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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

Conductor, Sir DAN GODFREY
MAURICE COLE (Pianoforte)
From THE PAVILION, BOURNEMOUTH
ORCHESTRA
Overture, Anacreon ...............
Cherubini OHEUUBINI 'S grasp of contrapuntal technique was so profound as probably never to have been equalled since his day. As a child, when he should have been at school, and probably was, he was writing masses, oratorios, cantatas, and all kinds of works. He wrote his first opera at eighteen, and thereafter wrote little else than operatic music.
Scant justice has been done to this very gifted man, but it must be confessed that his attitude to the beautiful in music, which he deliberately sacrificed to technique and grammatical purity, did not endear him to the operatic public, at least after his death. Beethoven, however, thought very highly of his music, and was, to some extent, influenced by it. What, however, did real damage to Cherubini was the advent of the comic opera composers, such as Boieldieu and Auber, who inaugurated an era of high spirits in which operas so devoid of humour as Cherubini's could scarcely hope to survive.

Contributors

Conductor:
Sir Dan Godfrey
Pianoforte:
Maurice Cole
Unknown:
Cherubini Oheuubini

English Church Music
The Wireless Singers
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Orlando Gibbons, a composer of genius worthy to be grouped with Byrd and Purcell as one of the three greatest English composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, was born in 1583 and died at Canterbury in 1625. He was appointed a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal, and later organist of Westminster Abbey.
His fantasies for viols and his madrigals are amongst the finest examples of his age.
Thomas Morley was a pupil of Byrd. He too, was of the Chapel Royal, as were, of course, practically all the best musicians of those days Later, he was appointed organist of St. Paul's Cathedral. He wrote a famous book of instruction called 'A Plaine and Easy Introduction to Practicall Musique,' and a number of aires and madrigals, many of which are still very popular with choral societies.

Contributors

Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Unknown:
Orlando Gibbons
Unknown:
Thomas Morley

Mr. A. LLOYD-JAMES: ' Speech Today and Tomorrow '
IN his final talk of this series, Mr. Lloyd-
James summarizes the questions and issues raised in his previous talks; discusses the likely effect of the general revival of interest in the spoken word, due to broadcasting and the talking film ; the possibility of English becoming the world language, and the influence of speech upon the growing issues of nationalism versus internationalism and in other departments of thought. He concludes with a survey of possible developments for language in the modern world.

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Daventry National Programme

National Programme London

THE extent of the international traffic in illicit drugs is little realized in England, but so widespread is this pernicious evil that the League of Nations has established an annual Narcotics Conference to expose instances of drug smuggling wherever they occur, with tl;e aim of mobilizing public opinion in all countiies.
Mr. Rnssell is Director of the Egyptian Narcotics Bureau and Commandant of the Cairo City Police. He has some astounding tales to tell of the devices used by international smugglers of heroin, morphine, cocaine and hasheesh, particularly in central European or Near Eastern countries where the drug laws are loosely administered or non-existent. Contraband trade in drugs is estimated to amount to twenty-one tons a year.

HELEN PERKIN (Pianoforte)
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Led by F. WEIST HILL )
Conducted by PERCY PITT
Overture, The Magic Flute
HELEN PERKIN and Orchestra
Concerto in D (K.537) (Coronation Concerto)
1. Allegro ; 2. Larghetto ; 3. Allegretto
ORCHESTRA
Cassation No. 1, in G (K. 63)
1. Marcia; 2. Allegro; 3. Adagio; 4. Minuet: 5. Finale.
HELEN PERKIN
Minuet in D
Eino Kleine Gigue Alla Turca

Contributors

Pianoforte:
Helen Perkin
Unknown:
F. Weist Hill
Conducted By:
Percy Pitt
Flute:
Helen Perkin
Unknown:
Helen Perkin
Unknown:
Eino Kleine Gigue
Unknown:
Alla Turca

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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