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Helen Gipps (pianoforte)
Bryan Gipps (violin)
Helen Gipps hails from Switzerland, and is a member of a very musical family. She has four brothers and two sisters, all of whom studied at the Frankfurt Conservatoire and subsequently took up musical careers. Both her sisters, like herself, are exPert pianists.
Helen Gipps , who owns and directs the Bexhill School of Music, has given a great many piano recitals in this country and in America, and has frequently broadcast.
She has handed the musical tradition down to her own family, all of her three children having taken up musical careers. Her son, Bryan, whom she will accompany this morning, won a violin scholarship at the Royal College of Music at the age. of seventeen. He has been in Julius Harrison 's Orchestra at Hastings, leader of the Oxford New Theatre Orchestra, Musical Director of the Theatre Royal, Brighton, and is now leader of the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra.
When he married the brilliant violinist, Molly Harms , a short time ago, his mother said to him: You ought to have married a pianist
' I've got my pianist', he replied proudly, patting her on the shoulder.


Helen Gipps
Bryan Gipps
Helen Gipps
Helen Gipps
Julius Harrison
Molly Harms

by Leo Tolstoy
8—' Natasha in Difficulties '
A serial reading by Eric Gillett
Prince Andrew has proposed to Natasha Rostov, and been accepted. But Prince Andrew's old father, Prince Bolkonsky, refuses to consent to the marriage unless Prince Andrew postpones it for a year and goes abroad. Natasha does not find the long waiting easy, and does not look forward to meeting her 'in-laws', the stern old Prince Bolkonsky and his daughter Marya.
â’¹ , at 2.0


Leo Tolstoy
Reading By:
Eric Gillett
Natasha Rostov

Ⓓ World History
' St. Patrick'
This afternoon you will hear about a great and good man who devoted nearly all, his life to spreading the Gospel among the Irish people.
It was as a result of being captured in* a raid while still a youth, and carried over to Ireland that Saint Patrick first saw the Irish people, and it was also as a result of this experience that he decided, after his escape, to return to Ireland.
The broadcast will tell you about the wild Irish of those times, and their heathen beliefs, and about some of Saint Patrick's adventures in the course of his mission of conversion.


Saint Patrick

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Conversion of St. Paul
Order of Service
Hymn, Blow the trumpets! Raise the voices! (words by Canon S. A. Alexander ; Tune ' St. Paul's' by Stanley Marchant )
Psalm ciii
Lesson, Isaiah xlv, 18-28 Magnificat (Dyson in D)
Lesson, Philippians iii, 1-14 Nunc Dimittis (Dyson in D)
The feast of the conversion of St.
Paul is commemorated at St. Paul's
Cathedral by special services.
For many years a feature of Evensong on this day has Keen the inclusion of part of Mendelssohn's oratorio, St. Paul. The service starts with a hymn sung in procession by the Cathedral choir, and the broadcast part of the service ends with the Overture and first Chorale from the oratorio.
The St. Paul's Cathedral Choir will be augmented for the occasion by the Cathedral special-service choir, and there will be an orchestra to accompany the singing.


Canon S. A. Alexander
Stanley Marchant

Devised and presented by Bill Williamson with Ronnie Hill
Isabelle McEwan
Bill Williamson and his
1. Radio Music
You are my heart's delight; While a cigarette was burning ; Traumerei (Schumann) ; Those dreams of you ; Cradle Song; Rush Hour; Dirty hands, dirty face ; Goodnight, little skipper ; Laughing Marionette ;
Sha ! Sha !


Presented By:
Bill Williamson
Ronnie Hill
Isabelle McEwan
Bill Williamson

Music composed before .the age of twenty
Laelia Finneberg (soprano)
The Reginald Paul Pianoforte
George Stratton (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) John Moore (violoncello) Reginald Paul (pianoforte) Quartet No. 2, in D, for pianoforte and strings (1785) Beethoven (b. 1770) 1 Allegro moderato. 2 Andante con moto. 3 Rondo: Allegro LAELIA FINNEBERG Elegy on the death of Matthew Locke (1677) Purcell (b. 1659) Go, my Ruth (from the Oratorio, Ruth 1774) Samuel Wesley (b. 1766) (Violin obbligato, GEORGE STRATTON) Gretchen am Spinnrade (1814) (Gretchen at Schubert the Spinning Wheel) (b. 1797) Rastlose Liebe (1815) (Restless Love) J Allerseelen (All Souls' Day) (1882-3) Richard Strauss (b. 1864) Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater dolorosa (Gretchen before the image of 'the Mother of Sorrows) (1878)...... Wolf (b. 1860) QUARTET Quartet for pianoforte and strings (1918-19) Walton (b. 1902) 1 Allegramente. 2 Allegro scherzando. 3 Andante tranquillo. 4 Allegro molto


Reginald Paul
George Stratton

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