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: THE DAILY SERVICE

From page 45 of ' New Every Morning '

: QUENTIN MACLEAN

at the Organ of the Trocadero
Cinema,
Elephant and Castle

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Lener String Quartet :
Moment musical No. 3, Minuet (Sonata in G): (Transcriptions) (Schubert) ; Prelude No. 6, Op. 28 (Transcription) (Chopin) ; Finale Allegro (Quartet No. 1, in D) (Dittersdorf)

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

French for Older Pupils
' Au cirque '
E. M. STÉPHAN and CAMILLE VIÈRE

: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. Morrison Among Sir Hamilton Harty's many fine compositions is the Irish
Symphony, which is based on a number of Irish airs. This evening two movements are to be heard. The second, ' The Fair Day', is described by the composer as follows : ' On Fair days the streets would be full of kicking horses and swearing, bargaining men. All was dust and men, but in the marketplace, once it was reached, there were joys and delights. Then there 'was the recruiting sergeant, all martial and glorious, and gay cap streamers, offering new shillings to all who would take them. In the evening we would see him leading off his troops, while the village band marched in front playing "The girt I left behind me ", very inaccurately, but with fervour.' The third movement is slow and mournful, telling of wandering in the bills and of a house where a lament was being cried over a young dead girl. Her sweetheart told how he had gone away to try to make his fortune, and how she waited for him, but when he returned, it was to find that she had died.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Harry Pell from the Hippodrome Theatre,
Birmingham
March, With Sword and Lance Starke

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Pell
Conductor: Lance Starke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interlude
2.5 Stories from World History
' Vasco da Gama reaches India '
A dramatic interlude written by WRAY HUNT
Today's broadcast is about an explorer named Vasco da Gama. Like Marco Polo , who lived two hundred years before him, he set out .to visit the East. But instead of travelling overland for most of the journey, as Marco Polo had done, he went all the way by sea. In the interlude you will hear about some of the dangers he had to face on his voyage, and about the people he met when at last he reached India.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Biology
'Partnership'
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
(From Edinburgh)
When Charles Darwin 's views on the struggle for existence were first read, people seized on the idea of the whole living world, even the human part of it, as a jungle wherein living things fought and killed like tigers. There is, however, another side of the question-the instinct of many animals to work harmoniously together ; think of the beehive, the ant's nest, and the buffalo herd. So in the history of man, efforts by the single individual, warring against the world, have given place to efforts by groups-first the family, then the tribe, and then the state, while today man is aspiring to Commonwealths and a League of Nations. Have these been brought about by the law of the jungle ? If not, how has nature worked so that these conditions have come about ?

Contributors

Written By: Wray Hunt
Unknown: Marco Polo
Unknown: Marco Polo
Unknown: A. D. Peacock
Unknown: Charles Darwin

: THE BAND OFHIS MAJESTY'S IRISH GUARDS

(By permission of Colonel J. S. N. FitzGerald , M.B.E., M.C., Commanding
Irish Guards)
Conducted by Lieut. J. L. T. Hurd ,
Director of Music, Irish Guards

Contributors

Unknown: Colonel J. S. N. Fitzgerald
Conducted By: Lieut. J. L. T. Hurd

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by George Whitaker
(From Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: George Whitaker

: EVENSONG

from
St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalm lxxxix
Lesson, Numbers xiv, 1-25
Magnificat (Harwood in A flat)
Lesson, II Timothy i
Nunc Dimittis (Harwood in A flat)
Anthem, Jesu, Word of God Incarnate (Mozart)
Hymn, I bind unto myself today
(A. and M. 655, vv. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9)

: THE BATH PUMP ROOM ORCHESTRA

Leader, Norman Rouse
Conductor, Maurice Mi!es from the Pump Room, Bath

Contributors

Leader: Norman Rouse
Conductor: Maurice Mi!es

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Henry Hall

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: SYDNEY LIPTON AND HIS BAND

(By permission of Grosvenor House) with ' CHIPS ' CHIPPENDALL and THE THREE T's

: ST. PATRICK'S DAY

A Programme from
Northern Ireland in which will be heard some of the people who live in the Sperrin Mountains
An excerpt from
' A Midsummer Night's Dream' played in Tyrone dialect and Fairy Lore
Simplicity is the key-note of this programme, which has been designed to give listeners an impression of how people live in Ulster, especially in some of the lonelier districts.
First, listeners will be taken to the Sperrin Mountains where they will hear a farmer, a gamekeeper, an embroideress, and a country fiddler. Next they are to hear a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream in Tyrone dialect, which, it is claimed, is almost identical with the speech of Shakespeare's England. And finally they will hear two Ulster people who believe that there are still fairies in Ireland. Both of them come from country districts, and have strange experiences to tell.
See the article by Bernard Stubbs on page 8

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Stubbs

: The BBC Symphony Concerts

First Performance in England of Busoni's 'Doktor Faust' from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
See foot of page and the article by Professor Dent on page 13

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Busoni's 'DOKTOR FAUST'

(continued)
Tickets can be obtained from [address removed] and usual agents. Prices (including Entertainments Tax), 10/- to 2/-

: HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND

with BILL CURRIE
ABE ROMAINE and RAY ELLINGTON

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Currie
Unknown: Abe Romaine
Unknown: Ray Ellington








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