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From a West-Country concert hall
Roy Henderson (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Ireland's ' London Overture ', originally written for brass band in 1934 and later transcribed for orchestra, is based on a theme which is a musical version of the word ' Piccadilly'. It was suggested to the composer on hearing a bus conductor calling out the word with varying intensity for the information of his passengers.
Although Delius gave his nocturne for orchestra ' Paris' the sub-title ' The Song of a Great City ', it was not intended to convey any descriptive interpretation. As Philip Hesel tine points out, for Delius ' Paris is not merely a great city of France: it is a corner of his own soul..... In this work is revealed an image of the night-moods of the city, together with much that is of a more purely personal nature, which -clear as is its general significance --each listener will interpret in terms of himself, even as the composer has interpreted the moods of a multitude in terms of his own moods.'
Written in 1899, ' Paris ' was conceived after the composer had lived for ten years in the city.

Contributors

Baritone:
Roy Henderson
Conductor:
Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown:
Philip Hesel

2.0 Travel talks
' Venezuela '
J. H. Blakiston
2.15 Interval music
2.20 ' If I were British'
' Back to Parliament' written by David Scott Daniell
2.40 Orchestral Concert for Schools
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson Programme introduced by Ronald Biggs

Contributors

Unknown:
J. H. Blakiston
Written By:
David Scott Daniell
Leader:
Tate Gilder
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson

5.20 Our serial story
'Winter holiday '—Part 11 by Arthur Ransome , told by Mac followed by 5.45 ' Living under water ' — 2
Frank Gillard tells of some of the interesting things which go on in our ponds and streams, and describes how you can see them happening for yourselves

Contributors

Unknown:
Arthur Ransome
Unknown:
Frank Gillard

(Faschingsschwank)
Schumann played by Clifford Curzon (piano)
The sights and sounds of Vienna gave Schumann the idea of writing this suite, which he called a 'romantic show-work'. There are five sketches altogether, entitled Allegro, Romance, Scherzmo, Intermezzo, and Finale.

Contributors

Piano:
Clifford Curzon

John Watt introduces a kaleidoscope of recollections and revivals with Jack Melford
Betty Astell
A section of the BBC Chorus and the Revue Orchestra Leader, Boris Pecker
Conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Produced by Gordon Crier

Contributors

Introduces:
John Watt
Unknown:
Jack Melford
Unknown:
Betty Astell
Leader:
Boris Pecker
Conducted By:
Hyam Greenbaum
Produced By:
Gordon Crier

with Celia Johnson and Esme Percy
A story of discord and harmony
Written by Henrik Ege
Original music by Alan Rawsthome and Michael North
At the pianos, Jack Clarke and George Myddleton
The Augmented Orchestra, conducted by Billy Ternent
Produced by Michael North

Contributors

Unknown:
Celia Johnson
Unknown:
Esme Percy
Written By:
Henrik Ege
Music By:
Alan Rawsthome
Music By:
Michael North
Pianos:
Jack Clarke
Pianos:
George Myddleton
Conducted By:
Billy Ternent
Produced By:
Michael North

BBC Home Service Basic

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BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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