From page 113 of 'New Every Morning'
(g Regional Geography
North European Plain
' Holland—Keeping out the Sea '
In this talk, a)l the more interesting because of the recent b.rth of the Princess who may one day be Queen of HoHand, Captain McDermott's to tell vou about the fight that has been waged by the Dutch people tor centuries to keep out the sea. You will hear how many of the towns, including Amsterdam, are built on wooden pi!es, and of the mcredibfe number beneath the famous fatace of the Queen of Holland, which once upon a time was the Town Halt 01
Amsterdam. You will hear about the Zuider Zee ; about dykes and canals and barges ; about young fishermen who have become farmers, and about straight roads and weutitted land where there was once nothing but an expanse of treacherous water.
from the Gaumont State, Kilbum
Mr Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour
This is the nineteenth in a series of programmes which are being broadcast weekly from Daventry
with Leonard Gowings
Sonnie Hale and his wife,
' The Farm and the tarmhouse'
Written for broadcasting by EDITH E. MACQUEBb )
2.30 British History
(6) From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century
' Music and Poetry '
A dramatic interlude written for broadcasting by J. W. HoRTON
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor. Richard Austin
Leon Goossens (oboe) from, the Pavilion, Bournemouth (Soloist, LBON GOOSSBNS> )
(Omitting fast movement)
' The New Spring Fashions '
by radio this afternoon and dance to
Eddie CarroU and his Music
including Weather Forecast
A talk by K. Fitzgerald
by Edmund Rubbra (pianoforte)
Six Epigraphes Antiques
1. Pour invoquer Pan, dieu du vent d'ete (To invoke Pan, god of the summer wind). 2 Pour un tombeau sans nom (For a nameless tomb). 3 Pour que la nuit soit propice (That the night may be propitious). 4 Pour la danseuse aux crotates (For the castanet dancer). S Pour l'Egyptienne (For the Egyptian woman). 6 Pour remercier la pluie au matin (To give thanks for rain)
In 1899 Debussy set three poems of Pierre Louys under the title of 'Chansons de Bilitis', and in the following year a second set appeared with the same title, the difference between the two being that in the tatter the poems were to be recited instead of sung. According to the French critic Leon Vallas: 'This music, written for two harps and two nutes, consisted of some hundred and fifty hastily-written bars divided into a dozen numbers. It was a mere improvisation, pleasant and elegant, but of no great importance.' Fifteen years later, however, Debussy arranged and re-fashioned the material into a series of pieces' for piano duet, entitled 'Epigraphes antiques'. It Is said that Debussy once considered the idea of turning these pieces into an orchestra) suite. Vallas points out that 'In some of the pieces, it is true, we nnd the principal theme slightly developed, or adorned with changing harmonies and accessory rhythms; and one can distinguish the tintding of Chinese bells, the instrumental colouring of nutes, and the plucking of harp-strings, effects that he had utilised fifteen years previously in incidental music. There is also a suggestion of symphonic and even eycticat treatment in the manner in which the first Epigraph is repeated so as to form an ending for the last.'
Concocted by Those Happytizers
The Two Leslies (Leslie Sarony and Leslie Hotmes ) with the following ingredients
Hugo Suzette Tarri
Douglas Young and Nan Kenway
Mario de Pietro and The Two Leslies
The BBC Revue Chorus and the Orchestra, conducted by Charles ShadweII
Produced by John Sharman
'Radio Pie' will be broadcast again on -S<MH)-day <M 3.40 in the Regional programme
London's ' Real Music-Hall'
' Imperial Security'
Speaker, The Rt. Hon. L. S. Amery
Interlocutor. Sir Alfred Zimmern
How far can Great Britain and the Empire serve the ends of peace by detaching themselves from the probtems that are facing Continenta) Europe ? This is the question that a potitician of !ong and distinguished service is to attempt to answer. The Rt. Hon. L. S. Amery was on the editorial staff of The TtmM before entering po)itics. He represented South Birmingham In the House of Commons from !911 to 1918, served in Flanders and the Near East in the nrst two years of the war, and was on the staff of the War Council at Versailles from 1917 to 1918. Since then he has been First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State for the Colonies, and Secretary of State for Dominion ASairs.
Rt. Hon. L. S.
Rt. Hon. L. S.
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
to the members of the National Fitness Council and its Area
Committees assembled at Guildhall on the invitation of the Corporation of the City of London
This is the first time that the members of the National Fitness Council and of its Area Committees have met under one roof, and they come from places as far apart as Durham, Tiverton, and Anglesey.
Before the entry of the King and Queen into Guildhall the scene will be described by Thomas Woodroonfe from a seat in the Lady Mayoress's gallery, half-way up one side of the Hall. Listeners will hear the Lord Mayor's address of welcome to Their Majesties, and then the King himself.
Led by Made Wilson
Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Elliott
Organist, Reginald Goss-Custard from St. Michael's, Chester Square
Rev. W. H.
by Wanda Landowska
French Suite No. 6, in E
1 AIIemande. 2 Courante. 3 Sartbande. 4 Gavotte. S Polonaise. 6 Bourree. 7 Minuet. 8 Gigue
English Suite No. 2, in A minor
1 Prelude. 2 AIIemande. 3 Coarante. 4 Sarabande. S Bourree 1. 6 Bourree 2. 7 Gigue
Italian Concerto in F
I Allegro moderate. 2 Andante. 3 Presto
from the Astoria Dance Salon