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: THE CELLINI TRIO

(All arrangements by Richard Charl ton and Margaret Gniffydd )

Contributors

Arrangements By: Richard Charl
Arrangements By: Margaret Gniffydd

: BACH

Six Preludes and Fugues
(from The Well-Tempered Clavier)
1 F sharp (Book 1). 2 C sharp (Book 1). 3 E flat minor (Book' 1). 4 G (Book 2). 5 G sharp minor (Book 2). 6 C minor (Book 1) played by Shula Doniach (pianoforte)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Shula Doniach

: A Programme of GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

Pro Arte String Quartet: Concerto a Quatre, No. 5 (L'Estro Armonico) (Vivaldi)—1 Allegro. 2 Largo. 3 Finale
Budapest String Quartet: Quartetsatz in C minor, Op. Posthumous (Schubert)

: LIGHT MUSIC FROM ITALY

by The EIAR Chamber Orchestra
Conductor, Tito Petralia and The Small EIAR Choir from Turin

Contributors

Conductor: Tito Petralia

: Mary Mulligan's Coat

A short story written for broadcasting by Ella MacMahon, and read by the author.
Here is a charming story portraying the Irish character at its richest and most humorous. The story tells of how Mary Mulligan, who lived just on the borders of Northern Ireland and Eire, loved shopping in the great city of Belfast, to reach which she had to cross the border and incidentally evade the Customs officers should she wish to escape paying duty.
There came a time when the increase of frontier vigilance coincided with Mary Mulligan's desire for a beautiful new coat, and you will hear how she and her husband tackled the extremely tricky problem of getting it undetected past the frontier.

Contributors

Writer/ reader: Ella MacMahon

: THE BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

' Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Guy Warrack

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: 'WHAT'S NEW?'

in Jazz * in Dance Music in Film Music in Popular Songs and Light Music
A fortnightly review of gramophone records by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Perowne

: ' MINERS' WIVES'

A programme arranged and produced by Olive Shapley
(A recording of the broadcast in the Northern programme on March 29)

Contributors

Produced By: Olive Shapley

: THE BATH PUMP ROOM ORCHESTRA

Leader, Norman Rouse
Conductor, Maurice Miles from the Pump Room, Bath (Soloist, GEOFFREY BROOK )
The Bath Pump Room Orchestra, under its versatile conductor Maurice Miles , is the oldest-established orchestra in the country, and is carrying on a tradition of over two and a quarter centuries of orchestral music in Bath.
In 1671 there is on record ' a band of musick' which consisted then of five players. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the famous Beau Nash was requested by the physicians of Bath to allow this band to play in the Pump Room, and so successful was this venture that the Pump Room musicians have been continued ever since. Subscriptions were opened, famous players engaged, and the Pump Room Orchestra began its task of playing not only in concerts, but for the famous balls that drew the elite from all over the country.

Contributors

Leader: Norman Rouse
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Soloist: Geoffrey Brook
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Unknown: Beau Nash

: A Recital of FOLK SONGS

Ethel McLean (soprano)
John Morel (baritone)

Contributors

Soprano: Ethel McLean
Baritone: John Morel

: 'THE AFTERNOON REVUE'

(A little tea-time show)
Produced by Ernest Longstaffe with continuity by Barry Delmaine
Mr. Birkinshaw and Mr. Benjamin
Jimmy Plant
The Jovial Soul
Emilio
The wonder boy accordionist
Harry Shalson and Marie Dayne
A boy-a girl-a piano
' What fun '
Geoffrey Denton compere
Alan Paul and Ivor Dennis
The maestros of two keyboards

Contributors

Produced By: Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown: Barry Delmaine
Accordionist: Harry Shalson
Accordionist: Marie Dayne
Unknown: Geoffrey Denton
Unknown: Alan Paul
Unknown: Ivor Dennis

: THE BAND OF THE 2nd BN. THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT

(by permission of Lieut.-Colonel
A. W. U. Moore)
Conducted by Mr. F. L. Statham

Contributors

Conducted By: Mr. F. L. Statham

: 'BOOKSHELF'

' Some New Novels '
Frank Swinnerton

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Swinnerton

: ' IL TROVATORE'

(' The Troubadour')
An opera by Giuseppe Verdi
Words by Salvadore Cammarano
English version by Edward J. Dent
Cast (in order of their appearance) :
Servants and retainers of Count Luna, soldiers, Gypsies, nuns, followers of Manrico, monks
The BBC Theatre Chorus
The BBC Theatre Orchestra (augmented), leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
The scene is laid in Aragon and Biscay in the early years of the fifteenth century
Scene I: Saragossa: a hall in the royal palace of the Aljaferia. Just before midnight
Scene 2: The garden of the same palace, with a marble staircase leading up to the royal apartments. It is night, thick clouds cover the moon
Scene 3: On the slopes of a mountain in Biscay. It is just dawn
Scene 4: The inner court of the Jerusalem Convent. Night
Scene 5: A military encampment. In the distance the fortress of Castellar is visible
Scene 6: A room in Castellar, opening into a chapel
Scene 7: A wing of the palace of Aljaferia. At the comer there is a tower, the windows of which are barred with iron. The night is very dark
Scene 8: A loathsome dungeon. At one side is a barred window ; at the back a door. A smouldering lamp hangs from the ceiling
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production by Stanford Robinson in collaboration with Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves
A synopsis of the story of ' Il Trovatore' will be found on page 13

Contributors

Unknown: Giuseppe Verdi
Unknown: Salvadore Cammarano
Leader: Tate Gilder
Written By: Wilfrid Rooke Ley
Production By: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Gordon McConnel
Unknown: Rex Haworth
Unknown: Charles Groves
Ferrando, an old retainer of the Count of Luna: .Roderick Lloyd
Inez, a lady-in-waiting to the Queen of Aragon: Linda Parker
Leonora, another lady-in-waiting: Ina Souez
The Count of Luna, Commander of the Royal Army: Dennis Noble
Manrico, a troubadour, supposed son of Azucena: Arthur Carron
Azucena, an old Gypsy woman: Constance Willis
Ruiz, retainer of Manrico: John Lewis

: HARRY EVANS AND HIS DANCE BAND

with Nona Daymond
Syd Griffiths
Reg Mitchell from the Grand Hotel, Torquay

Contributors

Unknown: Nona Daymond
Unknown: Syd Griffiths
Unknown: Reg Mitchell

: GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

The Oxford Ensemble
Quartet in E flat, Op. 8, No. 4, for clarinet and strings (Stamitz)
1 Allegro. 2 Andante. 2 Rondo

: NEWS SUMMARY

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