Relayed from WESTMINSTER ABBEY
: Some More of Kreisler's works for the violin played by David Wise. The Poor Island '—a story specially written for the Children's Hour by Eleanor Farjeon. ' Snapping the Zoo '—with L. G. Main-land as Photographer-in-Chief
By E. T. COOK
Relayed from Southwark Cathedral
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (' Dorian ')
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA, conducted by JOHN ANSELL
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL (First performance of a new suite by a com poser whose works have established themselves as among the best contemporary light music ') (Leo Peter is a young writer whose admittedly light music deftly combines delicacy of touch and distinction of fancy with ' popularity') Cracker Dance: A Prim Gavotte : Country
Dance (The characters in ' The Tale of a Shoe,' libretto by Rodney Bennett, are all well-known nursery rhyme figures, the shoe itself being that formerly occupied by the Old Woman, but in the play taken over by Mother Hubbard as the premises for a Boarding-school. The Cracker Dance takes place in a Christmas Party ; the Prim Gavotte is a dance by Polly Flinders upon the discovery that she is really a Princess ; the Country Dance is a general jollification. The work is scored for a chamber orchestra, percussion, and piano) (A new work by a composer whose work ineducational music is known to young and old alike, and whose more serious work, of which this is a recent example, is always interesting) Conducted by the Composer
Suggested by Thomas Burke's ' Nights in Town ' and ' The London Spy '
1. —Morning. (Buses and trams. Hum of city's morning life. Traffic hold-up. Gears and brakes. Bus ride past Hyde Park)
2.—Chinatown. (West India Dock Road. Asiatics' Home. Chinese guitar and reed instruments. Outside waterside tavern. Automatic piano. Sing-song inside tavern. Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish, Scandinavian Sailors.
Sea shanties and dance. Back to ship)
3.-The Ghetto. (The plaint of the Wandering Jew. Petticoat Lane Sunday morning. Rachel and Cohen. Noise of stalls and market. Church bells ringing against the voices of caged birds. Banter and chaff. Through it all the sad shuffle of the Wandering Jew)
4.-Who Goes Home ? (Crowds from theatres. Search for taxis. Revellers. ' 'We won't go home till morning.' In the Strand. Last Strains of supper-dance bands. Sunrise on Embankment. Boat coming through mist. Lorries going to Covent Garden and Smithneld.
The first soft beginnings of the day's crescendo of noise.)