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: CHARLES ERNESCO AND HIS QUINTET

with Webster Booth

Contributors

Unknown: Webster Booth

: 'OUR PANTOMIME'

Music by Herbert Oliver sung by The Dolce Singers:
Megan Thomas (soprano)
Doris Cowen (contralto) Percy Manchester (tenor) Foster Richardson (bass)

Contributors

Music By: Herbert Oliver
Soprano: Megan Thomas
Contralto: Doris Cowen
Tenor: Percy Manchester
Bass: Foster Richardson

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

@ Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: A CHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE

(Church of England) from the Chapel Royal, St. James's
Palace by gracious permission of His Majesty the King
Conducted by the Rev. Preb. L. J. Percival, K.C.V.O., Domestic Chaplain to His Majesty the King
Organ Voluntary
11.15 Order of Service
Hymn, 0 come, all ye faithful (A. and M. 59 ; S.P. 78)
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Psalm xix
First lesson, Isaiah ix, 2-7 Te Deum (Stanford, in C)
Second Lesson, Luke ii, 1-20 Jubilate (Stanford, in C)
Carol, Bom this day (Old Basque
Noel)
Lord's Prayer, Collect, Commandments
Kyrie (Ireland, in C)
Epistle, Gloria, Gospel, Thanksgiving
Nicene Creed (Ireland, in C)
Address by the Rev. E. H. THOROLD ,
C.B., C.B.E., D.D., Chaplain to His Majesty the King and Chaplain-General to the Forces
Hymn, Hark! the herald angels sing
(A. and M. 60 ;'S.P. 74)
Prayer for the Church Militant
This service is taking place in one of the loveliest of the Royal Chapels. Like St. James's Palace, the Chapel is generally attributed to the design of Thomas Cromwell ,
Earl. of Essex. Its ceiling was designed by Holbein, and Sir Christopher Wren , who was married in the Chapel in 1676, made certain alterations.
The Chapel Royal has a long and interesting musical history, such well-known organists, to mention just a few, as Thomas Tallis , Orlando Gibbons , Purcell, Croft, and William Byrd , having played the organ there.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. H. Thorold
Unknown: Thomas Cromwell
Unknown: Sir Christopher Wren
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: William Byrd

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Irene Kohler

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Kohler

: MICHAELOFF AND HIS BESSARABIAN ORCHESTRA

Echoes of Johann Strauss
(All arrangements by Michaeloff)

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss

: 'IN YOUR GARDEN'

C. H. Middleton

Contributors

Unknown: H. Middleton

: ORCHESTRAL HOUR

Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Empire Orchestra
Leader, Leonard Hirsch
Conductor, Eric Fogg

Contributors

Leader: Leonard Hirsch
Conductor: Eric Fogg

: SCOTTISH C.W.S. BAND

Conductor, W. C. Crozier
(From Scottish)

Contributors

Conductor: W. C. Crozier

: MUSICAL BOXES

Presented by A. J. A. Symons

Contributors

Presented By: A. J. A. Symons

: A. J. ALAN

will again tell the story of 'Wottie' which he first broadcast in 1928

: IRISH RHYTHMS

A section of the BBC
Northern Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry with Peadar O'Rafferty
(From Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Directed By: David Curry
Unknown: Peadar O'Rafferty

: RAWICZ AND LANDAUER

(two pianofortes)

: He That Should Come

A Nativity Play specially written for broadcasting by Dorothy L. Sayers
Music composed by Robert Chignell
Dramatis Personae:
Persons of the Prologue and Epilogue (by permission of Godfrey Tearle) (by permission of Bronson Albery and Michel Saint-Denis)
Persons of the Play (in order of speaking) (by permission of O'Bryen, Linnil, and Dunfee)
Voices of travellers, etc., Patricia Laffan (by permission of Firth Shephard),
Barry Faber, Angela Kirk
A section of the BBC Chorus
Production by Val Gielgud
In this, the first play that she has written specially for broadcasting, Dorothy L. Sayers will present a picture of the Nativity which is at the same time poetic and matter-of-fact.
Within the lovely traditional framework of the story, Dorothy Sayers's characters of the Holy Land of two thousand years ago go about their business like the ordinary folk they were. There are the bustling Roman centurions, the Jewish family men and their wives, crowding the streets of Bethlehem for the tax-gathering, the shepherds coming down from the hills for a hot meal and a seat by the fireside, and, above all the carpenter Joseph and his wife Mary, who arrive tired and travel-stained after their long journey from Nazareth.
The play opens with the revelation to the Magi, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, and closes with their arrival in Bethlehem hard upon the heels of the adoring shepherds.

