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Sir Adrian Boult ,
BBC Director of Music


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult


. ' On Trail with the Redskins ' by Mary Entwistle
Read by Laidman Browne
The Hudson Bay Company was the master of the vast area stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from the Arctic to the United States, when, a hundred years ago, James Evans set up housekeeping with his wife and small daughter in a tent at Rice Lake camp.
This pioneer set out to print books without paper, ink, or printing-press. He took the white lining of the bark of a tree, and wrote on it with charcoal, in his sign-writing, verses from his favourite hymns and passages from the Gospels. Later he made ink from oil and soot, and turned an old contraption used for packing furs into a printing-press. In this way the dauntless missionary taught the Indians to read and write, and gave them the story of Jesus Christ in their Ojibway tongue.


Unknown: Mary Entwistle
Read By: Laidman Browne
Unknown: James Evans
Unknown: Jesus Christ


Clifford Greenwood
The London Palladium Orchestra -possibly the best-known music-hall orchestra in the world-has been broadcasting regularly for many years. Its conductor, Clifford Greenwood , was appointed to his present position just over a year ago, but he was already well known to listeners as a pianist, having acted as accompanist to Mario de Pietro since the early days at Savoy Hill.
He was musical director for
Noel Coward in the series of plays Tonight at 8.30 at the Phoenix Theatre, and has conducted recording sessions for all the leading artists in the Variety and concert world.


Conductor: Clifford Greenwood
Conductor: Clifford Greenwood
Unknown: Mario de Pietro
Unknown: Savoy Hill.
Unknown: Noel Coward


F. Buckley Hargreaves


Unknown: F. Buckley Hargreaves


Matilde Cuervas and Emilio Pujol


Unknown: Matilde Cuervas
Unknown: Emilio Pujol


No. 6-The Royal Welch Fusiliers by P. H. Burton
This famous regiment celebrates its 250th anniversary this month. Some of the many illustrious chapters in its history will be recalled tonight. The programme opens ' somewhere on the Somme, twenty-one years ago' and closes with some actual recordings made on March 1, 1939, at Blackdown, Hants, where the 1st Battalion was celebrating St. David's Day in the traditional manner.
The production by T. Rowland


Unknown: Welch Fusiliers
Unknown: P. H. Burton
Production By: T. Rowland


(Church of England) from the House of the Sacred
Mission, Kelham, Notts.


An appeal on behalf of THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DISCHARGED PRISONERS' AID SOCIETIES (INC.) by The Rt. Hon. SIR SAMUEL HOARE , Bt., G.C.S.I., G.B.E., C.M.G., Secretary of State for Home Affairs Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to The Rt. Hon. Sir Samuel Hoare, Bt., N.A.D.P.A.S., [address removed]


Unknown: Sir Samuel Hoare
Unknown: Sir Samuel Hoare


including Weather Forecast


(Ninth Season-25)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Ill-Fated Symphony
Mendelssohn's so-called 'Reformation ' Symphony was composed in the winter of 1829-30 for the tercentenary festival of the Augsburg Confession, planned for June 25, 1830. It was intended to celebrate the tercentenary throughout Protestant
Germany, but owing to the widespread political disturbances of that year, the festival was not held.
The symphony was specially ill-fated, for when Mendelssohn tried to get it performed in Paris in 1832, the famous Conservatoire Orchestra rehearsed it but thought it ' too-learned ' for public performance ; it contained ' too much fugato, too little melody '.
Actually the symphony is one of the most Interesting of Mendelssohn's symphonic works. The form is more or less orthodox, the only hints at an underlying programme being the quotation of the ' Dresden Amen ', symbolising the Roman Church, at two points in the first movement, and the introduction of the great Lutheran choral, ' Ein' feste Burg' in the finale.
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel Brahms 's set of Variations on a Theme of Handel have long been generally acknowledged as one of the supreme masterpieces of variation writing, a form of composition closely akin to the literary essay in that the treatment matters far more than the theme (which is really only a pretext for the composer or writer to unfold his own personal ideas). Rubbra has also orchestrated the Variations in this spirit, not attempting to score them as Brahms would have done but colouring them as if they were a composition of his own.
His version was first performed at a Royal Philharmonic Concert on November 17, 1938, under Sir Adrian Boult.


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Handel Brahms
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult.

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