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Oratorio and Other Chora! Works
The Choir of The Church of St.
Thomas, Leipzig, conducted by Carl Straube (unaccompanied) : Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord (Sing ye to the Lord) (Bach).
Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), with oboe obbligato by Leon Goossens , and Orchestra conducted by Karl Alwin : The End is come ; the pain is over (Cantata No. 159) (Bach, arr. Alwin)
Keith Falkner (baritone): How jovial is my laughter (Cantata No. 205) (Bach)
The Westminster Abbey Choir, conducted by Ernest Bullock (Organ, 0. H. Peasgood ) : Motet, Ave Verum Corpus
Hedwig von Debicka (soprano), with Orchestra conducted by Julius Priiwer : Alleluia (Mozart)
Gerhard Husch (baritone) with The
Berlin State Opera House Orchestra. conducted by Frieder Weissmann : Creation's Hymn (The Heavens are telling) (Beethoven)
The Royal Choral Society and The
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Sargent : Achieved is the Glorious Work (The Creation) (Haydn)


Conducted By:
Carl Straube
Elisabeth Schumann
Leon Goossens
Conducted By:
Karl Alwin
Keith Falkner
Conducted By:
Ernest Bullock
H. Peasgood
Conducted By:
Julius Priiwer
Gerhard Husch
Conducted By:
Frieder Weissmann
Malcolm Sargent

Excerpts from new Publications on a given Theme
New books, and good ones at that, come pouring from the press in such a spate that it is impossible for reviewers to keep pace with them. It is obvious that very few can be dealt with in the times available for broadcast talks on New Books. Partly with an idea of making up for this deficiency to some extent, and partly because the public wants to know what the books are like-not only what they are about and what can be said for or against them-it has been decided to broadcast excerpts from a number of new books on Sunday evenings.
These excerpts will not be taken haphazard, but will be linked together in theme or 'motif', whether they are taken from fiction, biography, science, history, or any other literary form. The link between excerpts will be of the slightest—the quotations will speak for themselves.

(pianoforte) Chopin did not invent the Nocturne.
The composer who did was John Field, who, in his youth, was a pupil of Clementi. An Irishman who spent much of his time in Russia, Field is always supposed to have Chopin considerably in his debt. He was certainly the originator of that type of music which Chopin developed with genius and made practically his own.


Franz Osborn

Regional Variations (2)

Scottish Programme

National Programme Scotland

An Appeal on behalf of The Anti-Noise League, by Lord Horder, K.C.V.O., M.D.
The first measures advocated by the Anti-Noise League have already been adopted. Following their deputation to the Minister of Transport, the use of the motor horn has been prohibited in built-up areas between the hours of 11.30 p.m. and 7 a.m., and the League's amendment to the Road Traffic Act (1934) was adopted, making it necessary for motor vehicles to be properly silenced before .being offered for sale.
Almost simultaneously with the adoption of these legislative enactments, the Home Secretary's approval was secured for a new Model By-law whereby it is possible to control the use of wireless loudspeakers and gramophones in private dwellings as well as in shops and business premises.
But the League's work is not confined to the promotion of laws and regulations. A widespread campaign, conducted with the help of the Press and other organs of public opinion, has succeeded in making the subject a live one.
Noise is the modern problem of all sections of the community. This evening Lord Horder, Chairman of the League, is to broadcast an appeal for assistance in the campaign against needless noise.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]

(London National will radiate the Regional Week's Good Cause and North National the Northern Week's Good Cause. West National will close down until 8.50)


Lord Horder, K.C.V.O., M.D.

Relayed from
The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
When Leslie Jeffries took over this celebrated orchestra he determined, if possible, to enhance its reputation, and, to judge from the congratulatory letters from listeners, his policy to give the public what they want and to cater for all tastes has admirably succeeded. Varied programmes, tuneful music, bright Sunday nights.
Of the violin solos he has selected to play this evening, the slow 'melody in ' Zigeunerweisen ' (Gipsy Airs), by Sarasate, has become so popular that an English music publisher adapted it as a waltz that is now well known under the title of ' Gypsy Moon ', much in the same way as ' Poem ' by Fibich was adapted.
The Concerto in E minor, although composed in 1844, is still a great favourite on the concert platform, with players and public alike. It has all the facility and grace and polish of Mendelssohn, whilst ' Liebesfreud ' (Love's Joy), by Kreisler, is considered one of his most popular compositions. At the pianoforte, SYDNEY FFOULKES


Leslie Jeffries

National Programme Daventry

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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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