at the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,
The Pirani Trio:
Leila Pirani (violin)
Charles Hambourg (violoncello)
Max Pirani (pianoforte)
Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
by Barbara Smyth
Paul Robeson (bass): Were you
There ? (arr. Burleigh). Scandalize my Name (arr. Burleigh)
Edna Thomas (soprano): Swing
Low, Sweet Chariot. Go Down Moses (arr. Thomas)
Paul Robeson (bass): On Mah
Journey (arr. Boatner)
and his musical saw
The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski: Prelude, Alceste ; March (Thesee) ; Notturno (Le Triomphe de l'amour) (The Triumph of Love) (Lulli)
The New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood ; solo violin, Albert Sammons : Concerto in B minor for violin and orchestra, Op. 61 (Elgar)
Sir Henry J.
and dance to the music of Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra
A Sokol Choir
The Prague Radio Orchestra
Music from the Sokol Stadium
Sokol March, Towards a new Lite
(Suk) from Prague
The programme will be preceded by an explanation of the Sokol movement in Czechoslovakia, and a description of the scenes in Prague during the Tenth Sokol Congress.
The Sokol organisation in Czecho-Slovakia, with its ideals of physical fitness, moral virtues, and good citizenship, was founded by Dr. Miorslav Tvrs, professor at Prague University, in 1862. The Sokols (or hawks) with their buff tunics, red Garibaldi shirts, and slouch hats with a hawk's feather, play a big part in the national life.
This year's annual festival, falling as it does on the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Czechoslovakian Republic, is being held on a grand scale, and has been going on since June 5. The stadium holds 200,000 spectators, and 26,000 persons can perform in the arena at the same time. During the festival the arts of singing, music, drama, gymnastics, games-all are exemplified; and children, as well as adults, take part.
In today's programme listeners will hear Sokol music-songs, marches - and an actual recording from the stadium of the music - to which the Sokols perform their exercises. The programme itself will be preceded by a description in English of the meaning of the Sokol movement, and the colourful and spectacular scenes now taking place in Prague.
Muriel Herbert (soprano)
David Wise (violin)
When Death to either shall come Loveliest of Trees
The Lake Isle of Innisfrec Cean Dubh Deelish
Giboulee (A Shower)
David's Lament for Jonathan On a Time
So by my singing am I comforted The Faithless Shepherdess
Belonging to a family of musicians, Muriel Herbert was born in Yorkshire, and in 1917 won the Liver-pool Scholarship at the Royal College of Music. The Scholarship is awarded for musical composition and is open to residents in, or within a radius of twenty miles of Liverpool. After studying with Sir Charles Stanford and also with Sir Hugh Allen , she took an A.R.C.M. Diploma for piano playing, and later took lessons in Geneva from Gagnebin, principal of the Geneva Conservatoire.
Muriel Herbert has published a number of songs (the best known of which is perhaps ' The Lake Isle of Innisfree '), and has frequently broadcast her own compositions since the early days at Savoy Hill. She has also given recitals of her songs in this country and abroad.
Among the songs she is singing tonight are two settings of Helen Waddell 's translations of Mediaeval Latin Lyrics, of which this will be the first performance.
' The Lowlands and Industrial
Advice by George Blake
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Dancing tonight to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom
A play by P. H. Burton
The action of the play takes place in the ' front room ' of the Davies' home in Granton Street, Abernansant, an industrial town in Glamorgan, during a Parliamentary by-election
The play produced by Dafydd Gruffydd
or ' The Thief in the Night'
A burlesque by The Melluish Brothers
Directed by Sydney Lipton with CHIPS CHIPPENDALL
THE THREE T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Leo Blech : Andante for flute and orchestra (K.315) (Mozart)
Berlin College of Instrumentalists, conducted by Fritz Stein : Symphony No. 28, in C (Mozart)—1 Allegro spiritoso. 2 Andante. 3 Minuetto: Allegretto. 4 Presto
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