The Dutch East Indies
Arranged by N.I.R.O.M.
The National Anthem of the Netherlands Adhan and Bedoeg (Summons to
The adhan, the summons to prayers, is daily repeated at the mosques. The large drums-bedoegs-are used where the voice of the priest might not be heard.
AMBONESE FLUTE ORCHESTRA
Soetjikanilah Kani Toehan (Cleanse us, 0 Lord)
The Ambonese cut flutes out of bamboo, and tune them to correspond with soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. The flute orchestra is composed of Ambonese soldiers.
KATJAPI (Zither) ORCHESTRA
Oedan Mas (Golden Rain)
Members of the katjapi orchestra play native instruments including a stringed sound-box (struck with the finger nails), a bamboo flute, and a Javanese violin.
GAMELAN (Javanese) ORCHESTRA
Ladrang Srikaton I (Songs of Katawang Laras Mojo ) Welcome)
The gamelan is the age-old Javanese orchestra that takes a very special place in native art in the Indies. Numerous instruments are employed, but the bronze gongs predominate and give the bewitching sounds for which the gamelan is famous.
ANGKLOENG (Pipe) ORCHESTRA
The angkloeng is an instrument cun- ningly devised with bamboo pipes that move to and fro in slots and are shaken to produce sound. The orchestra that will broadcast is composed of four angkloengs, four drums, two cymbals, and two wind instruments.
Mati Diboenoe (Murdered)
Five of the musical instruments used in Sumatra will be heard, the most important being the gamboe, a guitar of foreign origin, and the most picturesque, a large drum covered in goatskin and beaten on both sides, and a small drum covered with untanned goatskin and beaten on only one side.
KRONTJONG (Guitar) ORCHESTRA
Stamboel Satoe (Ode to the Moon) Patjar Merah (Market Song)
The krontjong, a small five-stringed guitar, was introduced into the Indies by the Portuguese and is much loved. It originally accompanied folk songs, but of late years the music has been influenced by jazz and Hawaiian melody. ' Stamboel Satoe ' is said to be the oldest krontjong melody.
This instrument is made out of a hollowed tree-trunk. It is used as a danger-signal and a time-signal. Every village has its tong-tong. Double beats resound in case of flood ; alternate single and double beats if someone runs amok ; alternate triple and double strokes in case of robbery ; a series of regular beats, from loud to soft, and then loud again in case of fire. The tong-tong is also used to summon believers to prayer.
The National Anthem of the Netherlands
' Christian England '
8—'The Seven Bishops '
-By Alec Macdonald
The cast includes
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
The Rector and Michael are on a visit to Worcester Cathedral, where they find the famous gravestone in the cloister with the one word Miserrimus—most wretched. Michael establishes contact with the unhappy chooser of the epitaph-the minor canon, Thomas Morris , who was ejected for his refusal to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary in 1690. From him he learns about the struggle of the Church of England against James II's efforts to restore Roman Catholicism, culminating in the trial of the Seven Bishops and the ' English Revolution ' which brought William III and Mary to the throne.
German Folk Songs from Berlin
Hildegard Erdmann (soprano)
Joseph Schindler (tenor)
The Deutschlandsender Light
Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Conductor, Bruno Aulich
with Brian Lawrance (All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
Sir Adrian Boult Director of Music
G. Thalben-Ball (organ)
The BBC Orchestra
Led by Laurance Turner
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
(Church of England) from Hexham Abbey
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Immortal, invisible, God only wise (S.P. 535; E.H. 407)
Exhortation, Versicles, and Responses Psalm lxxxv
Lesson, John xii , 37-erid
Magnificat (Walmisley in D minor) Creed and Lesser Litany Anthem, O PLord, the Maker of all things (Mundy)
Hymn, Come down, 0 love divine
(A. and M. 670 ; S.P. 177)
Address by the Rev. J. V. C. FARQUHAR , Rector of Hexham
Hymn, Our day of praise is done
(A. and M. 30)
Organist, Thomas Christy
Rev. J. V. C.
including Weather Forecast
An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers
A Programme of Poems, Songs, and Ballads
Speakers: Laidman Browne , David King-Wood (By permission of Lilian Baylis , of the Old Vic) Raf de la Torre ,
Singer, John Goss
Lute, Diana Poulton
Arranged by M. H. Allen and Barbara Burnham
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