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(Church of England) from Liverpool Cathedral
Organ Voluntary
Order of Service
Hymn, The strife is o'er (S.P. 147 ;
A. and M. 135)
The Easter Blessings and Praises
The Liturgical Anthems (Bullock) First Lesson
Te Deum Laudamus
(Vaughan Williams)
Second Lesson Jubilate (Bach)
The Versicles (Byrd)
Anthem, Up, up, my heart, with gladness (Bach)
The Easter Litany (Palestrina)
Hvmn, Jesus Christ is risen today
(S.P. 145 ; A. and M. 134)
Address by the Rt. Rev. the Lord
Hymn, Jesus lives ! (S.P. 155 ;
A. and M. 140)
Hymn, All hail the power of Jesus'
Name (S.P. 440 ; A. and M. 300)
Organist, W. H. Goss-Custard
Choir Conductor, E. C. Robinson


Unknown: Jesus Christ
Organist: W. H. Goss-Custard
Conductor: E. C. Robinson


Conducted by Leonard Davies
Norman Williams (bass)
Nicolai, like Mascagni and Leoncavallo in more recent times, was a one-work composer. His fame rests on his opera The Merry Wives of Windsor. In England, however, we know only the overture with its romantic introduction exquisitely painting the moonlit forest of Windsor.
Incidentally, one melody which appears later in the piece evidently inspired one of the loveliest tunes in The Mastersingers. Wagner, rehearsing his own masterpiece, is said on one occasion to have stopped the orchestra with a cry of dismay : ' Good heavens, gentlemen! This is Nicolai, and I never noticed it! '


Conducted By: Leonard Davies
Bass: Norman Williams


(All arrangements by Arthur Dulay )


Arrangements By: Arthur Dulay


C. H. Middleton and F. H. Grisewood
We are at the end of March, and, thanks to the weather, all behind with the garden. F. H. Grisewood , as listeners know, has the additional handicap of making a garden out of a meadow. Once again he will ask C. H. Middleton the kind of questions that puzzle amateur gardeners, and Middleton, in his human, kindly way, will put him and listeners wise.


Unknown: H. Middleton
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood
Unknown: C. H. Middleton

: This Week We'll Play

Recordings by Alexandre Borowsky (pianoforte)
Beniamino Gigli (tenor)
Emanuel Feuermann (violoncello)


Pianoforte: Alexandre Borowsky
Tenor: Beniamino Gigli
Tenor: Emanuel Feuermann


Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, T. H. Morrison


Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison


by Morna Stuart
This original poetic play The Garden of the Tomb tells the story of the Resurrection from the Gospel of St. John. The spirits of the Birds, the Trees, and the Flowers are personified to express the response of Nature. Thus the miracle of the Resurrection suggests a parallel with the miracle of every morning's rebirth, and in the voice of a child we shall hear the human response to the fact of the Resurrection itself.
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
With the following cast:
Walter Hudd (fly permission of Londam
Film Productions, Ltd.)
Mary O'Farrell
Kenneth Ball
Robert Holland


Unknown: Morna Stuart
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Walter Hudd
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Kenneth Ball
Unknown: Robert Holland


from Geneva by Marguerite de Reding
The Geneva Broadcasting
Conductor, Jean-Marc Pasche


Unknown: Marguerite de Reding
Conductor: Jean-Marc Pasche


Alistair Cooke
This is the farewell talk of Alistair Cooke , who has been giving these talks for the record period of three years. Since the spring of last year he has, in addition, been doing a weekly broadcast for NBC called 'London Letter', and giving America all the news from England. British listeners will not be surprised to hear that in a recent poll by the radio editors of 620 stations, Alistair Cooke , the only broadcaster in the list not an American, was returned in the first dozen commentators.
Although his regular broadcasts in future will be for America, he will not be lost to British listeners. On Wednesday (Regional) he is to present a swing record programme, ' River, Stay 'way from my Door', and he has several other programmes arranged for the spring.
The fortnightly talks will he taken over by F. A. Rice , who, like his predecessor, is a Cambridge man and, like him, edited The Granta. Rice is on the editorial staff of The Yorkshire Post in London, and did a tour of America eighteen months ago to study the movies.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: F. A. Rice

