(Church of England) from H.M.S. Excellent, Portsmouth
Bugle Call, Divisions
9.30 Order of Service
Hymn, Three in one, and "n in three (E.H. 501 ; A. and M 163)
Confession and Absolution Lord's Prayer and Versicles Venite
Lesson, I Peter ii, 9-17 Benedictus
Creed and Prayers
Hymn, He who would valiant be
(E.H. 402 ; S.P. 515)
Address by the Ven. Archdeacon
A. D. GILBERTSON , C.B., O.B.E., Hon. Chaplain to H.M. the King, Chaplain of the Fleet
Hymn, We love the place, 0 God
(E.H. 508 ; A. and M. 242)
Hymn, Eternal Father, strong to save (E.H. 540 ; A. and M. 370 ; last verse only)
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
with Anne Lawrence
Songs of the Harvesters Bihari Verbunkos
Sighing of the Winds Sparkling Wine
Rumanian Folk Songs The Plaint of the Dove
In the Caucasian Camp
Hark ! the Gypsies are coming Hungarian Folk Songs
Traditional melodies arranged by Yascha Krein who is also the composer of Hark! the Gypsies are coming
Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
C. H. Middleton
Today C. H. Middleton returns to
MIDDLETON IS BACK 'IN YOUR GARDEN'
Gardeners will welcome C. H. Middleton back to the microphone this afternoon at 2.0 for the first of his new series 01 Sunday talks. In his talk today he will discuss autumn topics. the microphone after an absence of some weeks, with a talk on ' Seasonal Topics'. On this occasion he will not have anyone else with him at the microphone. In the majority of his forthcoming talks, however, he will introduce, as before, various specialists in their particular line of horticulture.
R. Ellis Roberts
with Don Carlos
The Rt. Rev. E. S. Woods ,
D.D., Bishop of Lichfield
Rev. E. S.
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Holst's 'Beni Mora' Suite records his impressions of a holiday spent in Algeria. The Eastern idiom, therefore, was obtained at first hand and the music bears the genuine stamp of Bedouin melodies. The suite is in three movements: the first two are dance tunes, the third is an impression of Bedouin dancing girls in one of the dance halls characteristic of a certain street in Biskra. The monotonous tune played on the flute in this number is such as a passerby would hear coming from any one of the houses in that street.
Once again Herbert Hodge, the broadcasting taxi-driver, is coming to the microphone to talk about life behind the wheel. Listeners may recall that he gave three talks on taxi-driving in the autumn of last year. The relationship between cabman and fare is often, according to Herbert Hodge, one of misapprehension. Today he intends to describe some of his experiences and to differentiate between the things that a cabman is compelled to do and those he does because he wishes to oblige. Herbert Hodge often rides as a passenger himself, not only to get the feeling of the other side, but because he claims it is such good value for money!
(Congregational) from the City Temple
8.0 Order of Service
Introit, Blessed Lord (C. Lee
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, My God, how wonderful
Thou art (Cong.H. 11 ; A. and M.169)
Lesson, Genesis 1, 15-20, Romans viii, 28, 31-39
Hymn, Strong Son of God, immortal love (Cong.H. 156 ; S.P. 648)
Address by the Rev. LESLIE D. WEATHERHEAD
Hymn, 0 love that wilt not let me go (Cong.H. 469; A. and M. 699)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Rev. Leslie D.
An appeal on behalf of THE SOUTH LONDON HOSPITAL FOR
WOMEN by IVOR NOVELLO
The South London Hospital for Women was founded in 1912 to meet the growing demand of women for medical treatment by members of their own sex ; to provide, in addition to ordinary hospital beds, pri- vate wards for women of limited means ; and to give further scope for the post-graduate training of medical women.
To meet the urgent need for more beds, a wing containing two general wards, a children's ward, twelve private rooms and a new pathological laboratory has just been built and an extension of the nurses' home is in course of erection.
An appeal is now being made for funds to build an urgently needed maternity unit. The sum of at least £50,000 is required to finance this extension.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
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A light opera with music by Edward German
Lyrics by Charles H. Taylor
The story adapted for broadcasting by Gordon McConnel from Henry Fielding's novel and the comic opera libretto by A. M. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge
Cast in order of appearance (Sophia's songs will be sung by Lorely Dyer )
Chorus of huntsmen, farmers and their wives, dairymaids, courtiers and ladies of quality
Act 1: The lawn at Squire
Act 2, Scene 1: On the road to
Scene 2: The inn at Upton
Act 3 : Ranelagh Gardens
The BBC Theatre Chorus and BBC Theatre Orchestra, leader Tate Gilder , conductor Stanford Robinson
Production by Gordon McConnel with the technical assistance of Rex Haworth
Twenty. years after the first production, which took place at the Apollo Theatre in 1907, the Manchester Guardian critic, selecting Tom Jones as an example of what he terms the ' fine sense of the scene in German's orchestra', cleverly sums up the opera as follows :
' The opera is set in three different placea-Squire Western's garden in Somerset, the interior of the inn at Upton, and the terraces at Ranelagh. German, with a single stroke of his orchestra, at the outset of each act, creates the right atmosphere, and before the opera is over the music has passed through three different habitations. The chorus at the beginning of Act 1 is not only full of West Country air, it is afternoon air ; the music tells us at what time of rtie day and year the opera begins, for the orchestration beautifully suggests the low note of mellow monotony which belongs to October. Immediately Act 2 opens, the music loses its smack of the open country ; it is antique, " quaint " (for example, the dance to Partridge's song), and matches to a nicety the inn's old-world furniture and away-from-the-high-road quietness. Then, for Act 3, the lovely gavotte which is heard as the curtain rises lets us know by its stately movement and nocturnal tonalities that we are now amongst the aristocratic graces of Ranelagh, as the place stands poised in moonlight.
' Yet though the music in Tom Jones fits the opera's different scenes, the changes in atmosphere are all contained within the composer's own unmistakable style and idiom. It is all definitely Edward German.'
' Tom Jones ' will be broadcast again tomorrow (Regional, 8.45)
Mr. Allworthy, a West Country magistrate:
Gregory, a servant:
Sophia, Squire Western's daughter:
Tom Jones, a foundling:
Blifil, Mr Allworthy's nephew:
Honour, maid to Sophia:
Benjamin Partridge, an ex-school master:
by Cecil Dixon
(For details, see page 82)
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