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: NEWS; WEATHER

: THE SATURDAY CONCERT

PURCELL 0
Birthday Ode: Welcome, welcome glorious morn
JEANNETTE SINCLAIR (soprano) HELEN WATTS (contralto) GERALD ENGLISH (tenor) JOHN NOBLE (baritone)
CHRISTOPHER KEYTE (bass)
AMBROSIAN SINGERS
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD gramophone record
8.28* BRITTEN
Quartet No. 2, in C major
AMADEUS STRING QUARTET Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Broadcast on April 17

Contributors

Soprano: Jeannette Sinclair
Contralto: Helen Watts
Tenor: Gerald English
Baritone: John Noble
Bass: Christopher Keyte
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Violin: Siegmund Nissel
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: News; Weather

: BLOW

Ode on the death of Henry Purcell
ALFRED AND Mark DELLER
(counter-tenors)
KATHLEEN JONES (recorder) MICHAEL ARNO (recorder)
ANNA SHUTTLEWORTH (cello)
WALTER BERGMANN (harpsichord)

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Mark Deller
Harpsichord: Walter Bergmann

: * PURCELL

Four Fantasias
No. 9. in A minor No. 10. in E minor No. 11. in t; major No. 12. In D minor
VIOLS OF THE
SCHOLA CANTORUM BASILIENSIS
9.42* Three Songs
Music for a while
On the brow of Richmond Hill From rosy bow'rs
HELEN WATTS (contralto) DESMOND DUPRE ́
(viola da gamba)
THURSTON DART (harpsichord)
9.56* Two Sonatas (Sonatas of three parts)
No. 8. In G major No. 9, in C minor
JACOBEAN ENSEMBLE
Neville Marriner (violin) Peter Gibbs (violin) Desmond Dupre
(viola da gamba)
Thurston Dart
(chamber organ)

Contributors

Viola: Desmond Dupre
Violin: Neville Marriner
Violin: Peter Gibbs
Viola: Desmond Dupre
Unknown: Thurston Dart

: * BRITTEN

Spring Symphony
JENNIFER VYVYAN (.soprano) NORMA PROCTER (contralto) PETER PEARS (tenor)
CHORUS OF BOYS FROM
EMANUEL SCHOOL. LONDON
ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
OF THE
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN
Conducted by THE COMPOSER gramophone records

Contributors

Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Norma Procter

: RECORD REVIEW

Introduced by JOHN LADE
Building a Library: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, in C major by JOSEPH COOPER
Two versions of Lulu: reviewed by MOSCO CARNER

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Mosco Carner

: JAZZ RECORD REQUESTS

Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: SPORT

Introduced by PETER JONES
Directed by John Haslam and Angus Mackay
12.30 Your Afternoon Weather Forecast followed by SPORTS PARADE
1.0 PRIZE QUIZ
In which Premium Bonds are awarded for answering a few sporting questions
1.15 OLYMPIC GAMES PREVIEW
The team of BBC commentators in Mexico City report on the preparations for the Games which start on Sunday week
GOLF
1.45; 2.45; 4.0; 4.50
Alcan Golfer of the Year Championship and Alcan
International Championship
Reports on the final day's play by TOM SCOTT and PERCY HUGGINS
From the Royal Blrkdale course. Southport
1.50 MEET HAROLD ABRAHAMS
JACOB DE VRIES talks to
Harold Abrahams. 1924 Olympic Gold Medallist and doyen of broadcasters and writers on athletics
2.10 YOU'VE ASKED FOR IT
The closing overs of the Fifth Test Match between England and Australia at the Oval on August 27
RACING
2.30 The Lonsdale Stakes
For two-year-olds only run over six furlongs
3.10 The Cesarewitch Stakes
A handicap for three-year-olds and upwards, run over two miles and a quarter
3.45 The Sun Chariot Stakes
For three-year-old fillies only. run over one mile and a quarter
Commentary by PETER BROMLEY and MICHAEL SETH-SMITH with summaries by ROGER MORTIMER
From Newmarket
4.55 Racing Results
RUGBY UNION
2.55; 3.25; 4.50
Harlequins v. Swansea
Commentary by ERIC YORK
From Twickenham
ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL
4.5 Commentary by ALAN CLARKE and BRYON BUTLER during the second half of one of today's English League matches
4.42* Results as they come in, direct from the BBC Sports Room
5.0; 5.55
Classified Football Results
5.0 SPORTS REPORT
Including reports on today's leading matches
TODAY'S TIMETABLE
12.30 Weather
12.33 Sports Parade
1.0 Prize Quiz
1.15 Olympic Games Preview
1.45 Golf
1.50 Meet Harold Abrahams
2.10 You've asked for it
2.30 Racing
2.45 Golf
2.55 Rugby Union
3.10 Racing
3.25 Rugby Union
3.45 Racing
4.0 Golf
4.5 Association Football
4.42 Association Football Results
4.50 Rugby Union and Golf
4.55 Racing Results
5.0 Sports Report
Timings may be altered by events

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Jones
Directed By: John Haslam
Directed By: Angus MacKay
Play By: Tom Scott
Play By: Percy Huggins
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Harold Abrahams.
Commentary By: Peter Bromley
Commentary By: Michael Seth-Smith
Unknown: Roger Mortimer
Commentary By: Eric York
Commentary By: Alan Clarke
Commentary By: Bryon Butler
Unknown: Harold Abrahams

: DONALD WOLFIT

A memoir by SIR JULIAN HALL illustrated with Sir Donald's radio performances
Produced by Christopher Holme

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Julian Hall
Produced By: Christopher Holme

: ITALY

The Politics beneath the Politics
CLIVE JAMES , poet and Journalist, believes that the politics that really matter in Italy at the moment are not going on in parliament but lower down. The paternalism of Italian politics is being challenged from beneath by dissident groups, particularly the students.
Broadcast on September 5 (Radio 4)

Contributors

Unknown: Clive James

: MESSIAH 0

Handel
In the edition by BASIL LAM
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Paul Esswood
(counter-tenor)
Ian Partridge (tenor) Roger Stalman (bass)
London Orpheus Choir
Continuo:
PETER GELLHORN (harpsichord) LESLIE PEARSON (organ) EILEEN MCCARTHY (cello)
JOHN WALTON (double-bass)
London Orpheus Orchestra Leader, Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor, James Gaddarn
From the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London Part 1

Contributors

Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Soprano: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Bass: Roger Stalman
Harpsichord: Peter Gellhorn
Harpsichord: Leslie Pearson
Cello: Eileen McCarthy
Double-Bass: John Walton
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: James Gaddarn
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: * PERSONAL VIEW

Margaret Drabble
Next Saturday: third of four talks by Professor Hugh Tinker

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Professor Hugh Tinker

: * MESSIAH 0

Part 2

: DELIUS, GERSHWIN AND THE AMERICAN NEGRO

† CHRISTOPHER PALMER , In an illustrated talk, discusses the way in which Delius's experiences in Florida fertilised his musical language, and draws some parallels between Delius and Gershwin in their response to the music of the American Negro followed by an Interlude at 10.59

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Palmer

: THE NEWS

: Closedown









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