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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 99 of ' When Two or Three '

: Thinking Back

CICELY HAMILTON

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Hamilton

: F. LIONEL JOHNS AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from the Floral Pavilion,
Bridlington

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent : Ballet, Les Sylphides (Chopin)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Overture, Barber of Baghdad (Cornelius, arr. Mottl)

Contributors

Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Leo Blech

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Melsa
Conducted by CLIFTON HELLIWELL

Contributors

Leader: Daniel Melsa
Conducted By: Clifton Helliwell

: GEIGER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

from Claridge's Hotel

: A Pianoforte Recital

by MARGARETA HARVEY-SAMUEL
Brahms wrote two sets of variations in the key of D major, which he published in 1861 as Op. 21. In his study of Brahms, William Murdoch points out that ' these two sets are rarely performed in public-rather are they looked upon as preparatory studies for the two wonderful sets that were to come later, which were finally to stamp Brahms as the greatest master of Variation form since Beethoven, and place him on the same level as Bach and Beethoven in wealth of ideas and individuality of conception. We also find in these two sets the beginning of a new technique—the big skips, the cross-rhythms, the interweaving of parts, and the constant use of split octaves.
Much of the writing can hardly be called pianistic, unless one wishes to be uncomfortable, and perhaps it is ineffective from the standpoint of the public, but the study of them is interesting, if only on account of the development of Brahms's point of view and the gradual evolution of a new style '.

Contributors

Unknown: Margareta Harvey-Samuel
Unknown: William Murdoch

: THE DUNLOP WORKS BAND

Conductor, ARTHUR TOMLINSON

Contributors

Conductor: Arthur Tomlinson

: EVENSONG

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms
Lesson
Magnificat (Gray in A) Lesson
Nunc Dimittis (Gray in A)
Anthem, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace (S. S. Wesley)
Hymn, Holy Father, cheer our way
(E.H. 270)

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Lionel Tertis (viola) : Sonata in A
(Mozart, arr. Tertis)
Albert Sammons (violin) and Lionel Tertis (viola) : Passacaglia (Handel, arr. Halvorsen)
Albert Sammons (violin) : Entr'acte
(Rosamunde) (Schubert). Molly on the Shore (arr. Kreisler)

Contributors

Viola: Lionel Tertis
Violin: Albert Sammons
Violin: Lionel Tertis
Violin: Albert Sammons

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: The University of Harvard

Three Hundred Years Old
H. S. BENNETT
Harvard, the oldest of American universities, celebrates its tercentenary this year, for it was in 1636 that the general court of the colony of Massachusetts voted £400 towards ' a schoole or colledge ' at ' Newetowne '. As a great many of the leading citizens of the colony were Cambridge men, ' Newetowne ' was re-named Cambridge in 1638, and the same year John Harvard, a Puritan minister and a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, died and left the ' colledge ' half his estate and 260 books. In 1639 the institution was named Harvard College in his honour, and it is particularly appropriate that this evening's talk is being given by an Emmanuel man.
The active history of Harvard began in 1642 and its charter, dedicating it to
' the advancement of all good literature, arts, and sciences ', was granted in 1650. Its professors have included Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes , and Lowell ; and Emerson, Thoreau, :ind Prescott were all Harvard graduates.

Contributors

Unknown: H. S. Bennett
Unknown: Oliver Wendell Holmes

: The Seaside in Song '

' loliday Ballads from the Old Music-
Halls in a setting devised by WILLSON DISHER and constructed by BRYAN MICHIE
The singers
RAY WALLACE
DAN LENO , JNR.
WALTER WILLIAMS
MARJORIE ESSEX
VERNON WATSON
Compere, Tom COSTELLO
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA and THE BBC REVUE CHORUS conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Although ' I do like to be beside the seaside 'is admittedly the supreme lassie of seaside hymnology, it is only the first among a multitude of songs of the beach. As Willson Disher shows in his article on page 15, the seaside has always been a potent source of inspiration to song-writers, and we know (from 1066 and All That) that even King Canute and his courtiers sang as they got their feet wet. But this evening's programme will not go so far into the past as that.

Contributors

Unknown: Willson Disher
Unknown: Bryan Michie
Singers: Ray Wallace
Singers: Dan Leno
Unknown: Walter Williams
Unknown: Marjorie Essex
Unknown: Vernon Watson
Unknown: Tom Costello
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Unknown: Willson Disher

: From the Promenade Concert At Queen's Hall, London

(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Bach-Handel
ISOBEL BAILLIE (soprano)
MYRA HESS (pianoforte)
THE BBC
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(90 players)
Principal Violin, MARIE WILSON
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Tickets can be obtained from[address removed]and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved) ; 3s. (unreserved) ; promenade (payment at doors only), 2s.

Contributors

Soprano: Isobel Baillie
Violin: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: THE ARTHUR DULAY QUINTET

Gypsy Memories No. 1
All arrangements by Arthur Dulay

Contributors

Arrangements By: Arthur Dulay

: The Third News

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conducted by HAROLD LOWE
BERNARD ROSS (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Montague Brearley
Conducted By: Harold Lowe
Baritone: Bernard Ross








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