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Richard Crooks (tenor): Killarney
(Balfe) ; Kathleen Mavourneen (Crawford, Nicholls, Crouch)
Peter Dawson (bass-baritone) :
Kingfisher Blue ; Jhelum Boat Song (Both from ' On Jhelum River ') (Woodforde-Finden). On the road to Mandalay (Hedgecock)
Richard Crooks (tenor): For you alone (Geehl) ; Only my Song (Lehar)

Contributors

Unknown:
Kathleen Mavourneen
Bass-Baritone:
Peter Dawson

Regional Variations (2)

Regional Programme

National Programme Scotland

Interlude
2.5 Travel Talks
' Ceylon '
F. MCDERMOTT
Captain McDermott is to show you Colombo and its wonderful harbour, which is such an imposing sight in the daytime and such a lovely sight at night. He will tell you about its lighthouse, situated strangely enough in a main street with a Cingalese policeman stationed underneath directing the traffic. Then he will take you to the station in a rickshaw and twenty miles by train to Negombo, where coconut palms grow everywhere and everyone lives out of them.
Then he will take you up-country to Kandy. And finally you will learn why the islands between Ceylon and India are called Adam's Bridge.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Feature Programmes and Topical Talks
' Steel ' a programme describing a visit to a steel works in Yorkshire
2.55 Interlude
3.0 English Literature—1
A Play
' Bully Bottom and his Friends ', from ' A Midsummer Night's Dream ' by William Shakespeare
3.20 Special Music Interlude
SCOTT GODDARD
3.35 Talk for Sixth Forms
Modern Education-2
BERNARD SHAW
For the first time Bernard Shaw is to talk to Sixth Forms. His listeners, many of whom will have seen or read his plays and prefaces, will be astonished if they hear a conventional talk. They will not be surprised if this brilliant iconoclast goes on breaking images and tells them not to prize too highly the academic way to knowledge and a career. Shaw took his own line of country in a manner that was as spectacular as it was successful, and he may advise some of his listeners who have the courage, to do the same.

Contributors

Unknown:
F. McDermott
Unknown:
William Shakespeare
Unknown:
Scott Goddard
Unknown:
Bernard Shaw

Chamber Music
Kate Winter (soprano)
Ernest Lush (harpsichord)
The New English String Quartet:
Winifred Small (violin)
Eveline Thompson (violin)
Winifred Stiles (viola)
Florence Hooton (violoncello)
WINIFRED SMALL, EVELINE THOMP
SON, FLORENCE HOOTON, AND
ERNEST, LUSH
Sonata No. 1, in A
1 Largo. 2 Allegro. 3 Grave. 4 Allegro ma non troppo. 5 Minuet: Andante sostenuto
KATE WINTER AND THE NEW ENGLISH
STRING QUARTET
Sleep, gentle cherub (Judith)
Recitative and Aria : How gentle is my Damon's air (Comus)
WINIFRED SMALL, EVELINE THOMP
SON, FLORENCE HOOTON, AND
ERNEST LUSH
Sonata No. 7, in E minor
1 Siciliana ; Largo. 2 Andante. 3 Largo ma non staccato. 4 Allegro ma non troppo. 5 Allegro

Contributors

Violin:
Eveline Thompson
Viola:
Winifred Stiles
Viola:
Florence Hooton
Unknown:
Eveline Thomp
Unknown:
Eveline Thomp

C. H. Middleton
C. H. Middleton will be coming alone to the microphone to give hints on the many things in the garden so urgently needing attention at this time of the year. Rose-lovers should make a note that next week Mr.
Middleton will bring to the microphone Mr. Courtney Page, Secretary of the National Rose Society, to talk about roses.

Contributors

Unknown:
H. Middleton
Unknown:
C. H. Middleton

(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Joseph Lewis
Gwladys Garside (contralto) (First Performance)
The ' Nocturne ', to be heard for the first time tonight, is Felix White 's tenth orchestral work, and was written last autumn. It is simpler in design than much of his music, and should therefore offer no problems to the listener. The material virtually consists of a long, flowing 'cello melody, which is later on transferred to the violins and is eventually brought to a soaring climax. Then the brass intone a solemn phrase, and the 'Nocturne closes quietly as it began.
GWLADYS GARSIDE AND ORCHESTRA 0 Priests of Baal (Le Prophete)
Meyerbee,

Contributors

Unknown:
Laurance Turner
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Contralto:
Gwladys Garside
Unknown:
Felix White
Unknown:
Gwladys Garside

(a Seaside Trip) by Leonard Henry and Ernest Longstaffe with Alma Vane
Clarence Wright Sydney Burchall
John Rorke
Bertha Ricardo
Campbell and Wise The Three Admirals and Leonard Henry
The BBC Revue Chorus and The BBC Variety Orchestra conducted by Ernest Longstaffe
This revue will be broadcast again tomorrow) in the Regional programme at 6.0

Contributors

Unknown:
Leonard Henry
Unknown:
Ernest Longstaffe
Unknown:
Alma Vane
Unknown:
Clarence Wright
Unknown:
Sydney Burchall
Unknown:
John Rorke
Unknown:
Bertha Ricardo
Unknown:
Leonard Henry
Conducted By:
Ernest Longstaffe

The Hon. C. A. Dunning
(Minister of Finance for Canada) Tonight's speaker in this important series has been M.P. for Queens County, Prince Edward Island , and Minister of Finance for Canada since 1935. He was educated at English public schools and went to Saskatchewan . in 1903, and has farmed there at Beaverdale ever since. In 1913 he was appointed Royal Commisioner by the Saskatchewan Provincial Government to investigate the question of agricultural credits and grain markets in Europe. From 1911 to 1914 he was Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association and Hon. Vice-President the following year. He was a member of the Canadian Council of Agriculture from 1911 to 1916 and of the Canada Food Board as Director of Food Production for Canada in 1918, and has held at various times portfolios of Railways and Telephones, Labour and Industry, Provincial Treasurer, Provincial Secretary, Municipal Affairs and Agriculture. He was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1922 to 1926, Minister of Railways for Canada from 1926 to 1929.

Contributors

Unknown:
C. A. Dunning
Unknown:
Prince Edward Island

Leila Megane (contralto)
The English Ensemble:
Marjorie Hayward (vk lin) ; Rebecca Clarke (viola); May Mukle (violoncello); William Murdoch (pianoforte)
One of the greatest tragedies in the history of French music was the death of Ernest Chausson (1855-1899) through a bicycle accident at his home at Limay, Seine-et-Oise. Like many other musicians, he began his career as a lawyer, but at the age of twenty-five he gave up law for music. His first move was to enter Massenet's composition class at the Paris Conservatoire, and he also studied with Cesar Franck for three years. From Massenet he learnt to write with the utmost purity of texture and from Cesar Franck he derived his richness of harmonic colour and deep romantic feeling.
The Piano Quartet in A was written in 1897, two years before the composer died. It ' was to mark the culminating point of his work ', says Vincent d'Indy, ' and here it is evident that he had made an immense stride forward, quite as much in the merit and charm of the ideas as in the novelty of the form, in which cyclic constituents, rhythmically modified, end by acquiring a double nature, which enriches and greatly strengthens the architecture of the work '.

Contributors

Unknown:
Marjorie Hayward
Viola:
Rebecca Clarke
Cello:
William Murdoch
Unknown:
Cesar Franck
Unknown:
Cesar Franck

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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