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: MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Sir Adrian Boult ,
Director of Music

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult

: FOR THE CHILDREN

For Older Children
' Pioneers for the Kingdom '
15—' William Wilberforce '
By Beatrice Gilbert and Priscilla Schryver
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
The cast includes
Harold Scott , Peter Trevelyan , Lloyd Pearson , Robert Mawdesley , Beatrice Gilbert , Idina Scott-Gatty , Alec Mango , Francis de Wolff (By permission of Sir Seymour Hicks )
William Wilberforce , Evangelical leader, brilliant politician, and close friend of Pitt the Younger, spent his whole life trying to rouse the people of Britain to the horrors of the African slave trade. He introduced an Abolition Bill in Parliament, which was rejected time after time, and he had to plead his cause without success for nearly twenty years. At last, in 1807, the bill was passed, and the slave trade was ended for ever. But Wilberforce was not content. He was determined that those already in slavery should be freed, and to this end he brought in the Emancipation Bill. But he did not live to see his life's work finished. He died in July, 1833, only a few weeks before the bill became law. A year later, eight hundred thousand slaves were set free.

Contributors

Unknown: William Wilberforce
Unknown: Beatrice Gilbert
Unknown: Priscilla Schryver
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Harold Scott
Unknown: Peter Trevelyan
Unknown: Lloyd Pearson
Unknown: Robert Mawdesley
Unknown: Beatrice Gilbert
Unknown: Idina Scott-Gatty
Unknown: Alec Mango
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Sir Seymour Hicks
Unknown: William Wilberforce

: 'THE LAMB-YARD'

A short story written for broadcasting by Gerald Bullett and read by the author

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Bullett

: THE BBC MEN'S CHORUS

Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Harold Williams (baritone)
At the pianoforte, Ernest Lush

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Harold Williams
Pianoforte: Ernest Lush

: SUNDAY ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS

(Eighth Season-6)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by PAU CASALS
Schubert's ' Tragic ' Symphony
Schubert completed his Fourth Symphony in April, 1816, when he was nineteen. It had to wait more than thirty-three years for its first performance, when the Viennese musical society ' Euterpe ' chose it for their first concert on November 19, 1849.
This symphony is sometimes known as the ' Tragic '. The title was not given by Schubert himself and is not particularly apt, for, in spite of the rather sombre introduction, and the passionate course of the first movement, the symphony as a whole is by no means tragic. The slow movement contains some of Schubert's loveliest melodies, and the finale (after a fascinating minuet) is fiery and spirited.
Wagner's Gift to his Wife
The ' Siegfried Idyll', one of Wagner's early instrumental works-one of the loveliest things he ever wrote—was not originally intended for the world in general. It was Wagner's personal gift to his second wife, and it was only later that he decided to publish it and permit its public performance. For several years Wagner had been living in retirement at Tribschen with Cosima, the divorced wife of von Biilow, and in 1869 she bore him a son, whom they named Siegfried. Next year he married her, and on her birthday gave her this delightful surprise — the ' Siegfried Idyll ', played by a little band on the stairs outside her bedroom door.

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Pau Casals

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

(Baptist) from the Studio
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, Lord of all being, throned afar (Rv. B.C.H. 39, S.P. 564)
Prayers
Psalm lxxxvi (Rv. B.C.H. Chant 50) Lesson, Romans xii Prayers
Hymn, Gracious Spirit, dwell with me (Rv. B.C.H. 180 ; S.P. 506)
Address by the Rev. D. TAIT
PATTERSON Hymn, From North and South and East and West (Rv. B.C.H. 535)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. D. Tait

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY'S
CLINIC FOR RHEUMATISM by Lord EBBISHAM, G.B.E.
The British Red Cross Society's Clinic for the treatment of rheu
, matism was opened several years ago. It was equipped as a demonstration clinic in London for treating workers near their homes and so enabling them to continue their work while undergoing treatment. It cost £40,000 to convert Nash's Chapel into the Red Cross Clinic, equipped with every means known to science, to combat this far-spread disease.
Although the Clinic is open daily from 8.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m., it is no longer possible to cope satisfactorily with the demands for investigation and treatment. Support is given by many charitable and public bodies, but additional help is imperative.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: 'MELODIES OF CHRISTENDOM'

(New Series) 2
An Anthology of Sacred Music
Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: LESLIE JEFFRIES

and THE GRAND HOTEL
EASTBOURNE ORCHESTRA
From the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne (Soloist, LESLIE JEFFRIES> )
(At the pianoforte, SYNDEY FFOULKES)

Contributors

Soloist: Leslie Jeffries>








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