THE DAVENTRY QUARTET and MURIEL ELLIOTT
(Pianoforte); MORLAIS MORGAN (Baritone)
By E. T. COOK
Relayed from Southwark Cathedral
In the thirteenth century, whilst St. Francis of Assisi was still alive, the first friars of the Order that he founded came to England teaching, preaching and ministering to the poor. St. Francis was one of the most attractive of the mediteyal saints, and the- Franciscans were great spreaders of learning and sincere friends of the people. In this talk we shall hear of them' as teachers and preachers, and of their founder and his wonderful life.
THE story that will be re-told today is one that has given its name to all stories of wandering and adventure ever since Homer's 0 lyssey, which tells of the strange happenings that befell the craftiest of the Greeks on his ten-years' journey back to his island kingdom of Ithaca after the fall of Troy.
THE LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND,
Directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
and Doris WATERS and ELSIE WATERS (Songs at the Piano)
WILL KINGS (Entertainer)
WILLIAM SCOTT (Mouth Organ)
Pineapple and melon cubes and jam 'Mebos' and all those Dutch konfyts that live long in the memory of all who have partaken of South African hospitality, will be amongst the features of housekeeping in the Transvaal that Miss Yates will describe.
HAYDN PIANO SONATAS
Played by E. KENDALL-TAYLOR
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
CUTHBERT SMITH (Baritone)
A DUTCH sailor-captain swears he will sail
A round the Cape, in the teeth of gales, even though he should sail till Doomsday. The Devil takes him at his word, and he is condemned to sail until'(iii Wagner's version) he finds a woman willing to share his unending travels. After many years, he finds such a self-sacrificing woman, but wishing, in his love for her, to save her from a doom such as his, he leaves her. She," however, throws herself into the water to join him ; the spell is broken by her renunciation, and in death they find rest together.
The Overture is practically an epitome of the Opera. A dominating motive is that of the Curse, heard in a strenuous call against a quivering, stormy background. There is a contrasting, prayer-like tune, and also a gay sailor-song. These are all repeated with increasing force towards the end.
IN ]880 Tchaikovsky paid a visit to Italy, and was pleased with the popular tunes he heard people singing there. Some of them he worked up into this ' Fantasia ' (as he called it).
The opening military ''call' is a reminiscence of the music the Composer heard when he stayed near a barracks in Rome. Then various folk-songs are brought in. The last section of this work is in the style of the lively Tarantella dance.
BAND Overture to ' The Flying Dutchman ' - Wagner
8.3 CUTHBERT SMITH * Sir Eglamore - Somervell.
Go from my window, go - Somrvell.
Is my team ploughing ? - Butterworth
Love's Philosophy - Quilter
BAND Theme and Variations - Walton O'Donnell
8.32 CUTHBERT SMITH When thou art dead - Goossens
Buckland Bells - Menges
Vagabond - Ireland
Love went a-riding - Frank Bridge
8.42 BAND Italian Caprice - Tchaikovsky
MR. WOODRUFF, a former President of the Oxford Union Society, will be remembered for his witty speech in the recent debate on ' Sport as a menace '
ELSIE SUDDABY (Soprano).
THE BUDAPEST Trio :
NICOLAS ROTH (Violin) ; GEORGE ROTH ('Cello) ;
ANDREAS PETRl (Pianoforte)
THE fourth of Beethoven's Trios for Piano,
Violin, and 'Cello was written in the country, the same summer (1808) in which he finished his great Fifth Symphony, the Pastoral Symphony,
' and the Choral Fantasia. He was thirty-seven years old, and his virile forcefulness and high spirits were at their highest. He had attained full mastery of expression, and the music he was then writing has tremendous directness.
This Fourth Trio, and one other, together form his Opus 70. The Fourth is written in three. separate Movements.
KETTNER'S FIVE, directed by GEOFFREY GELDER, .from Kottner's Restaurant