Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham ,
by Millicent Silver
Paul Robeson (bass): Mary had a baby, Yes, Lord (arr. Jackson). Dere's a Man goin' roun' takin' names; and Steal Away (arr. Brown)
Edna Thomas (soprano): Swing
Low, Sweet Chariot. Go Down, Moses (arr. Thomas). Run, Mary, Run (arr. Guion)
Paul Robeson (bass) and Lawrence Brown (tenor): Hear, de Lam's a-cryin' ; Ezekiel saw de wheel ; and Joshua fit de Battle ob Jericho (arr. Brown)
1__' Dorset '
F. G. Thomas
in her original character sketches
'On the Wharf' and ' Engaging a Servant'
with Percy Manchester
Leader, Frank Thomas
Conductor, Idris Lewis
Eiluned Da vies (pianoforte)
by Jane Austen
14-' The decline and fall of Mr. Wickham'
Read by Tom Chalmers
Leader, Harold Fairhurst
Conductor, Richard Austin
Solo violin, Zacharewitsch from the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Schumann's Symphony No. 3, in E flat was composed during 1830. It was inspired by a visit to Cologne, where Schumann was deeply impressed with the famous view of the Rhine and the Seven Hills, and above all the Cathedral. Although the Rhenish Symphony is by no means a perfect symphony, particularly from the point of view of orchestration and development of thematic material, it is, however, full of lovely music, which has a certain rustic simplicity and charm.
' If the impressive fourth movement ', says Sir Donald Tovey , ' is regarded as part of the Finale, not merely as introductory, then the final quick movement will become intelligible as the natural and almost lyric reaction from the awe inspired by the Cathedral of Cologne as described in one of the finest pieces of ecclesiastical polyphony since Bach.'
L. C. Lelard
In spite of modern developments in the means of transport and communication, there are still parts of Africa about which very little is known. One such place is Gaboon, in French Equatorial Africa.
Mr. L. C. Lelard , a member of a very large trading concern in Gaboon, is at present in England on leave. This afternoon he is going to tell us something about Gaboon, where Africa still is darkest.
Mr. L. C.
with Esme Marshall (soprano)
from the Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conductor, H. Foster Clark
Manchester today and a hundred years ago
Script by Joan Littlewood
Recorded and produced by Olive Shapley
For a full century the industrial tradition of Manchester has remained unbroken. The people who work the mills of ' Cottonopolis ' today are the direct descendants of those men whom the industrial revolution swept into its coils in the early eighteen hundreds, and Manchester richly merits the judgment of Frederick Engels , the great German philosopher, when he described it and South Lancashire as the classic soil on which English manufacture achieved its master-work '. This quotation occurs in Engel's work ' The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844' from which tonight's picture of the Manchester of a hundred years ago will be largely taken.
Contrasted with this will be a microphone impression of Manchester today, composed from records made by the present inhabitants of that city, descendants of the people with whom Engels spoke.
A weekly magazine programme presented by William MacLurg
Old and new features including, of course
' The Lucky Melody '
The popular song of the week
' Hands Across the Sea'
This song takes me home
' Is That the Rule ? '
Expert opinion on sporting topics from Captain Cuttle and his guests
' Meet the Boys ' and 'Here You Are Then! '
A selection of the melodies you have chosen
Among those present will be the Editorial Staff of the Lucky Dip Magazine and Rae Jenkins 's Lucky Dip Orchestra directed by Jack Clarke
Your Songs, Your Anecdotes, Your
Edited by Adrian Thomas
A programme of items contributed by listeners
The Lucky Dip Orchestra
Directed by Jack Clarke with Lorna Stuart and Brian Lawrance
Presented and compered by William MacLurg
including Weather Forecast
with Rita Williams from the West Cliff Theatre