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for Farmers and Shipping


(All arrangements by Julius Kantrovitch )


Arrangements By: Julius Kantrovitch

: Gramophone Records MODERN ENGLISH SONGS

Nancy Evans (contralto): The
Water Mill (poem by Fredegond Shove) (Vaughan Williams)
Dorothy Helmrich (soprano):
The Lamb Child (poem by J. B. Tabb ) (d'Arba)
Wilfred Thomas (tenor): Five
Eyes (poem by de la Mare) (Armstrong Gibbs)
Nancy Evans (contralto): All night
Under the moon (poem by Wilfrid Gibson ) (Gurney)
Stuart Robertson (bass-baritone):
Spring Sorrow (poem by Rupert Brooke ) [Ireland)
Roy Henderson (baritone): Sea
Fever (poem by John Masefield ) (Ireland)
Nancy Evans (contralto): St.
Anthony of Padua (poem by Arthur Symons ) (Warlock). Latmian Shepherd (poem by Edward Shanks ) (Gurney)
Parry Jones (tenor): The Fox
(poem by Bruce Blunt) (Warlock)


Contralto: Nancy Evans
Soprano: Dorothy Helmrich
Unknown: J. B. Tabb
Tenor: Wilfred Thomas
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Unknown: Wilfrid Gibson
Bass-Baritone: Stuart Robertson
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Baritone: Roy Henderson
Unknown: John Masefield
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Unknown: Arthur Symons
Unknown: Edward Shanks
Tenor: Parry Jones


Directed by John MacArthur


Directed By: John MacArthur

: At the Black Dog

'Mr. Wilkes at home in his own bar-parlour'

(Empire Programme)


Presented by: Roy Speer
Presented by: S.E. Reynolds

: Running Your Own Show: Our Village Panto

(A recording of the talk broadcast in the Midland programme on Sunday)


Speaker: J.H. Cheesman

: Gramophone Records ' DIDO AND /ENEAS'

An opera by Purcell
Chorus of courtiers and people, witches and sailors Charles Kennedy Scott's A-Capella
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Bernhard Ord (harpsichord)
Recorded under the direction of Hubert J Foss
Act I-Scene 1—The Palace
Scene 2-The Cave
Act 2-The Grove
Act 3-The Ships


Belinda (Lady-in-Waiting to Dido): Mary Hamlin
Dido (or Elissa), Queen of Carthage: Nancy Evans
Second woman: Gladys Currie
Æneas: Roy Henderson
Sorceress: Mary Jarred
First witch: Gwen Catley
Second witch: Gladys Currie
Spirit: Olive Dyer
Sailor: Sydney Northcote


Arranged by Maurice Emmanuel
Le Veigneron (The Vine Grower)
Complainte de Notre-Dame (The
Holy Virgin's Lament)
Quand j'ai sorti de mon village
(When I left my village)
II etait une fille, une fille d'honneur
(There was a maid, a maid of honour)
Le pommier d'aout (Apple Tree in August)


Arranged By: Maurice Emmanuel


Leader, Aldo Spiero from the Hotel Victoria, London
The popular leader of the Hotel Victoria Orchestra comes of a musical family well known in Holland. His brother, Simon Spiero , is also a famous musician, known as the ' King of Marches
Aldo Spiero was born at The
Hague, and began his musical career at the age of nine at the Royal Conservatoire there. When he was seventeen he became a member of the celebrated Residence Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Viotta.
He stayed there for nine winter seasons, playing under a number of distinguished guest conductors.
Aldo Spiero has topped the bill with his Trio (Spiero, violin ; Orazio Fagotti , cellist ; and Edgar Lacey , pianist-these two are still with him in his Hotel Victoria Orchestra) at the Palace Theatre, Halifax, at the Palace, Blackpool, and in a broadcast from the New Winter Gardens, Morecambe.


