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: SYDNEY GUSTARD

at the Organ of the Gaumont Palace
Cinema, Chester

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, Charles Shadwell
Relayed from the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Shadwell

: THE B B C SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy WARRACK

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: HAROLD RAMSAY

at the Organ of the Granada, Tooting
Popular Medley

: THE BBC DANCE ORCHESTRA

Directed by HENRY HALL

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Hall

: Songs from the Shows No. 42

Contrasting Composers-VI
Franz Lehar, Howard Talbot, Nat D. Ayer, and Arthur Schwartz -
Finale
Cast
W. H. BERRY
JEAN COLIN
WEBSTER BOOTH
SYLVIA CECIL
FRED CONYNGHAM
THE THREE Ginx
THE BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
Conducted by HYAM GREENBAUM
At the Pianos: HARRY S. PEPPER and DORIS ARNOLD
Compère, JOHN WATT
'Songs from the Shows' was broadcast in the National programme on Friday.

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Lehar
Unknown: Howard Talbot
Unknown: Nat D. Ayer
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Unknown: W. H. Berry
Unknown: Jean Colin
Unknown: Sylvia Cecil
Unknown: Fred Conyngham
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Unknown: John Watt

: The Children's Hour

The Younger Generation
Entertains
A Programme of Variety by PAT KIRKWOOD (crooner)
KENNETH COOPER (syncopating pianist)
HARRY ISHERWOOD (banjo)
JAMES CROSSLEY (accordion)
(From North)

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Kirkwood
Unknown: Kenneth Cooper
Pianist: Harry Isherwood

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin i for Farmers, followed by Regional Sports Bulletin

: THE CRYSTAL PALACE BAND

Conductor, DENIS WRIGHT
WILLIAM HEUGHAN (bass)

Contributors

Conductor: Denis Wright
Bass: William Heughan

: Introduction to 'Boris Godunov'

Act I of the Opera by Mussorgsky
Scene 3 : The cell of the monk, Pimen
Scene 4: An inn on the frontier of Russia and Lithuania
Cast in order of appearance
Captain of the Guard. RODERICK LLOYD
Leader of the Orchestra,
E. J. Shadwick
Conductor, LAWRANCE COLLINGWOOD
Producer, Clive Carey
Chorus Master, Geoffrey Corbett
Relayed from
Sadler's Wells Theatre
The two scenes that constitute Act I of . Mussorgsky's opera both centre about the young monk, Grigory, who conceives the idea of impersonating the child Tsarevitch murdered years before by the orders of the usurper Boris Godunov. The scene in the Chudov Monastery shows the old monk Pimen writing the chronicles of Russia ; the music vividly suggests the even movement of his pen, and presently, as he pauses and broods, another theme seems to call up ' the past of the Russian people '. The novice Grigory (tenor) is asleep at first, but he soon wakes and goes to Pimen, who afterwards tells him the story of the murder of the Tsarevich. Grigory's ambition is fired, his plan formed. But at the end, when the bell calls to matins, he leads Pimen away with feigned humility.
The next scene is in an inn near the frontier. The landlady is singing a folk-songish air when she is interrupted by the arrival of three men : Varlaam and Missail (a pair of drunken begging-friars), and with them Grigory, who has run away from the Monastery, and is disguised in peasant clothes. After - a good deal of broad comedy (in the course of which Varlaam sings a picturesquely orchestrated song about the siege of Kazan), Grigory quietly asks the landlady the way to the frontier. He is none too soon, for almost immediately the soldiers pursuing him knock at the door. Fortunately, they do not recognise him. They cannot even read the paper describing him, so Grigory takes it and reads a description of-Varlaam. This brings the drunkard to his senses ; he snatches the paper and slowly spells out the true version. All begin to look at Grigory, who suddenly leaps through the window and escapes.

Contributors

Leader: Roderick Lloyd
Conductor: E. J. Shadwick
Producer: Clive Carey
Chorus Master: Geoffrey Corbett
Unknown: Boris Godunov.
Pimen: Henry Gill
Grigory: William Booth
Hostess: Edith Coates
Varlaam: Arnold Matters
Missail: Powell Lloyd

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News
DANCE MUSIC

: HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND

Relayed from the May Fair Hotel








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