Ⓓ From page 53 of ' New Every Morning '
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas Ethel Gomer-Lewis (soprano)
BY ALEC ROWLEY
The BBC Singers (B)
Sybilla Marshall Margaret Rees Winifred Downer Anne Wood Peter Pears Emlyn Bebb Victor Utting Victor Harding
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Sailor's Garland
1 Deep Water Jack. 2 The Blue Peter. 3 Sacramento. 4 A Sea Burthen. 5 The Green Thicket. 6 After Dark. 7 Rathlin Head
Five English Pastorals
1 Prologue. 2 Pastorella. 3 Jillian of Berry. 4 Song to a Minuet. 5 Shall we go Dance the Hay?
Alec Rowley had a brilliant career at the Royal Academy of Music. He entered the Academy at the age of fifteen as an organ scholar, and at the end of six years he had taken no
. fewer than forty examinations, including those for the L.R.A.M., A.R.A.M., and F.R.C.O. In addition, he collected as many medals as an Olympic runner has cups. As a teacher, he has been Professor and Examiner at Trinity College, London. As a composer, he has written numerous large-scale works for orchestra, chorus, and various chamber music combinations.
Tina Bonifacio (harp) ; Harry Dyson (flute) ; Gethyn Wykcham-George
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violoncello, Cassado from the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, CASSADO )
Serge Prokofiev is considered one of the leading contemporary composers of Russia and in his numerous works such as the opera, The Love for Three Oranges, he has shown himself to be a master technician and a composer of great individuality. His classic symphony, however, is not really representative of his style. It was composed in the spirit of a jeu d' esprit that, as its title would suggest both in form and idiom, harks back to the time of Haydn and Mozart. The music is clear cut, full of straightforward melodies and tunes, and provides a most attractive glimpse of the eighteenth century through modern eyes.
Directed by Henry Hall
including Weather Forecast
In his fortnightly talks since last October John Hilton has invited listeners to write to him about some of the difficulties in which they found themselves. For .nearly six months he has been trying to find a solution for them, and has answered hundreds of letters. Now he is tired, and asks listeners to- hold up their mail for the time being, to give him a rest. For his broadcast talks he will resume his musings on ' This and That '.
Led by Thomas Peatfield
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Dora Bright (pianoforte)
Dora Bright studied first at the Royal Academy of Music under Macfarren and Prout, and later under Moszkowski. She was the first woman to take the Lucas Medal for composition, also the first woman to write a composition for the Royal Philharmonic Society. She played her First Concerto at Dresden, Cologne, Berlin, and with Manns at the Crystal Palace.
Miss Bright has written several ballets, a number of songs and choral works, and three operas, one of which, The Waltz King, was recently produced by the Douglas-Webber School and transferred by Sydney Carrol to the Ambassadors. The Variations for piano to be heard this evening were composed in Paris in 1912.
Sketches and Lyrics by Greatrex Newman
With a cast of popular artists selected from the resident Fol-de-Rols companies at Hastings, Eastbourne, and Llandudno
The BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by George Royle
The Fol-de-Rols will broadcast again on Saturday at 6.0 in the Regional programme
' Why Talk about Words? '
A. Lloyd James
In the Talks for Discussion Groups pamphlet, which may be obtained from the BBC Publications Department, 35, High Street, Marylebone, W.I, free of charge, postage Id., it is explained why this series is called ' Words Fail Me ' and what the invention of broadcasting has to do with the reason for the series being given.
This evening in his opening talk,
Professor Lloyd James will point out that speech and language are too much accepted as a matter of course and too little studied. He will show that ' Grammar' was an attempt to describe some of the facts. The study of literature aims at discovering how language is used for various purposes. But language is more than a set of facts governed by fanciful rules ; it is the basis of all communication. Hence this series of talks to show what men and women in different walks of life think about words.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
Conductor, George Walter
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
Harpsichord Music played by John Ticehurst
Sonata No. 2, Der von David vermittelst der Musik curirte Saul (David curing Saul by means of music)
1 The sorrow and madness of the King
2 The refreshing song from David's harp
3 Tranquillity restored to the King's mind
A Survey of Forestry in Great
W. L. Taylor
This is the first of a series of talks on timber, to be given by experts this month. The history of British woodlands will be considered, and famous trees, and the uses of timber; and the problem of the planting of beauty spots with State forests.
In the first talk W. L. Taylor ,
Assistant Commissioner of Forestry for England and Wales, will give an historical survey of the English forests, the trades that grew up around them, and the uses-often disastrous to the forests-to which our forest timbers were put.
He will point out how from earliest days forests were cleared or burned for protection and grazing and tillage, and have suffered in all our wars; so that in spite of the Forestry Act, passed by the Government in 1919, we are still behind the rest of Europe in our supply of timber. But ' the plantations now being made will grow into tall woods, well stocked with trees that will bring beauty, shelter, and employment to our countryside, as well as additional health to the nation '.
Some interesting pictures of British woodland will be found on page 8.
with BETTY DALE and ' CHICK'