: A Shortened Version for Broadcasting of Shakespeare's Tragedy 'JULIUS CAESAR'

with Incidental Music by Robert Chignell
Conducted by the Composer
Adaptation and Production by Peter Creswell
(By permission of Maurice Colbourne and Harry Jones )
(By permission of Stuart Watson ) Trebonius, Decius Brutus, Metellus
Cimbar, Cinna Conspirators against Caesar Artomidorus of Caidos A Teacher of Rhetoric A Triumvir after Caesar's death Messala, Volumnius, Friends to Lucilius, Titinius, Cassius and Young Cato Brutus Varro, Clitus, Clau- Servants to dius, Strato, Lu- Brutus cius, Dardanius Brutus
A Soothsayer
Senators, Citizens, Guards,
The Action: Rome, the Neighbourhood of Sardis, the Neighbourhood of Philippi
Lucius' song, Weep Ye No More Sad Fountains from Dowland's Third Book of Aires. Sung by Eric Sutton with lute accompaniment by Diana Poulton


Music By: Robert Chignell
Production By: Peter Creswell
Production By: Harry Jones
Unknown: Stuart Watson
Sung By: Eric Sutton
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Julius Cæsar: Henry Caine
Marcus Antonius: Malcolm Keen
Marcus Brutus: Ion Swinley
Cassius: Robert Holmes
Casca: Charles Mortimer
Octavius Caesar: Terence de Marney
Calpurnia, Wife to Caesar: Vera Lennox
Portia, Wife to Brutus: Mary Hinton
Flavius and Marullus: Tribunes


by Lisa Minghetti
Only twenty-four years of age, Lisa Minghetti has already had a brilliant career. Her main studies were at the Akademie fur Musik in Vienna, her native city, where she studied under Jacques Thibaud and Carl Flesch.
Since then she has appeared in almost every important musical centre in Europe. In London last year she played Max Bruch 's violin concerto No. 1, in G minor, at a Promenade Concert.


Unknown: Lisa Minghetti
Unknown: Lisa Minghetti
Unknown: Jacques Thibaud
Unknown: Carl Flesch.
Unknown: Max Bruch


(Church of England) from Ripon Cathedral
The Bells
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, A brighter dawn is breaking
(E.H. 126)
This is the day the Lord has made (Response) We will rejoice and be glad in it Lift up your hearts
We lift them up unto the Lord
Let us give thanks unto our Lord,
It is meet and right so to do
The General Thanksgiving
The Easter Anthem, Christ our
Passover is sacrificed for us
The Lesson, S. John xx, 19-23
Anthem, Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem (Stanford)
Thanksgiving and Prayers
Hymn, Jesus lives ! (E.H. 134)
Address by the Rt. Rev. the Lord
Bishop of RIPON
Hymn, Ye watchers and ye holy ones
(E.H. 519)
Organist, C. H. Moody


Organist: C. H. Moody


An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF
This Association is the headquarters of a network of clubs covering the United Kingdom, with a membership of 130,000 boys. Fourteen to eighteen is a critical age in the life of any boy. The new routine of industry, the cramping restrictions of an overcrowded home, the lack of any space but the street for amusement and companionship, all these can very easily mar a young lad's development. The boys' club can give back to him vigour, adventure, and constructive purpose. That great athlete, Lord Aberdare, member of the International Olympic Committee and Honorary Treasurer of the Association, will appeal for funds to extend this work so that every city and town shall have its clubs devoted to promoting the fitness of the future citizen.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]


including Weather Forecast

: Short Story

' Mediation on the High Seas '
Colonel Spring


An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

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