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Leader, Frank Thpmas
Conducted by Mansel Thomas
Sophie Rowlands (soprano)


Leader: Frank Thpmas
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Soprano: Sophie Rowlands


Directed by John MacArthur
(From Scottish)


Directed By: John MacArthur


First issue of a monthly programme dealing with sport in terms of personalities
' Keeping Fit', by Lord Burghley
' Yesterday and Today-Association
Football', by Jim Mason
Learning—To Fly Fish ', by ' 'Willow'
' Preparing for the National Hunt
Season ', by W. Kidd
Editor, Denis Morris
(An electrical recording of a programme broadcast in the Midland programme on Tuesday evening)


Unknown: Lord Burghley
Unknown: W. Kidd
Editor: Denis Morris


from the University Union, Sheffield
Elizabeth Bowler (soprano)
Helen Guest (pianoforte)
Songs by Wolf :
Verschwiegene Liebe (Silent Love)
Auf ein altes Bild (On gazing at an Old Painting)
Morgentau (Morning Dew)
Das verlassene Magdlein (The
Forsaken Maiden)
Der Gartner (The Gardener)
Songs by Wolf :
Gesegnet sei das Grün (Ode to Spring)
Mir ward gesagt (They tell me that for distant lands)
0, war dein Haus (Would that thy house were transparent)
Mein Liebster singt (My lover sings)
Benedeit die sel'ge Mutter (Blessed be the happy mother)
Wenn du, mein Liebster (When thou, my love, to heaven dost ascend)
The songs of Hugo Wolf , most of them written in the decade 1886-96, mark a revolution in the art of song-writing comparable with that produced in opera by Wagner.
Wolf had come under Wagner's spell as early as 1875, as a boy of fifteen. Consequently, his harmony is Wagnerian, his voice parts often resemble Wagner's, and his piano parts underline points in the poem with a subtlety that reminds one of Wagner's orchestra.
Ye't to say crudely that ' Wolf applied Wagnerian methods to the song ' would be misleading. Wolf's art is too personal to be labelled in that way. His songs are as individual as Schubert's, Schumann's, or Brahms's, and he ranks with them as the fourth great master of German Lied.


Pianoforte: Helen Guest
Unknown: Mein Liebster
Unknown: Hugo Wolf


at the BBC Theatre Organ in a special programme of Music for Mothers


' The Japanese Earthquake of 1923 ' C. Barrington Gyford


Conductor, George Hawkins (Euphonium solo, ALEX AULD) from the Empire Exhibition (Scotland)


Conductor: George Hawkins


at the Organ of the Guildhall,


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Overture in the Italian Style (Symphony No. 32-K.318)
Allegro spiritoso-Andante
3.55 Serenade No. 4, in D (K.203)
1 Andante maestoso—Allegro assai. 2 Andante. 3 Minuetto. 4 Trio. 5 Allegro. 6 Minuetto. 7 Andante. 8 Minuetto. 9 Trio. 10 Prestissimo
4.18 Symphony No. 41, in C (K.551)
1 Allegro vivace. 2 Andante cantabile. 3 Minuetto. 4 Molto allegro


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


(Section E)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Julian Clifford


Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Julian Clifford


Gerry Moore


Unknown: Gerry Moore

: Time Signal, Greentwich NEWS BULLETINS

in French, German, and Italian


A pageant of entertainment, past and present, of Britain's most historic
Variety theatres
2-The Argyle Theatre,
' The little theatre with the big broadcasts'
The story is told by John Watt as compere in the studio at Manchester and Victor Smythe at the Argyle Theatre, and illustrated in song and story by Ella Retford Violet Carson
Tom Clarke Wilfred Pickles
W. H. Donovan Eileen Draycott
Frank A. Terry Leslie Moorhouse
Claud Branston Frederick Allen together with records of some of the famous stars—
George Formby senior, George Formby junior, and Flanagan and Allen Henry Reed 's Variety Orchestra
The Colunio Chorus concluding with a relay from tonight's performance at the theatre
Robb Wilton
The Fayre Four
The programme compiled by Roy Speer and Leslie Baily
Produced by David Porter


Told By: John Watt
Told By: Victor Smythe
Story By: Ella Retford
Story By: Violet Carson
Story By: Tom Clarke
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: W. H. Donovan
Unknown: Eileen Draycott
Unknown: Frank A. Terry
Unknown: Leslie Moorhouse
Unknown: Claud Branston
Unknown: Frederick Allen
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Henry Reed
Unknown: Roy Speer
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Produced By: David Porter

: Louis Levy and The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra in 'YOU SHALL HAVE MUSIC'

with Eve Becke Brian Lawrance The Georgettes
Orchestral arrangements by Peter Yorke
Guest Artist, Harry Champion
There ought to be a prize for any listener who is able to keep pace with Harry Champion when, as Louis Levy's guest in this 'You Shall Have Music' programme, he sings two of his most famous songs - 'Any Old Iron' and 'Boiled Beef and Carrots'. It has been a breathless business for the forty odd years that this veteran has been singing them all over the country. And today, despite his seventy-three years, Harry Champion still contrives to put it over with a speed that makes him a sort of Eyston of Song. His broadcast follows the recent successful appearance in this fortnightly series of Vivian Ellis, the composer.


Unknown: Becke Brian Lawrance
Arrangements By: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Louis Levy
Unknown: Vivian Ellis


A Travelogue
The Traveller, S. P. B. Mais
Musical Director, Joseph Lewis
Producer, Francis Dillon
The characteristic burr of Sussex voices will be heard in this programme, the aim of which is to show that, although Sussex is being dangerously urbanised, there is still a typical idiom and a quiet untroubled life going on of the kind that has made this county one of the most beloved in England. Some weeks ago S. P. B. Mais, accompanied by Laurence Gilliam and Francis Dillon , set out to follow the course of the little river Adur from its source near West Grinstead to its mouth at Shoreham. On their way they kept their eyes wide open for the charm that is essentially Sussex -roach rising in the Knepp Lake, smoky taprooms of ancient inns, flint walled churches and battlemented castles.
Their travelogue, which will be broadcast from the old Grammar School at Steyning, will be a great occasion for Sussex folk, over thirty of whom will be gathered to take part in the transmission. Among these will be a Master of Foxhounds, a huntsman, a poacher, a head keeper, a farmer, a shepherd, a market-gardener, fishermen, an Excise man, and other Sussex characters.
See the article by S. P. B. Mais on pages 8 and 9


Director: Joseph Lewis
Producer: Francis Dillon
Accompanied By: Laurence Gilliam
Accompanied By: Francis Dillon


(including Weather Forecast) NEWS TALKS and SPORT


with Dinah Miller
Hughie Diamond
Pat Taylor from Ciro's


Unknown: Dinah Miller
Unknown: Hughie Diamond
Unknown: Pat Taylor


The Jaques String Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Jaques : St. Paul's Suite (Holst)-l Jig. 2 Ostinato. 3 Intermezzo. 4 Dargason (Finale)
Three Dances (The Faery Queen)
(Purcell, arr. Jaques). 1 Hornpipe. 2 Rondeau. 3 Jig


Unknown: Reginald Jaques


including Weather Forecast

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