From page 21 of ' When Two or Three
at the Organ of the Paramount Theatre,
The Monsoon Lands : China and Japan
Japan i, General Survey A. B. LOWNDES, B.Com.
Talks this term have been devoted to monsoon lands. The first six were given on China; today, Mr. A. B. Lowndes is to give the first of four talks on Japan. He will tell listeners why monsoons there are less marked than in China and will make a general survey of the country. Most of the cities and railways of Japan lie along the coast.
Here the Japanese live and work, ever growing in numbers; yet a few miles outside the cities one could imagine oneself back in the feudal age among hills and valleys, where there is little enough fertile land to feed the town-dwellers...
He will discuss Japan's good natural harbours, the difficulties of railway and road construction, earthquakes, the family system, agriculture, and fisheries, industrialisation and colonisation.
Mr Lowndes, who is Head of the Senior Commercial School at the Chiswick Polytechnic, lived for ten years in Japan, where he held lectureships in commerce at Government commercial colleges. He was honoured with official court rank, and was one of the invited guests at the funeral service of the late Emperor at Tokio.
Directed by ALFRED VAN DAM
Relayed from the Troxy Cinema
' The Isle of Man-I'
'A Voyage of Discovery'
W. C. McHARRIE
Had it not been for the quarrel of a giant in England and a giant in Ireland, there would have been no Isle of Man, if we are to believe an old legend. The story goes that the Irish giant lost his temper, picked up an enormous rock, and hurled it at the head of his opponent. But his aim was bad. The stone fell in the middle of the Irish Sea and so became the Isle of Man ; and if you want to see where he took it from, look at the shape of Lough Neagh.
In his talks-a second talk follows next week-W. C. McHarrie says that he hopes ' to give a picture of this Island home with its mountains purple with heather, its glens golden with gorse, its quaint villages- sometimes shrouded in sea fog, sometimes defying a storm from the western ocean, and then shining clear in the midst of a blue sea '.
' The Rise of the Workers '
EILEEN POWER, Professor of Economic
History in the University of London
Relayed from Westminster Abbey
Order of Service
Magnificat (Walmisley in D minor) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Walmisley in D minor) Anthem, 0 Saviour of the World (Goss) Hymn, Drop, drop, slow tears (E.H. 98)
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
What do you thmk ?
' Land Settlement-The Intermediate
JOHN H. ROBSON
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by IAN WHYTE
BESSIE SPENCE (violin)
In the original version of Gounod's Faust produced in Paris at the Theatre Lyrique, the only ballet was in the Kermesse scene of the second Act. Ten years later the composer revised the work for production at the Grand Opera, and the tradition of that theatre demanded something more elaborate in the way of ballet. The two authors of the libretto accordingly raided the second part of Goethe's Faust, untouched for Gounod's original opera, and made use of the revels of the Walpurgis night. There, in Goethe's play and in this revised version of Gounod's opera, Faust meets many of the famous women of old, Cleopatra, Helen, the Trojan Women, and other personages of myth and legend.
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Mendelssohn's Organ Music played by BERKELEY MASON
Fugue in F minor
Sonata No. 4 in B flat
I. Allegro con brio; 2. Andante religioso ; 3. Allegretto ; 4. Allegro maestoso e vivace
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (1837)
The Public Social Services-7
'John Smith Out of Work '-
R. C. DAVISON
'New York City to the Golden Gate'
An Anthology of American Hobo Songs by ALISTAIR COOKE
The Seaside Summer Show
What a record the ' Fol-de-Rols' have ! Twenty-five years of concert-party entertaining. Over twenty years at the Floral Hall, Scarborough ; eight years at the Floral Hall, Westcliffon-sea ; over ten years at the White Rock Pavilion, Hastings ; nearly as long at the Winter Gardens, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. This summer they are to present concert parties at Hastings, Eastbourne, and (a new date for them) Llandudno.
They first broadcast in May, 1934, and gave their first series on the air in March last year. Tonight they are to broadcast the first of a new series.
The Fol-de-Rols will broadcast again in the Regional programme on Saturday at
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Conducted by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard
St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
THE BBC ORCHESTRA
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
HENRY CUMMINGS (baritone) Leslie Woodgate studied at the Royal
College of Music under Armstrong Gibbs for composition and under Sir Walter Alcock for organ. While a student at the College he won the George Carter Scholarship for organ and composition, and also gained the Carnegie United Kingdom Award for composition. Mr. Woodgate is a widely experienced choral and orchestral conductor. He joined the BBC as Assistant Chorusmaster and later was founder and first conductor of the BBC Theatre Orchestra. He has composed a great deal of music, including music for several radio productions, notably
Othello and Romeo and Juliet. ' The Song of the Saracens ', for male voices and orchestra, is a thoroughly characteristic work. It is a setting of the verses' We are they who come faster than fate ', from J. E. Flecker's Hassan. The score of Holst's Somerset Rhapsody is prefaced by a note which tells us that it' was written in 1906 at the request of Cecil Sharp, to whom it is dedicated, and was re-written in the following year. The work is founded on folk-songs collected by Cecil Sharp in Somerset. The first is " The Sheep Shearing Song", a long pastoral melody played first by the oboe and then by violins. This is followed by a marching song, " High Germany " ; " 0 Polly, love, 0 Polly, the rout has now begun, And we must march away at the beating of the drum." The third melody is " The Lovers' "Farewell, played first by the 'cellos. The climax of the piece is reached when High.
Germany " is played by all the wind instruments, the strings entering afterwards with another tune to the same words. The " Farewell " is repeated, and as the music becomes quieter the opening " Sheep Shearing Song " reappears. At one point this is combined with the second " High "Germany tune. As the latter dies away the piece ends softly as it began.'
Directed by HENRY HALL