Leader: Aldo Spiero
Unknown: Simon Spiero
Unknown: Aldo Spiero
Conductors: Aldo Spiero
Violin: Orazio Fagotti
Violin: Edgar Lacey

: Seeing Life: American Lecture Tour

(To be repeated on Saturday: Midland, 8.30)


Speaker: V.C. Buckley


Hubert Parry
A recital by Arthur Cranmer (baritone)
A Lover's Garland
To Althea from Prison Nightfall in Winter And yet I love her
Thro' the Ivory Gate
Ye little birds that sit and sing
Parry began his career as a song-writer while still a boy at Eton ; his setting of Moore's ' Why does azure deck the sky ? ' was sung at an Eton College Musical Society concert in 1866 (when the composer was eighteen) and published the same year. In later years the solo song remained one of Parry's favourite forms, and the twelve books of ' English Lyrics '-the first published early in the 1880's, the last two posthumously in 1920-are a remarkable anthology of fine English verse sensitively set to music.
This afternoon's programme is drawn from the third, sixth, seventh, and eighth books of ' English Lyrics ' (1895-1907).


Unknown: Hubert Parry
Baritone: Arthur Cranmer


at the Organ of the Empire Theatre,

: Shows From the Seaside: No. 5: New Brighton Follies ('Pleasure on Parade')

Presented by Frank A. Terry from the Floral Pavilion,
New Brighton
The company includes Lauri Jaye; Claud Branston; Wilson Harvey; Elsie Winnall; Edith Price; Ernest Hargreaves; Betty Elguira; Pat Terry; Dwyer and Dwyer; Madame Helena Lehmiski's Young Ladies


Presented By: Frank A. Terry
Unknown: Lauri Jaye
Unknown: Claud Branston
Unknown: Wilson Harvey
Unknown: Elsie Winnall
Unknown: Ernest Hargreaves
Unknown: Betty Elguira
Unknown: Pat Terry
Unknown: Madame Helena Lehmiski


with Amalia Magri


Unknown: Amalia Magri


at the BBC Theatre Organ
Craving to be an organist from an early age, Edgar Peto realised his ambition when, at the age of twelve, he became the organist of a large
I church in Paddington. Subsequently he gained a scholarship at the Trinity College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music. Thereafter his studies were cut short by a serious illness. A diseased bone of the right arm laid him up for two years and a half, in the course of which he underwent twenty-two operations. For some years he combined church and cinema organ work, and opened the second Compton organ in London. Since then he has played these instruments in various London cinemas, and is well known over the air.
As a teacher of cinema-organ playing he has made a great name for himself. He has made a keen study of the mechanics of the modern organ, and is also an enthusiastic amateur photographer.


Unknown: Edgar Peto


Extracts from Trelawny's Records of Shelley, read by Kevin FitzGerald


Read By: Kevin Fitzgerald


A salute to the friendship of France and Scotland
The programme arranged by John Gough and Moray McLaren
From Scotland, with recordings made in France
Historical Advisers: .
Louis Cazamian , Professor of English Language, Literature, and Civilisation at the Sorbonne, University of Paris
J. D. Mackie, Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow
The BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted by Kemlo Stephen
Music arrangements and production by John Gough


Arranged By: John Gough
Unknown: Louis Cazamian
Unknown: Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Kemlo Stephen
Production By: John Gough


A Musical Comedy
Book and lyrics by Harold Plumptre. Music by Geoffrey Henman. Orchestrations by Jack Beaver
The Cavendish Three
The Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra and Male Chorus, conducted by Percival Mackey
Production by Francis Worsley


Unknown: Harold Plumptre.
Music By: Geoffrey Henman.
Unknown: Jack Beaver
Production By: Francis Worsley
Bill Baring: Jack Melford
Ann Cave: Elizabeth French
Brinkworth: Gilbert Davis
Wanda Bligh: Luanne Shaw
General Carlos Badover: S. J. Warmington
Manoel Vespada: Max Kirby
El Tigre: Peter Madden
Captain Marsden: Foster Carlin
Captain Pettigrew: Max Kirby
Cabaret Singer: Helen Hill
Lady Maschett: Doris Nichols


including Weather Forecast

: Vincent Ladbrooke and his Orchestra

with Jean Firth and Chris Morgan


Unknown: Jean Firth


on gramophone records

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