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: THE B B C ORCHESTRA (Section C)

Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by HERBERT CARRUTHERS
Delibes, like more than one other French composer, wrote both church and theatre music ; at one part of his life he held appointments in church and theatre at the same time. Successful in his own lifetime, and distinguished by many of the highest honours which France can offer her citizens, he cherished the ambition of composing serious opera, but it was as a composer of light opera and ballet music that he was most popular and that' he is now remembered.
The first piece in Debussy's ' Children's Corner', a parody on Clementi's studies, is called ' Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum ' ; the original titles of the other pieces were all in English, at least in Debussyian English. The third piece, ' Jimbo's Lullaby ', should obviously have been ' Jumbo's Lullaby ' ; it is certainly elephantine, but Debussy remembered that the elephant is a gentle beast. Then comes ' Serenade for the Doll' (he meant ' to the doll '), 'The Little Shepherd' and Golliwog's Cake-Walk '. In the middle of the last-named, an amusing experiment in ragtime, Debussy wickedly inserted a quotation from ' the Prelude to Tristan ', marking it ' with great emotion '.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Herbert Carruthers

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor,
B. WALTON O'DONNELL

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell

: THEBBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY
Conductor,
STANFORD ROBINSON
LEON GOOSSENS (oboe)

Contributors

Leader: Montague Brearley
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Oboe: Leon Goossens

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Relayed from Finchley Parish Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Praise to the Holiest (A. and M.
172 ; S.P. 625)
Confession, Lord's Prayer and Versicles Psalm xlvi Lesson
Magnificat (Chant) Creed and Collects
Hymn, 0 Love that will not let me go
(A. and M. 699)
Intercessions
Hymn, Jesu, Lover of my soul (A. and M.
193 ; S.P. 542)
Address by the Rev. S. F. L. BERNAYS
Hymn, Saviour, again to Thy dear Name we raise (A. and M. 31 ; S.P. 53)
Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster.
IVOR RICHARDS

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. S. F. L. Bernays
Choirmaster: Ivor Richards

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: THE BOYD NEEL STRING ORCHESTRA

Leader, Louis WILLOUGHBY
Conductor, BOYD NEEL
HENRY WENDON (tenor)
The first performance of the opera Agrippina must have been a brilliant one. It was the Carnival season in Venice, and the theatre was full of gay people, from the nobility in the boxes to the gondoliers, who were admitted free to the pit and gallery. A contemporary writer tells us that ' Agrippina went, in the expressive Italian phrase, to the stars. Cries of " Long live the Saxon ! " rent the air, while the gondoliers in the gallery called down benedictions on every singer in turn'.

Contributors

Leader: Louis Willoughby
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Tenor: Henry Wendon








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