(Church of England) from Lichfield Cathedral
Hymn, Jesus Christ is risen today
(A. and M. 134 ; S.P. 145)
Versicles and Responses Easter Anthems
Lesson, Exodus xii, 1-14
Te Deum (Stanford in B flat) Lesson, Revelation i, 4-18 Benedictus
Creed and Lesser Litany
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Collects and Prayers
Hymn, The strife is o'er (A. and M.
135 ; S.P. 147)
Address by the Rt. Rev. E. S. WOODS
, D.D., Bishop of Lichfield
Hymn, Jesus lives! (A. and M. 140 ;
Organist and choirmaster,
Ambrose P. Porter
Rev. E. S.
Conductor, Fred Berry
A lunch-time discussion between
Alan Frank , Herbert Murrill , and William Alwyn resulted in the formation of the Westminster
Players two years ago. It was argued that much attractive music could be found amongst the works of notable contemporary composers that would appeal both to the general public and to the serious musician. The experiment was tried and found successful, and the combination, consisting of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, has been broadcasting regularly since. Several pieces by well-known composers have been specially written for the Westminster Players, and first performances of works by Murrill, Demuth, Phyllis Tate , Reizenstein, and others have been given.
Programmes have also included music by such distinguished musicians as Florent Schmitt , J. B. McEwen , Lennox Berkeley , Vaughan Williams , Bliss, Benjamin, and Poulenc.
C. H. Middleton
Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by John Ansell
(All the above items arranged by Arthur Dulay )
The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
At the Organ, Berkeley Mason
A serial play to be broadcast in nine weekly instalments with Robert Douglas , Milton Rosmer , and Thea Holme
Adapted by Jack Inglis from the novel by Anthony Hope
Music composed by Robert Chignell and Leslie Woodgate and recorded by the BBC Orchestra (Section C), conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Episode 2-' The Adventures of an Understudy'
Cast in order of speaking
(by permission of O'Bryen,
Linnit, and Dunfee)
(by permission of O'Bryen,
Linnil, and Dundee) (Marshal Strackencz)
Others taking part
Cyril Gardiner (by permission of Roy Limbert ), Doreen Heath
Production by Leslie Stokes
In the first instalment you heard how Rudolf Rassendyll , a young English-man, decided to visit Ruritania, a small country in South-East Europe, to witness the coronation of Rudolf V. On the day before the ceremony he met the King, who was hunting in the Forest of Zenda. They were astounded by their resemblance to each other.
Rassendyll dined with the King and his two equerries. Colonel Sapt and Count Fritz von Tarlenheim, at the hunting-lodge in the forest.
Today you will hear the beginning of the strange adventures which befell Rudolf Rassendyll after his meeting with the' King.
Fritz von Tarlenheim:
The Chancellor of Ruritania:
. John Hilton
Sonata for violin and pianoforte in G, Op. 96
1 Allegro moderato. 2 Adagio espressivo. 3 Scherzo: Allegro. 4 Poco allegretto played by Max Rostal (violin)
Franz Osborn (pianoforte)
presented by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Hymn, Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
(A. and M. 125)
Confession and Thanksgivings Psalm xxvii
Lesson, II Corinthians iv, 3-11, and 16-18 Jubilate Prayers
Hymn, The strife is o'er (S.P. 147 ;
A. and M. 135)
Address by the Rev. W. H. ELLIOTT ,
Vicar of St. Michael's, Chester Square
Hymn, Praise, my sou], the King of heaven (S.P. 623 ; A. and M. 298)
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff
Rev. W. H.
An appeal on behalf of THE CHURCH PENITENTIARY
ASSOCIATION by Mrs. LUKE PAGET
The Church Penitentiary Association, founded eighty-eight years ago, has done work of great value in rescuing and providing for the needs of women and girls who are in moral difficulty, and in helping them to return to a self-respecting and useful life.
A special feature of its work is its children's homes, where children who otherwise might never have known anything like the blessings of home life are cared for in every way. While the Church Penitentiary Association is a society wiihin the Church of England, it ministers to all without distinction of creed.
Mrs. Paget, wife of the late Bishop Luke Paget, who will speak on behalf of the Association, had great experience of the value of this work in the Diocese of Chester.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Mrs. Luke Paget, [address removed]
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The Man and his Music
A programme arranged by M. Willson Disher
The music selected and the programme produced by .Mark H. Lubbock
Compere, Charles B. Cochran
The EBC Theatre Chorus and The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Here is a programme in narration and music, surveying the work of one of the most versatile jazz composers ever born. It is perhaps surprising to reflect that as long ago as 1905 Jerome Kern was writing song hits, and that he has kept up a steady output ever since. Who does not remember such numbers as ' She didn't say Yes ', ' Who ? ' ' Silver Lining ', ' Dancing Time ', and, more recently ' Smoke gets in your eyes' ? C. B. Cochran was responsible for putting on two shows that between them contained some of Kern's finest works, namely The Cut and the Fiddle and Music in the Air.
See the short article on Jerome Kern, by.M. Willson Disher, on page 11
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
Pupil of Tobias Matthay , Harold Craxton , and Benjamin Dale , Fred Hartley was for some time accompanist at the Royal Academy of Music. Thereafter he was pianist at a big West-End club, musical director of a Stockholm theatre, and teacher of music at Dundee. From Dundee he gave his first broadcasts, though his radio fame dates from 1931, when he formed his Novelty Quintet.
The Lord of Life-1
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (A. and M. 125)
John xx, 11-23
Alleluia! Hearts to heaven and voices raise (A. and M. 137)
I Peter i, 3