at the Organ of the Dominion
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Songs of the Sea by Stanford
Peter Dawson with Orchestra and Male Chorus: 1 Drake's Drum. 2 Outward Bound. 3 The Old Superb. 4 Devon, 0 Devon.
2—' Cruising under Sail '
Today, W. A. Whetter , who is Introducing the various experts who are taking part in this series, meets at the microphone G. F. G. Pollard , 8 well-known yachtsman who lives at St. Mawes, Cornwall. There will be four talks in the series.
G. F. G.
Leader, Alfred Barker
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Suite, The Pagoda of Jade Albert Arlen
1 March of the Ming Warriors. 2 Pekin Love Tale. 3 Dance of the Lantern Bearers. 4 In the Forbidden City
Selection, La Boheme
Puccini, arr. Gauwin
Overture, Morning, Noon, and Night
Winifred Copperwheat (viola)
John Ticehurst (harpsichord)
Conductor. James Denny
A fortnightly programme of current events in the world of science
A weekly magazine programme presented by William MacLurg
Old and New Features, including, of course :
' The Lucky Melody'
The Popular Song of the Week
' Is that the Rule ? '
Expert opinion on sporting topics from Captain Cuttle and his guests
' Meet the Boys'
Ex-Divisional Detective - Inspector Jack Henry of New Scotland Yard in 'What Price Crime! ' by Patrick K. Heale and Jack Henry 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 the Lucky Dip
Orchestra directed by Rae Jenkins
Production by Vernon Harris
(To be repeated this evening :
played by Reg Pursglove and his Orchestra
Presented by Roger Wimbush
' Antarctic Whaling Inspector '
Commander W. Ibbett , R.N. (Ret.)
Commander Ibbett is a whaling inspector, and works for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. His job is to sail with one of the thirty-odd whaling factory ships which go to the South every autumn for the Antarctic whaling season.
Most modern whaling on the high seas is conducted from factory ships, ranging from fourteen to thirty thousand tons. These are no more than floating oil refineries with a crew of two hundred men, and each factory is accompanied by speedy whale catchers, each as large as a big trawler, and immensely powerful and seaworthy.
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
The Yellow Princess
Saint-Saens's first opera, The Yellow Princess, was written in 1872, in a Paris scarcely recovered from the cruel consequences of war. The story centres round a princess painted on a Japanese fan and a scientist to whom the princess seems to come to life in his dreams. The music is said to be too cold in feeling for the somewhat exotic libretto, but the overture has survived as an effective and popular concert piece.
Faure's beautiful Pavane for small orchestra, with chorus ad libitum, dates from 1887, the period of the Requiem Mass. It is, as Charles Koechlin says, ' no mere pastiche of
the sixteenth or seventeenth century'. The antique spirit is embodied in simple, gravely beautiful sounds that suit it perfectly, yet are unmistakably the music of a nineteenth-century Frenchman. This Pavane has left its mark on the better-known pavanes of Faure's best pupil, Ravel.
Oxford University life in cross-section
The casi will include :
Godfrey Kenton , John Mortimer , George Bradford , Norman Shelley , Olga Edwards , Frith Banbury ,
Written and produced by Stephen Potter
When Stephen Potter first set off for Oxford with a van he imagined that he would find things little changed from the days when he himself was at the University. He soon discovered, however, that, Oxford man though he was, he had to tackle modern-day Oxford as any newcomer might have tackled it. The result you are to hear this evening in a programme that paints a picture of 'Varsity summer life from backwater to common-room, from Union to lecture hall, from college lunch to extempore undergraduate talk in the streets.
You will hear what the undergraduate of today is thinking and talking about, and you will visit a rehearsal of the famous O.U.D.S. Extracts from the lectures of six dons have been recorded, as well as a Union debate in which Mgr. Ronald Knox and Evelyn Waugh took part.
Other aspects of university life sought out by the microphone include the Isis office on press day, a history tutorial, lunch being ordered by ' scouts ' in a college buttery, and the famous Oxford chimes themselves. It will be a programme of contrasts, and, Stephen Potter tells us, the extemporisation of the undergraduates themselves can only be described as first-class.
(A recording will be broadcast tomorrow: National, 3.0)
Teddy Wilson and his Orchestra from New York City
(In collaboration with the Columbia
The Newcastle String Players
Leader, Hermann McLeod
Conductor, Leslie Russell
Suite champetre (Rustic Suite)
1 Characteristic Piece. 2 Elegiac Melody. 3 Dance
Romance, Op. 42
Elegy (Suite, King Christian II) Suite, Rakastava (The Lover) (for strings and timpani)
including Weather Forecast
with Norma Clarke