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2.5 Stories from World History
' New Ways of Keeping Well'
A dramatic interlude
Written for broadcasting by WRAY HUNT
Prevention is better than cure.'
This is what we believe today, but in the Middle Ages little was known about the cause of disease, and nothing about how to stop infection. Then a great French doctor, Louis Pasteur , who lived from 1822 to 1895, found that germs cause most diseases. Today you will hear about his great discovery and how he showed that the germs could be defeated.
2.25 Interlude
2.30 Biology
' Life conquers the Air '
A. D. PEACOCK , D.Sc., F.R.S.E.
(From Edinburgh)


Broadcasting By:
Wray Hunt
Louis Pasteur
A. D. Peacock

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms cxiv, cxv
Lesson Malachi iii, 1-6
Magnificat (Noble in A minor) Lesson, Luke i, 5-23
Nunc Dimittis (Noble in A minor)
Anthem, The souls of the righteous
(Byrd) (Wisdom iii, 1-3)
' The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them. In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die, but they are in peace.'
Hymn, E'en in thy childhood (E.H.


Lesson Malachi

Maurice Thiery
M. Maurice Thiery , noted as a wit, has given about four thousand lectures in French on French life, history, and literature, during the twenty odd years that he has lived in England. He has lectured at the Polytechnic, Regent Street, the French Institute, and French clubs and boys' and girls' schools throughout the country. He has written a number of school books and also others, among the latter a ' Life of Captain Cook '. Listeners who have already heard him on the air will look forward to his tales of French wit today.


Maurice Thiery
M. Maurice Thiery

by J. A. Greenwood
The Friary Brewery Band
Conducted by J. A. Greenwood
J. A. Greenwood has been for a long time in the forefront of brass band conductors in England. His successes with bands at contests run into many hundreds and include the winning of the National Band Championship. As a composer Mr. Greenwood has added a number of useful and effective original works to the repertoire, and his transcriptions of classical and modern works are regular features of brass band programmes all over the country.


J. A. Greenwood
Conducted By:
J. A. Greenwood
J. A. Greenwood

from the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
The action takes place in the country of the Tartars in the 12th Century
Scene 1 : The outskirts of the Polovtsian camp
Scene 2: Another part of the camp
Scene 3 : Before the tents of Konchak
Chorus of Polovtsian maidens,
Russian prisoners, Polovtsian soldiers and slaves, and followers of Konchak
Chorus Master, Robert Ainsworth
Producer, Harald Andre
The scene of Act 2 is laid in the Polovtsian camp, where Igor and Vladimir are held captive. After a haunting chorus of Polovtsian maidens, Konchakovna, daughter of the Polovtsian chief, sings a beautiful nocturne as she awaits her lover, the handsome young prisoner Vladimir. Russian prisoners pass, singing, and Vladimir appears. His first song is one of the most popular numbers of the whole opera.
After a love duet the lovers part, and then Igor wanders in, lost in gloomy thoughts. The treacherous Ovlur urges him to break his word of honour and escape, but he refuses. And finally the good-natured Polovstian chief Konchak appears, offers Igor his friendship, and sends for his slaves to dance and dispel his prisoner's melancholy. The Act closes with the magnificently barbaric Polovtsian Dances, often heard in the concert-hall.


Eugene Goossens
Chorus Master:
Robert Ainsworth
Harald Andre
A Polovtsian Girl:
Dolores Ottani
Angelica Cravenco
Vladimir Igorevitch:
Andre Burdino
Prince Igor:
Dennis Noble
Theodore Ritch
Khan Konchak:
Lucien Bernasconi

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