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The London Symphony Orchestra
Leader, W. H. Reed
Conductor, Malcolm Sargent from the Central Hall, Westminster
It is now fourteen years since Robert Mayer conceived the idea of concerts for children, which have proved to be one of the most flourishing educational undertakings in music. This morning's concert to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth is the first that has ever been broadcast.
The well-contrasted programme of British music to be heard includes the first performance of an interesting work by Sir Walford Davies , Fantasy in F, ' Big Ben Looks On '. Commissioned by Robert Mayer , it is dedicated by gracious permission to Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Elizabeth and the Princess Margaret Rose. Two small dedicatory tunes, one for each Princess, are heard before the Fantasy begins and again before the end. The idea behind the music is that whose voice owing to broadcasting can now be heard throughout the Empire, first looks on London, then on a remote English village, and finally to the far-away Dominions.

Contributors

Conductor:
Malcolm Sargent
Unknown:
Robert Mayer
Unknown:
Sir Walford Davies
Unknown:
Robert Mayer
Unknown:
Margaret Rose.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Heger : Overture, Pique Dame (Suppe)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Midnight Rose, Concert Waltz (d'Erlanger)
Elisabeth Gero (soprano): L'lncantatrice (Arditi). L'Estasi (Arditi). Chanson espagnole (Delibes)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Clemens Schmalstich : Preludes, Acts I and IV, Carmen (Bizet)
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Barbirolli : Homage March (Grieg)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Robert Heger
Conducted By:
John Barbirolli
Soprano:
Elisabeth Gero
Conducted By:
Clemens Schmalstich
Conducted By:
John Barbirolli

The Language of the Law
A year ago today, the Income Tax Codification Committee issued its report and the draft of a bill to make the law about income tax ' as intelligible to the taxpayer as possible '. Listeners are to hear a talk on the humours and obscurities of legal and parliamentary language.

Harpsichord Music played by John Ticehurst
Sonata No. 3, Jacobs Heirat
(Jacob's Marriage)
1 The joy of Laban's household at the coming of Jacob, their cousin
2 Jacob's years of service, lightened by his love for Rachel
3 The bridal song, sung by Rachel's companions
4 The wedding feast, and congratulations
5 The deceit of Laban, who substitutes Leah for Rachel
6 The contented bridegroom : his foreboding of ill : but he seeks forgetfulness in peaceful slumber
7 Jacob's anger on discovering that he has been deceived. Laban's explanation, and his promise that all will be well
8 Jacob's joy at the new wedding
Partita No. 5 from the Neue
Clavieriibung (1689)
1 Prelude. 2 Allemande. 3 Courante. 4 Sarabande. 5 Gigue

Contributors

Played By:
John Ticehurst
Unknown:
Jacobs Heirat

A series of talks about the countryside
Summer Birds
Eric Parker
The migrants begin to reach us from mid-March onwards, but most of our summer birds return in April. The order of arrival is nearly the same every year. It is remarkable how birds will return each year to the same haunt, even to the same bough. Why should late arrivals like the swifts leave early, in August, when there is still food for them in England ?
These are some of the things to be discussed in this new series (one of the three primarily for Discussion Groups). All the talks will be given by Eric Parker , Editor of the Field, and of the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games, and Pastimes. He first broadcast in 1928, and gave continuous talks in ' Round the Countryside' to Schools from 1931 to 1935 -talks as delightful as any ever given on the air.

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Parker
Unknown:
Eric Parker

Taking Stock
A Review of the situation by A. M. Carr-Saunders ,
H. D. Henderson , and T. H. Marshall
Tonight's broadcast concludes this series of six weekly talks. Listeners may remember that they were preceded by a debate in which various people who were unwilling to become parents took part as well as an expert on the trend of population. T. H. Marshall (who has been interlocutor throughout), and Professor A. M. Carr-Saunders and H. D. Henderson , who have both broadcast in the series, are to sum up the evidence as to possible causes and effects.

Contributors

Unknown:
A. M. Carr-Saunders
Unknown:
H. D. Henderson
Unknown:
T. H. Marshall
Unknown:
T. H. Marshall
Unknown:
A. M. Carr-Saunders
Unknown:
H. D. Henderson

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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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