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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 51 of 'When Two or Three'

: HENRY CROUDSON

at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
Leeds

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Regional Geography
The Monsoon Lands : China and Japan China. 5-South China'
G. B. BARBOUR , Ph.D.
From Canton to Foochow the rocky coast of South China has bred a race of enterprising seamen, whose junks breast typhoon-swept seas and whose commerce has carried them to all parts of the world. Back from the coast in secluded highland valleys are villagers whose isolation keeps their dialects unintelligible to the port-dwellers, while to the west wild tribesmen haunt the hinterland. The ever-present bamboo provides everything from water-pipes and ropes and birdcages to pens, paper, and food.

Contributors

Unknown: Japan China.
Unknown: G. B. Barbour

: THE TROCADERO CINEMA ORCHESTRA

Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from the Troxy Cinema

Contributors

Directed By: Alfred Van

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Discovering England
' East Anglia. 2-The Land'
R. H. MOTTRAM

Contributors

Unknown: R. H. Mottram

: 'World History-4'

' Men and Machines'
L. du GARDE PEACH
At the beginning of the last century a certain youth called Robert Owen became manager and part-owner of a cotton mill into which machinery had just been introduced. Some of the workers were mere children. Owen considered this was far more abominable than slavery and he quickly put an end to the practice as far as his own mill was concerned. Later he made his mills a model of industrial and social organisation ; he was one of the first reformers to deal with the evil after-math of the Industrial Revolution.
In this interlude listeners will hear of Owen's visit to a mill-owner. The time is eight o'clock on a cold winter morning, and the mill-owner and his wife are sitting at breakfast.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Owen

: EVENSONG

Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Psalms Lesson
Magnificat, Willa (Faux Bourdon) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis, Willa (Faux Bourdon) Anthem, Blessed be the God and Father (Wesley)
Hymn, Immortal love for ever full
(E.H. 408)

: Off Duty

Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the: Afternoon
What do you think?

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, IDRIS LEWIS ' The Hymn to the Sun from Rimsky-
Korsakov's opera, The Golden Cockerel, occurs in the second act. The scene is a rocky gorge. The dead from a battle of the day before, among them King Dodon's two sons, lie on the hillside, and in the distance can be heard the approaching army of the King. They appear two by two and after them the King arrives and finds the bodies of his two sons. As he mourns over them, day begins to break and the morning sun shows a bright tent on the mountain-side, ornamented with many-coloured brocades.
As the soldiers are about to fire on the tent, a beautiful maiden comes out with light, yet queenly, steps. Four slaves follow her, carrying eastern musical instruments. She herself wears a white turban with a tall feather, and a long robe of red silk with rich gold embroideries. Oblivious of those about her, she raises her hands, as though praying, and sings this ' Hymn to the Sun '.

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music

Brahms
Early Lieder
Sung by JOHN ARMSTRONG (tenor)
Fünf Gedichte, Op. 19
1. Der Kuss (Hölty); 2. Scheiden und Meiden (Uhland) ; 3. In der Ferne (Uhland) ; 4. Der Schmied (Uhland); 5. An eine Aeolsharfe (Morike)
Lieder und Gesange, Op. 32
1. Wie rafft 'ich mich auf (von Platen) ; 2. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen (Daumer) ; 3. Ich schleich' umher betrubt (von Platen)

Contributors

Sung By: John Armstrong

: Spanish Language

MARIA DE LAGUNA

Contributors

Unknown: Maria de Laguna

: Ways and Means

Part 2
The Public Social Services-5
John Smith 's Health-2
PAUL WILSON

Contributors

Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Paul Wilson

: 'The Doctor's Day'

