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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: REGINALD DIXON

at the Organ of the Tower Ballroom,
Blackpool

: THE WYNFORD REYNOLDS OCTET

from the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe

: The Coventry Hippodrome Orchestra

Conductor, William Pethers from the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: The London Zigeuner Orchestra

Directed by Ernest Leggett
with Brenda Gordon

Every member of the London Zigeuner Orchestra is a first-rate orchestral player, and every one is British. Yet under Ernest Leggett's direction they have assimilated the gypsy style of playing so perfectly that no one can tell them from a gypsy band. They have been broadcasting regularly since March 1930.

Contributors

Musicians: The London Zigeuner Orchestra
Directed by: Ernest Leggett
Singer: Brenda Gordon

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone); with Pianoforte and Chorus : Clementine (Montrose) ; Solomon Levi
(Seaver); There's a Tavern m the Town; John Peel ; The Mermaid;
Polly Wolly Doodle ; Little Brown Jug
(Eastburn); The Three Crows (Eastburn)

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Stuart Robertson
Unknown: Solomon Levi
Unknown: John Peel
Unknown: Polly Wolly Doodle
Unknown: Little Brown Jug

: The Children's Hour

A Summer Programme
(From West)

: THE FIRST NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers

: 'Hot v. Cold'

A discussion between two explorers,
TOM HARRISSON for the Tropics, and EDWARD SHACKLETON for the Poles, under the chairmanship of MAURICE HEALY

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Harrisson
Unknown: Edward Shackleton
Unknown: Maurice Healy

: THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Leader, W. H. REED
Conducted by JULIUS HARRISON
The Royal Hunt and Storm
Just over sixty years ago Berlioz produced an opera from which this piece is an extract. This' Symphonic Entr'acte' represents a scene in ' a virgin forest in the neighbourhood of Carthage.' Naiads appear and bathe. The hunt is heard in the distance, gradually drawing nearer, and the naiads vanish. Hunters cross the scene. A storm approaches. While the storm increases, Ascanias, son of Æneas, gallops past, followed by other huntsmen. The storm approaches its height and night falls, Dido and Æneas, hunting, arrive and take refuge in a cave. Wood Nymphs appear, singing; also Fauns and Satyrs, all of whom dance a grotesque dance in the darkness. A little stream in the rocks becomes a noisy cataract. Lightning strikes a tree, and finally the whole scene is obscured by dense clouds. The storm at last abates and the clouds scatter. The music calls for no description. The above conveys its spirit.
Tchaikovsky's Capriccio italien
Tchaikovsky made more than one visit to Italy, and the Italian Capriccio, among the gayest and most care-free of all his works, was composed during a trip in 1880, most of which he spent in Rome. In a letter to Madame von Meek, Tchaikovsky says: ' I am working at an Italian Fantasia based on folk songs. Thanks to the charming themes, some of which I have taken from collections, and other which 1 have heard in the streets, this work will be effective.'

Contributors

Leader: W. H. Reed
Conducted By: Julius Harrison

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS NOVELTY QUINTET

with WEBSTER BOOTH
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley )

Contributors

Unknown: Webster Booth
Arrangements By: Fred Hartley

: NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News

: HARRY ROY AND HIS BAND

from the May Fair Hotel

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

Weather Forecast and News








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