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: Weather Forecast

for Farmers and Shipping

: JOHN BENNETT

at the Organ of the Plaza Cinema,
Rugby
John Bennett , who is a native of Monmouthshire, taught himself to play the organ after receiving piano lessons from an uncle who was a church organist. He later took organ lessons from a well-known Cardiff organist. He won first prize for organ-playing at the 1926 Eisteddfod at Swansea, and two years later passed the F.R.C.O. examination. He started to be a cinema organist in 1928, and since then has held positions in cinemas at Dundee, Birmingham, Ipswich, London, Birmingham again, Coventry, and Kidderminster, the last of which appointments he resigned to go to the Rugby Plaza in 1937. Bennett gave his first broadcast from the Plaza in the same year, and listeners immediately appreciated his fine playing on the magnificent organ there. In addition to his broadcasts from Rugby, John Bennett has given two recitals on the BBC Theatre Organ.

Contributors

Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: John Bennett

: THE BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis Betty Davies (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Idris Lewis
Soprano: Betty Davies

: Gramophone Records PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS

Alexandre Borowsky (pianoforte):
Organ Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (Bach, arr. Liszt)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (pianoforte):
Scherzo, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn, arr. Rachmaninoff)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianoforte):
Widmung (Dedication) (Schumann, arr. Liszt)
Vladimir Horowitz (pianoforte):
Chorale prelude, Rejoice, beloved Christians (Bach, arr. Busoni)
Benno Moiseiwitsch (pianoforte):
Overture, Tannhauser (Wagner, arr. Liszt)
Egon Petri (pianoforte): Carmen
Fantasy (Bizet-Busoni)

Contributors

Pianoforte: Alexandre Borowsky
Pianoforte: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Pianoforte: Wilhelm Backhaus
Pianoforte: Vladimir Horowitz
Pianoforte: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Pianoforte: Egon Petri

: LIGHT MUSIC FROM ITALY

The Strings of the EIAR Orchestra
Conductor, Tito Petralia
.At two pianos, Maghini and Salerno from Turin

Contributors

Conductor: Tito Petralia

: fROM MY POST-BAG'

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: THE SUNDERLAND CONSTABULARY BAND

Conductor, H. Elliot Smith
March, Anchors Aweigh Zimmerman
(Stagshaio)

Contributors

Conductor: H. Elliot Smith

: THE WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS

A commentary during play, by F. H. Grisewood and R. H. Brand , from the Centre Court, Wimbledon

Contributors

Play By: F. H. Grisewood
Play By: R. H. Brand

: A SYMPHONY CONCERT

The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward

Contributors

Conducted By: Leslie Heward

: HAYDN WOOD

conducts
The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker in a programme of his own compositions
Overture, Live and Love
Suite, A Day in Fairyland
1 Invocation (Dawn). 2 Dance of a whimsical elf (Noon). 3 A Dream Fairy (Sunset). 4 Fairy Revels (Night)
Rhapsody, King Orry
Seville (Suite, Cities of Romance)
Manx legend has it that Mananan, a magician of ancient days, had the power to weave a gossamer-like mantle of mist over the Isle of Man, thus rendering it, when occasion arose, invisible to its enemiea. Consequently its inhabitants dwelt in false security, for despite the belief that no invader dare approach for fear of courting disaster, this beautiful island of purple heather and golden gorse was peacefully conquered in the tenth century by the Vikings, whose leader, Orry the Dane, was proclaimed the first King of Mann.
The opening movement of the Rhapsody depicts the island, en-shrouded by ' Mananan's Mantle ', resting peacefully, completely unaware of the landing of the Vikings, which is represented by the succeeding lively section of the work. It concludes with a reiteration of the opening theme, symbolising the contentment and prosperity which abounded under the reign of the new monarch.

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker

: GUY HINDELL

at the BBC Theatre Organ

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: A RECITAL

Arthur Catterall (violin)
R. J. Forbes (pianoforte)

Contributors

Violin: Arthur Catterall
Pianoforte: R. J. Forbes

: 'JOYCE JAMBOREE'

with Teddy Joyce and his Band
Tony Lombardo
Babs Dudley
Marjorie Kingsley
Singtette Lorna Martin
The Three Sweethearts of Swing and various guest artists
Production by John Burnaby

Contributors

Unknown: Teddy Joyce
Unknown: Tony Lombardo
Unknown: Babs Dudley
Unknown: Marjorie Kingsley
Unknown: Lorna Martin
Production By: John Burnaby

: STANELLI'S CRAZY CRUISE 1-2

more fun aboard the S.S. Freeaneasy
They are now well out at sea with the following members of the crew and passengers on board:
Passengers
The BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Script by Stanelli and Max Kester
Produced by John Sharman
Tonight the Freeaneasy holds a Fancy Dress Ball

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles Shadwell
Conducted By: Max Kester
Produced By: John Sharman
Captain: Stanelli
First Officer: Sydney Jerome
Jitters (' Mess Waiter): ' Horace Kenney
Sliggs (The Bar Steward): Ted Andrews
Two Deck Hands: Stanford
Two Deck Hands: McNaughton
That Woman Again: Mamie Soutter
Three ' Sports ': The Three Ginx
Another Passenger: Judy Shirley

: I'VE HEARD IT ! !

A New Radio Competition
The listener is invited to join in this game of guessing the conclusion of the stories and jokes told by Stanelli

: NEWS SUMMARY

including Weather Forecast

: BRIAN LAWRANCE AND HIS SEXTET

with The Three Ginx from the Lansdowne Restaurant

: SWING TIME

The Old Spirit of Jazz
Gramophone records presented by Jack S. Armitage

Contributors

Presented By: Jack S. Armitage








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