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: FOR THE CHILDREN

' The King's Chair '
Written by Lawrence Tanner
A .history, true in substance and in fact, of the Coronation Chair from the day when it was installed in the Abbey by Edward I to the Coronation of King George VI, in which will be heard the voices of the boy king Richard II, King George III , Queen Victoria, bystanders at various
Coronations, and Mr. Pepys
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
The cast includes
Cyril Campion , Hugh Dempster , Norman Shelley , James Stephenson (By permission of Warner Bros. First National Pictures, Ltd.), Marcus Barron
(By permission of Sydney Carroll), Robert Holland , Ian Dawson , Mary O'Farrell , Beryl Laverick (By permission of Charles Landstone )

Contributors

Written By: Lawrence Tanner
Unknown: King George Iii
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Cyril Campion
Unknown: Hugh Dempster
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: James Stephenson
Unknown: Marcus Barron
Unknown: Robert Holland
Unknown: Ian Dawson
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Beryl Laverick
Unknown: Charles Landstone

: THEBBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, B. Walton O'Donnell
Stiles Allen (soprano)

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Soprano: Stiles Allen

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Orchestra
(Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Written early in 1910 as a loyal tribute to King Edward VII, Elgar's Second Symphony was afterwards dedicated to his memory. It is prefaced by the first two lines of Shelley's poem: ' Rarely, rarely, comest thou, Spirit of Delight ', and though Elgar's music has no intention of following the whole poem closely, it is no doubt born of the idea set forth in these two lines.
Arnold Bax describes his tone poem ' Tintagel ' as follows: 'This work is only in the broadest sense programme music. The composer's intention is simply to offer a tonal impression of the castle-crowned cliff of (now sadly degenerate) Tintagel, and more especially of the long distances of the Atlantic, as seen from the cliffs of Cornwall on a sunny but not windless summer day. The literary and traditional associations of the scene also enter into the scheme. The music opens, after a few introductory bars, with a theme, given out on the brass, which may be taken as representing the ruined castle, now so ancient and weather-worn as to seem an emanation of the rock upon which it is built. The subject is worked to a broad diatonic climax and is followed by a long melody for strings, which may suggest the serene and almost limitless spaces of the ocean.'

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Arnold Bax

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: ' THE KING'S ANOINTING'

The continuity of Kingship, and the story of Coronation
The cast includes
Hubert Gregg
Ronald Simpson
Harold Scott
Gladys Young
V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Ion Swinley
The programme compiled and produced by Felix Felton
This programme is designed to show how kingship, and the details expressing it in the ceremony of coronation, are a legacy of the centuries. Listeners will hear about kingship in the earliest times, many centuries before Christ ; and then something about kingship and coronations in this. country, leading up to those of Elizabeth and James I. They will hear about the restoration of the ceremony after the Commonwealth, while the last part of the programme traces the various changes in the ceremony since then, and particular events that marked particular coronations.
The broadcast will show the continuity of the mystical idea of kingship, and will end by looking forward again to the moment when in a few days' time George VI, taking his place in the centuries of tradition and ceremony, will be crowned king.

Contributors

Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Harold Scott
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: V. C. Clinton-Baddeley
Produced By: Felix Felton

: 'SOUND THE TRUMPET*

Welcome Song for His Majesty, 1687 by Purcell
Nora Gruhn (soprano)
Kate Winter (soprano)
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Foster Richardson (bass)
The BBC Chorus
(Section B)
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The Boyd Neel Orchestra
Leader, Louis Willoughby
Conducted by Boyd Neel

Contributors

Soprano: Nora Gruhn
Soprano: Kate Winter
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Bass: Foster Richardson
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Louis Willoughby
Conducted By: Boyd Neel








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