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Comprehensive forecast for UK land areas and inshore waters

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: Overture

Handel Overture: Judas Maccabaeus
7.11* Tippett Little Music for strings
7.22* Arne Symphony No 2, in F BOURNEMOUTH SINFONIETTA conducted by KENNETH MONTGOMERY
7.33* Arnold Guitar Concerto
MELOS ENSEMBLE conducted by THE COMPOSER gramophone records


Conducted By: Richard Bonynge
Conducted By: Neville Marriner
Conducted By: Kenneth Montgomery

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: Morning Concert

Adam Overture: Si j'étais rol PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA conducted by ALBERT WOLFF
8.13* Hahn Ballet Suite: Le bal de Beatrice d'Este
8.28* Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 1, in D
ALDO CICCOLINI (piano) THE PARIS ORCHESTRA conducted by SERGE BAUDO gramophone records


Conducted By: Albert Wolff
Conducted By: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Conducted By: Serge Baudo

: News

: This Week's Composers

Biber and Schmelzer
Biber Rosary Sonatas: No 12. in c; No 13, in D minor; No 14, in D; No 15, in C
HUGUETTE DREYFUS (harpsichord) LIONEL ROGG (organ) KARL SCHEIDT (lute) Biber Passacaglia
ALFRED PLANYAVSKY (double-bass) gramophone records


Unknown: Karl Scheidt

: Russian Piano Music

Scriabin Sonata No 5, in r sharp major
Mussorgsky Pictures from an Exhibition


Played By: Roberto Szidon

: Northern University Concert

(flute, piccolo and alto flute) David Theodore (oboe)
Roger Fallows (clarinet) Robert Jordan (bassoon) John Butterworth (horn) with ANTHONY JENNINGS (bass clarinet)
IAN BROWN (piano) Part 1
Danzi Quintet in D minor, for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano
Janacek Mladi (Youth), for wind sextet


Flute: Richard McNicol
Oboe: David Theodore
Clarinet: Roger Fallows
Bassoon: Robert Jordan
Horn: John Butterworth
Bass: Anthony Jennings
Piano: Ian Brown

: * In Short

A series of short talks with long thoughts behind them
Dr E. W. J. Boucher , the BBC's Head of Music in Northern. Ireland, talks about the worst performance of La Gioconda, by Ponchielli, which he conducted.


Unknown: Dr E. W. J. Boucher

: * Concert

Part 2
Bernard Rands The Unquestioned Answer (first performance)
Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind
BBC Manchester

: Cardiff Midday Prom

BBC WELSH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader PETER THOMAS conducted by COLMAN PEARCE direct from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Llandaff Part 1
Hoddinott Night Music, Op 48
12.25* Chopin Piano Concerto No 2, in F minor


Leader: Peter Thomas
Conducted By: Colman Pearce

: News

: The Arts Worldwide

A weekly news bulletin of events in the arts abroad

: Cardiff Midday Prom

Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 1, in E minor
(Given before an invited audience) BBC Wales

: French Piano Music

3: Chausson and Ropartz Chausson Paysage, Op 38
Ropartz Croquis d'automne ANNIE D'ARCO : record


Unknown: Annie D'Arco

: A Little Light Music

A Tuesday afternoon divertissement

: Music for St Matthew's

A programme of religious music specially commissioned for St Matthew 's, Northampton BBC SINGERS conductor JOHN POOLE with STEPHEN CLEOBURY (organ) Part 1
Berkeley Festival Anthem: Sion's Daughters, Sons of Jerusalem
Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Victoria
Richard Rodney Bennett Five Christmas Carols: There is no Rose; Out of your sleep; That younge child; Sweet was the song; Susanni
Kenneth Leighton Let all the world in every corner sing
3.55* Interval Reading
4.0* Concert Part 2
Finzi Festival Anthem: Lo, the full final sacrifice
Alan Ridout Passacaglia
Britten Rejoice in the Lamb BBC Birmingham


Unknown: St Matthew
Conductor: John Poole
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Alan Ridout

: Jazz Today

The best of present-day Jazz on records
Introduced by Charles Fox


Introduced By: Charles Fox

: Fanfare

A magazine for the young which explores music in the making.
Introduced by BOB PRIZEMAN


Introduced By: Bob Prizeman

: Homeward Bound

A two-part sequence of music for the early evening

: News

: Homeward Bound


: Lifelines

Work and Training
6.38 Nation at Work
This week CHRISTOPHER RAINBOW looks at the background to the Bullock Report on ' Industrial Democracy' soon to be published. What is worker participation, how might it be implemented, and what will it mean for shareholders, managers and workers?
7.0 Teaching Young Readers 8: Testing and Diagnosis
Two children can score identical reading ages on a test card and yet have very different reading skills and abilities. How can testing help you find out what precise help a child needs?
Presented by BRIDIE RABAN With DR ELIZABETH GOODACRE Book, 12.00 from bookshops


Presented By: Bridie Raban
Unknown: Dr Elizabeth Goodacre

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

leader RAYMOND OVENS conducted by SIMON RATTLE with NORMA BURROWES (soprano) direct from the City Hall, Glasgow Part 1
Brahms Tragic Overture
Mozart Symphony No 39, in E flat major (K 543)


Leader: Raymond Ovens
Conducted By: Simon Rattle
Soprano: Norma Burrowes

: The Secrets of Enigma

Three talks by Peter Calvo coressi, wartime intelligence officer at the Government Codes and Cyphers School.
Enigma was the name given by the Germans 50 years ago to their new machine for en-cyphering their most secret wireless communications. How did the British acquire one of these German machines, and what use did we make of it during the last war?
(The Secret War looks at Terror Weapons: BBC1 tomorrow 9.25 pm)


Unknown: Peter Calvo

: Concert

Part 2 Mahler
Symphony No 4 BBC Scotland

: A Northumbrian Voice

Fred Reed has spent most of his life in and around the mining village of Ashington in Northumberland. He writes poetry in his native Northumbrian dialect which he admires for its simplicity and strength. He talks to ALAN HAY -DOCK about his life and reads some of his poems.


Unknown: Fred Reed
Unknown: Alan Hay

: Music in Our Time

Jolyon Brettingham-Smith (viola, zither, percussion) Roland Pfrengle
(organ, electronics, voice)
Hartmut Westphal (percussion) With BEATE GABRIELA SCHMITT (flutes)
Prelude - Essener Vorspiel (group improvisation)
Roland Pfrengle ' Thema-Information '. for flute and tape Somebody Said (group improvisation)
(first broadcast performances) Introduced by JOLYON BRETTINGHAM-SMITH


Viola: Jolyon Brettingham-Smith
Unknown: Roland Pfrengle
Unknown: Hartmut Westphal
Flutes: Beate Gabriela Schmitt
Unknown: Essener Vorspiel
Unknown: Roland Pfrengle
Introduced By: Jolyon Brettingham-Smith

: News

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