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Dorothy L. Sayers
Composed By: Robert Chignell
Unknown: Godfrey Tearle
Unknown: Michel Saint-Denis
Unknown: Patricia Laftan
Unknown: Firth Shephard
Unknown: Barry Faber
Unknown: Angela Kirk
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Dorothy Sayers
Caspar, King of Chaldea: Felix Aylmer
Melchior, King of Pamphylia: William Devlin
Balthazar, King of Ethiopa: Robert Robert
The Jewish Merchant: Henry Longhurst
The Young Greek Gentleman: Robert Farquharson
The Roman Centurion: Gordon McLeod
The Landlord: Philip Wade
The Landlady.........: Marjorie Fielding
Joseph: Patjic Curwen
Mary: Gwen Catley
The Young Jewish Gentleman: Raf de la Torre
The Pharisee: Alan Wheatley
1st Shepherd: Wallace Evennett
2nd Shepherd: Frederick Peisley
3rd Shepherd: Barry Faber

: FANTASIA ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS

by R. Vaughan Williams
Victor Harding (baritone)
G. Thalben Ball (organ)
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
The BBC Orchestra (Section E)
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Conducted by Sir Walford Davies

Contributors

Unknown: R. Vaughan Williams
Baritone: Victor Harding
Unknown: Manus O'Donnell
Conducted By: Sir Walford Davies

: A CHRISTMAS EVENING SERVICE

from the Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Invocation
Hymn, God from on high hath heard
(A. and M. 58)
Thanksgivings
Psalms cxlv and cxix, 89-96 Lesson, John I, w. 1-14 Magnificat
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Anthem, There were shepherds abiding in the field (Handel)
Address by the Rev. W. THOMPSON ELLIOTT
, Canon of Westminster
Hymn, 0 come, all ye faithful (A. and M. 59 ; S.P. 78)
Blessing
G. Thalben Ball (organ)
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
The BBC Orchestra (Section E)
Led by Manus O'Donnell
Conducted by Sir Walford Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Thompson Elliott
Unknown: Manus O'Donnell
Conducted By: Sir Walford Davies

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

An appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH WIRELESS FOR THE
BLIND FUND by Lord SOUTHWOOD
The British ' Wireless for the Blind ' Fund exists to bring broadcasting into the homes of the blind. In Great Britainaand Northern Ireland there are nearly 80,000 men, women and children who are registered as blind, among them all those whom listeners have generously helped in the past. Lord Southwood, who is trustee of the Newsvendors' Benevolent and Provident Association and closely associated with many other charitable bodies, appeals tonight in succession to other notable men who, on Christmas Day for years past, have pleaded this cause.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: Walt Disney's 'SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS'

A broadcasting version of the first full-length film cartoon
Words by Larry Morey. Music by Frank Churchill , Leigh Harline , and Paul Smith. Radio adaptation and narrative lyrics by John Watt. Orchestrations by Wally Wallond
(By permission of Walt Disney
Mickey Mouse, Ltd.)
Characters
The Queen
The Slave of the Mirror
The Huntsman
The Prince
The Dwarfs: Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, and Dopey
The augmented BBC Variety
Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Special effects by Styx Gibling
Compered and produced by John Watt

Contributors

Unknown: Larry Morey.
Music By: Frank Churchill
Music By: Leigh Harline
Music By: Paul Smith.
Unknown: John Watt.
Unknown: Wally Wallond
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Styx Gibling
Produced By: John Watt
Snow White: Wynne Ajello

: 'SONGS FOR SALE'

Fred Hartley and his Sextet with Brian Lawrance

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Hartley
Unknown: Brian Lawrance

: EPILOGUE

' God with Us '
Psalm lxxxv
Luke ii, 1-14
Behold, the great Creator makes
(S.P. 72)
I John iv, 7-9








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