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: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: VIOLET CARSON

songs at the piano
(Northern)

: LIGHT MUSIC FROM SWITZERLAND

Gertrud Siebenmann (soprano)
Martha Amstad (mezzo-soprano)
Hans Vogt (piano)
Basle drummers and fife-players
Alti Richtig from Basle
Drum solo:
Tagwacht (Morning Watch)
Folk songs from German Switzerland:
Es taget vor dem Walde (Dawn is breaking in the forest)
Lotschberger Schlofliedli (Lotschberg Lullaby)
Es kam ein Herr zum Schlossli (A man came to the castle)
Basle drum and fife march
Folk songs from French Switzerland:
Marion and the dragon Coucou, canari jaloux
Le coeur de ma mie (The heart of my love)
Basle. drum and fife march
Romansch Folk song:
Rosetta mieu bain (My little Rose)
Folk songs from Italian Switzerland:
Maggiolata (Spring Song)
Dormi, dormi bel bambin (Sleep, sleep beautiful baby)'
E picchia, picchia la porticella (Knock, knock on the door) Cucu
Basle drum and fife march

Contributors

Soprano: Gertrud Siebenmann
Mezzo-Soprano: Martha Amstad
Piano: Hans Vogt
Unknown: Alti Richtig
Unknown: Lotschberger Schlofliedli

: THE SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY MIDDAY RECITAL

from the University Union,
Sheffield
The Eric Eaden String Quartet:
Eric Eaden (first violin)
Raymond Mosley
Sydney Burkenshaw (viola)
Alan Morton (violoncello)
Ellis Green (tenor)

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Eaden
Unknown: Eric Eaden
Violin: Raymond Mosley
Viola: Sydney Burkenshaw
Viola: Alan Morton
Tenor: Ellis Green

: DANCE MUSIC

on gramophone records

: EDGAR PETO

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE CARLTON HOTEL ORCHESTRA

Directed by Rene Tapponnier from the Carlton Hotel
When the Circus came to Town...Kay

Contributors

Directed By: Rene Tapponnier

: Harry Evans and his Sextette Intime

A programme of popular tunes played in an intimate style
Music arranged by Harry Evans and Reg Mitchell
(From West of England)

Contributors

Arranged By: Harry Evans
Arranged By: Reg Mitchell

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
A native of the English West Country, Frank Tapp began playing the piano and composing at a -very youthful age, and made his first appearance as a pianist when he was only five. He had the good fortune to enlist the interest of Sir Frederick Bridge and of Paderewski while he was still a boy, and on their advice came to London to study, winning a scholarship at the Royal College, where he was a pupil of Sir Charles Stanford. Since then he has been active in English music, as conductor, composer, and music editor.
' Metropolis ' is obviously inspired by the life of such a city as London, and the opening, with its hint of St. Martin's bell, suggests early morning and the city's awakening.
Vakula the Smith
Gogol's humorous and fantastic short story, ' Christmas Eve', provided both Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov with opera subjects. But whereas the latter preserved Gogol's own title, Tchaikovsky named his opera after the hero, a Cossack blacksmith who is captivated by a village coquette, Oxana.
At least the first version of the opera, which won a prize competition and was produced in 1876, was named Vakula, though a revised edition made nine years later was christened first The Little Shoes and then Oxana's Caprices. Oxana had promised to marry Vakula if he would get her a pair of the Empress's shoes, and this he contrives to do with the help of the Devil, who has fallen into his powerful clutches.

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward
Unknown: Frank Tapp
Unknown: Sir Frederick Bridge
Unknown: Sir Charles Stanford.

: THE BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Tate Gilder
Conducted by Harold Lowe
Tom Williams (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: Tate Gilder
Conducted By: Harold Lowe
Baritone: Tom Williams

: NEWS BULLETINS

in French, German, and Italian

: The Abbey Theatre, Dublin presents 'HYACINTH HALVEY'

A comedy by Lady Gregory
Cast and ' RIDERS TO THE SEA'
A play by J. M. Synge
Cast
Produced by H. L. Moprow
(Northern Ireland)

Contributors

Comedy By: Lady Gregory
Play By: J. M. Synge
Produced By: H. L. Moprow
Hyacinth Halvey: Cyril Cusack
James Quirke, a butcher: F. J. McCormick
Sergeant Garden: Fred Johnson
Mrs Delane, postmistress at Cloon: Ann Clery
Miss Joyce, the priest's housekeeper: May Craig
Fardy Farrell, a telegraph boy: M. Kinsella
Maurya, an old woman: Ann Clery
Bartley, her son: Cyril Cusack
Cathleen, her daughter: Phvllis Ryan
Nora, a younger daughter: May Craig
Colum, a neighbour: Fred Johnson

: FAMOUS MUSIC-HALLS

A pageant of entertainment, past and present, of Britain's most historic
Variety theatres
No. 5-The Palace Theatre,
Plymouth
The story is told by John Watt as compere in the studio, and Leslie Bridgmont as interviewer at the theatre with The Western Revue Chorus and The Clifton Light Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Redman
Concluding with a broadcast from tonight's performance at the theatre, including
Lily Morris and excerpts from
Elias H. Seener 's revue
' Going Gay' with Jack Clifford , and Nat Jackley
The programme compiled by Roy Speer and Leslie Baily
Production by Pat Beech

Contributors

Told By: John Watt
Told By: Leslie Bridgmont
Conducted By: Reginald Redman
Unknown: Elias H. Seener
Unknown: Jack Clifford
Unknown: Roy Speer
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Production By: Pat Beech

: BOXING AT THE DEVONSHIRE CLUB

A commentary on the fight of the evening, by Thomas Woodrooffe and W. Barrington Dalby, from the Devonshire Hall, Hackney
Devonshire Hall, Hackney, is a nursery of the fistic art. There is as much real boxing to be seen there as anywhere in London. This is just one of the items in a typical Friday night's programme.
It is hoped that one of the contestants will be that gallant feather-weight, Kid Silver, eighteen-year-old hero of forty-nine contests and loser to only two opponents. In the corner to give him air and cheer him on will be his bosom pal, Roy Boon. As all the pugs and all the fans know, they are called ' the inseparables '.
The structural alterations to Devonshire Hall were completed on October 24, and this popular venue now seats 2,000. With the inimitable Buster Cohen as M.C. and Woodrooffe and Dalby to give the commentary listeners should hear' a lively broadcast.

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Woodrooffe
Unknown: W. Barrington Dalby
Unknown: Roy Boon.
Unknown: Buster Cohen

: JACK JACKSON AND HIS BAND

with Helen Clare , Jack Cooper ,
Joe Ferrie , The Three Jackdaws from the Dorchester Hotel

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Jack Cooper
Unknown: Joe Ferrie

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Excerpts from Gluck's opera
' Orfee '
Alice Raveau (contralto) and d'Alexis Vlassoff Russian Choir: Ah dans ce bois tranquille (In this peaceful wood)
Orchestre Symphonique (Paris), conducted by Henri Tomasi : Ballet des Champs Elysees (Dance of the Blessed Spirits)
Alice Raveau (contralto): Quel nouveau ciel (How mild the day) d'Alexis Vlassoff Russian Choir:
Final Chorus (Le Dieu de Paphos) (The God of Paphos)

Contributors

Contralto: Alice Raveau
Conducted By: Henri Tomasi
Contralto: Alice Raveau

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast








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