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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

Nature Study
Mr. Eric PARKER: 'Round the Country-side— III, 'Feeding Birds'
2.25 Interval
2.30 Music
Sir WALFORD DAVIES (2.30 Juniors ; 3.0 Seniors):
'Stepping and Leaping in Melody'
3.30 Interval
3.35 French
Monsieur E. M. STEPHAN : Early Stages in French—III
4.0 Interval
4.5 For Older Pupils
Mr. GERALD HEARD: 'The Claims of Science-II, Life—I, Biochemistry'

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. Eric Parker
Unknown:
Monsieur E. M. Stephan

RUSSELL JOHNS
Syncopated Songs at the Piano
ABIE and SANDY
Close Friends
JACK JACKSON
Trumpet Solos
JOHNSON CLARK
The Sportsman Ventriloquist
RUDY STARITA
Vibraphone and Xylophone Solos
EVE BECKE '
Light Numbers accompanied by AUSTEN CROOMJOHNSON
FLORENCE McHUGH
Soprano
MABEL CONSTANDUROS and MICHAEL HOGAN
' Grandma Unlicensed'
JACK PAYNE and his B.B.C. DANCE
ORCHESTRA will play during the programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Jackson
Unknown:
Johnson Clark
Accompanied By:
Austen Croomjohnson
Soprano:
Florence McHugh
Soprano:
Mabel Constanduros
Soprano:
Michael Hogan
Unknown:
Jack Payne

Regional Variations (2)

Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

May HUXLEY (Soprano)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section D)
Conducted by Sir FREDERIC COWEN
ORCHESTRA
Fantasy of Life and Love
MAY HUXLEY and Orchestra
Scena, O peaceful Night (St. John's Eve)
ORCHESTRA
A I'Espagnolo
MAY HUXLEY
At the mid Hour of Night A Birthday Fantasy
ORCHESTRA
Lovers' Minuet
Old Dance with Variations (Old English
Dances, Second Set)
SIR FREDERIC, who celebrated his eightieth birthday on the day on which this issue appeared, can look back on a very busy career; in the course of it, he has done more for British music than could possibly bo set down in one of these columns. From his eleventh year, when he gave his first pianoforte recital, until, not very long ago, he retired to at least partial, and very well earned quietude, he has been ceaselessly active in the best interests of music as a whole and especially of the music of his own country. For many years one of the foremost conductors of the day, he has had charge, among many such interesting things, of the classical nights at the old Proms in Covent Garden, sharing these with Sir Arthur Sullivan. Then, in 1888, the year in which he was appointed conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Society, he went to Melbourne, and for six months conducted an orchestral concert every day at the Centennial Exhibition there. It was when he became conductor of the Philharmonic that the Society opened its doors in earnest to British music, finding that that could be done without causing losses to the box office. Before Cowen's day, few British composers had been able to claim hearings for their work at the Philharmonic, but during his thirteen seasons as conductor, some ninety works by our own composers were performed. Sir Frederic has been conductor, too, of the Halle Orchestra, the Liverpool Philharmonic, the Bradford Permanent Orchestra, the Scottish Orchestra, the Handel Festivals, besides several of the big provincial festivals, and there, too, he has given every encouragement to his fellow countrymen. The list of his own music is an imposing one, including, as it does, four operas, as well as many smaller stage pieces, oratorios, cantatas, symphonies, overtures, concertos, and shorter pieces and songs, among the latter being some which are among the best-known lyrics produced in his day.

Contributors

Conducted By:
Sir Frederic Cowen
Unknown:
Sir Arthur Sullivan.

National Programme Daventry

About National Programme

National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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