From page 93 of ' When Two or Three
' for Farmers and Shipping
Trooping the Colour on the Horse Guards Parade, including a commentary by Major J. B. S. BOURNE-MAY
(Late Coldstream Guards) from the Horse Guards, Whitehall
Today is to be broadcast the first Trooping of the Colour in the reign of King Edward VIII in celebration of the birthday of his Majesty; and once again the commentary will be given by Major Bourne-May, an old Coldstreamer, who himself took part five times in the Trooping.
Troops will line the Mall and guard the Parade Ground-Horse Guards Parade, once the tilt-yard of Whitehall Palace. The eight guards for the day will arrive, the Colour be uncased and posted. The music will be heard as the procession approaches.
His Majesty will be received with a Royal Salute. He will then inspect the troops, accompanied by the Field-Officer-in-Brigade-Waiting. The Escort for the Colour will move out - the Colour found this year by the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. The Colour will be trooped down the line of the Guards. Troops will march past His Majesty in slow and then in quick time, the band of each regiment playing its march as it goes by. The microphone on the roof of the Horse Guards will bring the whole pageant to listeners, who will hear the music gradually fade away as the cavalcade moves down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace.
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy WARRACK
DOROTHY Pugh (soprano)
' Round the Countryside '
8-' The Sea-shore'
C. C. GADDUM
This afternoon Mr. Gaddum is to discuss the different kinds of seashore and what to !ook for on each; a rock pool and some of its curious inhabitants ; common birds of the seashore-the seagull and the cormorant-and something about them.
Teachers will find it helpful to have illustrations or specimens of a limpet, a sea anemone, the egg-case of a dogfish, a hermit crab, a seagull, and a cormorant to show their class.
Scenes from ' As You Like It,' by William Shakespeare
from the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, County Down
Roland Powell's Quintet is one of the most popular light musical combinations in Northern Ireland. Roland Powell himself is the director of a group of dance bands and light orchestras, and has been in the musical profession for many years; his first public appearance was made at the age of fifteen as a 'cellist. At one time he was a professor of music at Leeds, and for several years was Musical Director for a group of hotels in England and Scotland. In the latter capacity he worked a good deal with Henry Hall, before he formed the BBC Dance Orchestra.
Early Stages in French
E. M. STÉPHAN
Talks for Listeners at Leisure in the Afternoon
' This and That'
The Band of H.M. Grenadier Guards, conducted by Major George Miller : Slavonic March (Tchaikovsky) ; Sylvia Ballet (Delibes, arr. Kappey)—Valse lente ; Pizzicato ; Barcarolle ; March
Le Garde Republicaine Band of France : Entr'acte, Carmen (Bizet) ; Sambre et Meuse-March (Planquette)
The BBC Military Band, conductor,
B. Walton O'Donnell : Woodland Pictures ; Rural Suite ; Romance ; An Old World Garden ; Introduction and Dance ; In the Hayfields ; Humoresque ; The Bean Feast (Fletcher) ; Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod)
The Band of H.M. Coldstream
Guards, conducted by Lieut. J. C. Windram : Selection, Ruddigore (Sullivan) : March, Washington Post (Sousa)
including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers
Flute Sonatas by Handel and his Contemporaries played by RENÉ LE Roy
Sonata No. 6, in B minor - Handel 1. Largo ; 2. Vivace ; 3. Presto ; 4. Adagio-Alla breve-Minuetto
Sonata in D - Leonardo Vinci 1. Adagio-Allegro ; 2. Largo; 3. Pastorella
E. M. STÉPHAN
of Nations and the Colonial
' Trusteeship '
R. COUPLAND (Beit Professor of Colonial History in the University of Oxford)
A mosaic of old and new customs, and an enquiry into their origin
Devised by A. K. HAMILTON JENKIN
St. John's Eve-The Night Watch-The Watch March-St. John's Wort-Midsummer Pageants-The Dumb Cake-Bone Fires—The ' Feu de Joie ' -Midsummer Giants-The Penzance Revels-Sunrise at Stonehenge
These are a few of the customs with which this programme will deal. Some of them will be described from ancient writings, others in the accounts of people who have taken part in them; and a commentator will make a desperate but only partially successful attempt to discover how they have arisen
The Cast includes
V. C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
A. K. HAMILTON JENKIN
J. B. ROWE
The programme produced by FELIX FELTON
A. K. Hamilton
A. K. Hamilton
Presented by MAX KESTER with THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
with LEON KIMBERLY AND HELEN
The two Americans from England in 'Wisecrack Wooing'
The Personality Girl
Comedian as Pedro the Bandit
The Accordion Wizard
IVOR VINTOR in a Comedy Sketch,
'Harold Entertains,' assisted by ANN GORDON and MOLLY VYVYAN
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ERNEST LONGSTAFFE
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Here is a talk that was recorded for the Empire and is to be broadcast again in the National programme tonight. An old-timer from the Canadian West is to speak of his reactions to Britain when he was over here.
The scene, whether in Wales or Scotland or England, was in sharp contrast with the scene of the prairie he knows so well. Fox-hounds, the village pub, a bicycle, a car with the steering wheel on an unfamiliar side, coracles on the Severn, dandelion and damson wine, saddle horses in Rotten How—they are as strange to him as they are fascinating. Listeners who may be saving up for a little celebration with cold salmon on the sideboard may be amused to hear what bears think of salmon in the Canadian West.
Spencer Dyke (violin) ; Tate Gilder (violin); Bernard Shore (viola); Cedric Sharpe (violoncello)
Arnold Bax's String Quartet in G major was written in 1918, and whereas the composer's earlier compositions suffer perhaps from over complexity of style, this work shows the beginning of a mature style characterised by its relative conciseness and clarity. The first movement is a fine piece of writing and the treatment of the very attractive thematic material is full of interest and charm. The slow movement is extremely beautiful, both in melody and harmony, and the finale, which is in the form of a rondo, is pervaded with the spirit of the Irish jig.
It was not until the age of twenty-nine that Beethoven attempted to compose in the form of the string quartet. The six String Quartets which comprise Op. 18 are dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz. Slight in structure and design as compared with the noble quartets of his middle period and the great string quartets which were among the last things he wrote, these first six are full of melody, and all so clear in their form as to be easily followed and enjoyed.