Directed by RENEE TAPPONNIER
From the Carlton Hotel
A Running Commentary on the International Rugby Match by Capt. H. B. T. WAKELAM
' Jack the Giant-Killer '—the old story adapted as a Play by C. E. HODGES
STUDIES AND OTHER PIANOFORTE PIECES BY
Played by NIEDZIELSKI Musiques pour Ie Roi Lear (Pieces from ' King
Fanfare; Le sommeil du Roi Lear (The sleep of King Lear)
Etude pour les huit doigts (Study for the eight fingers)
Etude pour degres chromatiques (Chromatic study)
Etude pour les accords (Chord study)
BETSY DE LA PORTE (Contralto)
SHERIDAN RUSSELL (Violoncello)
THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL
AN original piece for
Military Band, by Gerrard Williams , one of the few modern native composers who has de. voted a share of his best work tothat popular combination, was included in Tuesday evening's programme, and others have already been heard by listeners.
This Suite is made up of music from an operetta The Tale of a Shoe ; there are four movements. The
England versus Ireland
IT is Ireland's turn at Twickenham today.
There is promise of another fine match and another excellent broadcast. How splendidly the microphone seems to catch the atmosphere and spirit of our International Rugby games.
Last year at Murrayfield and at Cardiff, Ireland showed they have sound Rugby science and vigour in their ranks just now. At Twickenham today they will have virtually the same side which England beat by only one point (it was an affair of a dropped goal and a try to two tries) over in Dublin a year since. Outside the scrummage there are available those same halves-E. Davy and M. Sugden-and the three-quarter line, welded together by that fine centre, G. V. Stephenson-has no doubt retained all its attacking power.
For all that, Ireland's chief hope, on this day, will lie with her forwards. They are now a close knit eight, strong in the tight scrummaging and very dangerous in the loose. England's forwards were none too happy in the Welsh match. Should conditions this afternoon favour forward play, these Irish visitors will keep the English side hard pressed.
The strength of the home team is their three-quarter line. Every man on his day can be a match-winning force. In defence all the England ' outsides ' are more consistent and reliable than their visitors.
But their inconsistency-or shall we say, capacity to contrive the unexpected ?-is typical of Ireland's football. For that reason alone, without doubt this match will bring to us a multitude of exciting moments. first, a prelude, in rather deliberate time, has a few bars of rhythmic introduction, and then the chief melody is heard on alto saxophone and horns. The Prelude is very short, and leads at once into a country dance in a merry Jig time with its sprightly tune beginning on oboe, flute and clarinet joining soon afterwards. The third movement is a Gavotte, in stately measure. The fourth and last movement is a playful and spirited ' Cracker Dance' in a brisk two in the bar.
FOR many generations of French Opera it was essential that there should be a generous innings arranged for the Corps do Ballet, and Opera plots, to bo entirely successful with the Paris public, always had to give opportunities for the introduction of a full-sized Ballet. In Romeo and Juliet it takes the form of an open-air Fete in the garden of Capulet's house at Verona. The garden is gaily thronged with guests, and at first pedlars move about among them with jewels for sale. The first dance is accordingly a ' Jewel Dance.' Then villagers appear from the surrounding country with garlands and baskets of flowers, so that the next number of the Ballet is a ' Flower Waltz.' It is followed by a number for two solo dancers, a country bride and bridegroom. It is called ' Dance of the Fiances, An Invitation.' Another solo dance comes next — ' Dance of the Veiled Damsel '—and the Ballet comes to a boisterous end with a Gipsy Dance.'
By HOLT MABVELL
9.30 Local Announcements.
(Daventry only) Shipping Forecast
RONALD FRANKAU (Entertainer)
HARRY WELDON (Comedian)
(Syncopated Numbers at the Piano)
MARIO DE PIETRO (Mandoline Solos)
Jack PAYNE and THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
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