' MELODIES FROM THE
Some you will know-and others
The BBC Midland Orchestra
Eileen Markham and George Gibbs
(Arrangements by Baynton-Power)
A glimpse of preparations for the Variety broadcast from the Winter
Gardens, Morecambe, this evening
The AVRO Light Orchestra
Conductor, E. Kuhlman from Hilversum
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bart.: Overture, The Thieving Magpie (Rossini)
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alois Melichar : Intermezzo (A Thousand and One Nights) (Johann Strauss )
Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli : Homage March No. 3, Op. 56 (Grieg)
Sung, accompanied, and annotated by the composer
Love me not for comely grace A Piper
The Singer (an unaccompanied song) Nature's Friend
Three Cotswold Songs
1 Cotswold Love. 2 Mamble. 3 A Vagabond Song
When sweet Ann sings
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
E. J. Moeran 's Symphony in Q minor was completed early in 1937 and was first performed at a Royal Philharmonic Concert in January 1938 under Leslie Heward , and later In the year it was again performed under Sir Henry Wood at a Promenade concert.
It is an entirely serious work, firm in stature but not unbending. In spirit it ranges from an extremely tender lyricism to a rugged, strongly rhythmical vitality. It says much for the constructive skill of the composer that the marked contrast between these extremes of mood never detracts from the continuity of each of the four movements.
Much of the symphony was written in Valencia Island, County Kerry, but do not imagine because of this that it is a descriptive fantasia on Irish folk songs masquerading under an ill-fitting symphonic cloak. Perhaps its material does smack of the countryside rather than of tram-lines and traffic-lights, but nevertheless it is a real symphony in manner as well as in name.
with Jack Plant
Mantovani, who is English in spite of his Italian name, probably owe much of his musical skill to his father who, as a symphony orchestra leader, worked under many world-famous conductors, including Toscanini. He was at one time leader of the Milan Symphony Orchestra, His thirty-two-year-old son hat been on the air for many years now. When eighteen years of age he became leader of the Salon Orchestra which played at the Metropole Hotel, London. For six years he gave lunch-time broadcasts with this combination. He left the Metropole to accept an invitation to form his own band for the Monseigneur Restaurant, Piccadilly, and it was thus that Mantovani's Tipica Orchestra came into being.
He so named it because, whether the music it played was Russian, Spanish, Italian, or that of any other nationality, it always sounded typical.
(syncopation on two pianos)
» including Weather Forecast
from the Winter Gardens, Morecambe
Eric Parker , who was born in Hertfordshire and was interested in country things right from the start, began broadcasting in 1927 when, on the illness of his friend, Anthony Collett , he took over Nature talks to Schools, which he has been giving intermittently ever since. Two years ayo he broadcast a delightful and informative series, ' April to June ', planned for discussion groups.
In this evening's broadcast the author of the successful Nature book, ' English Wild Life ', and Editor of The Field from 1930 to 1937, will talk to people who may be going out into the country over the week-cnd-whether on foot or by car or cycle-about the birds they should look out for, the flowers they may see, the hawthorn that should be in full bloom.
(Organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation) from Queen's Hal!, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by ARTURO TOSCANINI Symphony No. 6, in F (Pastoral)
1 Allegro ma non troppo (Awakening of joyful feelings on arrival in the country). 2 Andante molto mosso (Scene by the Brook). 3 Allegro (Merry Gathering of Villagers). 4 Allegro (Storm and Tempest). 5 Allegretto (Shepherd's Song : Thanksgiving after the Storm)
Symphony No. 5, in C minor 1 Allegro con brio. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Scherzo: Allegro. 4 Finale: Allegro
(including Weather Forecast)
NEWS TALKS and SPORT
with Pat Taylor
Hughie Diamond from the London Casino