, to talk to listeners on climbers and wall plants.
MALCOLM SARGENT , Mus.D.
A Programme for
Young People of all Ages
A Variety Novelty
Produced by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
' Keir Hardie '
The Rt. Hon. Viscount SNOWDEN
James Keir Hardie was a Scotsman who worked untiringly for the Labour cause. His early life was a story of terrible hardship ; at ten years of age, for instance, he worked in a mine—a job he eventually lost for trying to organise his workmates. He and John Burns were among the first Labour M.P.'s to enter Parliament.
Not one bit overawed by his surroundings, he wore an ordinary cloth cap in the House of Commons, headgear which shocked many of his opponents because of its unorthodoxy, and encouraged all his adherents because of its unashamed working-class origin. He died in 1915. This evening Viscount Snowden is to give his memories of this remarkable man. Viscount Snowden was Chairman of the Independent Labour Party (the foundation of which Keir Hardie was largely responsible for) from 1903-6 and 1917-20, and entered Parliament as a Socialist M.P. in 1906, when Keir Hardie was among his colleagues on the Labour benches. He was, of course, Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1924 and from 1929 to 1931.
Rt. Hon. Viscount
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by Sir GRANVILLE BANTOCK
The son of an eminent surgeon, William Wallace was intended for the same calling, and was a brilliant graduate in Medicine, of Glasgow and Vienna Universities. The call of music proved to be too strong, however, and though Dr. Wallace did splendid work during the war at the head of the Ophthalmic section of the Army Medical Services, he has for many years past given himself up mainly to composition. His symphonic poem Villon' is comparatively well known to listeners, but the Overture ' In Praise of Scottish Poesie ' has been, on the whole, unduly neglected. 1. From Asia, from the dayspring that uprises
2. Where is the home for me ? 0 Cyprus
3. Will they ever come to me, ever again;
4. Weave ye the Dance
5. There be many Shapes of Mystery
SYDNEY KYTE AND HIS BAND
Relayed from The PiccadiUy Hotel