(Roman Catholic) from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting
Hymn, To Christ the Prince of Peace
(WH. 83, vv. 1, 2, 3, and 6 ; A. and M. 180)
Reading, Old Testament prophecies of Christ's coming
Address by the Rev. Father FRANCIS
WOODLOCK, S.J., of Farm Street Church, London
Hymn, 0 come, all ye faithful (W.H.
5, A. and M. 59)
Reading, Luke ii, 1-21 Prayer and Blessing
A Children's Carol, Come to the Manger (Gatty and Waddington)
Conductor, J. C. Dyson
Gladys Palmer (contralto)
Conductor, Maurice Vinden
C. H. Middleton and Montagu Allwood
Listeners will be grateful to C. H. Middleton for bringing to the microphone again one of the greatest of living authorities on the carnation family to discuss carnations.
Montagu Allwood has devoted his life to what he believes to be the most beautiful of all flowers. He has had no small share in the vast increase in the number of carnations available nowadays, as well as in the hybrids between one class of dianthus and another. He spent nine years in raising and perfecting that lovely hybrid, Dianthus Alhwoodü, half carnation, half pink, and it was named after him by the Scientific Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society. He gave to the world Dianthus Sweet wivelsfield, which had Dianthus Alluoodii and Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) as its parents.
During his horticultural experience there is no rôle that the author of ' Carnations and all Dianthus ' has not filled, from crock-boy to carnation specialist.
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart. : Overture, The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent , Solo pianoforte, Schnabel : Concerto in C, K.467 (Mozart)—I Allegro. 2 Andante. 3 Allegro vivace
Compiled from the music of Elgar, by Joseph Lewis
The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Gwen Catley (soprano)
Henry Cummings (baritone)
5-Christianity and the Drama E. Martin Browne
Drama E. Martin
by Max Mell
Translated from the German by Maude Valerie White and adapted for the microphone by Robin Whitworth
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
The Little Girl:
Kate Winter (soprano)
Cyril Scott (pianoforte)
Pierrot triste (Melancholy Pierrot) Water Wagtail Lotus Land
KATE WINTER AND CYRIL SCOTT The New Moon From afar
The Little Bells of Sevilla
CYRIL SCOTT Passacaglia
Pastoral No. 2 Spanish Dance
KATE WINTER AND CYRIL SCOTT The Unforeseen
Don't come in, sir, please! Lullaby
CYRIL SCOTT Four Waltzes
Souvenir de Vienne Valse scherzando Butterfly Waltz
An English Waltz
Cyril Scott is one of those versatile people who win distinction in more than one field ; he is a composer, poet, and author. Born in Cheshire in 1879, Scott studied under Knorr at Frankfurt, where he had as fellow students Roger Quilter , Percy Grainger , and Norman O'Neill. On completion of his studies he returned to England and lived for a time in Liverpool, earning a livelihood as a teacher and pianist.
Scott's first important orchestral work, ' Heroic Suite', was played at Liverpool as well as Manchester, with Richter conducting, and not long afterwards his 'Pelleas and Melisande ' was given its first performance in Frankfurt.
In his early days Scott was looked upon by frowning professors ' of harmony as one of the enfants terribles of English music because of his use of certain dissonant chords-the ' English Debussy ' someone christened him. But now, apart from his bigger works, he is known as a composer of many charming songs and piano pieces, as beautifully written as they are poetic in feeling.
F. Andrew Rice
F. Andrew Rice had a difficult task when he succeeded Alistair Cooke as radio film critic at the beginning of April. But maybe there is something in common about these two Cambridge men that gets over when they talk on films on the air. Both edited The Granta, both visited
America before broadcasting on films over here. Rice has made good with listeners just as Cooke did.
His greatest compliment is that the panel of listeners who heard his talks in the summer were warm in their praises of him; his next best compliment is that, as a result, he is being re-engaged to talk on films in the coming spring.
New Series No. 3
A Musical Sequence arranged and conducted by Stanford Robinson
The BBC Theatre Orchestra and The BBC Men's Chorus
A short story written for broadcasting by J. D. Beresford and read by the author
On hearing this story many listeners may feel that when it comes to story-telling, the old hand beats the new hand every time. 'The Umbrella ' is told in the first person, and holds the listener's interest from the beginning. Christmas Eve ; the 'bus full ; a passenger getting on, loaded with parcels, nearly knocking over the conductor, and then tripping over a woman's umbrella. So human! Everything has gone wrong with him all day, but then probably everything has gone wrong all day with everybody on the 'bus-including the conductor. A first-class row looks likely. The occupants of the 'bus begin taking sides. And then....
But that would be giving away an almost perfect ending.
(Church of England) from the Concert Hall,
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, 0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel
(A. and M. 49 ; S.P. 66)
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Psalms i and xlviii
First Lesson, Isaiah xxxv
Magnificat (Stanford, in B flat)
Second Lesson, Matthew xxv, 31-46 Nunc Dimittis (Stal/ford, in B flat) Creed, Versicles, and Collects
Anthem, Prepare ye the way Wise) Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low ; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places shall be made plain.
And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed : and all flesh shall see it together.
And the voice said, Cry. What shall I cry All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : but the word of the Lord shall stand fast for ever.
0 Zion, that bringest glad tidings, get thee up into the mountains : 0 Jerusalem, that bringest glad tidings, "lift up thy voice with strength : and say unto Judah, behold thy God.
Hymn, Hark, the glad sound! The
Saviour comes (A. and M. 53 ; S.P. 62)
An appeal on behalf of THE REEDHAM ORPHANAGE, SURREY, by SOPHIE STEWART
The Reedham Orphanage is a home for 300 fatherless children, founded in 1844 by Dr. Andrew Reed. It receives fatherless boys and girls between the ages of three months and eleven years, benefits the child whom it feeds, clothes, and educates up to the age of fifteen years, and the mother whom it sets free from purely domestic ties and thus enables to earn a living. Every year thirty to forty young citizens are sent out into the world from Reedham, each of whom has received a training designed to produce a sound body, vigorous mind, and sturdy character.
There is no endowment. Reedham is supported entirely by voluntary contributions. A sum of £16,000 has to be found every year, of which only £2,700 is guaranteed by annual subscriptions.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
with Cyril Grantham
Souvenirs of Song No. 18
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
A Comedy by Val Gielgud and Philip Wade
Time: The Present
Production by Val Gielgud
Mr Pratt, a City clerk:
Mrs Pratt, his wife:
Laura, his daughter:
Mr Wrigley, his neighbour:
Mrs Wrigley, his neighbour's wife:
Miss Pirn, a typist:
Mr Fellows, a stockbroker:
Mr Burr, another stockbroker:
John Garstang, a friend of Laura's:
A Post Office clerk:
A railway porter: