at the BBC Theatre Organ
When Reginald Foort was playing in Toronto a cinema organist of Canadian birth-Gerald Masters-introduced himself, played to him, and said he was very anxious to come to England. Foort, although unable to do anything about it, gave him the best advice he could-and never saw him again until Masters turned up in London for an audition a few weeks ago. Incidentally, his engagement to broadcast had nothing to do with meeting Foort in Canada -he broadcasts on merit. Gerald Masters reached England about eighteen months ago and fell into a job at once. He is organist at the Regal Cinema, Margate.
Sir Adrian Boult ,
Director of Music
Told by an Angel
8-The First and Second Books of Kings
This afternoon the Angel will pilot his two young charges, Mark and Prudence, through the First Book of Kings and on to the close of Elisha's life in the Second Book of Kings. They will learn something of Solomon's wisdom, the Queen of Sheba, and the building of the Temple.
The Angel will speak of the Division of the Kingdom under Rehoboam and Jereboam, and will introduce the children to the great prophets Elijah and Elisha, including the stories of the Shulamite woman and Naaman the leper.
The cast includes
Felix Irwin , Valentine Dyall , Grenville Eves, Alec Mango , Carleton Hobbs , Clive Baxter , Muriel Pavlow
Written and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
The New Hungarian Quartet:
Zoltan Szekely (violin)
Sandor Vegh (violin)
Denes Koromzai (viola)
Vilmos Palotai (violoncello) Wolf's Italian Serenade
The Italian Serenade is, with the exception of a very early quartet for strings, the only chamber work written by Hugo Wolf , who was pre-eminently a song writer. The Serenade has been transcribed for small orchestra. It was first performed as a quartet in Vienna in 1904, the year following Wolf's death, and quickly became popular with chamber music players.
Ravel's Quartet in F
This work was written in 1902-3, when the composer was twenty-seven years of age. Although an early work, it shows no signs of immaturity. The music is full of romantic and lyrical qualities and the presentation and treatment of thematic material is concise and clear in every detail. The four movements follow each other with a certain inevitability due to the composer's method of cyclic thematic development. That is to say, the themes of the scherzo, slow movement, and finale are based on motives from the two principal themes of the first movement. The scherzo is particularly noteworthy for its striking pizzicato effects.
Conducted by Jack Frere
A short story written for broadcasting by Alastair Dunnett , read by the author
Jelly d'Aranyi (violin) : Chaconne
(Vitali-Charlier), Passepied (Delibes, arr. Gruenberg)
Lotte Lehmann (soprano): An
Chloe (Mozart). Ungeduld (Schubert). Therese ; Meine Liebe ist griin (Brahms)
Arthur Rubinstein (pianoforte):
Polonaise No. 2 in E flat minor. Grande Polonaise , Op. 22 (Chopin)
(Roman Catholic) from the studio
Order of Service
Collect, Lord's Prayer and Creed
Hvmn, Jesu! the very thought of Thee (W.H. 19 ; A. and M. 178)
Reading, St. John xviii, 1-11
Hymn, 0 Sacred Heart! (W.H. 86)
Address by the Rev. Father VERNON JOHNSON
Hymn, Soul of my Saviour (W.H.
Rev. Father Vernon
An appeal on behalf of PROVIDENCE
(Row) NIGHT REFUGE AND HOME by Lady (SEYMOUR) HICKS
The Providence (Row) Night Refuge in Crispin Street, Spitalfields, London, E.I, was founded in 1860 for the relief of the homeless. For the past seventy-eight years the Refuge has provided food and shelter, free of charge, for the homeless, every night from November I to May I. Last winter 30,201 night's lodgings and about 62,000 meals were provided.
It has accommodation for about
200 men, women, and children. There are two separate sections, each with its own refectories, dormitories, and washing accommodation. Baths, footbaths, hot water, soap, and towels are available free of charge.
Each person seeking shelter is asked for a statement as to the cause of misfortune, afterwards verified. While the inquiry is being made, the poor are sheltered and fed, and if the reference is satisfactory, accommodation for three weeks or more is provided, thus affording the destitute an opportunity of improving their position. Further assistance is given, as far as funds permit, by paying fares to situations, inserting advertisements, and providing clothes and tools.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed].
including Weather Forecast
, at 9.0
Kathleen Long (pianoforte)
The BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
Overture, The Dedication of the House ........ Beethoven
Beethoven's "Dedication" Overture was composed for the opening of the Josephstadt Theatre in Vienna in 1822, consequently the music, containing a fanfare and a fugue, is rather ceremonial in form, though in spirit it is lively enough. This is practically the last orchestral work Beethoven wrote, with the exception of the Ninth Symphony and the Mass in D, both of which were still engaging his attention at the time. Indeed, he broke off his work on these to write this overture. Two years later it was performed again, figuring in the historic programme at the Karnthnerthor Theatre on May 7, 1824, when the greater part of the Mass in D and the Ninth Symphony were produced. The concert was promoted by a number of influential musical people in Vienna, including Prince Lichnowsky, and the enthusiasm of the audience was tremendous.
9.19 Concerto in E flat for pianoforte and orchestra (K.449) Mozart
1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andantino. 3 Allegro ma non troppo
(Solo pianoforte, Kathleen Long)
9.41 In the Mountain Country Moeran
9.48 Symphony No. 1, in D...DvoÅÃ¡k
1 Allegro non tanto. 2 Adagio. 3 Scherzo (Furiant). 4 Finale: Allegro con spirito