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Opening Music:
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A
for Primary Schools
Prayer and' Response (1)
The King of Love (omitting v. 5)
(S.P. 654: D.S. 38; C.H. 438; P.H. 118; P.H.J. 26: Tune, St. Columba —S.P. 654)
Interlude: Joseph, (i)
Prayer and- Responses (4)
Lord of all hopefulness (S.P. 565;
D.S. 79; BBC Supplement 13: Tune, Slane-S.P. 565)
Closing Music
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in the Home Service


A series designed for enthusiasts of all ages who wish to extend their understanding and enjoyment of music
First of two illustrated talks by William Mann on Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto


Unknown: William Mann


A series of weekly programmes entirely in German for those with a good understanding of the language
1: Johann Sebastian Bach in Potsdam
The story of the meeting between the ageing composer and King Frederick II of Prussia, a great music-lover, who used to hold nightly concerts in Schloss Sanssouci near Potsdam at which he himself played the flute.
Script by Else Johannsen-Wagner
: first broadcast to Schools in June 1955


Script By: Else Johannsen-Wagner


A weekly review of political, economic, and scientific developments in British and Overseas farming
Produced by George Sigsworth


Produced By: George Sigsworth


Introduced by John Lade
Building a Library:
Verdii's A Masked Ball by Mosco Carner
Some recent records of instrumental and chamber music reviewed by Joan Chissell


Introduced By: John Lade
Reviewed By: Joan Chissell

: Third Programme

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Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

: Closedown

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