(Roman Catholic) from the Studio
Order of Service
Opening Prayers from Prime
Hymn, Now that the daylight scales the skies
Address by the Rev. Father C. C.
MARTINDALE, S.J. Hymn, Gabriel to Mary went (Arundel
Concluding Prayers from Prime
Hymn, Come, come to the Manger
(Arundel Hymnbook 43)
Conductor, J. C. DYSON
NORMAN WILLIAMS (bass)
with CAVAN O'CONNOR
C. H. MIDDLETON
This afternoon, in his last talk of the year, C. H. Middleton is to review the past with its little triumphs and mistakes and to look forward to the future. Just now, both for plants and for those who grow them, is a breathing space, but on the work done by gardeners in 1936 depends the future of their gardens in 1937-things already planted, soil already dug and dressed. And so in a sense the gardening year doesn't end-any more than Mr. Middleton's talks seem to do, for his first of the new year is to be given next week.'
He planned and gave many of the broadcasts in the first three gardening series : ' The Week in the Garden ', in 193 1, ' The Week-End in the Garden ', in 1932, and 'The Garden', in 1933. In September, 1934, he was given a free hand in arranging the gardening talks, and he has been broadcasting in ' In your Garden ' ever since. More, expert gardener though he is himself, he has brought to the microphone almost every gardening specialist in Britain to talk on his own particular subject, and thus has handed on to listeners specialised advice on carnations, vines, water gardens-whatever it might be.
' This Week we'll Play-'
Recordings of Walter Gieseking (pianoforte)
The Lamoureux Orchestra of Paris
Enrico Caruso (tenor)
Answers to Listeners' Questions
The Rev. D. 0. SOPER, Ph.D.
Answers to Listeners' Questions
HENRY CUMMINGS (baritone)
THE BROSA STRING QUARTET :
Antonio Brosa (violin) ; Norman Chappie (violin); Leonard Rubens (viola); Livio Mannucci (violoncello)
George Butterworth was born in London in 1885 and was killed in action in 1916 at the age of thirty-one. He won a Foundation Scholarship at Eton at the age of fourteen and went to Oxford in 1904, where he studied under
Sir Hugh Allen. After leaving Oxford he became an assistant master at
Radley and studied for a year at the Royal College of Music.
One of his chief interests was folk dancing, and the influence of folk music showed itself prominently in his music.
Milhaud is one of the most prolific of modern composers. His output includes operas, ballets, six symphonies, eight string quartets, about 150 songs, cantatas, and choral music, concertos, and many other works for various instrumental combinations. Among his simplest and more immediately attractive works are his eight string quartets. In 1912, at the age of twenty, Milhaud wrote his First String Quartet, and a further six were added at intervals of roughly two years, the Seventh being completed in 1925. A melodious work in the modern manner, the Seventh Quartet is dedicated to Francis Poulenc.
Nationals of the countries affected by the vexed questions which harass Europe today will in this series put their varying points of view before listeners
By Hans Andersen adapted for broadcasting by Francis Dillon
Produced by Barbara Burnham
See the article on page II
Garcia, a Spanish landlord:
A Servant Girl:
by WALTER WIDDOP (tenor)
Walter Widdop was bom near Halifax and began his career as a clerk with the Bradford Dyes Association. It was not until his twentieth year that he began to study singing, and after a year he competed successfully in various festivals. He then came to London and studied Opera at the London Opera School, and in 1923 made his debut in Aida at Leeds. Later, he toured Britain with the British National Opera Company and the Covent Garden Opera Company. In 1930 Mr. Widdop visited America, singing at the Cincinnati Festival and at Chicago. He has also sung in Spain in a performance of The Valkyries conducted by Albert Coates.
(g) (Church of England) from Lambeth Palace
Order of Service
Hymn, All my heart this night rejoices
(Hymns of the Kingdom 7, New M.H.B. 121)
Thanksgivings Psalm lxxxv
Anthem, When to the temple Mary went (Eceard)
Address by His Grace the Lord
Archbishop of CANTERBURY
Hymn, Happy are they, they that love
God (E.H. 398, S.P. 509)
(The BBC Singers, under the direction of Sir Walford Davies , will form the Choir)
An appeal on behalf of THE SOUTHAMPTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND DISPENSARY FOR WOMEN, by the Rt.
Rev. The Bishop of SOUTHAMPTON
The Southampton Children's Hospital, which began with six beds fifty-two years ago and has now fifty-five, is the only General Children's Hospital in Hampshire. It has a new X-Ray outfit, a theatre with every modern equipment, and out-patients' departments which this year alone dealt with 15,000 attendances.
The hospital has. been growing steadily because it meets a real need, the population round the hospital having increased by 10,000 in the last ten years, which fact alone made a new wing imperative. Two years ago, to commemorate the hospital's Jubilee, a Jubilee wing was added at a cost of £10,000—half of which is still owing.
' Christmas is the Feast of the Child ', the Bishop of Southampton points out. ' Children are in our thoughts-we would make sick children well, sorrowful children happy.' Tonight, in his dual capacity as Bishop of the Diocese and President of the hospital, he is to appeal, for the sake of children, for the means to pay off a pressing debt.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Rt. Rev. the Bishop of Southampton, [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
A Radio-Dramatic Survey of the Life of Coleridge; especially those years of it spent among the English Lakes; as mirrored in his written
Verse and Prose
The Programme and Music arranged by D. G. BRIDSON
And the whole produced by E. A. HARDING
'Frost at Midnight' will be broadcast again on Tuesday in the National programme at 10.25
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by CLARENCE RAYBOULD
ARTHUR CATTERALL (violin)
(For details, see page 40)
Shipping Forecast at 11.0