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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: JOHN BENNETT

at the Organ of the Plaza Theatre,
Rugby

: A BALLAD CONCERT

Millicent Ward (soprano)
Burton Harper (baritone)

Contributors

Baritone: Burton Harper

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor,
B. Walton O'Donnell
Henry Crowther (baritone) ORCHESTRAHENRY CROWTHER AND ORCHESTRAORCHESTRA

Contributors

Conductor: B. Walton O'Donnell
Baritone: Henry Crowther

: Gramophone Records THE CURLEW

(Warlock)
(based on four poems by Yeats)
John Armstrong (baritone)
Robert Murchie (flute)
Terrence MacDonagh (cor anglais) and The International String Quartet
Peter Warlock 's song cycle ' The Curlew' was begun in 1920 and finished some two years later. The four poems are all by W. B. Yeats , three from the volume ‘ The Wind Among the Reeds' and the fourth from ' In Seven Woods '. Except for the close of the third song, the mood of the whole cycle is one of dark despair. According to the composer: '"The Curlew" should not be regarded as a set of songs, but rather as a piece of chamber music in one continuous movement, whose mood is defined by four poems by W. B. Yeasts. ' It is dedicated to Cecil Gray , the critic and composer.

Contributors

Baritone: John Armstrong
Flute: Robert Murchie
Flute: Terrence MacDonagh
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: W. B. Yeasts.
Unknown: Cecil Gray

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Boys and Girls come out to play

: ' DEATH TAKES A RIDE’

A short story written for broadcasting by John Stewart Collis read by the author

Contributors

Broadcasting By: John Stewart Collis

: THE FOLKESTONE MUNICIPAL ORCHESTRA

Leader, Bryan Gipps
Conductor, Eldridge Newman from the Leas Cliff Hall ,
Folkestone

Contributors

Leader: Bryan Gipps
Conductor: Eldridge Newman
Unknown: Cliff Hall

: A PIANOFORTE RECITAL

by Edmund Rubbra

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Rubbra

: FRIENDS TO TEA

A vest-pocket vaudeville
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe with Walter Glynn
Wilfred Lewe and Pearl Joyce
Eddie Childs and Fred Hutchings
Accompanied by Rae Jenkins (violin and viola)
Fred Alexander
(violoncello and guitar)
Ivor Dennis at the piano
[Programme continued on page 32

Contributors

Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Walter Glynn
Unknown: Wilfred Lewe
Unknown: Pearl Joyce
Unknown: Eddie Childs
Unknown: Fred Hutchings
Violin: Rae Jenkins
Viola: Fred Alexander
Guitar: Ivor Dennis

: The Children's Hour

Programme for all Regions 5.0-6.0
A python with her clutch of eggs. The Zoo Man is going to speak about pythons in his talk to children this afternoon at 5.45.
877 kc/s REGIONAL 342.1 m.
1013 kc/s MIDLAND 296.2 m.
668 kc/s NORTH 449.1 m.
804 kc/s WALES 373.1 m.
977 kc/s N. IRELAND 307.1 m.
767 kc/s SCOTTISH 391.1 m.

5.0 Toytown Goes West
by S. G. Hulme-Beaman
In which the intrepid adventurers reach home once more (From Regional)
Here is the final story in the little series that tells about the cruise and wreck of the Toytown Belle. Our intrepid adventurers get back to Toytown to find the walls and hoardings smothered with advertisements inducing the population to move to the neighbouring and rival town of Arkville. It seemed they required no persuasion-they have gone to a man, except for Mr. Noah. Listeners will hear about Larry's extraordinarily clever plan to get the population to come back.

5.35 Pianoforte Interlude
by David (From Regional)

5.45 The Zoo Man
once again (From Regional)

: 'THE EMPIRE SINGS'

A pot-pourri of tunes from all parts of the British Empire
Devised and arranged by Julius Buerger
Production by Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
The BBC Chorus (Section C)
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
'The Empire Sings ' was broadcast in the National programme last night

Contributors

Arranged By: Julius Buerger
Production By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Rex Haworth
Unknown: Charles Groves
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: LONDON MUSIC FESTIVAL, 1938

(Organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation) from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Lid.)
Second Concert
Bernard Shore (viola)
Emanuel Feuermann (violoncello)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by ARTURO TOSCANINI
In May, 1721, Bach, in obedience to a command of two years before, sent the Margrave of Brandenburg a parcel of new compositions, with a courtly letter in French, and an autograph inscription, also in French: ' Six Concertos with various Instruments, Dedicated To His
Royal Highness Christian Ludwig , Margrave of Brandenburg, etc., etc., by His very humble and very obedi.ent servant John Sebastian Bach. Master of the Chapel of H.S.H. the reigning prince of Anhalt-Cothen.'
The second of the famous, six. which is being played tonight, stands in the first rank of Bach's instrumental compositions.
Symphony No. 5, in C minor
Beethoven
1 Allegro con brio. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Scherzo-Allegro. 4 Finale : Allegro
The modern style of symphonic development, which is shown in its highest form in Sibelius's Fourth Symphony, is the direct outcome of Beethoven's symphonic style. The Symphony No. 5, in C minor, is an excellent example, particularly the first movement, which is based on the tersest of thematic material (the whole movement is almost entirely built upon the opening rhythmic figure often described as being symbolical of the summons of Fate) and developed with extraordinary imagination.

Contributors

Viola: Emanuel Feuermann
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Highness Christian Ludwig
Unknown: John Sebastian Bach.

: CONCERT, continued

Symphonic Poem, Don Quixote
Richard Strauss
Introduzione, Tema con variazioni, e Finale (Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character)
Solo viola, BERNARD SHORE
Solo violoncello,
EMANUEL FEUERMANN
See note on page 13

Contributors

Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Viola: Bernard Shore
Unknown: Emanuel Feuermann

: NEWS SUMMARY

(including Weather Forecast)
SPORT. TOPICAL TALKS

: BRAM MARTIN AND HIS DANCE ORCHESTRA

with TERESSA MARSH
GENE CROWLEY
BOB HOWARD
THE HIGH SPOTS from the Holborn Restaurant

Contributors

Unknown: Teressa Marsh
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Bob Howard

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Flonzaley Quartet: Quartet in D minor (K. 421) (Mozart)

: LATE NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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