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@ (Church of England) from the Studio
Opening Prayer
Hymn, Glory to Thee (S.P.25, part 3;
A. and M. 3, part 2)
Lesson, Revelation xxi, 1-7
Hymn, Father, hear the prayer we offer (S.P. 487, E.H. 385)
Address by the Rev. Canon H. ANSON ,
Master of the Temple
Hymn, Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my
God (S.P. 492, A. and M. 705)


Unknown: Rev. Canon H. Anson


Conductor, J. W. Simpson
Kenneth Ellis (bass) Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed at Prague on October
29, 1787. The overture, a fine and dramatic piece of music, sums up the atmostphere of the whole opera. The opening sombre andante is based on the music that accompanies the apparition of ' The Stone Guest', while the succeeding allegro depicts Don Giovanni's love of enjoyment.


Conductor: J. W. Simpson
Bass: Kenneth Ellis


@ C. H. Middleton
This afternoon C. H. Middleton will come alone to the microphone for once. His topic will be chrysanthemums.


Unknown: H. Middleton
Unknown: C. H. Middleton


(Section C)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Betty Bannerman (contralto) The score of Haydn Wood's Variations bears a preface, the following extract from which is self-explanatory: 'This work, originally written as a musical jest, is based on a comic song which all but the youngest hearers will recognise as one of the tunes that held sway before English popular songs had succumbed to the lure of jazz. For the information of the new generation, it should perhaps be stated that this classic of a particular brand of light music which is now almost extinct was called "If you want to know the time, ask a policeman." Lest this disclosure should make some members of the audience tremble for the purity of our concert halls, it may be said at once that the treatment of t-his tune in a series of seven variations and a symphonically extended finale, though entertaining in character, betrays throughout a fastidious and skilful musicianship.'

ORCHESTRA Overture, Plymouth Hoe - Ansell
To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
BETTY BANNERMAN AND ORCHESTRA Connais-tu Ie pays ? (Mignon) - Ambroise Thomas
ORCHESTRA Liebestraum (Dream of Love) - Liszt
Norwegian Rhapsody No. 1 - Svendsen
My lovely Celia - Munro, arr. Lane Wilson
The Castle of Dromore - arr. Somervell
The Weaver's Daughter - arr Hughes
Pulling the Sea Dulse - arr. Kennedy-Fraser
The Peat Fire Flame - arr. Kennedy-Fraser
ORCHESTRA Karleen - J. A. Findlay
Variations on a Once Popular Humorous Song - Haydn Wood


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Contralto: Betty Bannerman

: This Week We'll Play

Records of Sergei Rachmaninov (pianoforte)
The Lener String Quartet
Gerhard Husch (baritone)



Pianoforte: Sergei Rachmaninov
Baritone: Gerhard Husch


A Survey-3
Short talks by speakers actually engaged in meeting the public demand for betting and gambling facilities


at the BBC Theatre Organ


Kenneth Ingram


Unknown: Kenneth Ingram


The Griller String Quartet:
Sidney Griller (violin) ; Jack O'Brien (violin) ; Philip Burton (viola) ;
Colin Hampton (violoncello) Ernest Bloch wrote only one String
Quartet, but it is one of his finest chamber music compositions. Dedicated to the Flonzaley Quartet, it was composed in 1916 at Geneva and New York, and published in 1919. The texture is of a clarity and transparency not always to be found in Bloch's music, and the four movements are admirably constructed showing great ingenuity, especially in their rhythmic variety. Changes of time signature are frequent, and cross rhythms abound. But the work is one of great beauty, and the slow movement (Pastorale) is a very delicate and imaginative piece of impressionist tone-painting with a markedly oriental flavour. The Quartet is certainly one of the finest specimens of its class and deserves to be heard more frequently. It received its first performance in New York by the Flonzaley Quartet.


Violin: Sidney Griller
Violin: Jack O'Brien
Violin: Philip Burton
Viola: Colin Hampton


The object of this series is to bring to the microphone speakers of various nationalities to state frankly how we appear in their eyes. On January 10, in the first broadcast, a Chinese and a Japanese gave their views of us and mentioned some of those things that, normal as they may appear to ourselves, seem to them eccentric, or, to say the least, unusual. Tonight representatives of other nationalities are to come to the microphone and give their views of us.

