' If only I had a Ship'
A story by Basil Matthews
Read by Carleton Hobbs
This little story by Basil Matthews (published in the series ' True Stories of Real People ' by the Edinburgh House Press) is about John Williams (1796-1839) who was famous for his work among the natives of the South Sea Islands.
He was a martyr for Christianity, and is particularly remembered for his construction of a ship — a schooner of eighty tons burden designed and built with. the help of natives who hadn't seen a tool six months before. This ship he called The Messenger of Peace, and it was the first ship of any sort the natives had ever seen.
In her he sailed from the island of Rarotonga to many surrounding islands, and a modern steam yacht, which flies his flag-a blue flag with a dove-and is named after him, commemorates his great work in the Southern Pacific. Basil Matthews describes him as ' the hero of a hundred islands '.
Two Gypsy Melodies:
Daughter of the Fields Sparkling Wine
Patrol, Cavalry of the Steppe Jesters' Dance
Two Soldier Songs:
(All arrangements by Medvedeff)
Acts I and 2 of the Opera by Donizetti from the Glyndebourne Festival
The action takes place in Rome
Ac. 1: Scene 1, Don Pasquale' house. Scene 2, Norina's house
Cast in order of appearance
The Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
The Glyndebourne Festival Orchestra
Conductor, Fritz Busch
Producer, Carl Ebert
by Arthur Schnitzler
Translated from the German by P. Morton Shand. Adapted for broadcasting by Marianne Helweg
Production by Val Gielgud
Kathrine Binder, a neighbour:
Hans Weiring, Christine's father:
from the Studio
Hymn, Come, let us join our cheerful songs (A. and M. 299, S.P. 472)
Lesson, Mark xii, 28-34
Hymn, Jesu, Thou joy of loving hearts (A. and M. 190, S.P. 549)
Hymn, Breathe on me, breath of God (A. and M. 671, S.P. 458)
Address by HUGH REDWOOD
Hymn, Lord, her watch Thy Church is keeping (A. and M. 362)
Appeal on behalf of THE LONDON GARDENS SOCIETY by C. H. MIDDLETON
The London Gardens Society ' is an association of people who try to brighten up the dark spots of London by bringing a touch of nature's beauty into the homes of the poor. They go into drab districts and help people to cultivate little gardens. They provide soil for the window boxes and plants for those who can't afford to buy them....'
C. H. Middleton , in his first appeal on the air, will tell listeners some of the many other things that this society does to give gardens of some kind-even little window-box gardens-to those who have none at all. Middleton, who has done so much to help listeners to make their gardens beautiful, is to ask them to do something for these others, , some of them old people who were brought up in the country and once knew the joy of a garden ; some of them cripples or unemployed, who would just love to grow a few flowers if they knew how, or could afford the few shillings necessary to make a start.'
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
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Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Jelly D'Aranyi (violin)
Myra Hess (pianoforte)
In the summer of 1781 Mozart wrote four violin sonatas of which this is the first. It is a charming little work, graceful and transparent in style with an idyllic slow movement. The finale moves at a very quick tempo and has something of the character of a Viennese march.