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A commentary on the match by Howard Marshall from Lord's
The match between North and South being over, that between the M.C.C.
Australian XI and the Rest of England takes the stage at Lord's for the remainder of this its centenary week. Commentaries will be given by Howard Marshall at 1.15 and 5 p.m. today and at the same times tomorrow, all four broadcasts on National; and on Friday at 1.15 on Regional and at 5.15 on National.


Howard Marshall
Howard Marshall

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalm cix, 145-176
Lesson, I Samuel vii Magnificat (Plainsong)
Lesson, St. Luke i, 57-end Nunc Dimittis (Plainsong)
Anthem, Judge eternal (Marchant)
(E.H. 423)
Hymn, 0 Trinity of blessed light
(E.H. 164)
(The choir will consist of men's voices only)
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Organised by the British Broadcasting
Corporation from Queen's Hall, W.1
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co., Ltd.)
First Concert
Dedicated to F. A. Stock, the well-known Chicago conductor, Busoni's
' Rondo arlecchinesco ', included -in this evening's programme, is best described in Busoni's own words-
In his brightly coloured costume A supple body
A spritely and sharp-witted spirit.
Harlequin's speech is universal. Now he affirms his principles boldly through the trumpet ; now he whistles to the world through the piccolo ; menaces with the basses, languishes with the 'cello, seeks distant places with the violins' celerity.
Rather as an accompanying illustration than as a programme, this series of pictures hovered before the composer: (1) The portrait of the hero in two profiles and one full face. (2) Harlequin's intuition and merry spirit (which the leanings towards a serenade set forth in the score). (3) His flight in consequence of an all-too-daring prank from which Harlequin escapes through his charm of manner and courage. (4) Harlequin, from his safe distance, lets the world hear his voice in calculated mockery.

Two years after the death of Henry Purcell 'A Collection of Ayres, composed for the Theatre, and upon other occasions' was published by his widow, Frances Purcell. It consists of suites from the various plays, etc., for which Purcell composed music, arranged for string quartet. The pieces in this suite have been selected from this 'Collection' and made into one representative of Purcell's theatre music in general.
Three of the pieces, the 'March', 'Trumpet Ayre',. and 'Jigg' (the last omitted this evening), are from the music to The Married Beau, the 'Ayre' from Distres'd Inocency; or, the Princess of Persia, the 'Dance of the Furies' from The Fairy Queen, and the 'Country Dance' from Dioclesian.

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