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The Jacques String Orchestra, conducted by Reginald Jacques : St. Paul's Suite (Holst)-Jig. Ostinato. Intermezzo. Finale-Dargason
The Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted' by Boyd Neel (Leader, Frederick Grinke ): Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge (Britten)-Introduction and Theme-Adagio. March. Romance. Aria Italiana. Bourree Classique. Wiener Waltz. Moto perpetuo. Funeral March. Chant. Fugue. Finale


Conducted By:
Reginald Jacques
Boyd Neel
Frederick Grinke
Wiener Waltz.

A serial reading from Herman Mel ville's ' Moby Dick '
During the last few weeks Geoffrey Tandv has been reading to you how Ishmael shipped in a whaleman from Nantucket, and how from the first the voyage has been full of mystery and foreboding because of the behaviour of her captain-Ahab. Even his officers do not know what to make of him. He rarely speaks, and when he does it is with un-reasoned outbursts which lapse into moody soliloquies addressed only to himself or to the sea.
In this instalment Ishmael and the whole ship's company are to learn at last what it is that possesses this strange old man, and this is the first climax of Melville's book. He presents it dramatically, and the broadcast must present it in the same way. The part of Ahab is played by Robert Farquharson.


Herman Mel
Moby Dick
Geoffrey Tandv
Played By:
Robert Farquharson.

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Order of Service
Psalms xii, xiii, xiv (omitting vv. 5-7) Lesson, Proverbs iv, 20-35, v, 1-14 Magnificat (Ireland, in F)
Lesson, Luke x, 1-24
Nunc Dimittis (Ireland, in F)
Anthem, Justorum animae (Byrd)
(words, Wisdom iii, 1-2)
Hvmn, Let saints on earth in concert sing (A. and M. 221)
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Olaf Bloch , LL.D.
Olaf Bloch, who is chief chemist of a large firm of photographic chemists, will discuss some of the manifold uses to which photography is put in the service of science, and consequently mankind. Photographv today may indeed be called the ' recording angel ' of modern life, for there is scarcely an activity with which it does not concern itself, from the building of bridges to the detection of criminals. High-speed cameras can record the processes ot splitting the atom, the marvellous lenses of today are invaluable in X-ray work, and it goes without saying that if it were not for photography only a small proportion of man's present knowledge of the stars would be possible.
Making a photographic film is a process that must be carried out with the utmost care. Girls working in a film factory must be vacuum-cleaned before they enter, lest dust get on to the emulsion with which the film is coated.


Olaf Bloch

Season 1938-9
Third Concert from Queen's Hall, London
(Sole Lessees, Messrs. Chappell and Co. Ltd.)
Artur Schnabel (pianoforte)
The BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Symphony No. 88, in G (Letter V)
1 Adagio-Allegro. 2 Largo. 3 Minuet. 4 Finale: Allegro con spirito
8.39 Concerto No. 5, in E flat, for pianoforte and orchestra (Emperor)
1 Allegro. 2 Adagio un pocomosso. 3 Allegro ma non troppo
(Solo pianoforte, ARTUR SCHNABEL )


Artur Schnabel
Sir Adrian Boult
Artur Schnabel

' La musique dans la Vie
Quotidienne '
Nadia Boulanger
Mademoiselle Boulanger comes of a family of musicians. She is now one of the most distinguished Professors of Composition in Europe, and her pupils at the Ecole Normale and the American Conservatoire at Fontainebleau come from all over the world.
She is well known in this country as an organiser and conductor of concerts, particularly those devoted to choral music. She will conduct the Contemporary Music Concert to be broadcast on November 4.


Nadia Boulanger
Mademoiselle Boulanger
Ecole Normale

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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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