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FIRST GENERAL NEWS BULLETIN
Prof. D. WEBSTER , 'The Present and Past of British Woodlands '
THE woodlands of England have been dwindling steadily since the first records, which show us a densely-wooded Britain in which forests formed as effective a barrier to invasion as mountains did, but there still remain the characteristic English woods, with a great variety of native trees. Professor Webster, as the author of ' Webster's Practical Forestry,' ' London Trees,' and several similar works, is well qualified to discuss this subject, so interesting to both town and country listeners.

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Unknown:
D. Webster

A Tale from tho
'THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT'
Done into English by E. POWYS MATHERS
(from the French of J. C. MARDRUS)
. Incidental Turkish Music
The Lyrics specially set to music by V. HELY HUTCHINSON
Sung by SYDNEY NORTHCOTE The Piano Improvisation by L. S. JEFFERIES
The Story told by CECIL LEWIS
THE Book of the Thousand and One Nights
-commonly known to us as ' the Arabian
Nights' '-is tho most famous collection of romances in the literature of the world. Growing up, between the ninth and the thirteenth centuries, from the tales that reached the Arabic through Indian and Persian, it became the story-book of the East, and, though it took long to penetrate to the Western world, its triumph was complete when it arrived. Such stories as ' Aladdin ' and ' Sinbad the Sailor,' which are now part of the common stock from which English children's stories and pantomimes are drawn, are derived originally from the Arabian Nights. On this occasion Mr. Lewis is reading from the translation made for the Casanova Society by Mr. E. Powys Mathers. This rare and exquisite edition is now not often met with, but more readers may have come across the little volume called ' Sung to Shahryar,' in which Mr. Mathers collected some of the loveliest of the songs.

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Unknown:
Hely Hutchinson
Sung By:
Sydney Northcote
Unknown:
L. S. Jefferies
Told By:
Cecil Lewis

Interpreted by SOLOMON
Second Ballad. Followed by Andante Spianato and Polonaise, Op: 22
CHOPIN'S second Ballad, like the first, Is made -of- two elements. ' Here, however, they form a more distinct contrast. It is as if the story were laid in two scenes, one quiet and pastoral, tho other grand and tempestuous, like a storm at sea.
The Andante Spianato (' Tranquilly flowing ')
Movement and the Polonaise (Polish Dance) which follow it were originally written as a work for Piano and Orchestra. The one has been likened to the picture of a calm lake in noontide haze. The other is a bright, showy piece, frankly designed to show off the prowc:n of a skilful Pianist. Chopin was only twenty when he wrote this.

2LO London

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