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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

'January '
H. E. Piggott and Doreen Greenwood
(Western Programme)
In no part of England have the music and folk songs of the old Village life been more carefully recorded and preserved than in the West. Many of these songs are closely linked with the seasons-often indeed they are identified with the activities of a particular month.
H. E. Piggott will be recalling some of these traditional songs on or near the first day of every month throughout the year, and each talk in the series will be illustrated by elections from the songs.
In this first broadcast the singer is Doreen Greenwood , accompanied at the piano by Mr. Piggott himself.

Contributors

Unknown:
H. E. Piggott
Unknown:
Doreen Greenwood
Unknown:
H. E. Piggott
Unknown:
Doreen Greenwood

Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Toscanini: Overture,
Semiramide Tetrazzini (soprano): Bel raggio
'Usinghier, (Semiramide)
Benvenuto Franci (baritone):
Resta immobile e ver la terra (William Tell)
Lina Pagliughi (soprano): Di piacer mi balza il cor (Act 1) (La gazza ladra) (The Thievish Magpie)
Lawrence Tibbett (baritone):
Largo al factotum (The Barber of Seville)
Lily Pons (soprano): Una voce poco fa (The Barber of Seville)

Contributors

Soprano:
Semiramide Tetrazzini
Baritone:
Benvenuto Franci
Soprano:
Lina Pagliughi
Soprano:
Lily Pons

Leader, Charles Vorzanger
Directed by Harry Davidson from the Commodore Theatre,
Hammersmith
This popular orchestra, which Harry Davidson took over from Joseph Muscant in 1934 has been continuously broadcasting for eight and a half years. It is sad to think that this is the last broadcast from the Commodore Theatre, but Davidson is retaining his band. He is taking it on tour and it is hoped that it will be heard by listeners many times again.

Contributors

Leader:
Charles Vorzanger
Directed By:
Harry Davidson
Unknown:
Harry Davidson
Unknown:
Joseph Muscant

' Mark Twain and Music '
A Programme of Gramophone Records
Devised by Charles Chilton
This programme has been arranged by a young man who has already met with remarkable success. He bfgan as a boy messenger with the BBC, was promoted to the Gramophone Library, and made himself expert with Swing Music. He is now assistant librarian. He began doing programmes that were broadcast in L. A. Perowne 's ' Swing ' series in June. This evening he is presenting a programme of his own devising-a programme of American music together with readings from Mark Twain 's ' Roughing It'.
Charles Chilton has remarkable versatility. He plays both the guitar and the clarinet in the BBC Amateur Dance Orchestra, and broadcast with them in ' In Town Tonight'. On January 17, Chilton is doing a programme that will deal with the Negro folk songs known as the ' Blues

Contributors

Unknown:
Mark Twain
Unknown:
Charles Chilton
Unknown:
L. A. Perowne
Unknown:
Mark Twain
Unknown:
Charles Chilton

The BBC Singers
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Three Kings (Catalan Nativity song)
Nightingale of France (Catalan folk song)
The Jolly Bachelors (Catalan folk song)
The Bird in his Cage (Basque folk song)
The Song of the Cider (Basque drinking song)
Melancholy (Basque love song)
The Silversmith (Andalusian folk dance)
On the Mountain Tops (Basque folk song)
The Three Drummers (Catalan folk song)
The Nightingale's Message (Basque love song)
The Miracle of Saint Raymond
(Island of Mallorca)
Edited and arranged by Kurt Schindler

Contributors

Conductor:
Leslie Woodgate
Arranged By:
Kurt Schindler

CHARLES HAYES
Comedian
ISSY BONN the Hebrew Vocal Raconteur
NORMAN LONG a Song, a Joke, and a Piano
BEBE DANIELS
AND BEN LYON the Famous Film Stars from
Hollywood
FLANAGAN and ALLEN the Popular Comedians—' Oi '
THE BBC
VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES SHADWELL
Presented by JOHN SHARMAN

Contributors

Piano:
Bebe Daniels
Piano:
Ben Lyon
Conducted By:
Charles Shadwell
Presented By:
John Sharman

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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