Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
International String Quartet:
Four-Part Fantasias-No. 4, No 7, No. 9 (Purcell)
Pro Arte Quartet: Quartet in D,
Op. 33, No. 6 (Haydn)-1 Vivace assai. 2 Andante. 3 Scherzo: Allegro. 4 Finale: Allegretto
Roth String Quartet: Three
Variations on a Theme (Roy Harris ) -1 Allegro. 2 Andante. 3 Maestoso
Conductor, Marinus van 't Woud
Franz Hoffman (tenor) from Hilversum
The Viennese Cabman's song
(Soloists, FRANZ HOFFMAN and FRED BOSHART, pianist)
(Bycourtesy of the Katholieke Radio
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, H. Foster Clark
Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Beethoven's freak symphony, ' The Battle of Vittoria', was originally conceived for a curious mechanical instrument known as the Panharmonicon, which in some ways anticipated our modern steam organ. The first performance was not reserved for the panharmonicon, but was given at a concert in aid of the Austrian soldiers who had been wounded in the battle of Hanau. In the same programme was the first performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A.
The ' Battle' Symphony is divided into two parts, each of which falls into well-defined sections, portraying certain events of the battle between the English and the French. The first section of the first part is entitled ' Marcia : Rule, Britannia ! '
The sound of 'Rule, Britannia I ' enrages the French, and they reply with a roll on their drums and a fanfare from their trumpets which herald in the second section, ' Marcia : Marlborough ', based upon the popular tune now known as ' We won't go home till morning '.
The second part of the symphony opens with eight bars of fanfare. This is followed by a quick and spirited section, the second subject follows with ' God save the King ', and then both tunes are briefly developed. As a grand finale, the first twelve notes of our National
Anthem are treated in the form of a fugue in quick time.
The radiobiography of JESSIE MATTHEWS
Presented by Leslie Baily and Charles Brewer
The story illustrated by songs and scenes from her stage shows and films, including:
' This Year of Grace '
' Evergreen '
' The Good Companions '
' First a Girl '
' It's Love Again '
' Gangway '
' Sailing Along ' with a glimpse inside the film studio during the making of her latest picture, ' Climbing High ' and A foretaste of the new musical play in which she will shortly return to the stage
Those taking part in this radio biography include :
Charles B. Cochran
Arthur Rigby , Senior
J. B. Rowe and Jessie Matthews
The programme compered by The Playgoer
The BBC Revue Chorus and the BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Louis Levy
in French. German, and Italian
by Eileen Joyce (pianoforte)
Allegro de concert in A, Op. 46 Barcarolle, Op. 60 Tarantelle, Op. 43
Presented by the British Legion
At the Royal Albert Hall
Massed Bands of His Majesty's
Brigade of Guards
Drums and Fifes of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, and 1st Battalion
Pipers of the 1st Battalion Scots
Trumpeters of The Life Guards
(by permission of the Officers
At the Organ, F. W. Holloway
The National Anthem
Entry of Legion Standards
Marches of British Legion Volunteer Police, Chelsea Pensioners, Women's War Services, and the Nursing Services
Entry of Union Flag with the Banners and the Divisional Signs
March of the Services: Detachments from The Royal Air Force, Overseas Forces, the British Army, the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, R.N.V.R., R.N.R., Royal Marines, Royal Navy, British National Cadets, and Boys of the Training Ship Stork
March of Service and Empire Flags
Some War Time Choruses
March of the Pipers
Land of Hope and Glory
Elegy, Killed in Action (Somervell)
Hymn, Onward, Christian Soldiers
(A. and M. 391)
Anthem, The Souls of the Righteous
An Act of Remembrance:
Hymn, Lest we Forget (words by Rudyard Kipling )
The Last Post
They shall grow not old (from
' For the Fallen') spoken by Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice , K C.M.G., C.B., President of the British Legion
Hymn, 0 Valiant Hearts (S.P.
The Strife is o'er (A. and M. 135) Abide with me (A. and M. 27)
The National Anthem
The broadcast will include descriptions by F. H. Grisewood
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Alice Mann The Canadian Capers from The Cafe de Paris
including Weather Forecast