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: Students' Songs

The BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Stuart Robertson (baritone)
At the pianoforte, Ernest Lush
Most listeners will agree that few Christmas Day programmes could have been better chosen than a half-hour of Students' Songs of the type that has made the feature so universally popular. The Chorus will be, you may be certain, in boisterous and seasonal good form, and as for Ernest Lush— he will, as usual, be his inimitable self.

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Baritone: Stuart Robertson
Pianoforte: Ernest Lush

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Heinz Breiden (flute), Max Saal
(harp) : Waltz (/. B. Cramer ). Idyll (Marais)
The Walter String Players, leader,
Jean Pougnet : Gavotte in E (Bach, arr. Wood). Minuet (Boccherini)
Leon Goossens (oboe), accompanied by Clarence Raybould : Gavotte (Rameau). Piece (Faure)
Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stokowski: Notturno (Le Triomphe de l'Amour) ; Prelude (Alceste) ; March (Thesee) (Lulli)

Contributors

Flute: Heinz Breiden
Flute: Max Saal
Unknown: B. Cramer
Leader: Jean Pougnet
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Unknown: Clarence Raybould

: AN EXCHANGE OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS

between Germany and England of popular Christmas songs
The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Kaiser Wilhelm 'Memorial
Church Choir
Organist, Walter Drwenski from the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial
Church
England
GeTmany
CHOIR
Organ Prelude to ' Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her' (From Heaven above I come)
CHOIR WITH ORGAN
Vom Himmel hoch'
CHOIR
Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen (A Rose has sprung up)
Kommet ihr Hirten (Come, ye Shepherds)
Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent
Night, Holy Night)
CHOIR WITH ORGAN
0 du frohliche (0 thou joyful)
(In collaboration with the Reichs-
Rundfunk-Gesellschaft, Berlin)

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Kaiser Wilhelm
Organist: Walter Drwenski

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE NEGRO SINGS-1

A series of programmes of recorded Negro music
Collected and prepared by the BBC
Office, New York
This is the first of six programmes consisting of recordings of Negro music of all kinds. For many months American recording experts have been wandering through the Southern States, picking up not only the rough songs of the Negro at work, but the exquisite singing of educated and highly trained Negro voices.

: A RECITAL

by Keith Falkner (baritone) and The Grinke Trio :
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Florence Hooton (violoncello)
Kendall Taylor (pianoforte)

Contributors

Baritone: Keith Falkner
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Violin: Florence Hooton
Pianoforte: Kendall Taylor

: TONGUE TWISTING BEE

Great Britain v. U.S.A.
Master of Ceremonies, P. 1. Keith-
Murray
Chief Twister, Paul Ellingham
(In co-operation with the National Broadcasting Company of America)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Ellingham

: A RECITAL

The Stratton String Quartet
George Stratton (violin)
Carl Taylor (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (violoncello) and Reginald Kell (clarinet)

Contributors

Violin: George Stratton
Violin: Carl Taylor
Viola: Watson Forbes
Viola: John Moore
Clarinet: Reginald Kell

: CHRISTMAS OVER EUROPE

A journey through Sweden and Germany, Czechoslovakia and Greece. Italy and France
The voices of ordinary men, women, and children, the sound of Christmas music, bells, and national festivities tell the story of how Christmas-tide is being kept in the homes of these
European peoples
Full details of this programme will be found in the article on pages
10 and 11

: 'CHRISTMAS CHEER

Another programme in the ' Rivers of Europe' series devised and conducted by Walford Hyden
Cast
Alec Vaughan , Clifford Bean , Henry Audin , Bryan Powley ,
Florence Prinsep , Barbara Macfadyean
Walford Hyden and his Orchestra with Laelia Finneberg and Harold Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Walford Hyden
Unknown: Alec Vaughan
Unknown: Clifford Bean
Unknown: Henry Audin
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Florence Prinsep
Unknown: Barbara MacFadyean
Unknown: Walford Hyden
Unknown: Laelia Finneberg
Unknown: Harold Williams

: FANTASIA ON CHRISTMAS CAROLS

by R. Vaughan Williams

Contributors

Unknown: R. Vaughan Williams

: A CHRISTMAS EVENING SERVICE

from the Concert Hall,
Broadcasting House

: WIRELESS FOR THE BLIND

An appeal on behalf of THE BRITISH WIRELESS FOR THE
BLIND FUND by Lord SOUTHWOOD
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: Sunday Evening Concert (Ninth Season-12) 'THE CHILDHOOD OF CHRIST

A Sacred Trilogy
The words and music by Hector Berlioz
PART I
The Dream of Herod
Recit. (The Narrator): When in Judah of old
A March by Night
Recit. and Air (Herod): Again, that vision
Chorus: The Soothsayers of Judah Cabalistic Dance and Evocation of Spirits
Chorus of Soothsayers: The dream is true, 0 King
Air (Herod): 'Tis done, 'tis done
Chorus (Male voices): Yes, by the sword
Scene, The Stable at Bethlehem
Duet (Mary and Joseph): See, darling child
Chorus (Unseen Angels): Joseph and Mary and Hosanna
PART II
The Flight into Egypt
Scene, The Manger at Bethlehem
Overture
Chorus, Thou must leave thy lowly dwelling
The Repose of the Holy Family
Air (The Narrator): Now are the weary pilgrims led
PART III
The Arrival at SaÏs
Air (The Narrator): Through burning sands
Scene, Within the town of Sais
Duet (Mary and Joseph): Here in this teeming city
Air (The Father of the Family) and Chorus: Be welcome, friends
Chorus of Ishmaelites: Bind up their wounded feet
Chorus: Therefore be persuaded Trio, for harp and two flutes
Trio (Mary, Joseph, and The Father) and Chorus: Now take thy rest
EPILOGUE
Recit. (The Narrator): So, by the hand of strangers
Final Chorus: 0 my soul
The BBC Chorus (Section A)
Chorus master, Leslie Woodgate - The BBC Orchestra (Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
See the article by Ernest Newman on page 31

Contributors

Music By: Hector Berlioz
Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Ernest Newman
Mary: Isobel Baillie
Joseph: Roy Henderson
Herod: Ronald Stear
Polydorus: Norman Walker
A Centurion: Emlyn Bebb
The Narrator: John Fullard
The Father of the Family: Norman Walker








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