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at the Organ of the Forum Cinema,


Pau Casals (violoncello)


Luisa Fanelli (soprano),
Irene Minghini-Cattaneo (mezzo-soprano), F. Lo Gindice (tenor), Ezio Pinza
(bass), Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by C. Sabajno : Requiem and Kyrie (Requiem Mass) (Verdi)
Jussi Bjorling (tenor): Ingemisco
(Requiem Mass) (Verdi)
H. Seebach Ziegler (soprano),
Jella v Braun Fernwald (alto), H. Gallos (tenor), R. Mayr , with Chorus and Orchestra of Salzburg Cathedral: Rex tremendæ majestatis; Recordare; Confutatis ; and Lacrymosa (Requiem Mass) (Mozart)
Chanteurs de Lyon Tngentuor ,
Instrumental Lyonnais, conducted bv E. Bourmauck : Agnus Dei ; Libera Me ; and In Paradisum (Requiem Mass) (Faure)


Soprano: Luisa Fanelli
Soprano: Irene Minghini-Cattaneo
Tenor: F. Lo Gindice
Tenor: Ezio Pinza
Conducted By: C. Sabajno
Soprano: H. Seebach Ziegler
Tenor: H. Gallos
Tenor: R. Mayr
Unknown: Lyon Tngentuor
Unknown: E. Bourmauck
Unknown: Agnus Dei

: Light Music from Holland

by K.R.O. Orchestra
Conducted by Marinus van 't Woud
Piet Hartvelt (solo violin) from Hilversum


at the BBC Theatre Organ


No. 4 with Bill Bill Campbell
The Three Van Strattans
Clifford and Marion
Buck Douglas
Larry Adamson
Joe, Steve, and Hank
Harry Lester and his Hayseeds:
Babs May , Goofus Brown , ' 'Pop' Tom Soulsby , Jack Leng , Dug
Duffton, Ted North
The Cavendish Three
Freddie ' Trump ' Wood and the Hill-Billy Band
Presentation by Harry Pringle
(Television Programme)


Unknown: Bill Bill Campbell
Unknown: Van Strattans
Unknown: Buck Douglas
Unknown: Larry Adamson
Unknown: Harry Lester
Unknown: Babs May
Unknown: Goofus Brown
Unknown: Tom Soulsby
Unknown: Jack Leng
Unknown: Ted North


The BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by Leslie Heward
Haydn's Symphony
Haydn's Symphony No. 103, in E flat (The Drum Roll) is the eighth of the series of symphonies that he wrote for Salomon in London. It shows the classical symphony brought to its highest state of organisation. Apart from added richness of detail and subject matter, the orchestration is characterised by more freedom of the wind instruments and the lower strings, which obviously results in greater effects of contrast and variety of colour.
Lambert's Suite
Constant Lambert's Horoscope was written in 1937 and was produced at Sadler's Wells in January last year. Its theme is the very ancient belief in the influence exerted on human beings by sun and moon in conjunction with the twelve divisions of the zodiac. The chief characters are a man and a woman. In the words of the composer: The two opposed signs of Leo and Virgo ... struggle to keep the man and woman apart. It is by their mutual sign, .the Gemini, that they are brought together and by the moon that they are finally united.'


Conducted By: Leslie Heward


(1556 ?-1599)
A Recital of Motets and Madrigals
The BBC Singers (A):
Margaret Godley Margaret Rees Gladys Winmill Doris Owens Bradbridge White Martin Boddey Stanley Riley Samuel Dyson
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Tribus miraculis
0 quam gloriosum
Scaldava il sol (The heat of the sun)
Al lume delle stelle (By Starlight) Scendi dal Paradiso, Venere
(Venus, Heaven-descended)
Cedan l'antiche
Luca Marenzio was one of the leading composers of the Italian madrigalists who flourished during the sixteenth century. In fact, a contemporary wrote that ' for delicious Aire and sweete Invention in Madrigals, Luca Marenzio excelleth all other whosoever, having published more Sets than any Authour else whosoever '.
Marenzio was also a renowned singer and is supposed to have been appointed to the Papal Chapel in 1595, four years before he died. It is interesting to note that he was the friend of the great English composer John Dowland.


Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Luca Marenzio
Unknown: Luca Marenzio
Unknown: John Dowland.


Joe Marsala and his Orchestra from New York City (In collaboration with the Columbia
Broadcasting System)


Unknown: Joe Marsala


Part 1 from Queen's Hall, London
(Sale Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Maurice Cole (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
(ninety players)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by SIR HENRY J. WOOD
Overture, Fidelio
8.10 Pianoforte Concerto No. 1, in C
1 Allegro con brio. 2 Largo. 3 Rondo: Allegro scherzando
Solo pianoforte, MAURICE COLE
8.47 Symphony No. 3, in E flat
(Eroica) (To celebrate the memory of a great man)
1 Allegro con brio. 2 Marcia funebre: Adagio assai. 3 Scherzo: Allegro vivace. 4 Finale: Allegro molto
Maurice Cole began his musical education at the age of seven. Two years later he went to the Guildhall School of Music and studied there till he was fourteen, so there is a certain appropriateness in his recent appointment as a professor there. He also studied with Arthur de
Greef in London and Brussels.
Cole has been broadcasting ever since the pioneer days at Marconi House. In 1927 he married Winifred Small, the violinist, and the two frequently broadcast together.


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Pianoforte: Maurice Cole
Unknown: Maurice Cole

: Lloyd Thomas

at the BBC Theatre Organ


including Weather Forecast


with Beryl Davis


Unknown: Beryl Davis


Coleman Hawkins and his Tenor Sax
A programme of gramophone records
Presented by Alan B. Sugden


Unknown: Coleman Hawkins
Presented By: Alan B. Sugden

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