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: Wynford Reynolds and his Octet

Wynford Reynolds was born in Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire, studied music as a child, and always wanted to play the violin. It was not until after the war, in which he rose to the rank of sergeant and was gassed on the Somme, that he took up music seriously. He won a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and studied there for six years. In 1922 he joined the original Queen's Hall Orchestra, and in 1929 he formed the Wynford Reynolds Octet with which he began broadcasting in 1934. His signature tune 'A Cocktail of Happiness' has sold over five thousand copies. Last Easter he was at the Winter Gardens, Margate, and he gave there a combined entertainment with Arthur Askey. He frequently broadcasts with other combinations such as Reginald King, Alfredo Campoli, and Jay Wilbur, and leads his Octet on the violin.


Musicians: Wynford Reynolds and his Octet


(All arrangements by Medvedeff)


Scott Goddard


Unknown: Scott Goddard


' The Pilgrim's Progress '-2 by John Bunyan
Other parts played by: Charles Mason , H. 0. Nicholson, and Stephen Jack
Adapted and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Last time Christian was left just setting out on his way to the house of the Interpreter. Today, in the Interpreter's house, Christian will receive some of the impressions described in Bunyan's text. He will meet with Simple, Sloth, Presumption, Formalist, and Hypocrisy on the journey that follows, and climb the Hill Difficulty to be admitted-later than he expected owing to an unfortunate lapse--to rest in the Palace Beautiful. The broadcast will end with Christian's famous fight with Apollyon, ' the monster hideous to behold' who straddled quite over the whole breadth of the way'.


Unknown: John Bunyan
Played By: Charles Mason
Played By: Stephen Jack
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
First Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Second Narrator: Mary O'Farrell
Christian: Ian Dawson


Conductor. P. S. G. O'Donnell


Unknown: S. G. O'Donnell


Dons v. Journalists
Spelling Master:
Thomas Woodrooffe


Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe


in French, German, and Italian


at the BBC Theatre Organ


Presented by Frank Stewart


Presented By: Frank Stewart


The Midland Revue Orchestra
Leader, Norris Stanley
Conductor, Reginald Burston playing a selection of well-known melodies with Carl Brisson singing some of the songs he made famous
Presented by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Carl Brisson
Presented By: Martyn C. Webster


(Congregational) from the City Temple
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Introit, Blessed Lord (C. Lee Williams)
Prayers and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, For all the saints (Cong.H.
337 ; A. and M. 437)
Lesson, Hebrews xi, 32-xii, 2
Hymn, When on my day of life the night is falling (Cong.H. 551)
Address by the Rev. LESLIE D. WEATHERHEAD
Hymn, 0 love that wilt not let me go
(Cong.H. 469 ; A. and M. 699)
Organist and choirmaster,
Martin Feam


Unknown: Rev. Leslie D. Weatherhead
Choirmaster: Martin Feam


An appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH LEGION by Major-General Sir FREDERICK MAURICE , K.C.M.G., C.B.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to The Organising Secretary, British Legion, [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Frederick Maurice
Unknown: Cromwell Road


including Weather Forecast


(Ninth Season-5)
' Acis and Galatea '
A Serenata
The BBC Chorus (Section A)
Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate
The Boyd Neel Orchestra Leader, Frederick Grinke
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Composed for the Duke of Chandos, Acis and Galatea was first performed in 1721 in the private theatre of his magnificent palatial residence at Cannons, near Edgware, but eleven years later Handel revised the score for its production at the King's Theatre, Haymarket. However, in 1788, Acis and Galatea underwent a further revision, but this time at the hands of Mozart, who was commissioned to re-orchestrate several of Handel's choral works, including Acis and Messiah.
Despite the fact that his alterations were not always in complete sympathy with Handel's intentions, Mozart's versions of both these works seem to have become generally popular until quite recently. The version to be heard this evening is Handel's version of 1732, which is scored for first and second violins, cello, bass, two flutes, two oboes, and harpsichord (continuo).
The story of Acis and Galatea will be found in an article on page 14.


Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Frederick Grinke
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Galatea, a sea nymph: Kate Winter
Acis, a shepherd: Heddle Nash
Damon, a shepherd: Eric Green
Polyphemus, a giant: Norman Walker

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