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from page 117 of 'New Every Morning'


by Mary Bonin (soprano)


Soprano: Mary Bonin


at the Organ of the Capitol Cinema,

: The BBC Welsh Orchestra

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
David Lloyd (tenor)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Tenor: David Lloyd

: Saturday Night in the Country

A Rhapsody of Swedish Dances played by The Septiman Orchestra
Conductor, Sven Skold
Soloist, Olle Nygren (baritone)
from Stockholm


Conductor: Sven Skold
Soloist: Olle Nygren


by Leo Tolstoy
2, ' Pierre inherits a Fortune and Prince Andrew goes to the War'
A serial reading by Eric Gillett
The first instalment of Tolstoy's great novel, broadcast on Monday, introduced listeners to two of its several ' heroes ': the hobbledehoy Pierre, illegitimate son of the immensely wealthy old Count Bezukhov, and the rather older and more self-possessed
Prince Andrew Bolkonsky , son of an eccentric old general, Prince Nicholas Bolkonsky. Both these characters, strikingly unlike as they are, contain a great deal of self-portraiture. Similarly Prince Nicholas was drawn from Tolstoy's maternal grandfather and Andrew's sister, Princess Marya, from his own mother. The period is 1805.


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Reading By: Eric Gillett
Unknown: Prince Andrew Bolkonsky
Unknown: Prince Nicholas Bolkonsky.


by Harold Craxton


Unknown: Harold Craxton

: The Philip Whiteway Ensemble

with Mary Johnston (soprano)
(From Northern Ireland)


Musicians: The Philip Whiteway Ensemble
Soprano: Mary Johnston


Richard Crooks (tenor)
The Unforgotten Melody (Haydn
Wood). If I should send a rose
(Shilkret). Open your window to the morn (Phillips). Kathleen Mavourneen (Crouch)


Unknown: Kathleen Mavourneen


A programme of tunes in quick succession with Anna Meakin
Jack McCafferty
George Allsopp and James Moody
(From Northern Ireland)


Unknown: Anna Meakin
Unknown: Jack McCafferty
Unknown: George Allsopp
Unknown: James Moody

: The New Continental (Cardiff) Novelty Trio

Bernard Goldstein (violin)
Archie Marks (saxophone and clarinet)
Nora Walsh (pianoforte)
(From Wales)


Violin: Bernard Goldstein
Violin: Archie Marks
Pianoforte: Nora Walsh


from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms xxii-xxiii
Lesson, Isaiah lxvi, 1-9
Magnificat (Lang in B flat)
Lesson, I Thessalonians ii, 17-20; iii, 1-13
Nunc Dimittis (Lang in B flat)
Anthem, I will lift up mine eyes
(Walker) (words, Psalm cxxi, 1-4)
Hymn, Strong Son of God, immortal love (E.H. 483)
(The choir will consist of men's voices only)


including Weather Forecast

: Mazurka

A romantic play with music. Book and lyrics by Mabel and Denis Constanduros. Music by Mark H. Lubbock. Production by Hedley Briggs
Cast (by permission of Herbert Farjeon)
The scene is laid at the country home of Graf Max von Schonheim, and afterwards at Posen, a Continental watering-place.
The BBC Theatre Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
('Mazurka' was broadcast in the Regional programme last night)


Book and lyrics: Mabel Constanduros
Book and Lyrics: Denis Constanduros
Music: Mark H. Lubbock.
Production: Hedley Briggs
Singers: The BBC Theatre Chorus
Musicians: The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Mark H. Lubbock
Graf Max von Schonheim: Stuart Robertson
Grafin Luise, his wife: Mabel Constanduros
Their daughters: Grafin Caroline: Linda Gray
Grafin Gretel: Billie Baker
Archduchess Sophie of Hoch Schulenberg: Gladys Young
Archduke Max, her son: Harold Warrender
Herr Schmidt, a music teacher: Jan van Der Gucht
Miss Prosy, an English governess: Phyllis Harding
Lieutenant von Vorheim: Morgan Davies


Fifteen Variations and Fugue on a theme from the ballet
' Prometheus ', Op. 35 played by Egon Petri (pianoforte)


Pianoforte: Egon Petri


A radio magazine introduced by F. H. Grisewood


Introduced By: F. H. Grisewood


(Section B) Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Music by American Composers
California (Scenes at the Fiesta in Santa Barbara)..Frederick Converse
Frederick Shepherd Converse was born in Newton, Massachusetts, in 1871. He studied in Munich under Rheinberger, and after a period of teaching at Harvard devoted himself to composition. The war came and he served overseas. On his return to America he was appointed Dean of New England Conservatory ot Music. His most important work is his opera, The Pipe of Desire, which was produced at the Metropolitan in New York. He has also composed three symphonies and several choral and chamber works. The Negro composer William Grant
Still was born in 1895. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatorium and is a pupil of G. W. Chadwick and Edgar Varese. He has made a special study of Negro spirituals, and intends to write a Negro opera. His principal works include three ballets and a number of orchestral works, such as ' Darker America ', ' A Deserted Plantation ', ' From the Journal of a Wanderer ', ' Africa ', and the ' Afro-American ' Symphony to be heard this evening. The ' Afro-American ' Symphony was composed in 1931. It has been successfully performed in America and in Berlin, Leipzig, and Stuttgart.


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Frederick Converse
Unknown: Frederick Shepherd Converse


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: The Island of Sark

The last independent feudal state within the British Empire.
An account of the lives and customs of the people throughout the year, taken from recordings made on the island by La Dame de Serq
William Carre, Seneschal de Serq
Bertie Falle, Philip Guille, Philip Hamon, Walter Vibart, Henri Carré, Mai Carré, W. le Feuvre, H. le Feuvre, John Baker, and W.H. Carre
The music specially composed by Philip Sainton and played by the BBC Orchestra (Section C), led by Manus O'Donnell, conducted by the composer
Written and produced by Francis Dillon
La Dame de Serq, owner of the Island of Sark, owes allegiance to the Duke of Normandy, our present King, and holds the island under a grant made by Queen Elizabeth.
BBC apparatus paid a visit to this unique little island a few months ago, and collected the recorded voices of La Dame de Serq, the Seneschal of Sark, who is President of the Chief Pleas - Sark's parliament - and of the fisher-folk and farmers of this island paradise. The broadcast will include the chatter of the local patois and recordings of native songs and dances.


Speaker: La Dame de Serq
Speaker: William Carre
Speaker: Bertie Falle
Speaker: Philip Guille
Speaker: Philip Hamon
Speaker: Walter Vibart
Speaker: Henri Carré
Speaker: Mai Carré
Speaker: W. le Feuvre
Speaker: H. le Feuvre
Speaker: John Baker
Speaker: W. H. Carre
Music composed by/Conductor: Philip Sainton
Musicians: BBC Orchestra (Section C)
Leader: Manus O'Donnell
Written and Produced by: Francis Dillon


will play for dancing from the Astoria Dance Salon


Gramophone records of Teddy Wilson presented by Eric Child


Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Presented By: Eric Child

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