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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: THE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Peter Montgomery
Hugo Thompson (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Peter Montgomery
Baritone: Hugo Thompson

: THE BRONKHURST TRIO

Vera Siddons (soprano)
TRIO
Short Trio on English Tunes Rowley
The Bronkhurst Trio consists of three gifted and well - known musicians. The pianist, Henry Bronkhurst , studied at the Matthay School and at the Royal College of Music, where he won several Exhibitions and the Dannreuther Prize. He formed his Trio in 1924, and it was one of the first chamber music combinations to broadcast. The violinist, John Fry , studied under
Blagrove and Pecskai. He is now professor of violin and viola at Trinity College of Music. The cellist, Edward Robinson , studied under W. E. Whitehouse , and is now professor at the Walenn Violoncello School and plays regularly for several well-known string quartets, including the Charles Woodhouse Quartet.

Contributors

Soprano: Vera Siddons
Pianist: Henry Bronkhurst
Violinist: John Fry
Unknown: Edward Robinson
Unknown: W. E. Whitehouse
Unknown: Charles Woodhouse

: THE SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY MIDDAY RECITAL

from the University Union, Sheffield
Eric Eaden (violin) ; Laurie Scott (viola); Cyril Stevenson (violoncello);
F. H. Shera (pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Eric Eaden
Violin: Laurie Scott
Viola: Cyril Stevenson
Pianoforte: F. H. Shera

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Stokowski: Flower Waltz (Nut-cracker Suite) (Tchaikovsky)
The London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) — Barcarolle. Entr'acte (Epilogue). Duet (Act 2). Intermezzo (Act 1)
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Turkish March (The Ruins of Athens) (Beethoven)
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Kajanus : Intermezzo and Alia Marcia (Karelia Suite) (Sibelius)

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Robert Kajanus

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BBC EMPIRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Daniel Mclsa
Conductor, Eric Fogg
Wilfrid Parry (pianoforte)

Contributors

Leader: Daniel McLsa
Conductor: Eric Fogg
Pianoforte: Wilfrid Parry

: THE CARLTON HOTEL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: A Symphony Concert

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Frank Tapp
A native of the English West Country, Frank Tapp began playing the piano and composing at a very youthful age, and made his first appearance as a pianist when he was only five. He had the good fortune to enlist the interest of Sir Frederick Bridge and of Paderewski while he was still a boy, and on their advice came to London to study, winning a scholarship at the Royal College, where he was a pupil of Sir Charles Stanford. Since then he has been active in English music, as conductor, composer, and music editor, and among other posts has held the directorship of the Municipal Orchestra in his native city of Bath. None of his other activities, however, has kept him from composing constantly, for such special occasions as Bath and London
Festivals.
' Metropolis ' is obviously inspired by the life of such a city as London, and the opening, with its hint of St. Martin's bell, suggests early morning and the city's awakening.
Rhapsody on English Airs
Felix White 's Rhapsody is his ninth orchestra] work and was written last autumn. It is based on two seventeenth-century English airs, the first, a mournful one, ' As I walked forth one summer day ' (a forsaken lover's complaint), and the second, a merry one, ' Oh, oh, oh, for a husband The work is in free variation form, first slow, then quick, and finally dying away slowly and quietly. Each fresh presentation of the two themes is in a different key, but though considerable freedom is shown their essential qualities remain unimpaired.
Halffter's Sinfonietta in D
Ernesto Halffter , born in 1905, is one of the leading younger Spanish composers. His Sinfonietta, although decidedly modern in harmony and orchestration, melodically and formally reverts to the style of the old Sinfonia concertante of Haydn's day. Composed in 1924, it won the first prize in the National Competition of 1925, but was revised afterwards by Falla, under whom Halffter studied. In 1927 the Sinfonietta was performed by the Madrid Symphony Orchestra, and was then heard in several musical centres in Europe and America. The first performance in England was given by the BBC Chamber Orchestra at the ninth Annual Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Cave
Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Frank Tapp
Unknown: Frank Tapp
Unknown: Frederick Bridge
Unknown: Sir Charles Stanford.
Unknown: Felix White
Unknown: Ernesto Halffter

: AT THE PIANO

Joe Needham Cooper

Contributors

Unknown: Joe Needham Cooper

: 'THE TRANSMUTATION OF LING'

By Ernest Bramah
Adapted for the microphone by Patrick Riddell
Produced by Lance Sieveking
Characters
Chief of Spies ; N'guk, Supreme Ruler of the Gods ; Hien Lo, a Barber; Important Officials; Slaves; and many other honourable persons
See the article on page 8
This play was broadcast on Wednesday in the National programme.

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Bramah
Unknown: Patrick Riddell
Produced By: Lance Sieveking
Kai Lung, the Storyteller: Esme Percy
Ling, a young man: Stephen Haggard
Mian, daughter to a dead magician: Dorothy Hyson
Quen Tong, a Wizard: Carleton Hobbs
Li Keen, Chief Mandarin for Warlike Deeds and Arrangements: Philip Wade
Chief of Bowmen: David Hallam
Lin Yi, attendant to Mian: Frank Cochrane
Nang Sin, Keeper of Lodgings: Keith Shepherd
Chang Ch'un, a wealthy merchant: Stephen Jack

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: ' SPENDING AND SAVING

A Discussion in Cockpit Form
(Northern Programme)
Eight anonymous voices will express different views on spending and saving. A schoolboy, for instance, has peculiar worries. Even an accountant finds the problem difficult. One of the speakers has saved hard all his life. Another (a mother) believes in spending. A young engineer counts every penny. A professional woman is determined to have a good time. A father believes he should sacrifice most things to assure his son's future, and an employer, at the age of fifty, who lost his fortune, will tell listeners what he thinks about it all

: MUSIC FOR WORSHIP

Margaret Godley (soprano)
Bradbridge White (tenor)
Stanley Riley (bass)
The BBC Chorus (Section B)
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Soprano, MARGARET GODLEY Tenor, BRADBRIDGE WHITE
Bass, STANLEY RILEY

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Godley
Tenor: Bradbridge White
Bass: Stanley Riley
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Tenor: Margaret Godley
Tenor: Bradbridge White
Bass: Stanley Riley

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: NEWS SUMMARY

Time Signal, Greenwich
(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: ROY FOX AND HIS BAND

with MARY LEE
DENNY DENNIS
BARRY GRAY SID BUCKMAN
JOHN BLACKLEY and THE CUBS from the Palais de Danse,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Lee
Unknown: Denny Dennis
Unknown: Barry Gray
Unknown: Sid Buckman
Unknown: John Blackley

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Mildred Dilling (harp): Arabesque No. 1 (Debussy)
Marcel Moyse (flute): Le Rossignol en amour (Couperin-Fleury)
Edith Penville (flute): Air and Hornpipe (Purcell, arr. Revell)
Leon Goossens (oboe): Piece
(Faure). Le Cygne (The Swan) (Saint-Saens)

Contributors

Flute: Marcel Moyse
Flute: Edith Penville
Oboe: Leon Goossens








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