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THE WIRELESS MILITARY BAND, conducted by B. WALTON O'DONNELL ; EDITH FURMEDGE
(Contralto); JAMES CHING (Pianoforte)
THE rhythms and melodic idioms of peasant song in Norway were never long absent from Grieg's music. He did not often use actual folk-songs, but cast his pieces in the styie of folk-music, sometimes decking them out in the gayest colours of the instruments, as in these Symphonic Dances, originally written for Orchestra. In them we find much of pastoral joy, and sometimes, we may feel, just a trace of the gentle melancholy in nature.
BACH'S' French' Suites (the name was not given to them by the Composer) are written in the light style that in his day was popular in France, There are eight short Movements in this, the Sixth Suite:—
Allemande. (Moderately quick.) The right and left hand open with a semiquaver tune and a quaver tune respectively, and out of these two the piece develops-in two voices throughout.
Courante. The Italian type of Courante-continuously ' running ' throughout.
Sarabande. (Fairly slow and sustained.) The two very expressive little motifs given out by right hand (bar 1) and left hand (bar 2), briefly developed, make up the whole thing.
Gavotte. (Pretty lively.) Cay, but courtly.
In three voices throughout.
Polonaisc. (Fairly quick and graceful.) Two voices only-the upper one with a tune and the lower one with a steady accompaniment.
Bourree. (Lively.) A simple dance in two voices.
Minuet. (At a moderate speed.) Light and innocent-minded, and quite short.
Gigue. (Very quick.) The downward arpeggio motij, which supplies material for the first part, becomes an upward arpeggio motif in the second part.
CYRIL JENKINS is a Welsh musician, prominent both as composer and propagandist. He is one of those whose aim it has been to bring into Wales the modern current of musical ideas that foimerly tended to stop short at the border.
His own compositions are not of the kind that rank as modernistic ' in the musical world generally. He expresses himself in the musical language of the age from Wagner to E:gar. Some of his works, such as the Tone Poem we are to hear, are on a large scale.

Introit, ' God is a Spirit' Prayer
Psalm xci
Lesson, I St. John, Cli. i, v. 1-Ch. ii, v. 2 Nunc Dimittis
Anthem, ' 0 Gladsome Light' (Evening Hymn
. from Sullivan's ' Golden Legend ')
Hymn, ' Praise my soul' (A. and M., No. 208) Address by the Rt. Rev. J. H. B. MASTERMAN,
Bishop of Plymouth
Hymn, Eternal Father, strong to save ' (A. and M., No. 370)
Concluding Organ Voluntary
THE RT. REV. J. H. B. MASTERMAN was consecrated Bishop of Plymouth in January,
1923. Besides being well known as a preacher, he is the author of many books, including ' Parliament and the People 'and The Challenge of Christ.' He was Professor of History at Birmingham University from 1902 to 1909.
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THE tragedy of the homeless woman stranded in London, with nowhere where she can be certain of getting a decent lodging for the night, is one of the standing reproaches to our modem civilization. Some time ago Mrs. Cecil Chesterton spent a fortnight as a vagrant, making, by casual labour, every penny that she spent, and sleeping anywhere she could ; and she came back determined to do something to mitigate the horror of the homeless woman's lot. Tho result is the Cecil Houses Fund, for which she will appeal tonight. The first Cecil House was opened at Devonshire Street, Theobald's Road, in March this year, and before the winter comes the organizers of the fund very earnestly hope to open more such houses, where women can get a good bed, hot bath, washing facilities and tea for a. shilling a night, with no questions asked. It costs £5,000 to establish each house ; after that they pay their way.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed].
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8.55 (Daventry only). THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE:
Appeal on behalf of the Nurses' Fund for Nurses by Dr. S. MONKTON COPEMAN, late Medical Inspector, Ministry of Health
IT was for the purpose of helping old nurses trying to live on a small pension, and obsessed by the fear of the workhouse, tliat this Fund was started two years ago. Since then some 200 grants have been made from a sum of £2,000 collected by fellow-nurses, and a house has been presented by a milk-food company. where twelve old nurses have each a room. It is to raise funds to endow this house, and to continue the small grants to those dependent on them, that the appeal is being made tonight.
Contributions should be sent to [address removed].

THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
HUGHES MACKLIN (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
THE GOOD-HUMOURED LADIES is a Ballet produced by Diaghilev's Russian company in 1919. It is based on a plot of Goldoni and on music of Domenico Scarlatti , the Harpsichord virtuoso and composer of much music for his instrument. Most,of the music for the Ballet came from the keyboard ' Sonatas' of Scarlatti, Tommasini making some additions in the style of the older composer.

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