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: THE NEW HIPPODROMEORCHESTRA

Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Harris

: LIGHT MUSIC FROMHOLLAND

K.R.O. Orchestra
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
Omroep, Amsterdam)

Contributors

Tenor: Franz Hoffman
Soloists: Franz Hoffman

: STANLEY TUDOR

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE BBC NORTHERNORCHESTRA

Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, H. Foster Clark

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: H. Foster Clark

: THE CARLTON HOTELORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: SAM BENNIE

will play the piano

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

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.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: STAR-GAZING (No. 9)

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
Victor Saville
Sonnie Hale
Arthur Rigby , Senior
Rosie Matthews
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

Contributors

Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Presented By: Leslie Baily
Presented By: Charles Brewer
Unknown: Charles B. Cochran
Unknown: Victor Saville
Unknown: Sonnie Hale
Unknown: Arthur Rigby
Unknown: Rosie Matthews
Unknown: J. B. Rowe
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Conducted By: Louis Levy

: NEWS BULLETINS

in French. German, and Italian

: A CHOPIN RECITAL

by Eileen Joyce (pianoforte)
Allegro de concert in A, Op. 46 Barcarolle, Op. 60 Tarantelle, Op. 43

Contributors

Pianoforte: Eileen Joyce

: A FESTIVAL OF EMPIRE AND REMEMBRANCE

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
Welsh Guards
Pipers of the 1st Battalion Scots
Guards
Trumpeters of The Life Guards
(by permission of the Officers
Commanding)
At the Organ, F. W. Holloway
Part 1
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
Part 2
Elegy, Killed in Action (Somervell)
Hymn, Onward, Christian Soldiers
(A. and M. 391)
Prayers
Anthem, The Souls of the Righteous
(Noble)
Organ Voluntary
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.
293)
Reveille
Hymns:
The Strife is o'er (A. and M. 135) Abide with me (A. and M. 27)
The National Anthem
Blessing
The broadcast will include descriptions by F. H. Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Sir Frederick Maurice
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood

: THE FOURTH NEWS

(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT

: BILLY BISSETTAND HIS CANADIANS

with Alice Mann The Canadian Capers from The Cafe de Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Alice Mann

: DANCE MUSIC

on gramophone records

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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