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: THE DAILY SERVICE

A from page 49 of 'New Every Morning'

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Milan Symphony Orchestra,
Conducted by Guarnieri: Villanella (Old Air) (Respighi)
Walter Gieseking (pianoforte) and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood : Symphonic Variations (Franck)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Walter Gieseking
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

★ French for Sixth Forms
' Trouveres et troubadours '
G. FERRARI

Contributors

Unknown: G. Ferrari

: CECIL CHADWICK

★ at the Organ of the Paramount
Theatre, Leeds

: REHEARSAL

* A glimpse of preparations for the Variety broadcast from the Argyle
Theatre, Birkenhead, this evening

: THE ROYAL ARTILLERY (MOUNTED) BAND

(by permission of the Officers of the Royal
Artillery)
Conducted by Mr. D. McBain (Soloist, W. H. SMITH )
Royal Artillery Slow March

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. D. McBain
Soloist: W. H. Smith

: MAY MORNING

★ 'Down by the river between
2 a.m. and breakfast time'
George King and Jack Hughes -
Parry

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Hughes

: WORDS AND MUSIC

★ by The Carroll Sisters

: WELSH SONGS

* Elizabeth Evans (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Evans

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

* World History
PAUL JONES and MERVYN MILLS
2.25 * Interval Music
2.30 Biology in the Service of Man ★ Evolution
' Extinct Animals'
H. MUNRO Fox , F.R.S.

Contributors

Unknown: H. Munro Fox

: IRISH RHYTHMS

* A section of the BBC Northern
Ireland Orchestra
Directed by David Curry with James McCafferty (baritone)

Contributors

Directed By: David Curry
Baritone: James McCafferty

: TWO SHORT RADIO PLAYS

* ' HO LUNG PASSES BY' by B. L. Jacot
and ' MUSIC AT DUSK ' by Julian Crane
The plays produced by Val Gielgud
These plays were broadcast in the Regional programme yesterday

Contributors

Unknown: B. L. Jacot
Unknown: Julian Crane
Produced By: Val Gielgud
Ho Lung: Leon M Lion
A Lawyer: Ivor Barnard
The Author: The Author
The Strange Lady: Joan Carr

: EVENSONG

★ from St. Paul's Cathedral
(Eve of Ascension Day)
Order of Service
Psalm lxxxix
Lesson, Song of the Three Children,
29-37
Magnificat (Bairstow in D) Lesson, Luke xxiv, 36-53
Nunc Dimittis (Bairstow in D) Anthem, Hallelujah (Beethoven)
Hallelujah unto God's Almighty Son.
Praise the Lord, ye bright angelic choirs, in holy songs of joy.
Man. proclaim His grace and glory,
Hallelujah.
Praise the Lord in holy songs of joy.
Hymn, Rejoice, the Lord is King
(E.H. 476)

: 'SOUND TRACK'

Music from the films on gramophone records

: MANTOVANI AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA

with Stella Roberta
Jack Plant

Contributors

Unknown: Stella Roberta

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: SCIENCE REVIEW

A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science
(To be broadcast again at 12.55 on Friday in the National programme)

: A Recital of ENGLISH SONGS

Francis Russell (tenor)
Francis Russell has probably had as much microphone experience as any singer broadcasting, having broadcast first in 1922 from Savoy Hill.
Russell's mother was Welsh, and he spent his early life in South Wales, starting work in a coal mine at the age of twelve, and remaining there for ten years. While singing at a village concert he was heard by Lewys James , a well-known Welsh baritone, who gave him a three years' contract with the Royal Carl Rosa
Opera Company. He spent two years with the Company and afterwards understudied Courtice Pounds in the original production of Lilac Time in 1923. Later he studied in Italy, and in 1925 sang in his first International Season at Covent Garden, a performance that he repeated every year until 1932.

Contributors

Tenor: Francis Russell
Unknown: Francis Russell
Unknown: Savoy Hill.
Unknown: Lewys James

: Northern Music-Hall VARIETY

from
THE ARGYLE THEATRE,
BIRKENHEAD

: THE WORLD GOES BY

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'

Contributors

Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: LONDON MUSIC FESTIVAL 1939

Beethoven Conart-5
(Organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation) from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted bv
ARTURO TOSCANINI
Overture, Leonora, No. 1
8.29 Symphony No. 8, in F
1 Allegro vivace e con brio. 2 Allegretto scherzando. 3 Tempo di minuetto. 4 Finale: Allegretto vivace

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard

: THE THIRD NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: BEETHOVEN CONCERT, Part 2

Symphony No. 7, in A
1 Poco sostenuto—Vivace. 2 Allegretto. 3 Presto-Presto meno assai. 4 Finale : Allegro con brio
Two outstanding examples of the light-hearted side of Beethoven are the Seventh and Eighth Symphonies, both of which were composed in 1812. That Beethoven had no intention of reflecting tragic emotions in these symphonies is proved by the fact that neither has a slow movement, the nearest approach to one being the Allegretto in the Seventh Symphony. But while this movement may be full of delicate poetic musings, it is certainly devoid of any tragic significance.
Beethoven himself called the Eighth
Symphony a ' Little Symphony' and although it is imbued from first to last with gay spirits and its texture is almost as light as a Haydn or Mozart symphony, it was no great success when it was first performed. The reason for this, said Beethoven, is ' because it is so much better than the other' (the No. 7, which was also given its first performance at the same time).
Referring to the Seventh Symphony Sir Donald Tovey has aptly pointed out that it ' is so overwhelmingly convincing and so obviously untranslatable, that it has for many generations been treated quite reasonably as a piece of music, instead of as an excuse for discussing the French Revolution '. Probably the best description of it is Wagner's famous ' the Apotheosis of the Dance-the Dance in its highest state ; the happiest realisation of the movements of the body in an ideal form '.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Donald Tovey

: DANCE CABARET

A Radio Party Night from the Royal Bath Hotel Ballroom,
Bournemouth
Listen to
Evelyn Laye
The musical-comedy star with Gordon Whelan at the piano
Leslie Henson
The famous comedian
Stanelli
The fiddle fanatic
Mario de Pietro
The wizard of the mandoline and dance to
Benny Loban and his Music
Weavers with Eddie Gurey

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Gordon Whelan
Piano: Leslie Henson
Unknown: Mario de Pietro
Unknown: Benny Loban
Unknown: Eddie Gurey

: EDDIE CARROLL AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with Gwen Jones from Chez Henri

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Jones
Unknown: Chez Henri

: SONG OF THE NIGHTINGALE

broadcast from a Surrey wood

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Budapest String Quartet

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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