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Emmy Bettendorf (soprano)


Soprano: Emmy Bettendorf


at the Organ of the Regal Cinema,


A programme of popular dance music on gramophone records


W. D'Arcy Cresswell
D'Arcy Cresswell , New Zealand author and poet, is going to talk about the unusual features of wild life in New Zealand. As New Zealand has been from time immemorial cut off from contact with the other continents, its wild life has developed along unusual lines. Until immigrants brought livestock with them there were hardly any native mammals, and no birds that could fly.
Recently various animals and birds have been imported, but in the main New Zealand is still, as D'Arcy Cresswell describes it, a land of queer life.


Unknown: D'Arcy Cresswell
Unknown: D'Arcy Cresswell
Unknown: New Zealand
Unknown: New Zealand.
Unknown: New Zealand
Unknown: D'Arcy Cresswell


in rhythm


A serial version for broadcasting of Crosbie Garstin 's trilogy
- ' The Penhales '
Read by Geoffrey Tandy
Ortho Penhale is off on his travels again. His secret marriage to Nicola Barradale , and her losing her reason even before it was announced, seemed at first to doom him to spending the rest of his life farming Bosula ; but a sudden windfall in the form of a French schooner that had been taken by the last of Barradale's ships before she sank herself, changed the whole outlook for him.
Barradale being dead, the ship became Ortho's, and, after secretly learning navigation he fitted her out for the African trade and sailed her away.


Unknown: Crosbie Garstin
Read By: Geoffrey Tandy
Unknown: Nicola Barradale


A Personal Miscellany
My home ; my money ; my children; my work; my pleasures ; my husband; myself
Introduced by Jean Sefton
The seventh number of a monthly miscellany in which women and men will talk to women particularly about things interesting to themselves
(A recording of the talk broadcast in the Northern programme on July 5)


Introduced By: Jean Sefton


(by permission of the Officers of the Royal
Army Service Corps)
Conducted by Mr. A. Young from the Municipal Gardens,


Conducted By: Mr. A. Young

: Ireland

Sonata in G minor for violoncello and pianoforte
1 Moderato e sostenuto. 2 Poco largamente-non troppo lento. 3. Con moto e marcato played by James Whitehead (violoncello) Norman Tucker (pianoforte)
Most of John Ireland's chamber works were written before and during the war. His most important work since that time is the cello sonata in G minor, which was composed in 1923 and published the following year. It is supposed to have been written for Beatrice Harrison, the well-known cellist.
The form and general structure of the work shows a greater conciseness and concentration than that of his earlier works. In the third movement there is a close affinity to the themes of the first movement, in which they are introduced by the cello at the beginning.


Played by: James Whitehead
Pianoforte: Norman Tucker

: Harry Evans and his Sextette Intime

A programme of popular tunes played in an intimate style
Music arranged by Harry Evans and Reg Mitchell
Vocalist, Syd Griffiths from the Grand Hotel, Torquay


Arranged By: Harry Evans
Unknown: Syd Griffiths


Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell


Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell


The ' Davidsbundler ' Dances, Op. 6 played by Irene Kohler (pianoforte)


Pianoforte: Irene Kohler


(' A Stronghold Sure ')
A Cantata by Bach for four solo voices, chorus, and orchestra
Elsie Suddaby (soprano)
Gladys Ripley (contralto)
Jan van der Gucht (tenor)
John Hargreaves (bass)
A section of the Halle Chorus
The BBC Northern Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Gordon Thorne
Dr. Schweitzer says that the melody (or chorale) of Fin' feste Burg may with certainty be attributed to Luther, and that it is woven out of Gregorian reminiscences. For what actual purpose Bach's cantata was composed is not known. It is suggested, however, that it was composed for some Reformation festival.
1 It appears possible', says Sir
Hubert Parry , ' that it was written for the two hundredth anniversary of the introduction of the reformed tenets into Saxony, in 1739. As the proofs are circumstantial rather than direct, it is better not to lay much stress upon them, recalling the fact that Bach was of such a disposition that a subject which appealed to and aroused his imaginative faculties brought into play his highest artistic powers whatever the occasion.'


Soprano: Elsie Suddaby
Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Bass: John Hargreaves
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne
Unknown: Hubert Parry

: Spanish Pictures at Geneva

Sir Kenneth Clark, K.C.B.
Sir Kenneth Clark, the brilliant young Director of the National Gallery, has just returned to England from a long week-end spent at Geneva.
There he had the opportunity of studying the hundred or so masterpieces from Madrid that have been left there for the Summer Exhibition. These pictures, from such treasure houses as the Prado and the Escorial, were sent to Geneva for tafe keeping during the Civil War.
Sir Kenneth has seen them in their original settings in Madrid, and will have something to say about the interesting histories of some of them.


Speaker: Sir Kenneth Clark, K.C.B.


with Teddy Joyce and his Band
Toni Lpmbardo
Babs Dudley
Mariorie Kingsley
The Three Sweethearts of Swing


Unknown: Teddy Joyce
Unknown: Toni Lpmbardo
Unknown: Babs Dudley
Unknown: Mariorie Kingsley


with Kathleen Wilson
Jock Dalziel
John Polwarth
Lily Hobdey and Jos. Q. Atkinson and Cyril Moore
Presented by Cecil McGivem


Unknown: Kathleen Wilson
Unknown: Jock Dalziel
Unknown: John Polwarth
Unknown: Lily Hobdey
Unknown: Cyril Moore
Presented By: Cecil McGivem


including Weather Forecast


with Julie Dawn
Sam Costa
Cherry Simmonds
Ivor Rich from Quaglino's Restaurant


Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Cherry Simmonds
Unknown: Ivor Rich


on gramophone records

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