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: The Children's Hour

' The Patrol of Trooper Useless ' (No. 3) by L. PATRICK GREENE


Unknown: L. Patrick Greene

: ' Here and There' A Summary of the Week's News

(From Regional)

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Coates : From Meadow to Mayfair (Eric Coates )-I. In the country-Rustic Dance. 2. A Song by the Way-Romance. 3. Evening in Town-Waltz
Walter Glynne (tenor) : I pitch my lonely caravan. Bird Songs at Eventide (Eric Coates )
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Henry Wood : Children's Overture (Quilter)
Mark Raphael (baritone): Fear no more the heat o' the sun ; To Daisies ; Song of the Blackbird (Quilter)
New Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by J. Ainslie Murray : English Dances Nos. 1 and 3 (Quilter)


Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Eric Coates
Tenor: Walter Glynne
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Baritone: Mark Raphael
Conducted By: J. Ainslie Murray

: ' Home Again'

THOMAS WILSON returns to Armagh


Unknown: Thomas Wilson


including Weather Forecast

: For Ulster Farmers

' A Survey of Crop Improvement'
E. V. B. WILSON , B.Sc.
Weather Forecast for Northern Ireland at 8.59


Unknown: E. V. B. Wilson

: The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

Conducted by SIR IVOR ATKINS
Introduction and Allegro for Quartet and String Orchestra Op. 47
Two Pieces, Dream Children, Op. 43
1. Andante. 2. Allegro piacevole
Suite, Wand of Youth, No. i
The first ' Wand of Youth ' Suite (the second was written very much later) is composed of music that Elgar wrote in 1869 for a children's play, when he was only twelve years old, and revised and scored for orchestra in his maturity. It was first played at a Queen's Hall Symphony Concert conducted by Sir Henry Wood in December, 1907, and has ever since been one of the most popular of Elgar's lighter suites.
Elgar has told us the origin of the idea of the music : ' Some small grievances occasioned by the imaginary despotic rule of rny father and mother (the Two Old People) led to the devising of ' The Wand of Youth'. By means of a stage-allegory (which was never completed) it was proposed to show that the children were never properly understood. The scene was a woodland glade intersected by a brook. The hither side of this was our fairyland. Beyond, small and distant, was the ordinary life which we forgot as often as possible. The characters, on crossing the stream, entered fairyland and were transformed.'


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Sir Ivor Atkins
Unknown: Henry Wood


(including Weather Forecast)


including Weather Forecast

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