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@ from page 49 of ' ' New Every Morning


' Samson ' (Handel):
Queen's Halt Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Overture
Isobel Baillie (soprano): Let the bright Seraphim
' The Mount of Olives ' (Beethoven):
Choir of Temple Church London
(Organist and director, G. Thalben -Balt): Hallelujah
' L'Enfance du Christ' (Berlioz):
Louis Morturier (bass): Toujours ce reve (Le Song d'Herode) (Herod s Dream)
' St Paui ' (Mendelssohn):
Keith Falkner (baritone): 0 God, have mercy
' Solomon' (Handel):
The Bach Cantata Oub directed by C. K. Scott : May no rash intruder
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bart. (oboe. Leon Goos_ sens): Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
' Mass in G ' (Schubert):
Philharmonic Choir, conducted by C K Scott (soloists, Elsie Suddaby and Howard Fry ): Gloria


Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Director: G. Thalben
Bass: Louis Morturier
Unknown: St Paui
Baritone: Keith Falkner
Directed By: C. K. Scott
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham.
Soloists: Elsie Suddaby
Soloists: Howard Fry


Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor. Idris Lewis
Harding Jenkins (baritone)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Baritone: Harding Jenkins


by Dorothea Aspinall


Unknown: Dorothea Aspinall

: Light Music from Sweden

RoManf!C Airs
Sune Waldimir and his Orchestra from Stockholm


Unknown: Sune Waldimir


A serial reading from
Herman Melville 's ' Moby Dick ' by Geoffrey Tandy
Again Moby Dick is raised, and again Ahab closes with him. This is the end of this crazy chase, to which Ahab had devoted himseif for so many months.


Unknown: Herman Melville
Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Geoffrey Tandy
Unknown: Again Moby Dicit

: Dance Music

on gramophone records

: Gramophone Records

Budapest String Quartet: Quartet in D minor, Op. 56 (Voces Intimae) (Sibelius) — 1 Andante — Allegro molto moderate. 2 Vivace. 3 Adagio di molto. 4 Allegretto (ma pesante). 5 Allegro


Afric McGintey (mezzo-soprano)
A section of the BBC Northern
Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry


Directed By: David Curry

: Evensong

from St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Thomas's Day
Order of Service
Psalm cvi
Lesson, Isaiah xxxv
Magnincat (Walford Davies , in G) Lesson, I Peter i, 3-9
Nunc Dimittis (Walford DapM!, in G) Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord (Redford) (words, Philippians iv, 4-7)
Hymn, We have not seen (A. and M.6I2)
This afternoon's service will end a little earlier than usual, with the hymn preceding the sermon.


Unknown: Walford Davies


Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matcotm Sargent : Christmas Overture (Coleridge-Taylor)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John BarbiroUi : Concert Wa)tz, Midnight Rose (d'Erlanger)


Conducted By: Matcotm Sargent
Conducted By: John Barbiroui


inctuding Weather Forecast


Quartet in G, Op. 106
1 AHegro moderate. 2 Adagio ma non troppo. 3 Motto vivace. 4 Finale: Andante sostenuto—Allegro con fuoco ptayedby
The Blech String Quartet :
Harry Blech (violin)
Edward Silverman (violin)
Douglas Thomson (viola)
William PIeeth (violoncello)
Further programmes in this series wilt be broadcast on Friday
(Regional, 6.25) and Saturday, (National. 3.5).
An article on the series, by Clifton Helliwell , will be found on page 12.


Violin: Harry Blech
Violin: Edward Silverman
Viola: Douglas Thomson
Viola: William Pieeth
Unknown: Clifton Helliwell

: Louis Levy and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra in 'YOU SHALL HAVE MU8)C'

with Eve Becke
Brian Lawrance
The Georgettes
Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke


Unknown: Eve Becke
Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Arrangements By: Peter Yorke


A Radio Magazine introduced by F. H. Grisewood


Introduced By: F. H. Grisewood


(Section D)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Music by d'Indy
Introduction, Act 1, Fervaal Symphony No. 2, in B nat
1 Extremement lent—Tres vii. 2 Moderement lent. 3 Modern. 4


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: The Third News

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: Hail, Pantomime!

A new series of programmes devised and written by Gale Pedrick
No. 2 - Principal Boys and Girls
At Home in the Palace -
9.23-10.10 p.m.
Amongst Those who have promised to attend are
Fay Compton, Jack Edge, Greta Fayne (All by permission of Tom Arnold) Patricia Burke, Polly Ward (B:)!/t by permission of frofCH Laidler) Clarice Mayne
The BBC Revue Chorus and Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
Produced by George Barker

Shakespeare, it is sometimes claimed. created the first Principal Boy when he sent Rosaiind into the Forest of Arden.' Whatever her - or his - origin, the fact remains that the swaggering beauty in tights has staked a large claim in the theatregoer's affection. And, of course, wherever you find a Principal Boy, there, inevitably, is his equally charming opposite number, the Principal Girl. Tonight, in the second of Gale Pedrick's 'Hail, Pantomime!' series. Principal Boys and Girls, past and present, will be summoned before the Demon King and Fairy Queen to render an account of themselves.

Fay Compton is playing in Babes in the Wood at Drury Lane, and Patricia Burke in Red Riding Hood at Covent Garden. Greta Fayne and Jack Edge are both in the Drury Lane show, and Polly Ward is at Covent Garden. Clarice Mayne, who will take part in the programme, is one of the greatest Principal Boys who ever lived, an honour which she shares with Dorothy Ward, whose recorded voice will also be heard.


Written By: Gale Pedrick
Unknown: Jack Edge
Unknown: Greta Fayne
Fairy Queen: Sylvia Welling
Demon King: Sidney Burchall

: The Third Act of 'Francesca da Rimini'

An opera by Riccardo Zandonai
Text by Tito Ricordi
Adapted from the tragedy by Gabriel D'Annunzio
English version by H. Proctor Gregg
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Production by Stanford Robinson in collaboration with Gordon McConneI , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
The scene is an apartment in Francesca's palatial mansion.
Francesca Is reading to her women from a large illuminated book. ' The History of Lancelot of the Lake'. The stave is gazing out of the window.
Presently the women retire to fetch garlands for dancing and Francesca is left alone with Smaragdi.
Later the women return with musicians. They sing and dance to a gay measure till Francesca dismisses them. Then her lover Paolo enters and they read the book together.
Listeners may remember that Acts 1 and 2 of Zandonai's opera Francesca da Rimini were relayed from La Scala, Milan, in March last year.


Unknown: Riccardo Zandonai
Unknown: Tito Ricordi
Unknown: Gabhel D'Annunzio
Unknown: H. Proctor Gregg
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Production By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Gordon McConnei
Unknown: Rex Haworth
Unknown: Charles Groves
Franceses: Oda Slobodskaya
Smaragdi, a stave, Francesca's vant.: .Gladys Ripley
Francesca's companions:Garsenda: Lorely Dyer
BiancoSore: Joan Hammond
Paolo: Arthur Carron

: Jack Jackson and his Band

will play for dancing from the Dorchester Hotel

: Gramophone Records SWtMG T)ME

' Christmas Night in Harlem '
Presented by Eric Child


Presented By: Eric Child

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