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: National Programme

(with the exception of the Running Commentaries, which will not be broadcast on this wavelength)

: Scottish Children's Hour

' Through the magic of our museum doors '—I
A Red Indian Sun Dance Festival, by Alwin GISSING
MANY CHILDREN wander through the rooms of our museums seeing far too much and probably seeing far too little, being bewildered by the infinite variety of specimens on show. Alwyn Gissing , who has spent a long time among Red Indians, will draw attention to Red Indian exhibits in our museums and describe the Sun Dance festival.


Unknown: Alwin Gissing
Unknown: Alwyn Gissing

: ' The First News'

Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin, followed by Scottish Announcements and Scottish Market Prices for Farmers and Herring Fishing Bulletin (From Edinburgh)

: Variety

(From Edinburgh)

: A Pianoforte Recital

(From Glasgow)
BOTH HANDEL AND HAYDN wrote several sets of Variations for keyboard instruments, as did most composers of their respective periods. Each, however, approached the Variation form from a different viewpoint, Handel attaching importance to what can be called the harmonic framework, while Haydn gave more importance to the melodic texture. It follows that Handel's method made rather more for ornamentation and varied distortion of the original melody, while retaining the basic harmony, than did Haydn who held the original melody as all important and constructed his Variations polyphonically regardless of harmonic complications. In the hands of a master Handel's method can hold the interest for any length of time, as shown in his famous 'Chaconne' with sixty Variations, but it can also be reduced to the absurdities of the kind of composition which includes The Maiden's Prayer '. Haydn's polyphonic method, on the other hand, is the richer in possibilities, and it is to this method we owe the wonderful sets of orchestral Variations by Elgar and Brahms, amongst others.


Unknown: Philip Halstead

: ' The Second News'

Weather Forecast
Second General News Bulletin

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