Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by H. Foster Clark
Directed by John MacArthur
All arrangements by Jack Beaver and Guy Fletcher
from the Houldsworth Hall ,
Winifred Cottrill (soprano)
Gabor Rejto (violoncello)
Beryl Dallen (accompanist)
with Tessa Deane
at the Organ of the Guildhall,
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack
After service in the war, which included two years as prisoner in Germany, Gordon Jacob entered the Royal College of Music to study composition under Sir Charles Stanford and conducting under Sir Adrian Boult. He is now on the teaching staff there. His own music, in most of the classical forms both large and small, has for some years marked him as one of the outstanding figures in contemporary British music, and many of his works are frequently performed.
The Passacaglia 'on a well-known
Theme needs no more by way of explanation than to point out that it is a series of variations built up on a ground bass, one which runs through the whole series with practically no change from its opening statement. But the variety of colour and interest with which the composer contrives to invest so simple a theme is characteristic of his mastery of the orchestra and his inventive fertility.
Mrs. Alice Fullerton
Mrs. Fullerton lived for some months in the wilds of Iran collecting plants for the British Museum. She is coming to the microphone to describe her adventures when the Persian villagers, deciding that so strange a woman must be a great doctor, came clamouring to be cured of their ailments.
and dance to the music of Lew Stone and his Band
including Weather Forecast
with Sid Colin
Guest artist, Pat Taylor
by Kathleen Long
Kathleen Long came to London from Bury St. Edmunds at the age of thirteen to study at the Royal College of Music, with which she has been ever since associated, for she is now on the teaching staff. She is very well known to listeners, both as soloist and as chamber-music player.
' Find me a South Sea Island'
In the Chair, Howard Marshall
Visitors to the Club, Tom Harrisson and John Layard
Presented by F. N. Lloyd Williams and George Dixon
Who has not at some time or another wanted to ' escape from it all ', to forsake the truculent hubbub of western civilisation for the peace and tranquility of the South Sea Islands? 'I shall retire to the South Seas' has almost become a cliche and today the Under-Twenty Club will hear about the subject at first hand from two people who have been there. A short while ago two young men wrote to Tom Harrisson asking him how they might find a South Sea Island, and as a result he will give his advice in this programme. John Layard , with whom he shares the broadcast, has himself spent considerable time in the South Seas studying the people and their music.
What do the South Seas offer ?
They offer a ' West End ' of Malekula and other islands where disease is rife and the climate is intolerable, and an ' East End ' where, under the pacific and healthy heaven of Tahitan skies a man may go mad with boredom in three months.
The programme will be illustrated with the beating of drums and the singing of native songs recorded in the South Seas.
F. N. Lloyd
A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of The Hippodrome, Bristol
An Intimate Cabaret presented by David Porter with Violet Carson
W. B. MacMillan
The Three Semis
Don Bamford and his Band
Directed by Sydney Lipton with Chips
Chippendall George Evans
The Three T's from Grosvenor House, Park Lane
The Pro Arte Quartet: Quartet in C, Op. 1, No. 6 (Haydn)
Gordon String Quartet: L'oracion del torero (The Toreador's Prayer) (Turina)
including Weather Forecast