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: THE DAILY SERVICE

from page 97 of 'New Every Morning'

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Gwent Lewis (tenor)
Beethoven's Overture, ' Prometheus ', is the prelude to a ballet, the music of which Beethoven composed for a famous ballet master and choreographer in Vienna named Vigano. The scenario supplied to Beethoven was an innocuous version of the classic myth, for Prometheus is here represented not as stealing fire from the heavens, but as bringing his statues to life with the aid of dancing, drama, and music.
Haydn's B major Symphony, No. 46, is a spirited little work dating from 1772, the same year as the 'Farewell' and 'Maria Theresa' symphonies. Scored for a small orchestra of two oboes, two horns, and strings, it is an excellent specimen of typical Haydn. Admittedly it is not to be compared with the last twelve splendid 'Salomon' symphonies, written more than twenty years later, but it has its own charm and its own strength. It is as deliciously melodious as anything even Haydn ever wrote, and its musical craftsmanship is superb.

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Tenor: Gwent Lewis

: Joseph Seal

at the Organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

It was association with two other famous broadcasting organists, Reginald Dixon and Reginald New, that led Joseph Seal to take up the cinema organ in 1933, when he was only twenty years of age. He had had plenty of organ-playing experience before that, however, for he was learning at the age of thirteen, and in a few months was appointed organist to St. Cuthbert's Church, Darwen, Lancashire. After playing for twelve months at the Regal Cinema, Altrincham, he went to the Lonsdale Cinema, Carlisle, where he got the idea for his Cumberland signature tune 'D'ye ken John Peel?'. After leaving Carlisle, he went to the Ritz, Belfast, from where he has already broadcast about seventy times.
Seal's popular arrangement of 'Song Hits, Past and Present', a regular feature of his programmes, brings him a fan mail that takes most of his spare time to answer.

Contributors

Organist: Joseph Seal

: DANCE MUSIC

on gramophone records

: THE ASTON HIPPODROMEORCHESTRA

Conductor, Ivan Huckerby
The Aston Hippodrome Orchestra has now been on the air for many months. Its leader is Norris Stanley of the Norris Stanley Sextet, and its pianist Harry Engleman of the Quintet of that name. Ivan Hucker by, conductor of the orchestra, has had a baton in his hand from the age of ten, when he conducted his own amateur orchestra. As a youngster he was a regular ' promenader ', and completed his conductor's course under Sir Henry Wood. He gained much of his experience in a two-year tour of the country with music-hall shows, thereafter holding resident posts at Blackpool and Douglas. Isle of Man.

Contributors

Conductor: Ivan Huckerby
Unknown: Norris Stanley
Pianist: Harry Engleman
Unknown: Ivan Hucker
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood.

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Gitana ; Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow) ; Schon Rosmarin (Fair Rosemary) ; Rondino on a theme by Beethoven (Kreisler)

Contributors

Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: Schon Rosmarin

: RACQUETS

The World's Open Championship
D. S. Milford (holder) v.
Alf Cooper
A commentary during the second series of seven games, by Thomas Woodrooffe , from Queen's Club,
London

Contributors

Unknown: Alf Cooper
Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe

: SCOTLAND v. ENGLAND

A commentary on the international Association Football match from
Hampden Park, Glasgow by courtesy of the Scottish Football
Association

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Callender's Senior Band: Three
Date Dances (Arthur Wood)
Foden's Motor Works Band:
Kenilworth '(Arthur Bliss)-1 At the Castle Gates. 2 Serenade on the Lake. 3 March, Kenilworth

: HARRY ROYAND HIS BAND

with Bill Currie
Ray Ellington
Wendy Claire

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Currie
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Wendy Claire

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: BACH-3

Two Church Cantatas
0 Lord of Israel, hear us
(No. 104)
0 Fire Everlasting (No. 34) performed by Dorothy Reid (contralto)
John Chew (tenor)
Sydney Jack (bass)
A section of the Halle Chorus
The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Gordon Thorne

Contributors

Contralto: Dorothy Reid
Bass: Sydney Jack
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne

: STOP ! ! !

For the Sixth Season and One Hundred and Ninety-fourth time we silence the mighty roar of London and from its great crowds we bring to the microphone some of the interesting people who are
I IN TOWN TONIGHT' introducing
Personalities from every walk of life in interviews with Lionel Gamlin
Flashes from the News of the Week and ' Standing on the Corner '
(Michael Standing interviews the ' Man in the Street')
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Michael Standing
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: MUSIC-HALL

YORKY AND SCOTTY
Two Close Friends-Very Close
ISSY BONN
The Hebrew Vocal Raconteur
MR. FLOTSAM AND
MR. JETSAM
BEBE DANIELS and BEN LYON
JACK BARTY
Comedian
THE BBC VARIETY
ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Bebe Daniels
Unknown: Ben Lyon
Unknown: Jack Barty
Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Presented By: John Sharman

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: 'AMERICANCOMMENTARY'

Raymond Gram Swing
(From America)

: 'SATURDAY ATNINE-FORTY'

Listeners' Request Night with The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
' Saturday at Nine-Forty ' started in January, and has been fairly regular ever sincf. During these concerts the BBC Theatre Orchestra have proved their versatility, for they have played in programmes ranging from revue to grand opera. According to listeners' letters these concerts seem to have been extremely popular -in particular the Listeners' Request Programmes, of which tonight's is the fourth. So many requests arrived that it was necessary to select those items which had the majority of votes.
For tonight's concert the Theatre
Orchestra has been augmented, and their programme will contain what are often referred to as ' popular classics '.

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder

: JOE LOSS AND HIS BAND

with Adelaide Hall
Monte Rey
Chick Henderson
Clem Stevens from the Astoria Dance Salon

Contributors

Unknown: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Chick Henderson
Unknown: Clem Stevens

: Gramophone Records ENCORE!

Popular dance tunes of past years








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