From the Studio
Order of Service
Prayers and Psalms from ' Prime ' Introductory Prayers
Hymn, Once more the daylight climbs the sky (Tune, St. Ambrose)
Psalm 92 (A.V. 93), The Lord reigneth Psalm 99 (A.V. 100), Exult unto the Lord
Address by the Rev. Father C. C.
Psalm 53 (A.V. 54), Save me, 0 God Prayers
Conductor, Col. GEORGE FULLER
WILLIAM HEUGHAN (bass)
by OSCAR LAMPE
Oscar Lampe is a member of the BBC Empire Orchestra, which includes in its personnel a number of well-known musicians. Mr. Lampe studied under his father, who was a violinist, and later under Kalman Ronay. He made his début at Queen's Hall in 1927 as soloist in Brahms's Violin Concerto. Mr. Lampe has on many occasions given recitals before the microphone and has broadcast with the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra under Sir Dan Godfrey.
Leader, BERNARD REILLIE
Conducted by KNEALE KELLEY
GEORGE PIZZEY (baritone)
with DIANA CLARE
DOROTHY FOLKARD (pianoforte)
' The Two Stewards'
Order of Service
Hymn, Hark the glad sound (S.P. 62) Hymn, When through the whirl (S.P.
Carol, Now quit your care (O.B.C. 144, verses 1, 2, 5)
Doxology, To Thee, great Lord (S.P.
119, verse 6)
The Rev. Father M. C. D'ARCY , S.J. 5—Answers to Listeners' Questions
Rev. Father M. C.
JOHN FRANCIS (flute)
PAULINE JULER (clarinet)
MARIE KORCHINSKA (harp)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET: Antonio Brosa (violin); Norman Chappie (violin); Leonard Rubens (viola); Livio Mannucci (violoncello)
Mozart's Quartet for flute, violin, viola, and 'cello was written at Mannheim on Christmas Day, 1777. Like the Quartet in A for the same combination (K.298), written a little later, it was probably composed for a Dutchman named De Jean (or de Jong), a wealthy admirer of Mozart's. The work is comparatively slight in build. the flute keeping well in the limelight, while the strings do little more than accompany. The String Quartet in D was Franck's last instrumental work designed on a large scale. It was written in 1889, a year before his death. With the exception of the delicate and finely pointed Scherzo, all the movements of this Quartet are designed in an elaborate manner. The first movement is in full sonata form, in the slow introduction to which the chief cyclic theme is heard at the outset on the first violin. The third movement, larghetto, is the most beautiful of all Franck's slow movements : in the Trio the opening cyclic theme is introduced with fine effect. The introduction to the Finale is after the style of Beethoven's introduction to the Finale of the Ninth Symphony : the principal themes of the three movements are passed in rapid review until the composer decides to make the opening cyclic theme the first subject of the movement. In view of the clever way in which the composer makes use in this movement of themes from previous movements, this Finale is an impressive and powerful summing up of the whole work.
Ravel's chamber music is undoubtedly one of the most valuable contributions to the modern repertoire. Such masterpieces as the String Quartet. Piano Trio, and ' Introduction and Allegro ' for harp, flute, clarinet, and string quartet show to perfection the composer's finely pointed style, delicate poetic feeling, and charming melodic invention. The ' Introduction and Allegro' is an early work, for it was composed in 1906 when the composer was thirty-one years of age. The harp is given a very prominent and brilliant part with many effective solo passages and a long, richly ornamented cadenza.
' The Original of Mona Lisa '
C. P. SNOW
Leonardo da Vinci 's picture is one of the best known in the world, and the enigmatic smile of its subject has inspired a whole literature. All that is known of Mona Lisa is that she came of a Neapolitan family, that she was the third wife of her husband and died before he did, and that her daughter died in infancy. Dr. C. P. Snow , author of ' New Lives for Old ' and ' Death Under Sail ', is to give an imaginative account of her life. He has based his reconstruction of the conversation and appearance of Leonardo upon remarks in Leonardo's own note-books, but there is no evidence to dispel the mystery that surrounds the sitter.
This is the last broadcast in this present series. The ' Imaginary Biographies ' that have been given are to be published in book form by Allen f.nd Unwin.
Dr. C. P.
ODA SLOBODSKAYA (soprano)
WILLIAM PRIMROSE (viola) Remember
I sit on a stone
One evening when I felt merry and gay
Relayed from S. Mary 's, Portsea
Order of Service
Hymn, Immortal, Invisible, God only wise (E.H. 407, S.P. 535)
Prayer for Pardon, and Lord's Prayer Versicles and Responses Psalm lxvii
Lesson, Philippians iv, 4-9 Nunc Dimittis Prayers
Hymn, Dear Lord and Father of mankind (E.H. 383, S.P. 481)
Address by the Rev. Canon H. C. ROBINS
Hymn, Holy Father, cheer our way
(E.H. 270, S.P. 47)
Organist and Choirmaster,
F. B. COLEY
Rev. Canon H. C.
An appeal on behalf of the NATIONAL HOSPITAL FOR NERVOUS
DISEASES by CHRISTOPHER STONE
The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases is the oldest and largest devoted to nervous diseases, and is the chief medical school in the world for the study and teaching of neurology.
Two of the first completely successful operations for removal of tumour of the brain and of spinal tumours were carried out in its theatres fifty years ago ; more than 300 of these difficult and delicate operations are performed each year, and over ninety per cent. of the patients recover.
But the hospital has only one small operation theatre, now obsolete, and only seven surgical beds available. Some 1,500 patients from all parts of Great Britain are admitted every year, but more than 250 are awaiting admission, and it is essential to increase the number of beds.
In addition, a surgical department, nursing rooms for patients of limited means, research laboratories and teaching rooms, a nurses' home-all these are needed.
This is the first time the hospital has made a public appeal for funds.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
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A broadcast from 24, Cheyne Row,
Chelsea by FILSON YOUNG
Commemorating the occupancy of this house by Thomas Carlyle and his wife since June 10, 1834 ; and an incident in the life they lived there until her death in 1886, and his in 1881 Comprising a tour of the house and A performance of the Play
'THE FIRELIGHTERS' by LAURENCE Housman
Produced by ROBIN WHITWORTH
It is now over a hundred years since the Carlyles took possession of 24, Cheyne Row. In 1895 the house was acquired by the Carlyle's House Memorial Trust, by which it has since been preserved and made accessible to the public. Carlyle's birth-place at Ecclefechan was similarly acquired, and this week the two houses are being handed over to the National Trust, and the Scottish National Trust, respectively. They will thus become the property of the nation in perpetuity.
Sim (by Permission Of Twickenham Films, Ltd.)
Hardy (by Permission Of Leon M. Lion)
John Stuart Mill:
Relayed from the Park Lane Hotel
(At the pianoforte, j. A. BYFIELD)
Shipping Forecast at 11.0