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BACH'S CHORAL PRELUDES
Played by Dr. W. G. ALCOCK
Relayed from ST. MARGARET'S, WESTMINSTER
Allein Gott in der Hoh' sei Ehr' (To God alone bePraise on High) (Canto fermo in Soprano)
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' (Canto fermo in Tenor)
Allein Gott in der Höh' sei Ehr' (Trio)
Wonn wir in hoehstcn Nothen sein (When we are in deepest Need)

Contributors

Played By:
Dr. W. G. Alcock
Unknown:
St. Margaret'S, Westminster
Unknown:
Allein Gott
Soprano:
Allein Gott
Tenor:
Allein Gott

Sir J. ARTHUR THOMSON , LL.D.: ' Mendel (1822-1884)-One of the Founders of the Science of Heredity '
GREG OR MENDEL is one of the most important scientific innovators to whom only belated justice has been done ; so his name comes aptly into a series in which Sir J. Arthur Thomson seeks to give the pioneers of science their rightful place. A contemporary of Darwin, Mendel carried out researches in the nature of heredity that many years later caused considerable modification in the theory of evolution based on Darwin's teaching. Mendel lived and died an unknown monk in Moravia. For eight years he studied the results of hybridization, or ' crossing,' among peas, and by linking botany with mathematics, established startling and original principles regarding the transmission and recurrence of exact characteristics. Ho published his results in 1865, but they remained unknown until twenty years after his death. Subsequent research on the same lines brought Mendel's discoveries to light: his principles were elevated into the Mendelian law of heredity, and as he had prophesied, ' his time had come.'

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir J. Arthur Thomson
Unknown:
Greg Or Mendel
Unknown:
Sir J. Arthur Thomson

' FOUR QUARTERS ' inaugurates a new style in programme arrangement, short, varied and intimate, designed to present the full flavour of a few good items within the space of an hour's entertainment.
ENGEL LUND opens, singing traditional and folk songs in six languages. A one-act farce follows, built round the proverbial financial uncertainty ' of the dramatist Sheridan, with LAURA COWIE as Mrs. Siddons. Then light music from VAN STRATEN 'S Orchestra, of ' Chez Quaglino ,' broadcasting for the first time. The hour is completed with songs, music and patter in cabaret style by ' Two PAIRS '— Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor , united again with Paul England and Pat Paterson. A compact miniature programme to please all tastes.
8.0 ENGEL LUND
In Traditional and Folk Songs from many European countries, sung in the original language. At the Piano, FERDINAND RAUTER
8.15 'MR. SHERIDAN PAYS UP '
A Farce in one act by JOHN C. WOODIWISS
Cast :
8.30 The first broadcast of VAN STRATEN and his ORCHESTRA
(From Chez Quaglino)
8.45 TWO PAIRS
In Some More Dessert
CLAUDE HULBERT PAUL ENGLAND ENID TREVOR
PAT PATERSON Two Pianos,JEAN MELVILLE and BILLY THORBURN

Contributors

Unknown:
Laura Cowie
Unknown:
Van Straten
Unknown:
Chez Quaglino
Unknown:
Claude Hulbert
Unknown:
Enid Trevor
Unknown:
Pat Paterson.
Piano:
Ferdinand Rauter
Unknown:
John C. Woodiwiss
Unknown:
Claude Hulbert
Unknown:
Paul England
Unknown:
Enid Trevor
Unknown:
Pat Paterson
Pianos:
Jean Melville
Pianos:
Billy Thorburn
Richard Brinsloy Sheridan:
Charles Maunsell
John Philip Kemble:
Rupert Siddons
Charlesworth:
Nelson Jackson
James:
Philip Wade
Sarah Siddons:
Laura Cowie

(Section F)
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
ASTRA DESMOND (Contralto)
THE action of this ballet roughly follows that of the nursery rhyme. The king enters with the queen, his daughter.
As soon as they are seated, the king's pipe is brought in with elaborate pomp.
Then the cook enters with a huge bowl, followed by assistants carrying ladles, and alter the king has drained it, the fiddlers enter. The first fiddler plays a. morris dance (' Go and 'list for a sailor), and capers to it; the second, a romantic young man, then plays a folk-tune (' The bold young farmer '), which so bores the king that he goes to sleep—though the queen is better pleased with the handsome fellow. The third fiddler plays grotesquely, but the king is delighted, and awards him the prize. All the courtiers join in a general dance which lasts until the king leads them all out into the banqueting hall-all except the romantic fiddler, who is left alone. But the queen has not forgotten him, and, returning alone, throws him a flower. He, however, indifferent to her advances, goes off playing, and leaves the ruffled queen with nothing to do but to return to the banquet.

Contributors

Unknown:
Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Stanford Robinson
Contralto:
Astra Desmond

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