A Ballad Comedy
By WALTER PITCHFORD
Adapted to Music by The Late Samuel Snoop , Mus. Ass., Sometime Organist of Dumbleton Minster, Hon. Conductor of the Dumbleton Morpheus Society
Characters
Dr. Septimus Todd
Miss Pamby, his housekeeper
Joe, the Groom-Gardener
Patty, the maid
Dr. Denis O'Donovan Dowd
Sylvia Strong
Lady Gribble
Noah Dobbs
Zenas Bidger
David Tanner
The cast includes
MICHAEL COLE
EMILIE BROUGHTON
LORELY DYER
ANN CASSON
PERCY UNDERWOOD
HARRY HUDSON
F. MORTON HOWARD and DENIS O'NEIL
THE B B C REVUE CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK
Orchestral arrangements by Robert Chignell
Produced by CHARLES BREWER
This popular comedy is about a young Irishman who finds himself temporarily saddled with a country doctor's practice. His treatment of patients is more pleasant than conventional, and the end of the play-a surprise to most listeners, probably-explains the reason for his unorthodoxy.
Denis O'Neil plays the part of the young Irishman. It was he whom Walter Pitchford had in mind when the latter was writing the play. He is a tenor, and has been a favourite artist with listeners since he broadcast a recital of Irish songs on St. Patrick's Day in 1925; and he has appeared in every Old Music-Hall that has been broadcast.
Harry Hudson , another member of the cast, is his stage partner.
' The Doctor's Day' will be repeated in the Regional programme tomorrow at 9.0

Contributors

Comedy By: Walter Pitchford
Unknown: Samuel Snoop
Unknown: Noah Dobbs
Unknown: Zenas Bidger
Unknown: David Tanner
Unknown: Michael Cole
Unknown: Emilie Broughton
Unknown: Lorely Dyer
Unknown: Ann Casson
Unknown: Percy Underwood
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Unknown: F. Morton Howard
Unknown: Denis O'Neil
Arrangements By: Robert Chignell
Produced By: Charles Brewer
Unknown: Denis O'Neil
Unknown: Walter Pitchford
Unknown: Harry Hudson

: Remembrance of Things Past

' When to the sessions of sweet silent thought r summon up remembrance of things past ...'
A Programme contributed to by those who recall with regret the London and English scene of fifty years ago

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: A SHORT MID-WEEK SERVICE

Conducted by The Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
Relayed from
St. Michael's, Chester Square

Contributors

Organist: Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist: Reginald Goss-Custard
Unknown: Chester Square

: The BBC Orchestra

(Section E)
Led by MARIE WILSON
Conducted by JULIAN CLIFFORD
ELSIE HALL (pianoforte)
Ernest Bloch is the first composer to express successfully the Jewish national idiom in music. 'It is not my desire to attempt a "reconstruction" of Jewish music', says Bloch. 'It is the Jewish soul that interests me, the complex, glowing, agitated soul that I feel vibrating throughout the Bible.... All this is in us, all this is in me, and it is the better part of me. It is all this that I endeavour to hear in myself and to transcribe in my music ; the venerable emotion of the race that slumbers way down in our soul.'
Bloch's symphonic poem 'Winter-Spring' is an early work. It was written in 1905, when he was twenty-five years of age. The music is very romantic in character and scored with a masterly sense of colour. When Bach gave up his post at Weimar, in 1717, to become Kapellmeister to the Prince of Anhalt-Cothen, he found opportunities of writing and taking part in, secular orchestral music, of which he took the fullest advantage. The Pianoforte Concerto No. 1, in D minor, along with several others, may have been written there, though not much is known of its origin : it is in all probability an adaptation of a violin concerto that has been unfortunately lost. Smetana wrote six symphonic poems, collectively entitled 'My Country', of which Tabor ' is No. 5. Edwin Evans, in an article in The Radio Times on 'My Country', describes the background of 'Tabor' as follows: 'After the execution of John Huss in 1415 his followers split up into factions. One of these settled on a mountain, which they called Mount Tabor, and from which they were called Taborites. They were mighty fighters, and when an army was sent against them they drove it far. over the border. To Smetana they represented an ideal of staunchness, strength, and bravery. Their battle hymn "Ye who are God's warriors" became famous, and the composer has made it the theme of his poem.'

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Julian Clifford
Unknown: Ernest Bloch
Unknown: Edwin Evans
Unknown: John Huss

: DANCE MUSIC

THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA
Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall








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