Relayed from the Houldsworth Hall Pianoforte Recital by LUCY PIERCE
: A Programme of ; .Empire Songs and Stories
THE long arm of Rome reached all over Britain, but the only village in Lancashiro that hears really tangible evidence of Roman occupation is that on tho banks of the Ribble that appears in Domesday Book as Ribelcastre. Its modern name is Ribchester, and recent excavations have proved even more conclusively than licforo the fact that it was once the site of a Roman camp.
The Station Orchestra, conducted by T.H. Morrison
Britannia Overture ....... Mackenzie
Fantasia "Our Empire" arr. Charles Godfrey
In 1894 the Royal Academy of Music attained three-score years and ten, and its Principal, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, composed the Britannia Overture as a celebration of the event; and as the Academy's President at that time was the 'Sailor Prince,' the Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, there could be no happier idea than to found the Overture, in part, on British sea tunes. Two of these, the College Hornpipe and Rule, Britannia! are used, as well as three other tunes of Mackenzie's own invention. In some cases the tunes are combined -ÂÂ as when, near the end, the Composer neatly weaves together the dignified Rule, Britannia! time and the perky Hornpipe.
'Gentlemen, The King!'
A Play by Campbell Todd
(First broadcast from Manchester, August 4, 1923)
Characters (in order of speaking) :
Lieut.-Col. Charles Ainsworth. D.S.O. Lieut.-Quartermaster James O'Grady
Captain Arthur Lloyd
Sergeant Patrick Flynn
2nd Lieut. Harry Raymond
(All of the Royal Kildare Fusiliers)
John McGillveray (an old soldier, late of the Honourable the East India Company's Service)
The scene is the Officers' Mess Room, Blankfield Barracks, Yorkshire, on an evening in December, 1901. Dinner has just concluded, and the Officers are talking and smoking. The walls of the room are decorated with pictures of events that have helped to build the British Empire, and just behind the Colonel, who is seated in the centre of the long mess-table, are the regimental Colours, crossed and cased. The Regimental Band is playing in the Barrack Square
The Call (Keltic Suite) ..... Foulds
Second and First "Pomp and Circumstance" Marches .. Elgar
by The PRIME MINISTE
(S.B. from the London Studio)
Relayed from the Kingsway Hall, London