From page 69 of 'New Every Morning'
at the Organ of the Trocadero Cinema,
Elephant and Castle
Early next month Quentin Maclean — ' Mac ' to his fellow organists, who are among his most ardent admirers -will have completed six years of regular weekly broadcasting from the Trocadero, Elephant and Castle. He was one of the four organists chosen to play at the opening of the BBC Theatre Organ last October, and one of the first to give a personal show on it, which he did a fortnight after the official opening. Last May he opened the magnificent organ at the Dome, Brightor,-the first ' all-purpose ' instrument (cinema, church, and concert organ in one) to be erected in this country.
Thibaud (violin), Casals (violoncello), Cortot (pianoforte): Trio in G (Haydn)-l Andante. 2 Poco adagio cantabile. 3 Rondo all' ungherese
French for Older Pupils ' Au Jardin des Plantes '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. Morrison
Conductor, Harry Pell from the Hippodrome Theatre,
2.5 Stories from World History
' A Medieval Adventurer,
Marco Polo '
A Dramatic Interlude written by WRAY HUNT
Today listeners are to go on a long journey, from Venice to China, with the first Europeans ever to visit that country, Maffeo Polo , Niccolo Polo , and Marco Polo. In those days-the thirteenth century-it took over three years, for men had to travel on foot, on horseback, or by camel.
The people of Venice knew of China, for many of the goods in which they dealt were brought from there, though they called it Cathay. China, or Cathay, was governed by a man called Kublai Khan , who was one of the fierce Tartars who had conquered so much of the East. The two elder Polos-Maffeo and Niccolo -had been well received at his court, came back to' Europe, and returned with Niccolo's son, Marco Polo, whose name is very much better known than that of either his father or his uncle because of his famous book, ' The Travels of Marco Polo '.
Today in a dramatic interlude listeners are to hear how the three Polos arrived in China, and how Marco Polo described the terrible sufferings of their journey. They will hear how he became a great favourite with the Khan during the seventeen years that the Polos remained in China ; how he was appointed Governor for three years ; and how the Polos were of great service to the Emperor of China.
' Curious Body Chemistry '
R. C. GARRY , M.B., Ch.B., D.Se.
All parts of the body are dependent on the other parts of the body. For example, the blood passing through the muscles one minute goes to the brain the next minute, and carries chemical substances from the muscles to the brain. There are also organs in the body of which the special duty is to make chemical substances which the blood then carries to all parts of the body. Today's talk will deal with one or two of the more important of these many substances which have been discovered.
(By permission of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis)
Conducted by . Flight-LieutJ. H. Amers ,
M.B.E., Director of Music
by Mary Abbott
Bach's Italian Concerto originally written for the harpsichord, dates from 1735, when the composer was fifty years of age. This concerto is an attempt to apply to one instrument the principles of alternation and of contrast that were observed in writing music for an instrument (or group of instruments) used with some form of orchestra. It is a concerto, but a one man concerto, the only piece so named that Bach ever wrote for one performer. Its title refers to the fact that the Italians established the concerto form as a chain of movements (usually three — two quick ones, with a slow one in the middle).
from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Lesson, Genesis xlvi, 26-xlvii, 12 Magnificat (Walford Davies in C) Lesson, Philippians iii
Nunc Dimittis (Walford Davies in C) Anthem, Lord, for Thy tender mercies' sake (Farrant)
Hymn, Pray when the morn is breaking (E.H. 473)
Leader, Norman Rouse
Conductor, Maurice Miles from the Pump Room, Bath
Directed by Henry Hall
including Weather Forecast
Marcel A. Ruff
at the BBC Theatre Organ
It seems only the other day that Reginald Foort gave his first broadcast on the BBC Theatre Organ, which without a doubt is proving very popular with listeners. They seem to like particularly the personal touch Foort gives in making his own announcements. Countless listeners write in to him with suggestions, and he proposes to adopt many of these as time goes on. The combination of organ, piano, with the addition of a vocalist, scored such a hit when it was first broadcast a few weeks ago that it is hoped to make a weekly feature of similar programmes in the near future.
Directed by Henry Hall
From Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
Leader, PAUL BEARD
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
First Part (The Adoration of the Earth)
1 Introduction. 2 Les Augures printaniers. Danse des adolescentes (Augurs of Spring. Dance of the Young Girls). 3 Jeu du rapt (The Game of Abduction). 4 Rondes printanieres (Spring Dances).
5 Jeux des cites rivales (Games of the Rival Communities). 6 Cortege du sage (Procession of the Wise Elder). 7 Danse de la terre (Dance of the Earth)
Second Part (The Sacrifice)
1 Introduction (Pagan Night). 2 Cercles mysterieux des adolescentes (Mystic Rounds of the Young Girls). 3 Glorification de l'elue (Glorification of the Chosen Victim). 4 Evocation des ancetres (Evocation of the Ancestors). 5 Action rituelle des ancetres (The Rite of the Ancestors). 6 Danse sacrale. L'elue (Ritual- Dance. The Chosen Victim)
See the article by Frank Howes on page 13
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1, [address removed], and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax) : 10/- to 2/-.
with HELEN RAYMOND