at the BBC Theatre Organ
A Programme of popular Classics
Told by an Am;el
and Clive Baxter , Muriel Pavlow , William Trent , Norman Shelley , Lloyd Pearson (by permission of Lee Ephraim ),
Stephen Jack , Norman Wooland
Written and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
This afternoon the Angel will introduce his two charges, Mark and Prudence, to the great dramatic poem 'Job'.
As the Biblical text is written in the form of drama, little but selection and commentary by the Angel has been found necessary. The play falls naturally into three parts: (1) The Prologue in Heaven ; (2) Job's argument with the Three Comforters ; and (3) the great speech of the Voice in the Whirlwind, followed by Job's humble reply and his final reinstatement in prosperity.
Half an hour is all too little for
' Job ', and only a glimpse of Job's quarrel with the Comforters can be given. Neverthefess, some attempt has been made to distinguish their respective characters and lines of argument.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Elsie Hall (pianoforte)
P. S. G.
Stanley Pope (baritone)
Frederick Grinke (violin)
David Martin (violin)
James Whitehead (violoncello)
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
The advent of Puritanism at the Commonwealth deeply influenced the course of English music at the time. Churches and cathedrals were closed and choirs disbanded, so that what had hitherto been the most important field of activity for the English musician was now denied him.
Despite this prohibition composers did not lack encouragement, for Cromwell himself and many of his associates were ardent music-lovers. Attention was now more concentrated on secular music for the home, such as solo songs and chamber music. It was an age of transition and experiment, and that resourceful and original spirit, Matthew Locke , took the string quartet as a suitable medium for some of his most adventurous flights. Henry Lawes , who was much admired by Milton, was foremost in the sphere of vocal music, in which he took the Italians as h:s model.
Further programmes in this series will be broadcast on Tuesday (National, 6.25), Wednesday (Regional, 9.0), Friday (Regional, 9.35).
A West Indian Yarn by Eden Phillpotts with Edward Chapman as Captain Greenleaf
Production by Cyril Wood
The action of the play takes place before the days of wireless-in fact, sixty years ago, en board The Flying Fish, a little tramp steamer plying in the Antilles. The events occur on her voyage from a small island in the Northern Group to Kingston, Jamaica, and are spread over a space of three days. The play begins at noon when The Flying Fish is about to sail.
Isaac Bannerman, an old Mulatto under sentence of death for murder:
Dick Greenleaf, Captain of The Fixing Fish:
Ned White, mate:
Billy Homes, cook:
Timothy Baxter, carpenter:
James McBride, engineer:
Ben Caunter, seaman:
Jacko, cabin boy:
(Church of England) from St. Mary's, Lewisham
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, The strife is o'er (A. and M.
135; S.P. 147)
Lord's Prayer and Responses Psalm cxii
Lesson, Luke xv, 11-24 Magnificat Creed
Hymn, Souls of men, why will ye scatter ? (A. and M. 634)
Address by the Rev. CLAUD R. COTTER
Hymn, My God, how wonderful
Thou art (A. and M. 169 ; S.P. 581)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Rev. Claud R.
An appeal on behalf of THE GROSVENOR HOSPITAL FOR
WOMEN by VIOLET LORAINE
The Grosvenor Hospital for Women was founded in 1866, over seventy years ago. This is the first appeal to be broadcast in aid of its funds.
The number of patients now waiting admission has reached alarming proportions, and the Extension Scheme undertaken at a cost of nearly £10,000 will provide the extra beds so urgently needed, a new and modern operating theatre suite, and other improvements essential for the patients and the nursing staff.
The object of this appeal is to clear away the debt incurred on this New Wing, as well as to increase the income needed for its maintenance, since it is estimated that the new beds will call for an extra fl,800 per annum. Never before has the Hospital needed help so much.
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Led by Maurice Clare
Conductor, Johan Hock
The BBC v. The Listeners
The teams will include:
A Representative of Variety
An Engineer A Musician A Secretary
An Accountant An Office Boy
Spelling Masters : for the BBC: for the Listeners: F. H. Grisewood S. P. B. Mais
The list of words chosen by Sir Denison Ross , C.I.E., D. Litt ., Director of the School of Oriental Studies,
1916-1937, famous orientalist and authority on the Near East
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