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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Ronald Chivers (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Baritone: Ronald Chivers

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Davidson

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Peter Dawson (bass-baritone):
Border Ballad (Cowen). Glory of the Sea (Sanderson). Deep Sea Mariner (McCall)
Essie Ackland (contralto): The
Great Awakening (Johnstone, arr. Kramer). A Summer Night (Goring-Thomas)
Lisa Perli (soprano), Hubert Eis dell (tenor): Down the Vale (Moir). Absent (Metcalfe). Until (Sanderson)

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Peter Dawson
Contralto: Essie Ackland
Soprano: Lisa Perli
Soprano: Hubert Eis

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
Mona Benson (mezzo-contralto)
The movements of this Suite are arrangements for a modern orchestra of old Italian dances and dance-tunes. Respighi has proved himself a craftsman of great skill and fine taste producing acceptable suites of this nature. Listeners will remember two other Suites of old Italian dances which Respighi has arranged in the modern style.

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack
Conductor: Mona Benson

: AN ORGAN RECITAL

by John Procter Healy from the City Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Contributors

Unknown: John Procter Healy

: THE POETS

Selections from W. B. Yeats and ' A. E.' read by Shelah Richards and Ian Aylmer
(From Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Read By: Shelah Richards
Read By: Ian Aylmer

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Ronald Stear (bass) from the Pavilion, Torquay

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts
Conductor: Ernest W. Goss
Bass: Ronald Stear

: EUGENE PINI AND HIS TANGO ORCHESTRA

Few light orchestras are more popular with listeners than Eugene Pini 's Tango Orchestra, which he first formed for broadcasting in 1930 with such success that it has been on the air ever since. Its violinist-conductor is, of course, Eugene Pini himself, who was born in Buenos Aires of French and Scottish parents and is the younger brother of Anthony Pini , the 'cellist.
The combination consists of three violins, 'cello, bass, piano, and piano-accordion, and the orchestra specialises in unusual arrangements of Argentine tangos, violin solos, and light Spanish music. Eugene Pini is always on the look-out for music of this type and is constantly introducing new numbers to listeners. His programmes are famous for novelty and melody alike.

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Pini
Unknown: Eugene Pini
Unknown: Anthony Pini
Music: Eugene Pini

: THE BBC CHORUS

(Section A)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: CARROLL GIBBONS

AND THE
SAVOY HOTEL ORPHEANS
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.) with ANNE LENNE and THE THREE Ginx

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Lenne

: THE BRITISH WOMEN'S SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Leader, Elizabeth Hunt
Conductor, Boyd Neel
Eileen Joyce (pianoforte) See the article by Ernest Hayward on page 15
Vincent d'Indy's ' Symphony on a Mountaineer's Song', which was composed in 1886, is full of charming singable folk and folk-like melodies which are worked out deftly and with great interest to the musician. The orchestral texture is a model of clarity, and the colouring is both delicate and brilliant. And the rich variety of rhythm and mood are qualities that are strikingly attractive.
Scored for a large modern orchestra, including a brilliant and expressive piano part (which is a solo in the symphonic, not the concerto, sense of the term), this work is divided into three movements. The opening theme of the first movement played by the cor anglais over muted strings is the Mountaineer's Song, and it forms a kind of ' key-theme ' for the whole work. The slow movement is an exquisite pastoral lay, and the last movement is one of the merriest things in orchestral music. Those who delight in syncopation have a clever example here of its use in building up a swiftly-moving and scintillating ending.

Contributors

Leader: Elizabeth Hunt
Conductor: Boyd Neel
Pianoforte: Eileen Joyce

: "SWIFT SERENADE'

Tommy Matthews and his Concert Orchestra with Denise
Presented by David Porter
Concert arrangements by Ray Terry
(From North)

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Matthews
Presented By: David Porter
Arrangements By: Ray Terry

: TWO SHORT STORIES

by William Gerhardi
'The Battle of Cyzicus ' and ' Jenkinson '
Read by Ronald Watkins
William Gerhardi , son of Charles Gerhardi , a British cotton-spinning manufacturer who settled in St. Petersburg where William was educated before going to Oxford, is one of the most successful of our younger satirical novelists. H. G. Wells and Arnold Bennett saw the rare talent in his first book 'Futility'. He then wrote a critical study of Chekhov before writing the ' Polyglots ', which was again admired by Arnold Bennett , and also by Lord Beaverbrook; and established his name. His autobiography, published in 1931 was very successful.
A new book of his is to be published, ' Coronation Club ', written on Pickwickian lines ; many of the characters out of ' The Polyglots' appear in it. It is very high-spirited and amusing-a satire on writing for the films.

Contributors

Unknown: William Gerhardi
Read By: Ronald Watkins
Read By: William Gerhardi
Unknown: Charles Gerhardi
Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Arnold Bennett

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT, TOPICAL TALKS

: BRAM MARTIN AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA

with GENE CROWLEY from the Holborn Restaurant

Contributors

Unknown: Gene Crowley

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: SIX LYRICS

read by Christopher Scaife

Contributors

Read By: Christopher Scaife








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