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: The Daily Service

from page 117 of ' New Every Morning '

: The First Aeroplane Across the Atlantic

J. L. Hodson


Unknown: J. L. Hodson

: A Ballad Concert

Marguerite Beresford (soprano)
Harry Brindle (baritone)


Soprano: Marguerite Beresford
Baritone: Harry Brindle

: The Fifth Test Match

England v. Australia
A commentary on the opening overs of the match by Howard Marshall , from Kennington Oval


Unknown: Howard Marshall

: An Organ Recital

by Charles Spinks from St. Margaret's, Westminster


Organist: Charles Spinks

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Miliza Korjus (soprano): Shadow Song (Dinorah) (Meyerbeer). Serenade (Mosskowski). Maidens of Cadiz (Delibes)

: Test Match

A commentary during play by Howard Marshall


Play By: Howard Marshall

: Rhythm on Records

A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records

: Test Match

A commentary on the closing overs before lunch and a summary of the morning's play by Howard Marshall


Play By: Howard Marshall

: The Band of His Majesty's Royal Marines

(Plymouth Division)
(by permission of Brigadier H. G. Gram, A.D.C.)
Conducted by Captain F.J. Ricketts, Director of Music, Royal Marines
Marks Brambell (baritone)


Conducted By: Captain F. J. Ricketts

: Test Match

Commentaries during play by Howard Marshall and Michael Standing


Play By: Howard Marshall
Play By: Michael Standing

: Test Match

Commentaries continued

: Test Match

Commentaries continued

: The First News

including Weather Forecast

: Test Match

A commentary on the closing overs of the day and a summary of the day's play by Howard Marshall


Play By: Howard Marshall

: A Recital

by John McKenna (tenor)
John McKenna has given many recitals in London and has appeared at a number of important concerts, including the Royal Philharmonic society in 1928, and for four years he sang in opera at Covent Garden.
During the war McKenna served in France, and shortly after the Armistice he entered the Royal College of Music, where he studied for four years. He then went for two years to Italy.
At Leipzig he was engaged by Professor Straube, the Cantor of the Ihomas-Kirche, to sing at the Bach festival in 1931. He returned to England in 1933 and since that time he has given numerous broadcast recitals.


Tenor: John McKenna

: Anona Winn

has invited Max Wall, Harold Clemence, 'Tommy Tucker', Bennett and Williams and Ten of Clubs, under the direction of Freddie Bretherton, to The Bungalow Club tonight


Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Harold Clemence
Unknown: Tommy Tucker
Unknown: Freddie Bretherton

: From the Promenade Concert

at Queen's Hall, London
(Sale Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
May Blyth (soprano)
Parry Jones (tenor)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra (ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir henry J. Wood
Prelude, The Mastersingers
The Prelude to The Mastersingers is made up entirely of material subsequently used in the opera, and the chief themes are easily distinguishable. It opens with the bold melody associated with the Mastersingers themselves, followed by music in march rhythm which is intended to portray the Guild of Mastersingers. Presently is heard the theme later associated with Walther and Eva, and here the melody of the Prize Song is announced for the first time. After that comes the theme of the Apprentices, and the Prelude concludes with a superb and exhilarating passage in which three of the themes already heard are combined with great contrapuntal ingenuity.


Tenor: Parry Jones
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: Prelude to Act 3 (Tristan and Isolde) Cor anglais solo, DAVID JOHN

Tristan, seriously wounded by Melot for his treachery to King Mark, has been put on a ship by Kurvenal and brought to Brittany. There he lies overcome with pain and despair, hoping against hope for Isolde to come to him. The Prelude to Act 3 which opens on this scene is full of the melancholy that obsesses the mind of Tristan. A shepherd has been set to watch the arrival of a ship, and as he gazes out to sea he plays on his pipe a poignant melody. On this the curtain rises.

: Trial Songs:

In Snowbound Hall (The Master-Now begin! 5 singers)


Singers: Parry Jones

: Siegfried's Funeral March (Twilight of the Gods)

Perhaps one of the most stirring pieces of tone painting in the whole of The Ring is the great Funeral March of Siegfried, which is heard in the Third Act of The Twilight of the Gods. Siegfried has been slain by Hagen, and Gunther and his men bear the body on their shields in the silence of the hills.
This solemn and deeply expressive march suggests a kaleidoscopic view of Siegfried's life from the beginning to the end. With supreme musical skill and imagination Wagner introduces and welds together various significant motives connected with Siegfried in The Ring. We hear ' Siegfried's death blow ', ' Sigmund the Walsung ', ' The Recognition of Sigmund and Sieglinde 'The Sword Nothung’, ‘ Siegfried the fearless ', ' Siegfried the warrior', ' Briinnhilde ', etc.
Tickets can be obtained from the British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W.1, Messrs. Chappell's Box Office, Queen's Hall, Langham Place, W.1, and the usual Agents. Prices : 7s. 6d., 6s., 5s. (reserved), 3s. (unreserved), promenade (payment at doors only) 2s.

: BBC Ballroom

Dancing tonight to the music of Sydney Kyte and his Band
Admission by radio only

: The Third News

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: The Past Week

The Hon. Harold Nicolson, C.M.G., M.P.


Unknown: Harold Nicolson

: The BBC Theatre Orchestra

Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Booth Hitchen (baritone)


Leader: Tate Gilder

: Dance Music from Clacton

Teddy Dobbs and his Band from the Blue Lagoon Ballroom


Musicians: Teddy Dobbs and his Band

: Record Session

Sydney Lipton and the Grosvenor House Dance Band

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