: Short Story 'MR. THOMPSON'

by Arthur Calder Marshall , read by the Author
Here is the story of how Mr. Thompson came to Miss Larkin and licked her nose; and she succumbed to him. As a black kitten he was delightful, but grown to a cat, he was a tyrant, thoroughly deserving the nicknames, such as ' Satan which were bestowed on him.
He had to have cream to lap,
Miss Larkin's diamond bracelet to play with; she became his slave. But what really matters is the reaction of her friends who were waiting for her money. This egregious but unsuspecting cat became a pawn in the hands of ruthless women. Such is the theme of this telling little story, which opens with refreshing sentiment and ends in satire.
Arthur Calder Marshall , who is to broadcast his own story, is one of the most promising of younger writers; his best-known novels are ' Dead Centre', set entirely round a boys' school, and ' About Levy ', also dealing with a school. His latest novel, ' Pie in the Sky ' was published a week ago.


Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall


(Congregational) from Harrow Congregational Church
Organ Voluntary

: Order of Service

Hvmn, Lead us, Heavenly Father,
'lead us (Cong. H. 453 ; A. and M. 281)
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Lesson, Matthew vii , 7-14 ; Luke xiii ,
Hymn, Strong Son of God, immortal
Love (Cong. H. 156 ; S. P. 648)
Address by the Rev. J. R. ACKROYD
Hymn, Lord of all being, throned afar
(Cong. H. 6 ; S. P. 564)


Unknown: Matthew Vii
Unknown: Luke Xiii
Unknown: Rev. J. R. Ackroyd


An appeal on behalf of THE DESTITUTE SAILORS' FUND by Captain P. N. LAYTON , C.B.E., R.N.R., Elder Brother of Trinity
The Destitute Sailors' Fund was inaugurated in 1827, chiefly by Naval officers, its objects being to provide food and shelter for the seamen of the Merchant Service who become stranded around the Docks in London, to assist them to find employment, and so to give them a fresh start.
For over a century this fund has maintained a Seamen's Rest for seamen in distress, where accommodation is provided and a helping hand given when in need. The Beresford Rest, in Wellclose Square, gives shelter for 45 men. Here a bed is provided for the night, with tea, supper, and breakfast. Every possible assistance is given to the men to find employment, and clothing when necessary.
The benefit of such temporary help has proved incalculable to those seamen who, strangers to London and with homes far away, need a little help to tide them over a critical time.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Captain P. N. Layton , C.B.E., R.N.R., The Destitute Sailors' Fund, [address removed]


Unknown: Captain P. N. Layton
Unknown: Captain P. N. Layton


including Weather Forecast


A revised edition of the feature programme broadcast on March 18, 1936
Produced by Felix Felton
The cast includes
D. A. Clarke-Smith
Atholl Fleming Hubert Gregg
Ann Codrington Valentine Dunn
Robert Mawdesley
Earle Grey
(By permission of Norman Marshall )
Carleton Hobbs.


Produced By: Felix Felton
Unknown: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Unknown: Atholl Fleming
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Valentine Dunn
Unknown: Robert Mawdesley
Unknown: Earle Grey
Unknown: Norman Marshall
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs.


Phantasie, Op. 17
With passion and fantasy throughout: in the style of a legend-With energy
-Slow played by JAN SMETERLIN
Jan Smeterlin comes from Poland, the land that produced two of the greatest masters of the piano-Chopin and Paderewski. Like many other famous musicians, Mr. Smeterlin was originally intended for a legal career, and he actually entered the Vienna University where he studied Roman and Ecclesiastical Law. Later, however, he won a scholarship at the Vienna Meisterschule, where he studied piano and conducting. At the outbreak of the War he took a commission in a cavalry regiment and served on the Polish front. In addition to his great musical gifts, Mr. Smeterlin is also a master of about nine languages. A Profound Lament
Schumann's Phantasie was composed in 1836 and dedicated to Liszt. The music bears the following motto from Schlegel : ' Through all the tones in Earth's many-coloured dream there sounds one soft long-drawn note for the secret listener '. But its poetic basis is rather more explicitly described by Schumann himself in a letter to Clara Wieck , who later became his wife: ' I have finished a Phantasie in three movements, which I sketched down to the details in June, 1836. I do not think I ever wrote anyhing more impassioned than the first movement ; it is a profound lament about you.'


Pianoforte: Jan Smeterlin
Pianoforte: Jan Smeterlin
Unknown: Clara Wieck


(For details, see page 46)
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