As many admirers of David Buchan know, improvisation has always been a special feature of his. Up to now he has always improvised on something in the programmes, and this has made some listeners wonder whether it is really improvisation in the strict sense of the term. Listeners have therefore been invited to submit the names of pieces they would like to hear him improvise on. Four of these will be given to him for the first time this afternoon as he sits before the microphone, and he will improvise on these four tunes.
Sir Adrian Boult ,
BBC Director of Music
from Ealing Congregational Church
Order of Service
Hymn, Songs of praise the angels sang (S.P. 644 ; A. and M. 297, tune Monkland)
Prayers and Lord's Prayer Reading, Genesis i
Hymn, All creatures of our God and King (S.P. 439)
Address by the Rev. WILTON Rix
Hymn, Praise ye the Lord (New
M.H.B. 79, tune Duke Street)
Organist, Gordon Hawkins
'My Old Kentucky Home'
A rhapsody of Stephen Foster Melodies
Arranged by Sune Waldimir from Stockholm
The RadiotjÃ¤nst Variety Orchestra and The RadiotjÃ¤nst Mixed Choir
Conductor, Sune Waldimir
Eva Helena Grill (soprano)
Olle WahlstrÃ¶m (tenor)
Who or what was that ?
There are many variants of the popular broadcast competition games -spelling bees, word ending, tongue twisters, identification of sounds as in Puzzle Corner, and so on. Tonight the identification of sounds and voices will be the subject of a rather more elaborate game than any of this kind that have been played on the air. Two teams of habitual listeners will be chosen to play the game. They will be asked to give names to, and to define as exactly as possible, a highly varied number of sounds which will be played to them in the studio, and which will be audible also to listeners. These sounds will all have been heard on the air during the last few years.
Duets sung by Sophie Wyss and Emily Perret-Wyss
Five Duets, Op. 66
Klange (Melodies) — 1 Aus der Erde (from the kindly earth).
2 Wenn ein milder Leib (When a weary heart)
Am Strande (By Summer Sea) Jagerlied (The Huntsman) Hut' du dich (Beware)
Guter Rat (Good Advice), Op. 7S,
Walpurgisnacht, Op. 75, No.
Further programmes in this series will be broadcast on Tuesday (National, 9.45), Wednesday (National, 6.20), and Thursday (National, 6.40).
by Arnold Bennett
(Roman Catholic) from the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Dominic,
8.0 Order of Service
Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus Hymn, Soul of my Saviour (W.H. 74)
Address by the Very Rev. Canon JOHN ARENDZEN ,
D.D. Hymn , Praise to the holiest in the height (W.H. 56 ; A. and M. 172)
0 Salutaris (Palestrina) Motet, Salve Mater
Tantum Ergo (Haydn) Panem de Caelo Blessing
Divine Praises Adoremus
Organist, S. G. Murrell
Very Rev. Canon John
An appeal on behalf of THE QUEEN'S HOSPITAL FOR
CHILDREN, HACKNEY by HOWARD MARSHALL
The Queen's Hospital for Children has over two hundredbeds (including forty-four at the Little Folks Home, Bexhill), and because of the enormous numbers of patients seeking its services, has had to add considerably to its accommodation. This work has gone as far as funds will allow, and before further progress can be made, the Hospital's debt of £25,000 must be considerably reduced.
The Hospital, with its branch, treats children from birth up to the age of fourteen years, and needs about £40,000 each year to maintain its services.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Howard Marshall , Esq., [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
The Lener Quartet:
Jeno Lener (violin)
Josef Smilovits (violin)
Sandor Roth (viola)
Imre Hartmann (violoncello) with Reginald Kell (clarinet)
Beethoven's Quartet in E flat, Op. 127 was commissioned by Prince
Galitzin-to whom it is dedicated— in 1822. But Beethoven was entirely occupied with his Ninth Symphony and was unable to begin work on the quartet until 1824, when staying among the pine woods of Baden. 'In it we find', ', says Vincent d Indy, ' the crowning expression of that love of nature of which he gave such wonderful evidence in the course of his career'.
9.52 Quintet inJB minor, Op. 115,
' for clarinet and string quartet
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio. 3 Andantino -Presto non assai ma con sentimento. 4 Con moto
The Clarinet Quintet in B minor may be considered Brahms's swan-song in instrumental music and at the same time the crowning achievement of his life's work. It is a profoundly moving work, full of pathos and deep feeling, particularly in the first two movements and at the end of the finale. The second movement has a wonderfully romantic middle section in which the possibilities of the clarinet are exploited in a series of remarkable arabesques that are essentially Hungarian in style and origin.
Another magnificent work for the clarinet, the Sonata with piano in E flat, will be broadcast on Friday.