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: The Daily Service

From page 78 of 'When Two or Three'
Time Signal, Greenwich, at 10.30

: Health at Your Service

My Day's Work
By the Medical Director of a Village Settlement for Consumptives

: Sidney Torch

at the Organ of the Regal, Edmonton


Organist: Sidney Torch

: The Rutland Square and New Victoria Orchestra

Directed by Norman Austin from the New Victoria Cinema, Edinburgh


Directed By: Norman Austin

: The BBC Dance Orchestra

Directed by Henry Hall


Directed By: Henry Hall

: Friday Midday Concert

Under the direction of Johan Hock from Queen's College Chambers Lecture Hall, Birmingham
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, JOHAN HOCK


Unknown: Johan Hock
Conductor: Johan Hock
Conductor: Dorothy Hemming
Violins: Marjorie Astbury
Violins: Louise Atherton

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Acts I and II of Giordano's Opera
' Fedora '
(soprano) (bass) (pianoforte) other parts by Members of La Scala, Milan with Orchestra conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli


Conducted By: Lorenzo Molajoli
Fedora Romanzov: Gilda Dalla-Rizza
Loris Ipanoy: Antonio Melandri (tenor)
De Siriex: Emilio Ghirardini (baritone)
Olga Sukarev: Luba Mirella (soprano)
Grech: Corrado Zambelli
Lakinski: Bernardo de Plaisant

: The BBC Northern Orchestra

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Crawford McNair

Constance Alldritt (mezzo-soprano)


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Crawford McNair
Mezzo-Soprano: Constance Alldritt

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The Band of his Majesty's Grenadier
Guards, conducted by Major George Miller : March, Invincible Eagle (Sousa); Selection, A Princess of Kensington (Edward German)


Conducted By: Major George Miller

: The Hotel Victoria Orchestra

Leader, A. Rossi
Under the direction of Emilio Colombo from the Hotel Victoria, London


Leader: A. Rossi
Unknown: Emilio Colombo

: John Reynders with his Orchestra

and John Turner (tenor)


Tenor: John Turner

: The First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: The Foundations of Music: Albeniz (1860-1909)

Pianoforte Music played by Irene Kohler
Iberia-Fourth Book
Malaga; Jerez; Eritana


Pianist: Irene Kohler

: In Your Garden

C. H. Middleton


Speaker: C. H. Middleton

: Keyboard Talks-2

'Richard Wagner and The Master-singers of Nuremberg'


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Unknown: Leslie H. Heward
Unknown: Victor Hely-Hutchinson

: Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans

(By permission of the Savoy Hotel. Ltd.) with Brian Lawrance, Anne Lenner and the Three Ginx
Introduced by James Dyrenforth


Musicians: Carroll Gibbons and the Savoy Hotel Orpheans
Singer: Brian Lawrance
Singer: Anne Lenner
Singers: The Three Ginx
Introduced by: James Dyrenforth

: The BBC Symphony Orchestra visits Budapest

A Concert from the Municipal Theatre
Arnold Bax describes his tone poem 'Tintagel' as follows: 'This work is only in the broadest sense programme music. The composer's intention is simply to offer a tonal impression of the castle-crowned cliff of (now sadly degenerate) Tintagel, and more especially of the long distances of the Atlantic, as seen from the cliffs of Cornwall on a sunny, but not windless, summer day. The literary and traditional associations of the scene also enter into the scheme. The music opens, after a few introductory bars, with a theme, given out on the brass, which may be taken as representing the ruined castle, now so ancient and weatherworn as to seem an emanation of the rock upon which it is built. The subject is worked to a broad diatonic climax and is followed by a long melody for strings, which may suggest the serene and almost limitless spaces of the ocean.'


Unknown: Arnold Bax

: Dance Music Today

Constant Lambert

Last week Constant Lambert discussed the origins and development of modern dance music. This evening he will review the different styles of the present day: for instance, the tunes that emanate from Tin Pan Alley and those that are composed by musicians of real invention who are at the same time masters of their craft, such as Duke Ellington and Spike Hughes. He will talk about the songs in verse and chorus form, originally composed for revues and afterwards arranged specially and individually for well-known dance bands, and then the 'piece without words' which is specially composed for one band, and which is intended to be listened to as music and not necessarily to be danced to.


Speaker: Constant Lambert

: The Second News

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: The Budget

W.S. Morrison, M.P.

W.S. Morrison is Conservative M.P. for the Cirencester and Tewkesbury Division and Financial Secretary to the Treasury. He was educated in Scotland. After a distinguished war career in France - he was awarded the Military Cross and was thrice mentioned in despatches - he resigned his commission with the rank of Captain. In 1923 he was called to the Bar. He has been Private Secretary to the Solicitor General and has done invaluable work as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney-General.


Speaker: W.S. Morrison, M.P.

: Three Nations: 2: The Case for Scottish Nationalism

A. Dewar Gibb (Regius Professor of Law at Glasgow University)

Professor A. Dewar Gibb, who is to present the case for Scottish Nationalism tonight, has been Regius Professor of Law at Glasgow University since 1934.
Educated at Glenalmond and Glasgow University, he was called to the Scottish
Bar in 1914, and to the English Bar three years later. He served throughout the war. He has been in practice at the English Bar since 1919, was Lecturer on the Law of England at Edinburgh University in 1929, and on the Law of Scotland at Cambridge University in 1931. He is Honorary Sheriff Substitute of Dumbartonshire, and was Vice-Chairman of the Scottish National Party two years ago. He is the author of a number of books including 'International Private Law in Scotland in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries' (which was a Visser prize essay at the University of Leiden), 'Select Cases in the Law of Scotland', 'Scotland in Eclipse', and 'With Winston Churchill at the Front'.


Speaker: Professor A. Dewar Gibb

: The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet


Musicians: The Leslie Bridgewater Quintet

: Joe Loss and his Band

Time Signal, Greenwich, at 11.30


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Band

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