* A reading from ' Thoughts on the Divine Love ', by the late Archbishop
Wednesday in Holy Week
My God, I love thee (A. and M. 106)
John xiii, 1-15
Let thy merciful ears, O Lord (Weelkes)
"Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open unto the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord".
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte):
Variations on an original theme, Op. 21, No. 1
Mafalda Salvatini (soprano): Von ewiger Liebe (Of Love Eternal)
Eileen Joyce (pianoforte): Intermezzo, Op. 119, No. 3, Capriccio, Op. 116, No. 7
Therese Schnabel (soprano) accompanied by Artur Schnabel : Liebestreu (True Love). Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen (To see you no more)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte):
Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4
at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
from the Gaumont State, Kilburn
The Fancier and the Loft with some tips on loft management by H. J. Sewell including the arrival of birds which were liberated during the Midland Children's Hour, described by H. J. Sewell and David Gretton , from
Mr. Sewell's loft at Chesterfield
(A recording of the broadcast in the Regional and Midland programmes yesterday)
by Charles Dickens
7—'Mrs. Leo Hunter's Fete
A serial reading by V. C. Clinton-
Twenty Minutes with Mai Jones Lyn Joshua and Bernard Goldstein
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Francesca da Rimini (Symphonic Fantasia), Op. 32 (Tchaikovsky)
by Frank Thomas
A game designed to challenge the knowledge of the expert
The questions and answers for today's programme are submitted by students from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the London University, the Central School of Fine Arts, the Women's League of Health and Beauty, and the London Polytechnic
Wilfred P. Barrett , Ph.D.
Master of ceremonies,
F. H. Grisewood
The programme arranged and presented by Neil Munro
(A recording of the broadcast in the Regional programme on Sunday)
Rawicz and Landauer
Spanish Dances (Moszkowski).
Schubert Time. Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2 (Liszt)
in ' Bitter Brevities '
'Dealing in Futures'
from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Lesson, Leviticus xvi, 2-24
Magnificat (Farrant in G minor) Lesson, John xvi, 16-33
Nunc Dimittis (Farrant in G minor) Anthem, 0 all ye that pass by (Vittoria)
' 0 all ye that pass by. behold and see if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow. Behold, all ye people of the earth, and consider my affliction: if there be sorrow like unto my sorrow.' (Words, Lamentations i, 12.)
Hvmn, 0 thou who through this holy week (E.H. 109)
with Rex Rodgers
Commere, Jane Cain
including Weather Forecast
A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science
by Flora Collins (soprano)
Der Engel (The Angel) Traume (Dreams)
Fruhlingsmorgen (Spring Morning) Erinnerung (Remembrance)
Ich atmet' einen Lindenduft (I breathed the scent of the Linden-trees)
Wer hat dies Liedleinerdacht ?
(Who made up this little song ?)
Wagner's love for Mathilde Wesendonck, the direct inspiration of Tristan and Isolde, also found expression in five songs, settings of poems by Mathilde, composed during the period November 1857-May 1858. When these were published in 1862, Wagner described two of them, 'Traume' and 'Im Treibhaus', as 'Studies for Tristan and Isolde'; 'Stehe still' is also melodically related to the opera.
'Der Engel' was Wagner's favorite term of endearment for Mathilde. A German critic has discovered in this song musical references to Loge's song in praise of women in Das Rheingold and to 'O Star of Eve'.
(A short article on Mahler and his songs will be found on page 13.)
Conductor. P. S. G. O'Donnell
Spendyarov, arr. Gerrard Williams
1 Dance Air. 2 Elegiac Song. 3 Drinking Song. 4 Khaitarma
Scherzo, The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Basque Dance with Variations
Chauvet, arr. Gerrard Williams
F. H. Grisewood brings to the microphone
People in the news
People talking about the news
Interesting visitors to England and Lord Elton in his weekly talk
' Since last Wednesday'
A Song-and-Laugh Show for the High Brows, the Low Brows , and the No Brows including
The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Charles Shadwell
At the Theatre Organ,
Written and presented by Greatrex Newman
Music by Wolseley Charles
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
A programme specially devised for Holy Week by R. Ellis Roberts , and produced by Robin Whitworth with William Devlin
The BBC Chorus
(Section B) and The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
This will be the third time this programme has been broadcast. It was first heard during Holy Week, 1936, and again a year later. Both its author and its producer have had considerable experience of putting together this type of radio presentation, and many listeners will remember their delightful Christmas programme ' Unto Us '.
The aim of ' The Passion of Jesus Christ ' is to evoke a mood, which it will do, not by dramatic methods, but rather by a 'mosaic' of verse, readings, music, and narration. Much of the music has been arranged by Trevor Harvey , of the BBC Music Department.
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Directed by Sydney Lipton will play for dancing from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
But is it music ?
A gramophone programme presented by Alan Frank