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: THE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
The Czech composer Zdenko Fibich (1850-1900) wrote about 700 works, including a series of 350 piano pieces in the form of a musical diary, entitled ' Moods, Impressions, and Memories '. With the exception of one of these pieces, ' Poem ' (popularised by Kubelik in a transcription for violin), Fibich's music is practically unknown in England. His orchestral works consist of three symphonies, five concert overtures, and six symphonic poems, the overtures including two comedy overtures, the one to be heard this evening an early work and the other ' A Night at Carlstein ', which was inspired by a comedy by the Czech national poet Vrchlicky.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: H. Foster Clark
Unknown: Zdenko Fibich

: REGINALD PORTER-BROWN

at the Organ of the Forum Cinema,
Southampton

: THE FORUM THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Directed by Philip Martell from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Martell

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Alfred Cortot (pianoforte): Sonatine (Ravel)—1 Modéré. 2 Minuet. 3 Anime

Contributors

Pianoforte: Alfred Cortot

: THE PHILIP WHITEWAY ENSEMBLE

(Northern Ireland Programme)

: THE NORTHERN TRIO :

Reginald Stead (violin)
Leonard Baker (violoncello)
Maurice Arnold (pianoforte)
(Northern Programme)

Contributors

Violin: Reginald Stead
Violin: Leonard Baker
Pianoforte: Maurice Arnold

: THE OLD-FASHIONED SNOWY CHRISTMAS

Eric Parker

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Parker

: THE HOLLINGWORTH PRIZE BAND

Conductor, J. A. Greenwood
(Northern Programme)

Contributors

Conductor: J. A. Greenwood

: THE TORQUAY MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Harold F. Petts
Conductor, Ernest W. Goss
Booth Unwin (baritone) from the Pavilion, Torquay

Contributors

Leader: Harold F. Petts

: Gramophone Records PICTURE MUSIC

Scott Goddard

Contributors

Unknown: Scott Goddard

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: A Programme of BAGPIPE MUSIC

from
Czechoslovakia and Scotland
(By arrangement with Radiojournal,
Prague)
Bagpipes are indeed such ancient wind instruments that according to certain Czech legends they were invented by Vels, the shepherd-god himself. They have been played in all countries at some time or other, but in Scotland and Bohemia they have become the national instrument. It is true that in different countries these bagpipes have their own special forms, pipes and bags, but on the whole they are very much alike.
A unique feature about the Czech instrument is that it is inflated with air by means of little bellows which have one side attached to the player's belt by a strap. The outside is fixed to the arm (which does the pumping) by another strap which passes through a metal handle. As in the case of ordinary bellows, they are made of wood with a similar air valve facing outwards. A particular advantage of the Czech bagpipes, or ' 'Little Goats' as they are called because of their appearance, is that while the piper is playing he can also sing.

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: DANCING THROUGH

A Non-Stop Pageant of Popular Music with Geraldo and his Orchestra
(By permission of the Savoy Hotel, Ltd.)
Olive Groves
Lily Morris
Eve Becke
Wilfrid Thomas
Monte Rey
Cyril Grantham
Bill Tringham
The Top Hatters
The BBC Revue Chorus
Al Bollington at the Organ

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Thomas
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Cyril Grantham
Unknown: Bill Tringham

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis G. D. Cunningham (organ)
Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911) was born at Boulogne. The son of an organist, he studied under his father, and at the age of fifteen was appointed organist of St. Joseph, and at twenty choirmaster of St. Nicholas. In 1871 Guilmant became organist of the Church of The Trinity, and later his name became widely known as one of the foremost virtuosos of the time-he visited England, America, and many of the leading European capitals. He taught at the Paris Conservatoire and the Schola Cantorum, which he founded with Bordes and d'Indy.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Conducted By: G. D. Cunningham
Unknown: Felix Alexandre Guilmant

: 'THE WONDROUS LAMP OF AL-ADDlN'

Which being translated into English means Aladdin and his Wonderful
Lamp
A Tale of the East
Book written by C. Denier Warren
Music and lyrics by various authors and composers
Characters :
The BBC Variety Orchestra and BBC Revue Chorus
Conducted by Mark H. Lubbock Music arranged by Doris Arnold and orchestrated by Wally Wallond
Produced by Harry S. Pepper
' The Wondrous Lamp of Al-Addin ' was broadcast in the Regional programme on Christmas Day

Contributors

Written By: C. Denier Warren
Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Arranged By: Doris Arnold
Unknown: Wally Wallond
Produced By: Harry S. Pepper
Wong-Ho, the Emperor: Lance Fairfax
Princess Badroulbadour, his daughter: Wynne Ajello
Ming-Po, his Vizier or Wazir, according to taste.: .Tommy Handley
Abanaza, an African magician: W. H. Berry
Kazarac, his more or less faithful slave: Arthur Askey
Widow Twan-Kee, a Tartar: C. Denier Barren
Al-Addin, her son: Billie Baker
Chee-Kee, maid to the Process: Alma Vane
A Wandering Minstrel: -Paul England
Slave of the Lamp: Hector Abbas
Slave of the Ring: A Learner

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast) SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: THE GROSVENOR HOUSE DANCE BAND

Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips CHIPPENDALL
THE THREE T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane Svdnev Lipton , who wound up the broadcasts on Christmas Day, has been on the air regularly from
Grosvenor House since 1933. As a boy he gained valuable experience nlaving in various orchestras, and was lucky enough to come under directors of music who stressed the importance of the study of theory and technique. Then at a time when straight music was apparently on the wane, he went north with Billy Cotton to Southport, and then on to Scotland, spending eight hours a dav practising the violin. But an accident to his hand changed all his plans, and preparations to hmsh his studies under Albert Sammons had to go by the board. Forced back to the land of lighter music, he formed a dance band and played at the Palace Hotel, Kensington, where Ambrose heard him and engaged him as leader of some of his subsidiary bands. This led to his appointment at Grosvenor House seven years ago.
He has met with ever-increasing success on records and on the air. His ' swing' was paid a tribute by Sophie Tucker. A number which
Sydney Lipton discovered is With mv little Horse and Wagon

Contributors

Directed By: Sydney Lipton
Unknown: Lane Svdnev Lipton
Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Albert Sammons
Unknown: Sophie Tucker.

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Kathleen Long (pianoforte) : Sonata in D. K.576 (Mozart)—1 Allegro; 2 Adagio; 3 Allegretto. Minuet ; Air (Suite in B flat) (Moffat). Le Tic-
Toc-Choc ou les Miullotins (Couptrin)








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