and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne,
Orchestra from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
(Solo pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES )
Pioneers for the Kingdom
30—' Benjamin Waugh ' by Eiluned Lewis
Benjamin Waugh J. Fisher White Other parts played by: Muriel Pavlow (6y permission of H. M. Tenneni , Ltd.), Dorothea Webb , Robert Holland ,
Ernest Jay , Maurice Denham
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Benjamin Waugh , founder of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, was born one hundred years ago at Settle, in Yorkshire. His father was a saddler. Waugh was trained as a Congregational minister, and went first to Newbury, in Berkshire, and later to a church in Greenwich. In both places he was faced with those wrongs to children which he spent his life in remedying.
Today's play takes listeners from the saddler's shop to the Courthouse at Newbury where Waugh heard a harsh sentence passed on a boy charged with stealing turnips. The next scenes move to Deptford slums and a ship's cabin in the London Docks to show some of the prejudices that Waugh had to fight. ' Were it a dog that had suffered, I could do something', said a magistrate before whom an early case was taken, ' but it is only a child.'
Presented by Frank Stewart
A Programme of Melody presented by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Julius Harrison
Dvorak's Symphony in D, Op. 60, erroneously described by his publishers as his Symphony No. 1, was completed in the autumn of 1880. It is dedicated to Hans Richter in return for the several kindly services rendered to the composer by the distinguished German conductor. The symphony was given its first performance at a Slavonic Concert at Zofin in 1881, and soon afterwards it was heard in various musical centres in Germany and America. In 1884 it was given by the Royal Philharmonic Society for the first time in England at the St. James's Hall, with great success.
Sir Donald Tovey says that it 'shows him at the height of his power. It is by no means the work of a young man; its opus number is true to the facts, and shows that Dvorak, like Brahms, had waited long and experienced much before venturing upon the publication of a symphony.' Unlike the Second Symphony, in D minor, which is dark and serious in mood, the No. 1, in D, is full of exuberant spirits. It is characteristic of Dvorak's lighter works in sonata form that the Scherzo is in the form of a furiant, which is based on the very vigorous and robust rhythms of a dance peculiar to the Czechs.
The BBC Orchestra Section
(All arrangements by Michaeloff)
Michaeloff, who was born in Bessarabia, was brought up against a musical background. His father was one of the principal military conductors in Russia, and he gave Michaeloff his first lessons. Gregory Michaeloff was, incidentally, the first conductor to introduce wood-wind instruments into a military band. The selection of Russian tunes that Michaeloff and his orchestra will play this evening were originally arranged by his father.
His Bessarabian Orchestra is one of the outstanding combinations of its kind in the country, and has done a great deal towards making that colourful part of the world known to people over here.
(Methodist) from the Leys School Chapel,
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (New M.H.B. 12; A. and M. 298)
Lesson, St. Matthew vi, 24-33
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (New M.H.B. 427 ; A. and M. 290)
Address by the Rev. H. BISSEKER
Hymn, The King of love my shepherd is (New M.H.B. 76 ; A. and M. 197)
Closing Prayer and Blessing
Organist, T. F. Bye
(The hymns will be sung by the Leys
including Weather Forecast
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )