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★from page 69 of 'New Every Morning'

: Weather Forecast

* for Farmers and Shipping


Frederic Lamond (pianoforte)
Sonata in A flat, Op. 26 (Beethoven) — Andante con variazioni ; 2 Scherzo ; 3 Marcia funebre ; 4 Allegro. Concert Study (Liszt)


Pianoforte: Frederic Lamond


at the Organ of the Classic Cinema,


Music by the Bach Family
Johann Sebastian
Johann Christoph Friedrich
Johann Christian


Unknown: Johann Sebastian
Unknown: Johann Christoph Friedrich
Unknown: Johann Christian

: Light Music from Germany

by Hans Bund and his Orchestra
Fritz Angermann (baritone)
Werner Hanck (violin) from Berlin


Unknown: Hans Bund
Baritone: Fritz Angermann
Violin: Werner Hanck


with his clarinet and saxophone
James Moody at the piano and


Unknown: James Moody

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
Dorothy Rodgers (contralto)


Conductor: Walton O'Donnell
Contralto: Dorothy Rodgers


by The Kamaran Trio:
Marjorie Hayward (violin)
Antonia Butler (violoncello)
Kathleen Markwell (pianoforte)


Violin: Marjorie Hayward
Violin: Antonia Butler
Pianoforte: Kathleen Markwell


on gramophone records


from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms xii-xiv
Lesson, Isaiah viii, 1-18 Magnificat (Wood in G) Lesson, Luke xix, 29-44
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in G)
Anthem, Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice in the Lord, 0 ye righteous, for it becometh well the just to be thankful. Praise the Lord with harp, sing praise unto him upon the lute and instrument of ten strings. Sing to the Lord a new song. Sing praises lustily unto him with agoodcourage.
(words, Psalm xxxiii, vv. 1-3)
Hymn, Fight the good fight (A. and M. 540)
(The choir will consist of men's voices only)


Gramophone records of stage successes past and present


including Weather Forecast


Howard Marshall entertains sporting personalities at 11, Trevor Square,


Unknown: Howard Marshall


A recital by 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-year 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.
Parry Jones had contracted to sing in the first performance of Hindemith's Mathis the Painter at Queen's Hall in March this year. He fell ill, however, and at a moment's notice Francis Russell took his part. He had seen the work only about two days before it was performed.


Tenor: Francis Russell

: Music for Dancing

played by Alvin Saxon and his Band


Played By: Alvin Saxon


Talks on People and the Land that
Industry has invaded
I-Middlesbrough: The
' youngest child of England's enterprise '
Major J. Fairfax-Blakeborough ,
This is the first of a series of five talks in which countrymen from various parts of England will describe how in one way and another their immediate vicinities have undergone a startling, and often puzzling, change. There have been War Office requisitions, movements from the depressed areas, localisation of industry, and agricultural depression.
What effect have these changes had on the private life of the countryman who for years has lived as his fathers did before him ? Rural settlement on the one hand has been answered by the migration of young country people to the towns on the other, and altogether the countryman is inclined to find himself in many cases neither one thing nor the other.


Unknown: Major J. Fairfax-Blakeborough

: Phil Cardew and The Band Waggoners

with Miff Ferrie and his Jakdauz
Bettie Bucknelle
Dudley Beavan at the organ
and introducing one of the 'new voices' that made good in 'Band Waggon'
Compere, Jacques Brown


Musicians: Phil Cardew and The Band Waggoners
Performer: Miff Ferrie and his Jakdauz
Performer: Bettie Bucknelle
Organist: Dudley Beavan
Compere: Jacques Brown


Twirtle-Marshmallow. On July 24, 1939, at the Parish Church of St. George and All Dragons, Hogsnorton, by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Rumpus; assisted by the Dean of Duckling-bury, the Very Rev. I. Dolittle ; the Archdeacon of Whipsnade, the Ven. Cain Raspberry ; the Vicar of Hogsnorton, Canon Fodder; and the domestic chaplain, the Rev. T. Cake, Aubrey Watteau Elijah, only son of the late Twisby Twirtle, Esq., J.P., D.L., of the Manor House, Great Twirtle, and of Mme. Katerfelto of Ye Goode Pulle Uppe, Beacons Bottom, Bucks, to the Honble. Veronica Japonica Harmonica (Tootles), eldest daughter of Lord and Lady Marshmallow of Hogsnorton Towers.
Every sort of paper please copy!
Last week's glaringly grand climax to the season's Society sensation will be daringly described by the fourth of the bride's fifteen fiancés-
Mr. Gillie Potter


Unknown: Mr. Gillie Potter


including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: The BBC Orchestra

(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood
Stephen Wearing (pianoforte)

Dorothy Howell studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music where she was a pupil of Sir John McEwen. She became known to the musical public at the age of twenty-one, when her first orchestral work, 'Lamia', created an unusual sensation at a Promenade Concert. It is based on Keats's poem of the same name.
The subject of Cesar Franck's symphonic poem 'Les Djinns' is a poem by Victor Hugo. The Djinns were malevolent spirits in the Arab mythology, and in his music, Franck sets before us some of the terror which they inspired. The listener is to imagine the approach of dragons and all manner of monsters, fleeing before the north wind; we hear their awful cries and shrieks as they come nearer and pass by. Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3 in A minor was first performed at a Royal Philharmonic Society concert under Sir Thomas Beecham in November 1937. It is constructed on strictly classical lines and the music is thoroughly characteristic of the composer's style, both thematically and harmonically.


Leader: Paul Beard
Unknown: Dorothy Howell
Unknown: Sir John McEwen
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham

: Vincent Ladbrooke and his Orchestra

with Jean Firth and Chris Morgan


Unknown: Jean Firth
Unknown: Chris Morgan


Pro Arte Quartet and Hobday
: Quintet in D, No. 4 (K.593) (Mozart) — 1 Adagio — Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Minuetto: Allegretto. 4 Finale: Allegro

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